Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Exploring Frank Schaeffer's Unprincipled Sell-Out of His Father

...Frank Schaeffer unquestionably adored his father, just as his father passionately adored him. Having lived in their home for more than three years, I have countless memories of this, including the sight of the two of them wrestling on the floor of the living room of their chalet, and ending with a fierce hug. Yet no critic or enemy of Francis Schaeffer has done more damage to his life's work than his son Frank...

The rest of Os Guinness' troubling, moving, illuminating essay, "Fathers and Sons: On Francis Schaeffer, Frank Schaeffer, and Crazy for God" can be found here. Thanks to the Pearcey Report for bringing it to my attention.