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Jul 25, 2017

REFORMATION AND REVIVAL:

"Reformation refers to a restoration to pure doctrine; revival refers to a restoration in the Christian's life. Reformation speaks of a return to the teachings of Scripture; revival speaks of a life brought into its proper relationship to the Holy Spirit. The great moments of church history have come when these two restorations have simultaneously come into action..."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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Jul 21, 2017

THE CITY DUMP:

"When I was growing up in Philadelphia, I would hike every Saturday. To get to the clean air of the country, I used to save a couple miles by tramping through the city dump. I have never forgotten this. It was a place of junk, fire, stench. It has helped me tremendously to think back on that place, because even as a boy I realized that I saw there almost everything people spend their money for. That was where their investment ended."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Ash Heap Lives (No Little People)


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Jul 17, 2017

TWO VALUES:

"We all tend to be influenced by the spirit around us, and in the United States and the Western world most people have only two values--personal peace and affluence."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Ash Heap Lives (No Little People)


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Jul 16, 2017

THE THIRD OPTION:

"Our choice is not between an accumulated property, which is hard, cold and unloving (characterized by people who care for nobody but themselves as they amass great fortunes) and a socialism in which the state owns everything. The Christian has a third option--property acquired and used with compassion."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Ash Heap Lives (No Little People)


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Jul 15, 2017

FULL CIRCLE:

"Many young people have rejected their parents' style of materialism only to come round in a big circle to their own kind. As long as they have enough money to pay for their life-style, they care about nothing else."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Ash Heap Lives (No Little People)


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Jul 14, 2017

PRACTICAL MATERIALISM:

"Christians can reject [materialism]...and yet not escape from...what I call practical materialism. Tragically, all too many of us live out this antithesis of true spirituality. We all tend to live 'ash heap lives'; we spend most of our time and money for things that will end up in the city dump."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Ash Heap Lives (No Little People)


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Jul 10, 2017

A CHURCH LEGACY:

Many may not be aware that the International Presbyterian Church was founded in 1954 through the ministry of Francis Schaeffer and L'Abri in Switzerland. Ranald Macaulay (Dr. Schaeffer's son-in-law), has written a fascinating account that provides something of the interwoven history with the L'Abri story. The IPC denomination has since grown to 33 churches and continues to hold fast to it's founding principles and close relationship with L'Abri.

~ Editor's note: Read more about the IPC at ipc.church.

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Jul 08, 2017

WITHERSPOON VIRTUE:

"'A republic once equally poised must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty.' [Witherspoon] Don't you wish that everybody in America would recite that, and truly understand it, every morning?"

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto


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Jul 07, 2017

LIBERTY BY UNDEFILED RELIGION:

"'He is the best friend of American liberty who is most sincere and active in promoting pure and undefiled religion.' [Witherspoon] And for Witherspoon, and the cultural consensus of that day, that meant Christianity as it had come to them through the Reformation. This was the consensus which then gave religious freedom to all--including the 'free thinkers' of that day and the humanists of our day."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto


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Jul 06, 2017

81 YEARS AGO:

Francis and Edith Schaeffer were married on July 6th, 1938.


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Jul 05, 2017

THE FIRST AMENDMENT:

"When the First Amendment was passed it only had two purposes. The first purpose was that there would be no established, national church for the united thirteen states. To say it another way: there would be no 'Church of the United States.'..."The second purpose of the First Amendment was the very opposite from what is being made of it today. It states expressly that government should not impede or interfere with the free practice of religion."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto


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Jul 04, 2017

FREEDOM IS NOT NATURAL:

"In our own country we have enjoyed enormous human freedom. But at the same time this freedom has been founded upon forms of government, law, culture, and social morality which have given stability to individual and social life, and have kept our freedoms from leading to chaos. There is a balance here between form and freedom which we have come to take as natural in the world. But it is not natural. And we are utterly foolish if we do not recognize that this unique balance which we have inherited from the Reformation thought-forms is not automatic in a fallen world. This is clear when we look at the long span of history. But it is equally clear when we read the daily newspaper and see half the world locked in totalitarian oppression."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster


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Jul 03, 2017

FORM & FREEDOM IN SOCIETY:

"Freedom, without a proper balance of form, will lead to chaos and to the total breakdown of society. Form, without a proper balance of freedom, will lead to authoritarianism, and to the destruction of individual and social freedom."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster


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Jul 02, 2017

MORALS AS MORALS:

