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Frank Schaeffer Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books.

Mr. Frank Schaeffer

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."

Latest Content by Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer: The Churches in America Present a 'God' Who Is Un-Christlike

Mr. Frank Schaeffer


"The Christian God has been twisted into something not unlike that of radical Islam." So says Brad Jersak. We first met because we were both interviewed for the movie"Hellbound?" Then we became friends. Now Brad has an important book out--A More Christlike God--that challenges the received lazy "wisdom" of both conservatives and liberals, atheists and believers about Christ. Here's my interview with Brad on this important and beautifully written book. 

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Frank Schaeffer: Where Is God When We're In Pain?

Mr. Frank Schaeffer


"Night" is a book by Elie Wiesel about his experience in the German concentration camps. "One day," writes Wiesel,

"as we returned from work, we saw three gallows... The SS [guards] seemed more preoccupied, more worried, than usual. To hang a child in front of thousands of onlookers was not a small matter. The head of the camp read the verdict. All eyes were on the child. He was pale, almost calm, but he was biting his lips as he stood in the shadow of the gallows... 'Where is merciful God, where is He?' someone behind me was asking. At the signal, the three chairs were tipped over... Then came the march past the victims. The two men were no longer alive... The child, too light, was still breathing... And so he remained for more than half an hour, lingering between life and death... Behind me, I heard the same man asking: 'For God's sake, where is God?' And from within me, I heard a voice answer; 'Where is He? This is where - hanging here from this gallows...'"


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Other Recent Content by Frank Schaeffer

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes Article

June 04, 2013

Darkwood Brew: Prophetically Incorrect, Part 1: Selling the Righteous

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

What does an Eighth-Century Jewish shepherd have to say about the economic bubble, predatory lenders and politics as usual? Join series host Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. and Frank Schaeffer for part 1 of “Prophetically Incorrect: Amos and the Art of Uncomfortable Truth.”
Frank Schaeffer Article

September 24, 2012

Frank Schaeffer: The Deadly Cost of Worshiping the Bible Instead of God

Mr. Frank Schaeffer

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.
Frank Schaeffer Article

June 29, 2012

Frank Schaeffer: Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate

Mr. Frank Schaeffer

The second Wild Goose Festival has just ended. I left a piece of my heart in the hills of North Carolina.
The Rev. Chris Yaw Article

May 08, 2012

Chris Yaw Interviews Frank Schaeffer: Identifying with Your Brokenness Strengthens the Church

The Rev. Chris Yaw (TEC)

He left Christendom, but kept Christ. And Frank Schaffer, a one-time leader in the Religious Right movement has much to say about what he’s learned along the way, especially regarding the importance of identifying with our brokenness so that Christ may be exalted. Watch Chris Yaw of interview him.
Frank Schaeffer Article

March 16, 2012

Frank Schaeffer: Mainline Denominations Can Have a Bright Future If They Want One

Mr. Frank Schaeffer

Most of the bright young students I talk to think that the word "Christian" means evangelical/fundamentalist. They are barely aware of any alternatives. I don't get it. Where is everyone? Why is the “emergent” evangelical church reinventing a wheel that’s been around for centuries? And why aren’t the mainline churches letting us know they are there?