Spirituality and Philosophy

Seeking Serenity

Dr. Margery Runyan

Seeking Serenity – Rebelling Against Fundamentalism for Any Time

Dr. Mercy interviews Frank Schaeffer, son of Pastor Francis Schaeffer, an evangelical Christian with right-wing roots in fundamentalism.  Disenchanted with organized religion and yearning for redemption, Schaeffer left the movement and the faith, fashioning a life where family and the beauty of art led him to healing.  His most recent book, Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God, subtitled How to Give Love, Create Beauty, and Find Peace, expresses Frank’s deep belief that there is no right or wrong, good or bad, no hell, no certainty, and that we must learn to live in the paradoxes.  He speaks about his three children and five grandchildren standing on his porch on the North Shore of Boston, his home of 35 years, and about his gratitude for life, art, and love.  This beautiful and touching interview is the story of a man who left the exclusive club of the saved and a childhood based in fear to join the inclusive world of the human race.  You can find him at frankschaeffer.com and frankschaefferart.com.