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Adultery and Apostasy: The Bride and Bridegroom
In Ephesians 5:21-32, Christ makes a very strong statement concerning the church as His bride. In this passage, God very carefully intertwines His relationship and the church with the marriage relationship between husband and wife. In fact, the two ideas ... read more
Francis Schaeffer on Education
Francis Schaeffer on Education
From a speech given in 1982...
Now, moving from public schools to private schools, what is the priority? Notice I am not saying Christian schools, but all private schools, including Christian schools. If you are real ... read more
The dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer (Part 1-Intro)
When Francis Schaeffer first appeared on the American scene in 1965, evangelicals hardly knew what to make of him. He was 53 years old. His Christian faith had been formed in the furnace of the fundamentalist-modernist controversies of the 1930s, and he ... read more
The dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer (Part 2-Agents for Fundamentalism)
The Schaeffers story properly begins with the fundamentalist-modernist conflict of the 1920s. Edith and Francis first caught each others eye when they both stood up to defend Christian orthodoxy at a church youth meeting. She was the daughter of mission ... read more
The dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer (Part 3-Hospitality at LAbri)
In 1954 Schaeffer took his new message of observational love back to the Bible Presbyterians in the U.S., where it was not universally received as a word from the Lord. Moreover, the Schaeffers reported that the simple receiving of guests was an increasin ... read more
The dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer (Part 4-Return to North America)
In 1965 Edith at last relented, and Francis got the larger stage he longed for. Harold O. J. Brown, then working with college students in Boston, arranged for Francis to give several lectures in the area. These were followed by a series of talks at Wheato ... read more
The dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer (Part 5- The Turn to Activism)
In 1974 Franky, now 21, propelled Francis in a new ministry direction that would end up leading toward an old ministry style. Franky dreamed up a ten-part documentary film series with the working title The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. ... read more
The dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer (Part 6-The Meaning of Francis Schaeffer)
By the end of his life, Francis Schaeffer had come full circle. A ministry born in the ecclesiastical battles of the early twentieth century now completed its course by urging evangelicals on to another round of internecine warfare. And when all was said ... read more
The Mark of the Christian
Christians have not always presented a pretty picture to the world. Too often they have failed to show the beauty of love, the beauty of Christ, the holiness of God.
And the world has turned away.
Is there then no way to make the world look ... read more
Who was Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer?
The unique contribution of Dr. Francis Schaeffer on a whole generation was the ability to communicate the truth of historic Biblical Christianity in a way that combined intellectual integrity with practical, loving care. This grew out of his extensive u ... read more