Os Guinness on Francis Schaeffer

“Schaeffer was the first Christian I met who was concerned to, and capable of connecting the dots and making sense of the extraordinary times that puzzled and dismayed most people.” From An Interview with Os Guinness on the 25th Anniversary of Francis Schaeffer’s Death. Some great thoughts and reflections from Dr. Os Guinness. We’ve just been looking at Apologetics and …

Quotes

I started taking quotes seriously around Christmas 2005. I was in Thailand on my own and apart from my new Thai friends my books were the only things to keep me company. I found that a few good quotes to ponder through the day would keep my mind focussed Today, there are two quotes that are on the back of …

The Disaster of the Church in Great Britain

In studying the Reformation recently I am amazed at the work of God who in His faithfulness kept the church – His bride – on track. Now, historically I became queasy when Christians started talking about brides and bridegrooms outside of weddings. I have pictures of women (and, sadly, men too) thinking that they’re the bride and Christ is the …

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Influences

For the past 5 years I have more or less been living in the United States (yes – Hawaii is in the US, and has been for over 50 years). My tastes and influences have inevitably been shaped by my location. Aside from wondering if I’ll actually survive in a part of the world that doesn’t understand the importance of …

Christian Bookstores in England

I walked into a well-known chain of Christian bookstores in Bristol, England to enquire about the new biography of Francis Schaeffer. I couldn’t find the book on the shelves so I asked the attendant at the desk. The attendant asked for the details of the book and at the time I had forgotten the title so I said that it …

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Is the Emergent Church Escaping from Reason?

I am reading D.A. Carson’s ‘Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church’ at present. As I read it I’m drawn back into the present reality, which in all honesty, I’ve tried to block out. I don’t like the way that much of the western church is heading, I don’t like it at all but it feels to me as if this …

A Christian Manifesto

A Christian Manifestoby Dr. Francis A. SchaefferThis address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in 1982 at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is based on one of his books, which bears the same title. “Christians, in the last 80 years or so, have only been seeing things as bits and pieces which have gradually begun …

Not Your Father’s L’Abri

This is taken from a Christianity Today article on Francis Schaeffer and L’Abri, by Molly Worthen: The modernist philosophy that he targeted in most of his writings, the bogeyman of existentialism, is passé. “Now the question is, Is there truth at all?” said worker Thomas Rauchenstein, a soft-spoken Canadian with sandy brown hair and a close-cropped beard. “Postmodernism’s critique of …