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 [Read More...]

In The Next 3 Days I’ll be Announcing My New Book Title — Pub Date May 15

It’s nonfiction, short, to the point and I’ll be telling you all about it and asking your advice on all aspects of it from title to the cover, the back cover, the subtitle, and content, as well as pricing. This back and forth will be happening on my Facebook page. I’ll be asking you all [Read More...]

My NEW Art Website Is Up & Working Nicely Many Thanks for Checking it Out!

  From: Frank Schaeffer– Please check out my paintings on my new art Website Frankschaefferart.com I recently launched my new Website where you can see my new paintings. I hope you’ll take a look. So far I’ve sold 7 works from the site. (I cut the gallery mark up and thus save buyers who contact [Read More...]

Mandela: The Destroyer of Calvinism and Bad Theology

I remember Mandela. Mandela will be remembered in many ways, but for me he’s the giant that replaced bad theology with love and was able to change the world. While I was living in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was still in prison. Apartheid was crumbling. So Mandela had already destroyed the Calvinism that had imprisoned [Read More...]

What my Parents Never Seemed to Have Done is Consider that the Bible Contains a Paradox

When my busy dad Francis Schaeffer and I spent time alone together, I discovered a quiet and humble man who seemed sadder than he was angry while struggling to conform his personality and natural interests – art and hiking  — to a theological ideal that he questioned. As a result of his deep unanswered questions [Read More...]

Here’s A Reason Why I Bother Writing– “Frank, I need the rawness. I need the dirt. I need the profanity.”

I got this email from someone I’ll call “Wounded Recovering Evangelical”, who gave me permission to post it here but says “That being said, please remove all the identifiers. When I say we’re from rural parts, I mean that. Everybody knows everybody. Our people are bible thumping (and twisting), Obama hating, tea party rednecks, bitter [Read More...]

McLaren’s Review of “And God Said, ‘Billy!’” For Tony Camplo’s “Red Letter Christians” Book Club

This post is by Brian McLaren. It is a review of Frank Schaeffer’s new book, “And God Said, Billy!” currently featured on Tony Campolo’s Red Letter Book Club. Anyone who asks me for a recommendation for good reading in the fiction category always gets the same response: Have you read Frank Schaeffer’s Portofino trilogy? Now, [Read More...]

Colbert and Me

Let me brag on Sarah and Hal and the people sending in reviews to Amazon for helping to make my new book And God Said, “Billy!” the Number 1 Political Humor book on Kindle/Amazon this morning. As you can see on the Amazon chart below, Stephen Colbert is Number 2. Let me thank Hal and [Read More...]

Why Do I Feel So Bloody Liberated Self-Publishing

I’m self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  Where’s my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won’t review a self-published book! Libraries won’t know about it! I’m screwed! This is my funniest, darkest and most spiritually reaffirming book. Have I wasted the 17 years I worked on it? If so, [Read More...]

Over One Thousand Years Ago There Was A Monk… Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP TEN “And God Said. “Billy!”

Here is CLIP TEN of my reading from And God Said, “Billy!” During the 17 years I’ve been working on And God Said, “Billy!” I’ve written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. [Read More...]