The Faith Crisis of Francis Schaeffer – Sunday Share from William Edgar

The article by William Edgar linked below describes Francis Schaeffer’s “hayloft experience,” a period of about three months when the well-known Christian philosopher, author, and professor struggled with depression and serious questions about his faith.  This faith crisis was brought about when he realized the religious movement he had helped create was “zealous for theological precision, but not for obeying Jesus’s command to “love one another as I have loved you.”[1]  Schaeffer found himself asking: if Christians aren’t loving, is Christianity real?

(Estimated reading time 4 minutes)

I discovered this through fellow blogger Barbara Harper, who posts a weekly list of good reads on Saturday.

[1] John 15:12

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