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"All we have is our stories," writes novelist Schaeffer (Crazy for God, 2008, etc.) in this entertaining,energetic new memoir. He follows through on this point by filling his book with story after story, all told with the clarity and catchy pacing of a born raconteur.... An intriguing, readable memoir aimed squarely at the post-faith modern era." (KIRKUS Review) ***“Part of the impact here, admittedly, is a result of who Frank Schaeffer is and of the platform from which he writes. That … [Read more...]

Here’s the Best Article I’ve Read on Just Why and How Evangelicals Can Deny Everything They Say they believe and Support the Ultimate Anti-Jesus Candidate: Trump

 "According to the Pew Research Center, 78 percent of white evangelical voters say they would vote for Trump if the election were held today. Trump is now armed with an evangelical executive advisory board, that includes James Dobson, former president of Focus on the Family, and Richard Land, the former president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission. Both condemn homosexuality, oppose the distribution of pornography and neither seems likely to endorse a candidate … [Read more...]

2016 Elections and Trump/Cruz Mark the End of the American Evangelical Movement

In our fuzzy American sentimental folklore Christianity was once associated with kindness. Not anymore. Evangelicals embraced Trump and Cruz. End of story.Both men are symbols of hate and stupidity in equal measure. They are to politics what the president of Gordon College is to education: a man who will be remembered for writing to President Obama to ask to be allowed to discriminate against gays in the name of religious freedom.When we hear the word evangelical now, we don't think of … [Read more...]

Here are Donald Trump’s favorite Bible Quotes, he often uses them… Right?

Here are just a few of Donald Trump's favorite Bible Quotes, he often uses them. I'm sure that is why so many evangelicals are voting for him.   Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2  * Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3  * Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conce … [Read more...]

Jihadism is not nihilism

"You can say the Islam of ISIS is a perversion of the teachings of Muhammad, just as you can say the Inquisition and the Crusades were a perversion of the teachings of Jesus, or that the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was a perversion of the teachings of the Torah." So writes Marty Kaplan (the Norman Lear professor of entertainment, media and society at the USC Annenberg School for Communication) and  to my mind one of the greatest public intelectuals of our day. He continues "You can say the I … [Read more...]

Watch out Democrats running for office in 2016. Don’t leave the denunciation of rape for God up to Fox News and the Tea Party haters

A tipping point is being inexorably reached. Sometimes reality trumps ideals. Take the nice liberal fiction that the only problem between the rest of us and radical Islam is a series of misunderstandings or bad Western actors. Consider just one day's (today's) New York Times headlines. ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape, ISIS Affiliate in Egypt Says It Has Beheaded Croatian Prisoner and  Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Said to Have a New Leader.Here's how the sweeping and terrifying ISIS Enshrines a Th … [Read more...]

Put it this way: church may be a son-of-a-bitch, but it’s my son-of-a-bitch!

Some of my secular (or lapsed ex-religious) friends don’t get why I “still” go to church. When they say, “Frank, God’s only in your head!” my answer is, “Yeah, whatever. What isn’t?”Or as the poet Yehuda Amichai writes in Gods Come and Go, Prayers Remain Forever:I say with perfect faiththat prayers precede God.Prayers created God.God created man,And man creates prayersthat create God who creates man.My question isn’t, “Did I create God who creates me?” but, “Do I n … [Read more...]

Why Does God Hate Gay People? My Interview on the New Movie

At the End of the Day is a feature-length comedy written and directed by Kevin O’Brien. Here's my interview with Kevin:Frank Tell me about yourself?I’m a filmmaker in central Florida. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart  for 14 years and we have three kids in the third grade (yup). I got into filmmaking a bit late, and made a full time job out of it at 31 years old. I feel strongly about not making “safe” films, and it seemed to that a lot of faith-based media was incredibly sa … [Read more...]


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