Author: Schaeffer, Francis
Genre: Theology - Ecclesiology
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Tags: Church, Culture / Worldview

This 1984 book by Schaeffer is a needed book, especially for the generation to whom he writes. I think that the last ten years would not make the author glad if he were still alive. In ‘84 he called the great evangelical disaster ‘‘the failure of the evangelical world to stand for truth as truth. There is only one word for this—namely accommodation: the evangelical church has accommodated to the world spirit of the age.’’

Schaeffer believed in confronting our culture, not accommodating it. My favorite section is a description of Christians in the 1960’s with a ‘‘blue-jean mentality.’’ They thought they were bold witnesses infiltrating their culture. Schaeffer says, ‘‘But they had nothing to say which stood in clear confrontation and antithesis to the surrounding culture. It is so easy to be a radical in the wearing of blue jeans when it fits in with the general climate of wearing blue jeans.’’

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