The Francis Schaeffer Collection - The L. Rush Bush Center for Faith & Culture The Schaeffer Legacy Project - An Interview With Dr. David Calhoun of Covenant Theological Seminary True Spirituality Class Francis Schaeffer at International Congress of World Evangelism, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1974 Whatever Happened To The Human Race? - Playlist The Mark of A Christian Class - Playlist The Question of Apologetics A Christian Manifesto - Playlist

Friday, April 19, 2013


As you may know, we launched the new francis schaeffer on the weekend of  April 14, 2013. The primary motivation for the change has to been to further advance our ministry focus. Our goal from the beginning has been to continue to be a resource for the study of the works of Francis and Edith Schaeffer. In order to do this we have realized that we needed a better user experience on our web site that would allow people to quickly research. Secondarily, we realized we needed to build a site that would support further expansion of the Schaeffer database and allow our research to grow.

Features: The new web site has many features designed to encourage easy access to the works of Francis and Edith Schaeffer.

Accordion Menu:

The new accordion menu allows various categories of links to be presented for easy navigation and a clean page appearance.

Feature Area:

The new landing page feature area allows you to follow the ongoing work of Francis Schaeffer Studies. This area will include blog post, single videos, video play list, special news and topical information.

Four features to choose from.

Selecting from videos in a playlist.
Book Carousel:

The new book carousel allows you to scroll through the works of Francis and Edith quickly with your "mouse wheel." Scrolling down spins the carousel to the left and allow you to look through the books quickly. Scrolling upwards will spin the carousel back to the left. You may also use the navigation slider at the bottom of the carousel to rotate the carousel.

Book Carousel, select carousel options from the left.
If you would like to see the current carousel listings as text, there is a toggle in the upper-right-hand corner. Clicking this option will drop a display of book title links. Clicking it again hides the text-version.

If you are browsing the carousel and you decide upon a book, you simply click on the book thumbnail and read more about it. If you are in text-mode you can click on the link you prefer.

New Book Pages & Book Page Features:  

Book pages are now more helpful. You will right away notice that when there are multiple book thumbnails in our database you will see them animate as a slide show. Under the book images, you will see new options that allow you to preview via Google Books, look up a book via WorldCat Library search, see general places you can buy the book and ways to interact with others socially.

On the right, you will find all of the general book information, including publisher information and items from FSS such as overviews and history (when available). Underneath the provided information, you will see that you can comment on each book with Facebook. If there is related L'Abri Ideas Library information for the book,  you will see a box indicating this. Below is an example:

Schaeffer Collections:
At the bottom of every page is a horizontal menu with links to the various Schaeffer collections that exist as well as other important links. Part of our service to the Schaeffer community is to promote these collections. Please take time to visit these sites during your studies.  

Schaeffer Collections menu.

 You will later find additional features on those books where we have produced related media content. Additionally, we are excited to finally begin adding book reviews from prominent scholars. So you will want to check back for these!

We hope that you will enjoy the new site and that it will become a valuable means of research for your studies of the works of Francis and Edith Schaeffer.