Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Quote: Francis Schaeffer on Method

“I do not believe there is any one system of apologetics that meets the need of all the people, any more than I think there is any one form of evangelism that meets the need of all the people. It is to be shaped on the basis of love for the person as a person.”

– Francis Schaeffer

A Christian View of Philosophy and Culture (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1982), p. 177


  1. Nick Potts May 15, 2011

    and this is why he is one of the greatest men not only in apologetics but spiritual formation.

  2. Tony May 16, 2011

    Great post… Was going to post for an apologetic site to be added Brian… I did not know any other way to suggest this.

  3. freemantp May 17, 2011

    I don't know if he had a change of mind, but it worth reading thin in the light of what he said in his introduction to 'The God who is there" published in 1968 where he comes down on the side of presuppositional apologetics.On page 7 he has a section that puts the view that it's use "would have stopped the decay!" when speaking about "the floodwaters of secular thought and liberal theology overwhelmed the Church."