Look into the faces of the people who know you best. Be honest with yourself about what’s written there, and you will know yourself– the Wild Goose Video Clip

Here's a 5 min clip from a 45 min talk... Couldn't make the Wild Goose Festival? Here I am speaking in Hot Springs, NC this year. For speaking engagements, email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com.  Couldn't make the Wild Goose Festival? Here I am speaking in Hot Springs, NC this year.For speaking engagements, email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com. 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 … [Read more...]

Live From the Wild Goose Festival and a Nearby BBQ Pit at 4:57 AM

4:57 AM. I'm sitting in the dark next to the BBQ pit of the restaurant across from the room Genie and I are living in while we're at Wild Goose.  Yesterday was a long day of driving, the second since leaving the Boston area to come here. We arrived in time for a 2 hour filming session with Brian McLaren who was interviewing me for a Wild Goose video. Then I interviewed him. We were talking about being survivors of evangelical backgrounds, trying to articulate why in spite of everything we are … [Read more...]

Oo La La! Wild Goose Festival Turns a (BIG) Media Corner

I have an emotional and spiritual -- not to mention personal -- stake in the Wild Goose Festival. So it was with a great sense of relief that I looked out from the main stage last week and saw a crew from PBS covering our rain-soaked happy God-frolic in the woods at the same time as a crew from NPR was recording 3 programs there.        I’ve been part of the Wild Goose Festival since it started 3 years ago. As I said from the platform on the main stage this year, while asking peo … [Read more...]

At Wild Goose We Cried

I'm at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs NC where I'm speaking 6 times. One session on grief and loss was the most helpful moment I've had in beginning to process the loss of Mom and my close friend Holly Mead. Found myself more ministered to than ministering, though I was supposed to be leading the session.You don't "lead" through tears, just are. Found myself weeping with an 8 year old child who just lost her grandmother, and a seventy year old man who had just lost his … [Read more...]

Here’s What I’m Speaking on at the Wild Goose Festival

 Here's what I'll be speaking on at the Wild Goose Festival. Please join me. SESSION INFO Frank Schaeffer - The Triumph of Life Fri. Aug. 9th 11:30am - 12:30pm Community Center Frank Schaeffer talking circle on remembering to loved ones who have died Fri. Aug. 9th 2pm - 3pm Quiet Space Darkwood Brew Unplugged: Frank Schaeffer and Eric Elnes with guests Thurs. Aug 8th 8pm - 9:30pm Darkwood Brew Performance Cafe Darkwood Brew Unplugged: Eric Elnes & Frank Schaeffer with Richard … [Read more...]


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