Jesus Was Not a “Bible Believer” let Alone an Evangelical

Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scri … [Read more...]

FREE Amazon Kindle Promotion NOW! “Click” on Your Free Copy of my new book Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God

FREE, FREE, FREE Amazon Kindle Promotion NOW! "Click" on Your Free Copy of my new book Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in GodPromotion Friday May, 30 to Saturday May, 31 ONLY... Please spread the word!Digital List Price: $4.99 Print List Price: $12.99 Kindle Price: $0.00 Fri&Sat Only! You Save: $12.99 (100%)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 peaceAvailable now on A … [Read more...]

Peggy Campolo Reviews “And God Said, ‘Billy!’”

Amazon Review 5.0 out of 5 stars October 18, 2013Dear Frank,I stayed in bed this morning because I wanted so much to finish your wonderful book, And God Said, "Billy!" I just loved it, and now have a growing list of folks to whom I want to present it, including my dear grandson Roman, who is 20.While I was absolutely thrilled to have my name in the dedication, I confess that, when I started to read it, I had a few second thoughts about having my name in a book with so many four … [Read more...]

The GOP Shutdown is a Godsend for the Emergent/Convergent Progressive Churches and Will Pay my Electric Bill Too!

I predict that the slow falling away of a whole generation of evangelical young people from fundamentalist faith – and not a few older folks like me too – has just been exponentially accelerated. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Ted Cruz! The shutdown has not only laid bare the stupidity of the right wing hostage takers running and ruining the Republican Party, it’s also exposed fundamentalist American religion to the harshest light of day as never before.The root cause of the shutdown is the evang … [Read more...]

Read My NEW Novel “And God Said, ‘Billy!’” FREE

Read my NEW novel And God Said, "Billy!" free. Email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com and I'll send you an electronic copy TODAY ... if you'll agree to post a review on Amazon when the book comes out on Sept 15.Will you please help me get the word out on my new book? It would be great if you'd share this note and your review on FB and Twitter too, maybe even a blog!Advance praise for AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!” “I love this novel. AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!” is laugh-out loud funny from page one. … [Read more...]

Liberals and Fundamentalists Have it Wrong: Faith is Not About “Correct” Facts

The reason so many liberal churches are empty or mostly populated with aging rationalists who seem to have a somewhat embarrassed attachment to religion, is that trying to reduce spiritual experience to something verifiable is a dead end. It’s a dead end for fundamentalists too. Fundamentalists wind up defending myths as historically true. That’s as futile as it is for the theological liberals that seek to demystify myths and render the life of the spirit tangible.Join me at the Wild Goo … [Read more...]

# IX Commandment cont…

IX: Never forget you owe it to your child to squarely face your own particular generational curse.Some people have rude fathers or mothers with sharp snide tongues. Others have darkly depressed parents. Some have hovering neurotic parents, or a cold and distant father—whatever.Whatever it is that curses you  know this: You are going to pass on what you experienced and learned to despise when you grew up unless you make a huge effort not to.You have a choice. If there was something yo … [Read more...]

Jesus On Acid is Really Stupid Just Ask Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel, meet Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye’s Left Behind series. It represents everything that is most deranged about religion and thus about your confirmation hearing. Call this Jesus on acid.It’s one reason why you’re being asked about your “support” for the State of Israel instead of being asked about your support for the United States. Sure McCain is a senile bitter jerk (who, BTW I worked for in his 2000 primary race against an even jerkier man called W) but the evangelical community … [Read more...]


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