|Schaeffer Apologetics Video Snapshot|
In mid-August, we were able to acquire through public vendors a VHS copy of a 1983 lecture by Francis Schaeffer on Apologetics. Finding this rare tape was quite a find in itself, however after some further inquiries, we were surprised to discover more than we bargained for.
After finding this publicly available, out-of-stock video, my partner Jason Schaitel, inquired further with the company who produced the video to see if we might be able to digitize the video and make it available on line. The company, Sound Word, may be known to some of you, as they still do audio conference recording for L'Abri. You can find a list of currently available audio recordings here.
Sound Word, not only was willing to allow us to handle the Apologetics video for these purposes, but was also willing to offer a total of 11 master copies of video (9 segments) from conferences in 1983 and 1984. These historic lectures are of Schaeffer in his final two years of life on some very significant topics. They also include footage from Edith Schaeffer and Susan Macaulay (their daughter) as well.
We are thankful and honored to have been given permission by Sound Word and L'Abri Fellowship to be entrusted with the task of digitizing and making these videos available to the public. Accordingly, francisschaefferstudies.org has purchased the masters and will digitize, edit, and produce them beginning in just a few weeks. We will then begin releasing them this fall and winter and throughout 2014, which will be thirty years after Dr. Schaeffer's passing. We cannot help but think this is a bit of Providence at work.
The following is a list of the contents of the videos we will be working on. The information provide is subject to change depending on the actual contents of the tapes. We will provide more information as it becomes available:
L'Abri Conference, Atlanta 1983
- Introduction to L'Abri - Dr. Schaeffer and Susan Macaulay (daughter)
- Names and Issues - Dr Schaeffer
- Who Is For Peace? - Dr. Schaeffer
- It is Your Life Involved - Dr. Schaeffer
- Common Sense Living (Nehemiah) - Edith Schaeffer
- Apologetics - Dr. Schaeffer
L'Abri Conference, Knoxville 1984
(All videos are labeled E & F Schaeffer)
- Introduction to L'Abri (Various)
- Discussion on The Great Evangelical Disaster (Book) - Part 1
- Discussion on The Great Evangelical Disaster (Book) - Part 2
- Conference Discussions / Dr. Schaeffer's Last Address - Part 1
- Conference Discussions / Dr. Schaeffer's Last Address - Part2
Watch for updates and follow the releases as we make them available.