Monday, March 19, 2007

Learning to Cry for the Culture

John Fischer, writing in CT about the tears of Francis Schaeffer: "He was the closest thing to a 'man of sorrows' I have seen."

Here's the closing:
To be sure, Francis Schaeffer's influence has declined in recent years, as postmodernism has supplanted the modernity he dissected for so long. Schaeffer is not without his critics, even among Christians. But perhaps, in the end, his greatest influence on the church will not be his words as much as his tears. The same things that made Francis Schaeffer cry in his day should make us cry in ours.