"Talk to people long enough and deeply enough, and you will find that they consider some things are really right and some things are really wrong. [Yet,] Without absolutes, morals as morals cease to exist, and humanistic man starting from himself is unable to find the absolute he needs."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There


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Jul 01, 2017

ABSOLUTES OR HEDONISM:

"If there is no moral absolute, we are left with hedonism (doing what I like) or some form of the social contract theory (what is best for society as a whole is right). However, neither of these alternatives corresponds to the moral motions that men have."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There


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Jun 30, 2017

REAL MORALS & MORAL MOTIONS :

"Nobody has ever discovered a way of having real 'morals' without a moral absolute."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There


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Jun 29, 2017

THE PRESUP DEBATE:

Presuppositional Apologetics? Van Til or Schaeffer? Dr. Williams gives some insight.

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Jun 28, 2017

RESULTING SOCIAL ACTION:

"...the old revivals in this country did call, without any question and with tremendous clarity, for personal salvation. But they also called for a resulting social action."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto


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Jun 27, 2017

COBELLIGERENTS, NOT ALLIES:

"Christians must realize that there is a difference between being a cobelligerent and an ally. At times we will seem to be saying exactly the same thing as those without a Christian base are saying. If there is social injustice, say there is social injustice. If we need order, say we need order. In these cases, and at these specific points, we would be cobelligerents. But we must not align ourselves as though we are in any camp built on a non-Christian base. We are an ally of no such camp."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century


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Jun 26, 2017

REVIEW: DURIEZ ON SCHAEFFER:

What is the best biography to date on Schaeffer? Read Dr. William's review of Colin Duriez work, then get a copy and read!

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Jun 25, 2017

QUESTIONS OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE:

"...if I live in a world of nonabsolutes and would fight social injustice on the mood of the moment, how can I establish what social justice is? What criterion do I have to distinguish between right and wrong so that I can know what I should be fighting? Is it not possible that I could in fact acquiesce in evil and stamp out good?"

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There ~ Editor's Note: Schaeffer is appealing to the need for Biblical absolutes as a base to know what truth and justice are before one can begin to fight for them.


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Jun 24, 2017

THE PENDULUM:

"In this fallen world, things constantly swing like a pendulum, from being wrong in one extreme way to being wrong in another extreme. The devil never gives us the luxury of fighting on only one front, and this will always be the case."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster


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Jun 23, 2017

CONSTITUTIONAL & INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE:

"...we must use every constitutional practice to offset the rise of authoritarian governments and the loss of humanness in our society. But there is no use in talking of offsetting the loss of humanness in society if we do not act humanly to all people about us in the contacts of our individual lives."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race?


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Jun 22, 2017

THE LAST BARRIER:

"...the evangelical accommodation to the world of our age represents the removal of the last barrier against the breakdown of our culture."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster


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Jun 21, 2017

A DEDICATION:

"To all those who have said: 'Here I stand' facing oppressive authoritarian civil and church power."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto (Dedication)


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Jun 20, 2017

WE ARE NOT EXCUSED:

"We are not excused from speaking, just because the culture and society no longer rests as much as they once did on Christian thinking. Moreover, Christians do not need to be in the majority in order to influence society."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?


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Jun 19, 2017

FREEDOM & FORM:

"Freedom, without a proper balance of form, will lead to chaos and to the total breakdown of society. Form, without a proper balance of freedom, will lead to authoritarianism, and to the destruction of individual and social freedom."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster


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Jun 15, 2017

INCIDENTAL MEANING AND VALUES:

"...the hallmark of the present generation of humanistic thinking...is the acceptance of the dichotomy, the separation of optimism about meaning and values from the area of reason. Once this separation is accepted, what an individual puts in the area of non-reason is incidental.

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live? (Editors Note: See also Nancy Pearcey's work and her concept of the "fact/value split.")


