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Defrocking Methodist Clergy & Orthodoxy’s Unending Challenge

October 27, 2014

Defrocked United Methodist minister Frank Schaefer, who defied church law against same sex rites, has been reinstated by a church court on a technicality.


The Festival Where ‘Christianity’ Is Just Earth Worship

July 11, 2014

One could be forgiven for thinking he had accidentally wandered off the Christian festival and stepped into some sort of Wiccan stone ceremony…

Bishop Mel Talbert wearing the trademark rainbow-colored stole of the Reconciling Ministries Network, which promotes an "anything goes" sexual morality within the church.  (Photo credit: Paul Jeffrey / United Methodist News Service)

LGBT Group: ‘Racism’ Behind Talbert Complaints

March 20, 2014

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.


Renegade UMC Pastors See Congregations Dwindle

November 23, 2013

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.

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What’s Wrong With the World?

October 3, 2013

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.”

Frank Schaeffer Seeks to Bridge “Culture War” Divide with Anti-Trafficking Efforts

June 20, 2013

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…

Deranged Left-Wing Fundamentalist Syndrome

December 26, 2012

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…

Frank Schaeffer on Christianity in America

December 24, 2012

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…

My Beer Summit with Frank Schaeffer

December 7, 2012

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…

Frank Schaeffer is a “Christian Atheist”

October 19, 2012

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…

Frank Schaeffer’s Paul Ryan Rant

August 21, 2012

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…

Frank Schaeffer: Obama “One of the Greatest Presidents America Has Ever Had”

June 22, 2012

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…