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Monday, February 20, 2012


As part of the Francis Schaeffer Centennial Celebration we were honored to interview Dr. Bruce Little, the director of the Francis Schaeffer Collection at the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture at SEBTS. Dr. Little shared how Schaeffer influenced him, as well as gave an update on the early findings from the Francis Schaeffer Collection. You'll want to watch the interview to learn how the L. Russ Bush Center received the Schaeffer papers as well as initial discoveries that have been made such as a  forgotten and unreleased Schaeffer film.

As you may recall, we were privileged to create a video for the Francis Schaeffer Collection as well. This video highlights the event itself and contains an interview with Udo Middleman and actual photos depicting the archiving process that is underway on the Francis Schaeffer Collection.

We think you will be delighted to watch both videos!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


We were overjoyed to have Dr. Groothuis with us for the Francis Schaeffer Centennial via Skype. It was definitely a highlight of the event. His insight into Schaeffer and his relevance in apologetics today needs to be heard. What people often forget about Schaeffer is that he was a catalyst. He did not seek to be exhaustive in his explorations of various fields of study, but he did seek to be honest and to motivate the church to explore these things for themselves.

For men like Doug Groothuis, Schaeffer provided a spark that would create a passion for truth and a restoration of the integrity of Christian thinking. The ripples of which are still being felt.

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Monday, February 6, 2012


The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith & Culture is presenting 100 days of Schaeffer on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow along as they present memorable quotes and scholarly comments for 100 days straight!

Here is what they have presented already!

Day 1 - David Wells on Schaeffer's 100th bday; "Schaeffer inspired us as he engaged the artists, musicians and philosophers of his day. It was not so much the engagement itself that moved us as the realization of how great and grand is the truth which God has given us, one that is large enough and deep enough to speak to every human situation. At L’Abri, we were talking about reality in a way that was authentic."

Day 2 - Jeremy Begbie on Schaeffer's 100th bday; "Francis Schaeffer was a man for his time, who could energise countless Christians into a cultural engagement they would never have imagined possible had they not met him. His influence was incalculable."

Day 3 - David Naugle on Schaeffer's 100th; "How many of us have received our initial Christian aesthetic inspiration from FAS and Art and the Bible. I did. Thanks be to God… for him."

“The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.” Francis A. Schaeffer, Art and the Bible (Downers Grove: IVP, 1973), p. 61.

Day 4 - Timothy George on Schaeffer's 100th: Francis Schaeffer had a great influence on my life as a young Christian. Though I met him only briefly, I devoured everything he wrote and listened on tape to many of his talks from L’Abri. Schaeffer showed me that it was possible to engage fully with issues of life and culture including art, music, philosophy, and history, without abandoning “the faith once delivered to the saints.” In these and other ways, Francis Schaeffer taught me the meaning of what I believed.

Day 5 - Danny Akin on Schaeffer: Francis Schaeffer taught us the presence and importance that presuppositions play in the makeup of our worldview. What we value and how we live are inescapably influenced by these realities. Schaeffer also taught us how to expose presuppositions, critique them, and in light of God revealed truth, transform them.

Day 6 - Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality, “God commands that we should assemble ourselves together until Jesus comes (Hebrews 10:25). . . Christianity is an individual thing, but it isn’t only an individual thing. There is to be true community, offering true spiritual and material help to each other. . . The local church or Christian group should be right in its teaching, but it should also be beautiful. The local groups should be the example of the supernatural, of the substantially healed relationship in this present life between people.”

Day 7 - “Our calling is to exhibit the existence of God and to exhibit his character, individually and collectively. God is holy and God is love, and our calling is simultaneously to show forth holiness and love in every aspect of life—as parent and child, as husband and wife, in business, in our Christian organization, in the church, in government, in everything—an exhibition of the character of God showing forth his holiness and love simultaneously.” Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster, 351–352.

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