Ken Medema and Frank Schaeffer talk about change, creativity, social justice, music, and art. Wild Goose Festival 2016 WATCH

I had a chance to interview Ken Medema at the (terrific!) Wild Goose Festival this summer. Ken was (born Kenneth Peter Medema on December 7, 1943, in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a composer-singer-songwriter who has been performing in the United States, Canada, and Europe for more than forty years. Some of his best known songs began as live improvisations.Ken Medema was born almost blind; his eyes let him tell light from shadow and see outlines of major objects. He began playing the piano when … [Read more...]

This Christmas You’ll Face Airline Tyranny: Time for a Revolution?

(those were the days!)I have been flying a lot, really A LOT. In the last ten weeks I’ve taken fifteen cross-country trips. That’s thirty flights plus, because several trips involved flying through hubs and changing planes. (I’m on an author tour for a new bookWHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace.)I’m noticing something disturbing: the mentality of our post-9/11 security state is creeping into the non-security-related parts of travel. … [Read more...]

Please Join Me at the Decatur Book Festival (Atlanta) August 30!

Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Available now on Amazon  Follow Frank on Twitter See Frank’s paintings Follow Frank on Facebook Contact Frank at  … [Read more...]

Frank — “wayward, traitorous prince” (NYT) — Schaeffer 2013 Speaking Tour (Call Me I’ll Speak to Your School, Church or Group)

I’m putting together my 2013 speaking schedule. If you’d like me to speak to your college, church or group now is the time to contact by clicking on this: (contact information in small print at the top of my homepage)(LINKS to some of the talks I've given at UCLA and Princeton etc., are at the bottom of this page where you may watch them.)Talk Topics Include:The Impact of Religion on American PoliticsMy Journey Out Of the Religious Right to Mainstream American P … [Read more...]