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The Schaeffer paradox

If you have any interest at all in apologetics – the defence of the faith – you will have come across the work of Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984).

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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The L’Abri centre in Switzerland, founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer continues today

It is hard to over-estimate his great influence on thoughtful evangelicalism. His range of writings, from climate change to postmodern art, reflect a rare calling as a missionary to culture. There were weaknesses in his ministry, oversimplifications of philosophical theory and a perilous partnership with secular political power, but contemporary apologetics is enormously in his debt.