FRANK SCHAEFFER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including Crazy for God: How I Grew Up As One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back.
Frank's three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission, Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma, have a worldwide following and have been translated into nine languages.
Jane Smiley writing in the Washington Post says of Frank's memoirs, "As someone who has made redemption his work, he has, in fact, shown amazing grace."
Frank has spoken at a wide range of venues from Harvard's Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum for UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, Kansas City Public Library and many other colleges and locations.
He is a frequent guest on the Rachel Maddow Show on NBC, has appeared on Oprah, been interviewed by Terri Gross on NPR's "Fresh Air" and appeared on the "Today Show."
Anything that leads to murder should raise doubts about its legitimacy when put in service of so-called spiritual truth. That killing was done "for God" and yet didn't lead to a complete re-think about the theological "approach" to a relationship with God is simply insane. Yet this madness persists today. Every time a sermon is preached where someone says "the Bible says God says" the lie continues to be spread. The answer to all such claims is a loud "Says who?"Read full article...
The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina. Ahead is the third WG fest at the end of August in Portland OR. And then there will be next year and the next... The White House sent Rev. Derrick Harkins (faith outreach director for the Democratic National Committee) to observe and talk with some of us this year. So I guess WG got noticed.Read full article...