U2’s art is many things but never a prank

With each album and concert, the Irish quartet U2 has made tonal craft-rich music of lasting substance that has enjoyed massive popular acclaim. Their work is meaning-saturated and produced hands-on as un-fooled-around-with straight up rock! It is rife with overt spiritual content.U2 have, at times, been the most popular band in the world and also, arguably, one of the most important musically. And they place a premium on high artistic craft as if the likes of Damian Hirst and company never … [Read more...]

Why I Go To Church With the Dude Lebowski

Then again, if I only wanted to attend a church that was good, true and without error—according to my transitory ego-stoked beliefs—I’d have to invent my own religion. But wait a moment. There’d be a problem. I’d have to excommunicate the priest and his entire congregation! You see, I know that particular bishop/priest/congregation too well. With apologies to Groucho Marx: I’d never want to join a church that had someone like me for their founding bishop, especially if I was the only member! … [Read more...]

Repentance Backed Up With Action Can Change Reality

Mom and Dad (Edith and Francis Schaeffer) in L'Abri 1979"The very fabric of the universe is unknowable and stranger than we can imagine and has a message for us: climb down off that high atheist, religious or agnostic pedestal!" CHAPTER 4 FROM Frank Schaeffer's NEW BOOK is a writer-WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace"The new book, 'Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God,' is [a] distillation of wisdom." Washington Post (June 12, 2014 … [Read more...]

The Millionaire Authors Who Went Against Amazon in Support of the Giant Publishers Are a 1% Elite Hurting the Little Guy– Me and Other Mid-List Authors

As anyone who has been reading my HuffPost blogs knows I'm "of the left." So I understand the impulse to regard corporations as bad and giant companies as downright evil. Enter the Amazon takeover of the world and destruction of all that is right and holy in publishing. Only there is another side to all this that I -- as a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.Many years ago when Laura Bush read a paragraph … [Read more...]

10,000-plus people downloaded my book FREE on Kindle in the last 48 hours! If that’s you…

10,000-plus people downloaded my book FREE on Kindle in the last 48 hours!If that's you, please read it and post an Amazon review and then tell someone to buy it!Thanks!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 Amazon Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebo … [Read more...]

Happy 5th! Patheos Just Ask Alicia Keys How You Changed My Life

The other day I checked my Twitter followers. I did that because Alicia Keys --  the pop star, American R&B singer-songwriter -- started "following" me. One of my Patheos.com blogs had gone viral and expanded the profile of who was looking in on my Twitter posts. As I scrolled down looking at the pictures of my Twitter friends I noticed something interesting--  a third or more of the faces were black. In our segmented (if not officially segregated) culture for a white sixty-year-old writer to … [Read more...]

The War on Traditional Notions of Narrative, Order and Beauty Has Failed

The war on traditional notions of narrative, order and beauty has failed. Representational, story-driven movies are embraced by most people, rather than the installation and performance art favored by big galleries and institutions like Tate Modern. The Whitney Biennial (an exhibition of contemporary American art) is often dispiriting to all but a few critics, curators and art students. (Why do curators write longer and longer explanations of the art in their shows in direct proportion to less … [Read more...]

Religion is a neurological disorder only faith is the cure! Please Give Me 2:30 Min to Share My Video Story…

Please take 2 minutes to watch this video interview about what I'm trying to do and with my story about the evangelical disaster. Religion is a neurological disorder only faith is the cure!Here's a new video of me discussing And God Said, "Billy!" from Odyssey Networks, a non-profit that uses media to increase understanding among people of different beliefs. You may buy the book on Kindle and all other E-platforms for only $3,99Frank Schaeffer: And God Said, … [Read more...]


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