Official complaints have been filed against retired United Methodist bishop Melvin Talbert after he officiatied a same-sex marriage in Alabama. But according to his biggest defender Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), the complaints reveal an institutional racism in the UMC.
Proponents of gay marriage often claim that denominations embracing same-sex marriage will attract new members and counteract declines in membership. However, a quick glance at the membership figures of outspoken pro-gay UMC churches show just how wrong they are.
The antidote to pride is repentance – a habit that is lost by both the world and the Church. We have adopted the enlightenment emphasis on “I.” For the truly penitent, when answering the question “what’s wrong with the world,” the only proper use of the word “I” is to place it before the word “am.”
by Mikhail Bell (@bellsworld) Frank Schaeffer’s fervide keynotes bookended the May 23-25 Trafficking in America conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Over 200 people from federal government agencies, non-profits and local churches attended the annual three-day event. The left-leaning son of L’Abri founder Francis and Edit Schaeffer was quick to list his bona fides as a Huffington […]
By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) Children of conservative religious backgrounds who spend a lifetime rebelling against their parents often replicate the “fundamentalism” of their youth. Except their mutated version is often angrier, more intolerant, and unmitigated by the sense of divine grace that permeates even the most zealous of Christian “fundamentalists.” Franky Schaeffer, hyper resentful son of […]
Frank Schaeffer, the son of well known evangelical missionaries and founders of L’Abri in Switzerland, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, recently discussed his view on America’s status as a “Christocentric” nation with Patheos blogger Phil Shepherd. Schaeffer said he does not believe America is or has ever been a “Christocentric” country, and that such a description […]
My first assignment for the IRD outside of my responsibilities as business manager was to cover the Wild Goose festival in 2011. I was just beginning to familiarize myself with the people and organization that represented what we at the IRD call the Religious and Evangelical Left. The Wild Goose festival was, as I described […]
Usually Frank Schaeffer’s talks follow a predictable pattern in which he describes how he followed in the footsteps of his prominent evangelical father, Francis Schaeffer, became disillusioned with the “Religious Right,” and now learns about God mostly through his relationship with his grandchildren. Recently, however, Schaeffer candidly discussed his personal theological views at Revolution NYC, an […]
Once again, self-described co-founder of the Evangelical conservative “movement,” turned liberal author and speaker, Frank Schaeffer has made wild claims about what is supposedly motivating the “religious right.” On Tuesday, August 14th, Schaeffer was featured on Ian Masters’s nationally syndicated radio show, “Background Briefing” to discuss Paul Ryan and the “War on Women.” According to […]
Wild Goose Festival: Day 2 Today, progressive evangelicals crowded under a massive white tent to listen to Frank Schaeffer comment on “Childlike Wonder for Jaded Cynics.” Son of famed evangelical thinker Francis Schaeffer, the former film director and current author has since vigorously denounced his conservative Christian upbringing. His angry condemnations of “Christian fundamentalism” have […]