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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…

Respectful Love: The Christian Version of Tolerance – Part 2

Not long ago, the word ‘tolerance’ meant ‘bearing’ or ‘putting up with someone or something not especially liked’. Now, however, the word has been redefined to mean ‘all values, all beliefs, all lifestyles, all truth claims are equal’. Denying this logic brands a person as ‘intolerant’, and thus worthy of contempt. However, what the person means by saying, “You must be open to everything” is really, “You must be open to everything that I am open to, and anything that…

Respectful Love: The Christian Version of Tolerance – Part I

An ancient maxim reads, “About matters of taste, there is no disputing,” while another advises, “About matters of truth, we should engage in dispute.”[1] These two sayings nicely capture the essence of the solution to the contemporary problem of tolerance and truth. On the one hand, we hear much in public discourse about the need for tolerance, usually presented as the non-judgmental acceptance of all perspectives. On the other hand, those who stand for truth are often branded as narrow-minded,…

Is the Bible Worth Reading Today?

It seems a bit odd in this day and age to read something as old as the Bible. It was written so long ago that many wonder how reading it in the twenty-first century could ever be of any benefit. But here are a few reasons why all people should consider reading the Bible. First, it is the most banned and burned book in history. If nothing else, sheer curiosity – as to why such a book would be so…