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Edith Schaeffer

My Very Personal Happy Christmas Story

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 02.03.2015 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

For me, as a child in the mission, Christmas meant feeling guilty because Mom did so much and we mere mortals did so little. My childhood Yuletide question was: "Mom, who's going to be in our house for Christmas?" The answer never varied: "The guests God brought to us this year, my dear."

A Tribute To My Evangelical Leader Mom-- Edith Schaeffer RIP

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.30.2013 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Mom was a wonderful paradox: an evangelical conservative fundamentalist who treated people as if she was an all-forgiving progressive liberal of the most tolerant variety. RIP Edith Schaeffer

Sex, Mom and Dad's Sins

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

"Your father demands sexual intercourse every single night and has since the day we married because he doesn't want to end up like King David," my mother used to tell me when I was a child.

Frank Schaeffer's Sex, Mom, And God

Ben Daniel | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Ben Daniel

In his portrayal of Edith Schaeffer, Frank is able to call out the nuttiness of the religious right and to humanize conservative and Evangelical Christians in the same narrative.

How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics -- and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

My mother Edith Schaeffer herself was the greatest illustration of the divine beauty of paradox I've encountered. She was a fundamentalist living a double life as a lover of beauty who broke all her own judgmental rules in favor of creativity.

Jesus For Jews, Or Something Like That

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

There is no way to get on the inside of the who-is-chosen question without unpacking the quirky relationship Evangelicals have with Jews, both embracing them and condemning them to eternal damnation.