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Jun 14, 2017

KING JAMES PRAYERS:

"Must I always pray using King James English, the thee's and thou's, for example? To think so is a mark of a bourgeois mind. Christians must absolutely and consciously separate themselves from such thinking."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible


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Jun 13, 2017

DIFFERENT ART:

"It is perfectly legitimate for a Christian to reject a particular work of art intellectually--that is, because he knows what is being said by it. But it is another thing to reject the work of art simply because the style is different from that which we are used to."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible


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Jun 12, 2017

SOCIOLOGICAL LAW:

"...modern sociological law (in which the courts make law on the basis of what they conceive to be the immediate sociological or economic good). In this view, even the Constitution and the previous body of law are viewed loosely as far as any constraint is concerned. Just as sociological science is a source of manipulation open to the manipulators, so sociological law gives an endless range of manipulation."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century


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Jun 11, 2017

THERE IS NO SOLITARY SALVATION:

"Salvation,... is individual, but not individualistic. People cannot become Christians except one at a time, and yet our salvation is not solitary. God's people are called together in community."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century


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Jun 10, 2017

SUB-CHRISTIAN:

"A dead, ugly orthodoxy with no real spiritual reality must be rejected as sub-Christian."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Two Contents, Two Realities


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Jun 09, 2017

ON DOCTRINAL FAITHFULNESS:

"'Do I fight merely for doctrinal faithfulness?' This is like the wife who never sleeps with anybody else, but never shows love to her own husband. Is that a sufficient relationship in marriage? No, 10,000 times no. Yet if I am a Christian who speaks and acts for doctrinal faithfulness but do not show love to my divine Bridegroom, I am in the same place as such a wife. What God wants from us is not only doctrinal faithfulness, but our love day by day. Not in theory, mind you, but in practice."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church Before the Watching World


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Jun 08, 2017

THE PIE CHART:

"If I draw a pie [chart] and that pie comprises the whole of life, Christianity will touch every slice."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Two Contents, Two Realities


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Jun 07, 2017

SOMEONE MUST ANSWER:

"It is not true that every intellectual question is a moral dodge. There are honest intellectual questions, and somebody must be able to answer them."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Two Contents, Two Realities


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Jun 06, 2017

THE GREATEST ART:

"Even for the great artist, the most crucial work of art is his life."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Art and the Bible


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Jun 01, 2017

THE MODERN MYSTIC:

"The modern mystic,... is not trying to 'feel' his way to a God he believes is really there (but whom he cannot approach by way of the mind). The modern mystic does not know if anything is there. All he knows is that he cannot know anything ultimate through the mind. So what is left is experience as experience."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race?


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May 31, 2017

IT MUST ENCOMPASS ALL:

"True spirituality cannot be abstracted from truth at one end, nor from the whole man and the whole culture at the other. If there is a true spirituality, it must encompass all."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality


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May 30, 2017

FALSELY CONFORMED:

"...whatever the surrounding nontheological consensus is, theological liberalism has conformed to it."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church Before the Watching World


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May 29, 2017

RESTING ON TRUTH CONTENT:

"It is very important to realize, over against modern concepts of 'spiritual experience,' that the biblically based experience rests firmly on truth. It is not only an emotional experience, nor is it contentless."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality


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May 28, 2017

TWO PRACTICAL TEST:

"...there are two practical tests as to when we are coveting against God or men; first, I am to love God enough to be contented; second, I am to love men enough not to envy."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality


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May 27, 2017

THE FORCE OF THE SEEN:

"When what is shown on television is carefully edited, this force of the seen is then an absolute form of manipulation."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century


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May 26, 2017

CONTENTLESS RELIGIOUS WORDS:

"...here in the West we are open to complete manipulation on the basis of contentless religious words. This is not theoretical."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century


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May 25, 2017

CONNOTATION AND MEANING:

"Words have two meanings, the definition and the connotation. The connotation goes on no matter what you do with the definition. Modern man destroys the definition of religious words, but nevertheless likes to cash in on their connotation/motivation force."

Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Pollution and the Death of Man


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May 20, 2017

TOTAL ALIENATION:

"...modern man does in fact assume-wittingly or unwittingly-that the universe and man can be explained by the impersonal plus time plus chance. And in this case man and his aspirations stand in total alienation from what is."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century.


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May 19, 2017

EVERYTHING IN THE MACHINE:

"Modern, modern science,...extended the idea of the uniformity of natural causes by adding a new phrase— 'in a closed system.' This little phrase changed all of life because it put everything within the machine...If everything is put into the machine, of course there is no place for God. But also there is no place for man, no place for the significance of man, no place for beauty, for morals or for love. When you come to this place, you have a sea without a shore. Everything is dead."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century. Editor Note: "Modern, modern science" is what Schaeffer seems to have begun to call Postmodernism, before others formulated a term.


