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Like many other folks, I was influenced early in my ministry by the books, audio messages, and video recordings of Francis Schaeffer. I never gave in to trying to grow his goatee or dress like him… but I’m certain from time to time I surely must have tried to speak like him.
I used to obsessively study philosophy, worldview-thinking, ethics, theology, culture, and apologetics through seminary and well into the first half of my ministry. Francis Schaeffer helped me navigate much of that journey. He helped show me how those subjects were all connected as well as how understanding such things was essential for practical day-to-day life and ministry.
Reading Schaeffer’s works and learning more about him, his family, and his ministry also led me to discover others who have greatly impacted my thinking and ministry, such as Jerram Barrs, Os Guinness, and Dick Keyes.
This post is late to the dance because this past Monday (January 30) was the centennial celebration of Schaeffer’s birth. I’ve read some great tributes to his life and ministry over the last few weeks and I thought I might share some of those, as well as some inspiring websites and ministries that are carrying on the work that Schaeffer helped revitalize in his day.
As is often the case with my blog, this post is not properly a “Top Ten” list, but it makes for a good title to the post.
I hope something mentioned here will bless you.
Grace and Truth,
Remembering Francis Schaeffer by T.M. Moore (good list of links at the end of the article). In many ways Charles Colson and his various ministries (The Colson Center, BreakPoint, etc., are carrying on in the same spirit as Schaeffer.
The Need to Read Francis Schaeffer by Todd Kappelman at Probe Ministries
Francis Schaeffer at Wheaton
How Then Should We Live?: Francis Schaeffer at 100 by Charles Colson
Some great websites/ministries serving in the “Schaeffer spirit”…
L’Abri Fellowship -This is the ministry that Schaeffer and his wife founded. It has greatly expanded and continues to do a wonderful job of ministering today. Check out their page on the history of L’Abri.
Francis A. Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary. Jerram Barrs is closely connected to this. Two of his courses, on the early and later years of Schaeffer, are available (for free!!!) at the Covenant website.
Francis Schaeffer Studies.org -a new website and ministry launched to celebrate the 100th birthday of Schaeffer. Lots of great resources available.
The Francis Schaeffer Study Center - This is an awesome ministry to students. From their webpage… “The focus of the Study Center curriculum is on equipping high school students with basic biblical knowledge, an understanding of the Christian world-view and an integrated study of the literature, history, and art of western civilization.”
Other helpful resources…
And… what would a post on Schaeffer be without something from the man himself…