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Today is the 25th anniversary of Francis Schaeffer’s death.

Crossway has posted online Schaeffer’s sermon, The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way, from the book No Little People.

Lane Dennis, President and Publisher at Crossway, explains how this teaching by Schaeffer in particular has had a profound effect on the vision of Crossway.

One other thing to note: I saw today on Amazon that Schaeffer’s video series How Should We Then Live? became available earlier this year as a 2-DVD set. Here’s the description:

This is Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s spectacular series on the rise and decline of Western culture from a Christian perspective. The series presents profound truths in simple language and concludes that man’s only hope is a return to God’s Biblical absolute — the Truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures. Each 30-minute episode focuses on a significant era of history while presenting answers to modern problems:

  • The Roman Age
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance
  • The Reformation
  • The Revolutionary Age
  • The Scientific Age
  • The Age of Non-reason
  • The Age of Fragmentation
  • The Age of Personal Peace & Affluence
  • Final Choices

This special edition includes an intimate in-depth interview with Francis and Edith Schaeffer (in two parts) as well as a 10-week study guide in PDF.

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3 thoughts on “Schaeffer: "The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way"”

  1. Darrin says:

    I recommend the video series. We went through it with a small group recently. Amazing how relevant despite its age. Great lessons in history as well.

  2. mark says:

    Totally agree Darrin – it’s an excellent video series. I used it in a small group a few years ago, and found it extremely helpful for getting young people thinking about the world around us.

    Schaeffer’s had a massive impact on my life and ministry, so if anyone reading this hasn’t read much of him – do!

  3. Christopher Lake says:

    Wow… it’s the weekend of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Francis Schaeffer’s death (a great Reformed Christian, a trailblazer in apologetics, and pivotal in helping many to develop a Christian worldview), and this anniversary only gets a few comments on one of the most popular Reformed blogs on the internet. This is sobering.

    Do most younger, serious Christians now not know of Schaeffer or his work? If so, then I *strongly* encourage those who have never read his books to start. Schaeffer saw postmodernity coming before almost anyone else, and he addressed it in passionate, loving, thoughful ways.

    The first three of his books (Escape From Reason, The God Who Is There, and He Is There, and He Is Not Silent) are available individually (having been reissued with great introductions) or in a one-volume book titled The Francis Schaeffer Trilogy. I bought The God Who Is There in the reissued edition and found the lengthy introduction very helpful and informative.

    Younger Christians (I’m 35), read Schaeffer and watch his DVDs! You will find a Christian *treasure trove* which will serve you well in an increasingly post-Christian America and Europe.

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