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  • Schaeffer Sunday: the role that Francis Schaeffer played in the rise of the pro-life movement

    09/19/2013 1:51:00 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    Editor note: This essay below is worth the read. [The following essay explores the role that Francis Schaeffer played in the rise of the pro-life movement.  It examines the place of How Should We Then Live?, Whatever Happened to the Human Race?, and A Christian Manifesto in that process.]One of the most enigmatic, controversial, and influential figures in the growth of the “pro-life” movement was Francis August Schaeffer.  It was the issue of abortion in particular that drove Schaeffer to shift his later work in the direction of political involvement and mobilization.(1)  Yet, despite the enormous impact of his books...
  • Does Calvinism Kill Missions? [Calvinist Caucus]

    07/12/2013 5:27:29 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | July 11, 2013 | Sam Storms
    In a guest post at the blog of Kevin DeYoung (July 3, 2013), Jason Helopoulos asks and answers the question: Does Calvinism Kill Missions? It is often asserted that Calvinism creates a barrier to evangelism and missions. The accusation usually comes in the form of questions. How could those who believe the Scriptures teach predestination and election truly have a heart for missions? If God has determined who shall be saved, why would there be any need to engage in evangelism or missions? And yet, we can safely say that this is an argument lacking historical proof (and theological basis)....
  • A Message from LAbri on the Passing of Edith Schaeffer

    03/30/2013 6:53:20 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 16 replies
    Aquila Report ^ | march 30, 2013 | "staff"
    Our Heavenly Father has taken dear Edith Schaeffer to himself. She passed away quietly in her sleep last night in Gryon, Switzerland where she has been living with her family. We cannot express how deep is our gratitude for her life and we thank the Lord that she is enjoying the Hope that she has so longed for. .....
  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 4 of 14]

    01/11/2013 9:00:44 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies
    People for Life ^ | 1982 | Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer
    Everything is relative. So as you cut yourself loose from the Law of God, in any concept whatsoever, you also soon are cutting yourself loose from a strict constructionism and each ruling is to be seen as an arbitrary choice by a group of people as to what they may honestly think is for the sociological good of the community, of the country, for the given moment. Now, along with that is the fact that the courts are increasingly making law and thus we find that the legislatures' powers are increasingly diminished in relationship to the power of the courts....
  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 3 of 14]

    01/07/2013 7:32:32 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies
    People for Life ^ | 1982 | Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer
    A good illustration is in the public schools. This view is taught in our public schools exclusively -- by law. There is no other view that can be taught. I'll mention it a bit later, but by law there is no other view that can be taught. By law, in the public schools, the United States of America in 1982, legally there is only one view of reality that can be taught. I'll mention it a bit later, but there is only one view of reality that can be taught, and that is that the final reality is only material...
  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 2 of 14]

    01/05/2013 9:21:46 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    People for Life ^ | 1982 | Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer
    The world view that the final reality is only material or energy shaped by pure chance, inevitably, (that's the next word I would bring to you ) mathematically -- with mathematical certainty -- brings forth all these other results which are in our country and in our society which have led to the breakdown in the country -- in society -- and which are its present sorrows. So, if you hold this other world view, you must realize that it is inevitable that we will come to the very sorrows of relativity and all these other things that are so...
  • A Christian Manifesto, by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer [Part 1 of 14]

    01/04/2013 9:59:38 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies
    People for Life ^ | 1982 | Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer
    This 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. [Part 1 of 14] Christians, in the last 80 years or so, have only been seeing things as bits and pieces which have gradually begun to trouble them and others, instead of understanding that they are the natural outcome of a change from a Christian World View to a Humanistic one; things such as overpermissiveness, pornography, the problem of the public schools, the breakdown of the family,...
  • A (Borrowed) Christmas Reflection [Francis A. Schaeffer's "What Difference Has Looking Made?"]

    12/24/2012 9:37:43 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    Every Square Inch ^ | December 23, 2007 | Nathan Tiemeyer
    Take a moment to consider this short excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's sermon, "What Difference Has Looking Made?" The sermon is an extended reflection on the experience of the shepherds to whom the angels appeared at the birth of Jesus, as well as what that experience has to teach us: Doctrinal clarity matters a great deal; but Luke does not allow his Gospelto end merely with a proper emphasis on the necessity of the great doctrinaltruths, and our study should not end there either. Before his ascension Jesustold the disciples "that repentance and remission of sins should be preached inhis name...
  • Prayers for Edith Schaeffer

    07/28/2012 6:50:29 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
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    PRAYERS FOR EDITH SCHAEFFER: Udo, Dan and several others have informed me.... "We just recieved word that Edith is in very poor in health and may be near passing. Also, in the interest of being mindful of the family and their privacy we will withhold releasing anything more news right now until we confirm what information we have. Please pray for Edith and the family, and for traveling mercies for those who may require travel in this time. If others are at more liberty to post additional information I invite you to do so as you feel comfortable. To all:...
  • A (Borrowed) Christmas Reflection: Francis A. Schaeffer's "What Difference Has Looking Made?"

