This is a 1998 book on current apologetic trends as foreshadowed by these two well-known writers. The authors are both from Asbury Theological Seminary, which shows through the critique especially in the chapter on Inerrancy. I think, however, that the book is a fair evaluation of the views of these two prolific writers. The value of the book is the purpose of the book, that is, to evaluate the successful apologetic techniques that Lewis and Schaeffer employed in their time. Despite our differences with some of their beliefs, they were masters at communicating to the culture in which they lived. Their writings still are quoted as much as any and their tactical approach to the modern pagans is still effectively used.
The Gospel and NarrativeOctober 20, 2011
Long John Silver is a prominent name in the minds of those young (and older) boys who have read Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Throughout the entire story young Jim Hawkins struggles with who the real Long John Silver is and how to understand his actions. Is he the affable, generous sea cook, and friend […]
The Highways and HedgesJune 4, 2011
I found the joy of the salvation of others. Oh, the privilege, the blessed privilege, to be used of God to win a soul to Christ, and to see a man or woman being led out of bondage by some act of ours toward them. To think that God should condescend to allow us to […]
Does Love Win?May 7, 2011
Recently, there has been an explosion of attention focused on Rob Bell and his new book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which was released in March 2011 by HarperOne. The buzz surrounding this book began when Bell posted an introductory video to his book […]