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May 18, 2017

OUR UNIQUENESS TELLS US THE TRUTH :

"The list is rather long, for man is distinguished from both animals and machines on the basis of his creativity, his moral motions, his need for love, his fear of nonbeing, and his longings for beauty and for meaning. Only the biblical system has a way of explaining these factors which make man unique."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 17, 2017

DOCTRINE IS A CIRCLE:

"...the Christian doctrinal and intellectual position lays down a circle rather than a point...a circle of such a nature that it will warn us when we come to a place of danger. We should see the edge of the circle as an absolute limit past which we 'fall off the edge of the cliff'"

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Some Absolute Limits, Appendix to The Church Before the Watching World


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May 15, 2017

SCHAEFFER'S PASSING (May 15th, 1984):

"He will long be remembered as one of the great Christian thinkers of our century, with a childlike faith and a profound compassion toward others. It can rarely be said of an individual that his life touched many others and affected them for the better; it will be said of Francis Schaeffer that his life touched millions of souls and brought them to the truth of their Creator."

~ President Ronald Reagan


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May 13, 2017

LIVING BEFORE HE WHO IS THERE :

"Do you really believe He is there, or are you only living in some sort of sociological belief. Are you only making the right theological statements, or do you believe God is there and you live before Him?"

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 12, 2017

A PROPER HUMANISM:

"...only the biblical position produces a real and proper 'humanism.' Naturalistic humanism leads to a diminishing of man and eventually to a zeroing of man. But the Christian position is that man is made in the image of God and even though he is now a sinner, he can do those things that are tremendous-he can influence history"

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 11, 2017

LOST BUT GREAT:

"...man is not a cog in a machine...from the biblical viewpoint, man is lost, but great."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 10, 2017

REALISM WITH COMPASSION:

"It is my experience that giving the realistic message [on the judgement of God ] does not turn people off-if they feel real compassion in you."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 09, 2017

I PRAY FOR MERCY:

"I must say, when I pray for my country and our culture, I do not pray for God's justice. I can only plead for His mercy. If we had justice of God, we would not have peace. We would have a situation like Jeremiah's"

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 08, 2017

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!:

Dan was recently on The Unknown Webcast: Francis Schaeffer - "Christian Scholar-Evangelist of Exceptional Cloth"

~ Courtesy of Midwest Christian Outreach

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May 07, 2017

THE FINAL REALITY:

"The final reality is that God is really there."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 06, 2017

THE MANIPULATION OF NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH:

"Men no longer believe that there are absolutes, and more and more it has become the accepted thing not to speak the truth. The business contract is not honored if, legally, a way can be found around it. The employer does not honor his promise. The employee responds in kind. As men have turned away from God, who alone gives a basis for absolutes in truth, men have become untruthful and hypocritical with each other....our generation has come to accept it as normal and thus to be manipulated by it."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 05, 2017

PLAYING THE HARLOT:

"Whenever the church of Jesus Christ turns away from the living God and His propositional truth, she is playing the harlot."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 04, 2017

TWO CHAIRS:

"...there are only two chairs, not three. And at this present moment we are either sitting in one or the other [Faith or Unfaith]. Unfaith is just the Christian sitting in the materialist's chair."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 03, 2017

TO ENJOY HIM FOREVER:

"Often when we in the evangelical and orthodox circles talk about the purpose of man, we quote from the first answer of the Westminster Catechism: 'Man's chief end is to glorify God.' And often the sentence is ended there. This completely changes our Reformation forefathers' understanding of the Scriptures. If you are going to give the complete biblical answer, you must finish their sentence: 'Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.' That changes the whole view of life."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Death in the City


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May 02, 2017

LIVE WEBCAST:

Dan will be on The Unknown Webcast to talk about Dr. Schaeffer TONIGHT! TUESDAY, MAY 2, 7:30 - 8:30 PM CST. Join us!

~ Courtesy of Midwest Christian Outreach

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May 01, 2017

WE DO NOT NEED 51 PERCENT!:

"We do not need 51 percent of the people to begin to have an influence. If 20 percent of the American population were really regenerate Christians, clear about their doctrines, beliefs and values, taking truth seriously, taking a consistent position, we could begin, not to have an overwhelming consensus, but at least to have a vital voice again..."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century


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Apr 30, 2017

THE GREAT MOMENTS:

"The great moments in church history have come when...two restorations have occurred simultaneously. There cannot be true revival unless there has been reformation, and reformation is not complete without revival."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, No Little People


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Apr 29, 2017

ON THE UNKNOWN WEBCAST:

Dan will be on The Unknown Webcast to talk about Dr. Schaeffer next week TUESDAY, MAY 2, 7:30 - 8:30 PM CST. This will be LIVE!

