A Unified Answer to Life (Schaeffer)

 I haven't read this whole book yet, but what I have read is quite good: Escape from Reason by Francis Schaeffer.  Here's one helpful section I read this morning: ...Christianity has the opportunity, therefore, to speak clearly of the fact that its answer has the very thing that modern man has despaired of—the unity of… Continue reading A Unified Answer to Life (Schaeffer)

Christians: Rebels Deserving Death (Schaeffer)

 Although I have read several books by Francis Schaeffer, I haven't read one of his more popular ones called How Should We Then Live?  I'm around the halfway point and so far I'm enjoying it.  Right near the beginning, Schaeffer talked about Roman persecution of Christians in the early centuries of the church.  I like how… Continue reading Christians: Rebels Deserving Death (Schaeffer)

Genesis, History, and Morality (Schaeffer)

 If a person denies the factual historicity of Genesis 1-3 that person has cut himself or herself off from some of the major truths of biblical Christianity.  Others have explained this well: if you deny the fact that Adam was a historical human being, you are far out of step with Jesus' teaching (Mt. 19:5)… Continue reading Genesis, History, and Morality (Schaeffer)

Faith in Faith? (Schaeffer)

 Many people today talk about the need for faith.  "You just gotta have faith" is Hallmark card spirituality, as if faith is some kind of inner strength that will get you through hard times.  Diagnosed with a serious illness?  Just believe, and you'll make it.  Have a mountain in life to climb?  Have faith -… Continue reading Faith in Faith? (Schaeffer)

Taking the Roof Off (Francis Schaeffer)

 (This is a post from January, 2016.) I was recently re-reading part of Francis Schaeffer's book The God Who is There.  Specifically, I studied section 4 - the part where Schaeffer talks about "taking the roof off" of people's lives.  What he means by this is that when we talk to unbelievers about their belief systems, we… Continue reading Taking the Roof Off (Francis Schaeffer)