The Apologetics Lie my Daddy and Me Used to Tell

 A Facebook friend sent me a note and a link to one of my dad's old speeches he'd given in 1982 at Coral Gables Church. I spoke there too back in the bad old days of my far right activism. I re-watched the talk. Dad mentioned the projects we'd worked on together several times. It was good to hear his voice. But... while so much of what Dad said was so well said, there is so much I've grown to fear and disagree with.It all boils down to this: apologetics. Dad was relying on a … [Read more...]

Mandela: The Destroyer of Calvinism and Bad Theology

I remember Mandela. Mandela will be remembered in many ways, but for me he’s the giant that replaced bad theology with love and was able to change the world. While I was living in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was still in prison. Apartheid was crumbling. So Mandela had already destroyed the Calvinism that had imprisoned him and his country. From behind bars he’d replaced the fatalistic racism of Calvinistic theology with the open ended loving forgiving God of reconciliation. Instead of accepting … [Read more...]

Over One Thousand Years Ago There Was A Monk… Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP TEN “And God Said. “Billy!”

Here is CLIP TEN of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the tenth of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me out … [Read more...]

Another Name For Uncertainty is Humility — Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP NINE “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP NINE of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the ninth of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me out … [Read more...]

Light Fills My Spiritual Being– CLIP EIGHT Frank Schaeffer Reads “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP EIGHT of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the eighth of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me … [Read more...]

“God Was Only Joking When He Called Me A Little Shit”– Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP SEVEN

Here is CLIP SEVEN of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the seventh of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson’s Cheerful Chuckle — Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP SIX “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP SIX of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the sixth of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me out … [Read more...]

Falling Into Doubt — CLIP FIVE “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP FIVE of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the fifth of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me out … [Read more...]


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