~ Courtesy of Midwest Christian Outreach

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Apr 26, 2017

MORAL PRAGMATISM:

"...modern man has no categories...the moral equals the pragmatic on a very crude level."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Pollution and the Death of Man


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Apr 25, 2017

LEARN TO READ:

"Americans don't read enough (that's true), and Americans read too much (that's true too). What I mean is that many don't read enough material to really be informed, and yet they read too much because what they do read they often do not stop to assimilate and think through. I urge you, in such a day as ours, to really truly learn to read!"

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Back to Freedom and Dignity


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Apr 24, 2017

WHY NOT MANIPULATE MAN?:

"[If we] reduce man from a complex personal being made in the image of God to an electrochemical machine. Unfortunately, such a notion not only makes man meaningless but soon leads to the idea that man can, and just as well may, be manipulated with impunity."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Back to Freedom and Dignity


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Apr 23, 2017

ALL VALUES ARE OPEN TO MANIPULATION:

"The problem is that with man being considered a product of the impersonal plus time plus chance, all values are arbitrary and open to manipulation."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Back to Freedom and Dignity


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Apr 22, 2017

ARBITRARY VALUES AND YOUR MANIPULATION:

"What sort of values will man then choose? And how shall he choose them? One thing is clear... the values are totally arbitrary. Anything can become a value. Furthermore, men will have no reason not to use the modern forms of manipulation in order to achieve their purposes and implement their arbitrary values."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Back to Freedom and Dignity


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Apr 21, 2017

TAKING THE LEAD IN CULTURE:

"Christians should prepare to take the lead in giving direction to cultural change. And if it goes poorly, as well it might in the post-Christian world, then we should be consciously preparing the next generation for the new battles it will face."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Back to Freedom and Dignity


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Apr 20, 2017

MANIPULATION, OUR MAJOR CHALLENGE:

"The major challenge is how to handle the recently developed techniques of human engineering and human manipulation. It is important for Christians to pay close attention to the course of events associated with these developments. We are going to be called upon to answer questions we have never considered before, and we should be prepared to respond."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Back to Freedom and Dignity


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Apr 19, 2017

BIBLICAL SPIRITUALITY:

"Biblical spirituality is not a relationship to the word God, or the idea God; it is a relationship to the one who is there, which is an entirely different concept."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, 1965 Wheaton Lectures


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Apr 18, 2017

IF I ONLY HAD AN HOUR:

"...he would devote himself to listening for hours to the struggles and questions of those who came to his home. He would say: 'If I have only an hour with someone, I will spend the first fifty-five minutes asking questions and finding out what is troubling their heart and mind, and then in the last five minutes I will share something of the truth.' "

~ Jerram Barrs, Francis Schaeffer: His Apologetics, chapter 2 of Francis Schaeffer: A Mind and Heart for God


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Apr 16, 2017

HE IS RISEN!:

"Paul asserts unequivocally that Jesus has been raised from the tomb and that we shall ourselves be raised like Him in the future. Jesus’ body was placed in the tomb, but it did not remain there. Jesus rose from the dead. It was not simply a subjective experience by which the disciples were deceived. Jesus rose from the dead as a space-time fact and then He appeared to the disciples."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race?


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Apr 15, 2017

HIS SUFFERING FOR OUR GOOD:

"Matthew 27:46 As He hung upon the cross, having taken upon Himself the sin of those who would trust Him as Savior, God the Father turned from Him. His physical sufferings were great, but were not the greatest part of His suffering"

Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Basic Bible Studies


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Apr 14, 2017

AND GOD SUFFERED:

"Matthew 27:11-50 Consider the various forms of humiliation and agony heaped upon Jesus in these hours. Remember that this is God who allowed Himself to be so treated."

Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Basic Bible Studies


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Apr 13, 2017

THE HORROR OF LOSTNESS:

The Bible teaches that though man is hopelessly lost, he is not nothing. Man is lost because he is separated from God, his true reference point, by true moral guilt. But he will never be nothing. Therein lies the horror of his lostness. For man to be lost, in all his uniqueness and wonder, is tragic.