    12/24/2011 10:10:36 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies
    Every Square Inch ^ | Sunday, December 23, 2007 | Francis A Schaeffer, Nathan Tiemeyer
    Take a moment to consider this short excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's sermon, "What Difference Has Looking Made?" The sermon is an extended reflection on the experience of the shepherds to whom the angels appeared at the birth of Jesus, as well as what that experience has to teach us: Doctrinal clarity matters a great deal; but Luke does not allow his Gospel to end merely with a proper emphasis on the necessity of the great doctrinal truths, and our study should not end there either. Before his ascension Jesus told the disciples "that repentance and remission of sins should be...
  • Everything But the Knickers: The Enduring Significance of Francis Schaeffer

    09/23/2011 10:12:03 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | September 14, 2011 | Owen Strachan
    In a news cycle driven by the latest quotes from Rick Perry, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney, you would not expect to see Francis Schaeffer popping up on the daily ticker. The American expatriate, wearer-of-knickers, connoisseur of Swiss cosmopolitanism, and, above all, philosophically minded Calvinist public intellectual once made national headlines, to be sure. But suddenly he has returned, posthumously torturing the public square with supposed plans of a Christian political takeover, a master-strategy foiled in his day yet rising again in the phoenix of Michelle Bachmann’s presidential campaign. Bad history and considerable ink-spilling aside, all this prompts a question:...
  • A (Borrowed) Christmas Reflection [Francis A. Schaeffer's "What Difference Has Looking Made?"]

    12/24/2010 6:36:27 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    Every Square Inch ^ | December 23, 2007 | Nathan Tiemeyer
    Take a moment to consider this short excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's sermon, "What Difference Has Looking Made?" The sermon is an extended reflection on the experience of the shepherds to whom the angels appeared at the birth of Jesus, as well as what that experience has to teach us: Doctrinal clarity matters a great deal; but Luke does not allow his Gospel to end merely with a proper emphasis on the necessity of the great doctrinal truths, and our study should not end there either. Before his ascension Jesus told the disciples "that repentance and remission of sins should be...
  • A (Borrowed) Christmas Reflection [Francis A. Schaeffer's "What Difference Has Looking Made?"]

    12/27/2007 5:14:07 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies · 86+ views
    Every Square Inch ^ | December 23, 2007 | Nathan Tiemeyer
    Take a moment to consider this short excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's sermon, "What Difference Has Looking Made?" The sermon is an extended reflection on the experience of the shepherds to whom the angels appeared at the birth of Jesus, as well as what that experience has to teach us: Doctrinal clarity matters a great deal; but Luke does not allow his Gospel to end merely with a proper emphasis on the necessity of the great doctrinal truths, and our study should not end there either. Before his ascension Jesus told the disciples "that repentance and remission of sins should be...
  • BAPTISM, by Francis Schaeffer [Schaeffer's defense of paedobaptism]

    11/29/2006 9:23:13 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 67 replies · 1,033+ views
    Five Solas.com ^ | Francis A. Schaeffer
    BAPTISM By Francis A. Schaeffer In introduction, there are several things to emphasize as we begin this study. 1. We do not believe in Baptismal Regeneration. Let me remind you that it was over the question of the sacraments that Calvin and Luther differed during the Reformation Period. To Calvin, and those who have followed him, the important thing is the individual's coming directly to Christ for salvation. In regard to baptism, we who are Presbyterians, are interested primarily not in the water baptism but in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which takes place when the individual accepts...
  • The Great Evangelical Disaster

    07/03/2005 12:35:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies · 1,152+ views
    Banner of Truth ^ | Francis A. Schaeffer
    The evangelical world has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beginning of L'Abri in Switzerland by Francis Schaeffer. At his prime, in 1984, he wrote a book called The Great Evangelical Disaster: 1934-1984 (Published by Crossway Books) in which he traced out the downgrade in evangelicalism in the fifty years preceding 1984. How similar to Dr Lloyd-Jones were his convictions. These are some of the things Schaeffer said in what was one of his most important books. "Make no mistake. We as Bible-believing evangelical Christians are locked in a battle. This is not a friendly gentleman's discussion. It is...