@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG The blog by @Frank_Schaeffer is like following a trail toward life-giving ideas on what matters most today. Nourish your selves! Frank is live on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, for our discussion on gender issues in The Handmaid’s Tale.
What we feed our minds is as important as what we feed our bodies – especially when you consider what it takes to create a world where life can thrive. If we ingest poison, we either find a way to get it out of our bodies, or stand back and wait for it to kill us. This is the struggle I see Frank Schaeffer waging – the struggle for life – a struggle we all must wage in one form or another. Frank was born into an environment that poisoned his soul with toxic ideas that made it challenging for him to see a path toward life. That’s my interpretation. Yet we all are born into a toxic world, a nasty soup, if you will, that includes many tasty, life-giving ingredients, but is also tainted with many things that can kill us. The privilege of growing old is granted to those who effectively learn to avoid as much of the bad stuff as they can – and to choose as much of the good stuff as they can find.
So following Frank Schaeffer’s blog, is like following a trail of breadcrumbs he has left, leading us to the good stuff – the issues and ideas he has found that offer us a chance of sustaining life. Frank shares a lot of articles he’s seen around the web that keep us focused on the politics of the moment – and clear about the choices we are making today that will have consequences in our tomorrows. A few recent articles he shared, for example, are:
- Via The Guardian: I’m A Climate Scientist. Don’t Look Up Captures the Madness I See Every Day
- Via Washington Post: Opinion: Most Evangelical Objections to Vaccines Have Nothing To Do With Christianity.
- Via The Atlantic: The Gospel of Donald Trump, Jr.
- Via Washington Post: Opinion: The Media Treats Biden As Badly As – Or Worse Than – Trump. Here’s Proof.
- Via Jill Filipovic: What’s Next For Abortion Rights In America?
They are scary topics, I know – but filled with choices we must make, both individually and collectively, that will either support life. . .or take it away – climate change, vaccines, the Trumps, the presidency, a woman’s right to choose.
Following Frank’s blog is like having a cup of coffee and reading the morning news with him. There’s a seat at the table for you. — LMO
WATCH Mr. Frank Schaeffer, Artist, Filmmaker & Author, Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy – LIVE – Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, when he joins “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” in discussion on Gender in The Handmaid’s Tale and American culture.
“Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books. Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed writer who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as ‘pretty terrible.’ He is also an acclaimed author of fiction and nonfiction and an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his paintings.
“Frank has been 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, BBC News and many other media outlets. He is a much sought after speaker and has lectured at a wide range of venues from Harvard’s Kennedy School to the Hammer Museum/UCLA, Princeton University, Riverside Church Cathedral, DePaul University and the Kansas City Public Library.” — FrankSchaeffer.com
CONTACT US “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny” for access to the Zoom chatroom—L. Michelle Odom, Senior Producer
LMOdom@OurCommonGround.com or TWN@TruthWorksNetwork.com
Watch Thursdays, 8 pm ET, January 13 to April 7, 2022, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube Channel. All Are Welcome!
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