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Escape from Reason


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Apr 12, 2017

ACT LIKE GOD EXIST HE SAYS:

"Sir Julian Huxley has clarified the dilemma by acknowledging, though he is an atheist, that somehow or other, against all that one might expect, man functions better if he acts as though God is there. This sounds like a feasible solution for a moment, the kind of answer a computer might give if you fed the sociological data into it. God is dead, but act as if He were alive."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There, 1968


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Apr 11, 2017

SCHAEFFER QUOTES Dr. Edmund R. Leach ON MECHANISMS REMOVING THE DIVINE:

"Today when the molecular biologists are rapidly unravelling the genetic chemistry of all living things-while the radio astronomers are deciphering the programme of an evolving cosmos-all the marvels of creation are seen to be mechanisms rather than mysteries. Since even the human brain is nothing more than an immensely complicated computer, it is no longer necessary to invoke metaphysics to explain how it works. In the resulting mechanistic universe all that remains of the divine will is the moral consciousness of man himself."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race? 1979


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Apr 10, 2017

PROPHETIC: COLD EFFICIENCY:

"Some people not only believe that men and women are only machines, but are acting on the idea that they are only so many digits in one big computer. Feelings that place warmth, love, and compassion-not to mention the beauty and reality of human relationships-above other considerations are often all put aside for the great god of efficiency, especially in the economic realm."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race? 1979


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Apr 09, 2017

THE UNPROGRAMMED MAN:

"The Reformation confronts us with an Adam who was, to use twentieth-century thoughtforms, an unprogrammed man-he was not set up as a punch card in a computer system. One thing that marks twentieth-century man is that he cannot visualize this, because modern man is infiltrated by a concept of determinism. But the biblical position is clear-man cannot be explained as totally determined and conditioned."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Escape from Reason, 1968


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Apr 08, 2017

PROPHETIC: LOSS OF COMMUNICATION IN AN INFORMATION AGE:

"We have come to the position where we cannot communicate. The problem of modern man's loss of communication and his alienation did not have to wait for the computers and cybernetics."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The God Who is There, 1968


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Apr 07, 2017

PROPHETIC: ENTERTAINMENT & JOBS:

"A sociologist has written that as computers and machines take over more and more tasks, people will have to stop being achievement-centered. Some are saying that in the next generation, the government's chief job will be to devise ways of keeping a growing mass of people entertained, because machines will have taken their jobs."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, No Little People


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Apr 06, 2017

PROPHETIC: PRIVACY:

"Finally we must not forget the manipulative capacity of the high-speed computer. As a tool it is useful but neutral. It can be used for good purposes or equally for harm. It is not only helpful in scientific and business procedures but even now is useful in medicine to make more rapid diagnoses. Yet the possibility of information storage, beyond what men and governments ever had before, can make available at the touch of a button a man's total history (including remarks put on his record by his kindergarten teacher about his ability and character). And with the computer must be placed the modern scientific technical capability which exists for wholesale monitoring of telephone, cable, Telex, and microwave transmissions which carry much of today's spoken and written communications. The combined use of the technical capability of listening in on all these forms of communications with the high-speed computer literally leaves no place to hide and little room for any privacy."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live? 1976


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Apr 05, 2017

PROPHETIC: TOMORROW, THE MIND:

"Scientists admit that, so far, the brain remains inscrutable. And yet, they insist that tomorrow we will be able to understand it. Even though the computer is not actually comparable to the brain or the brain to the computer, many work on this basis. Scientists are asking us to bet on their knowledge of tomorrow: Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow our hypotheses will be confirmed."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Back to Freedom and Dignity


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Apr 04, 2017

PROPHETIC: DIGITAL MANIPULATION:

"computer itself can be dangerous. The computer has entered into a new age: it can watch you. The great eye can be upon you—recording every single thing you do from your birth to your death. This too is not tomorrow; it is ready today. One computer expert on the West Coast, a man who has as many basic computer patents as anybody in the world, has become so disturbed by the big, all-recording banks of computers that he is spending the end of his life trying to make little inexpensive computers so that men can fight the big computers. The existence of the computer and the control it puts into the hands of those in power steps up the power of each of the forms of modern manipulation in the hands of the manipulators."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, The Church at the End of the 20th Century


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Apr 03, 2017

PROPHETIC: DIGITAL MORALITY:

"[Marshall McLuhan] says there is coming a time in the global village (not far ahead, in the area of electronics) when we will be able to wire everybody up to a giant computer, and what the computer strikes as the average at a given moment will be what is right and wrong. You may say that is far-fetched and there may never be such a worldwide computer system. But the concept of morals only being the average of what people are thinking and doing at a given time is a present reality."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, He is There and He is Not Silent.


