Biography

Francis Schaeffer: A Man Committed to the Lordship of Christ (Part 1)

Francis Schaeffer: A Man Committed to the Lordship of Christ (Part 1)             Born in the Germantown area of Philadelphia, Francis Schaeffer was the only child of working class parents. Schaeffer was not brought up in a strong Christian tradition, but rather voluntarily attended a liberal Presbyterian church. He eventually became unsatisfied with this arrangement because his questions were not receiving satisfactory answers.[1] During his high school years, he became an agnostic. He then began to read extensively in the…

A Holy and Passionate Preacher

A Holy and Passionate Preacher             “It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God.” These words were written in 1840, by Robert Murray McCheyne, pastor of St. Peter’s Church in Dundee, Scotland. Such words seemed to typify McCheyne who emphasized Christ-like holiness above all else in both his preaching and actions. Although many other characteristics and descriptions are often given about Christian…