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Apr 01, 2017

WE STILL HAVE A POINT OF CONTACT:

"If the unsaved man were completely logical [to his own presuppositions], and so had no point of common contact, we could not reach him for he would have taken his life and so be out of our reach."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, A Review of a Review


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Mar 31, 2017

DIVINE REFLECTION:

"...everything, even that which is created by a non-Christian may be blaspheming, yet the very fact that he creates is reflecting who he is as made in the image of God, whether he knows it or rejects it."

~ Francis Schaeffer, Why I am a Christian Pt 2, Reclaiming the World (video).


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Mar 30, 2017

FRANCIS SCHAEFFER AND THE APOLOGETIC OF BEAUTY:

What role does beauty play in the apologetics of Francis Schaeffer? Is exclusively an art apologetic or something more?

~ Dan Guinn, Paper: Francis Schaeffer and the Apologetic of Beauty, ISCA 2017.

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Mar 29, 2017

RENEWED INTEREST IN FRANCIS SCHAEFFER:

We are now in our 7th year of sharing the thought of Francis Schaeffer in the modern online public square. We have seen a resurgence in interest in Dr. Schaeffer on several fronts over these years, especially in the amount of memes, post and articles by others. We are thankful to have in some small but significant way contributed to this and inspired many to think about Dr. Schaeffer's thought. While he is just one of many important voices, few others were as uniquely gifted to provide the insights that he did in a post-Christian setting. It is our hope to continue for years to come. Keep reading, keep studying, keep praying and shedding tears for our culture, and keep sharing!

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Mar 28, 2017

TRUTH CREDIBILITY:

"Do you think for a moment we will have credibility if we say we believe the truth and yet do not practice the truth in religious matters?"

~ Francis Schaeffer, Two Contents, Two Realities


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Mar 27, 2017

LIKE MICHELANGELO!:

"View little children! What are they doing? Making drawings. They're creative. As far as creativity, not as the level, but that's as much creative as Michelangelo"

~ Francis Schaeffer, Video: Why I am a Christian, Pt 2, Reclaiming the World.

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Mar 26, 2017

THE CREATIVITY DISTINCTIVE:

"one of the distinctives of people as against everything else is that all people are creative."

~ Francis Schaeffer, Video: Why I am a Christian, Pt 2, Reclaiming the World.

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Mar 25, 2017

SHUT IN WITH BEAUTY:

"... Dr. Schaeffer held that, man is 'shut in.' He said, 'There is nowhere that man can go that he can escape the things of grace that God has given him to shut him in.' This is God's testimony to man. He has shut man in with beauty!"

~ Dan Guinn, Paper: Francis Schaeffer and the Apologetic of Beauty, ISCA 2017.

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Mar 24, 2017

BEAUTY, NO EXPLANATION:

"Dr. Schaeffer’s first analysis of reality is that God is objectively there. For all human beings, the question before us is either God is there, or He is not. There is no other basis or question. Thus, when the non-believer holds that God is not there, he has no explanation for what is before him or for himself. He cannot explain the beauty before him. He cannot explain the beauty within himself."

~ Dan Guinn, Paper: Francis Schaeffer and the Apologetic of Beauty, ISCA 2017.

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Mar 23, 2017

BEAUTY & TRUTH:

"True Christianity produces beauty as well as truth."

~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Two Contents, Two Realities


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Mar 22, 2017

BEAUTY REALIZED:

"Seeing Schaeffer's apologetic as merely all about art, culture, and sweeping analysis is a tremendous misunderstanding that is all too common. Schaeffer was not trying to just make a mere art apologetic. Rather, Schaeffer's apologetic of beauty is an all inclusive notion of 'beauty realized' in contrast to a fallen world."

~ Dan Guinn, Paper: Francis Schaeffer and the Apologetic of Beauty, ISCA 2017.

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Mar 21, 2017

OFTEN MISCHARACTERIZED:

"Often mischaracterized and even arbitrarily dismissed as only an art philosophy, Schaeffer teaches us an apologetic of beauty that is missed by many scholars. Once understood, the strength of thought and the power of the clarification of the historic Christian position utterly confounds the very foundations of Atheism. Moreover, for the believer, when realized, it adds tremendous edification to one's soul."

~ Dan Guinn, Abstract, Francis Schaeffer and the Apologetic of Beauty, ISCA 2017.

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