Francis Schaeffer had a way of seeing things and then telling others about it. In his mind, and he may be right, the central problem of our age is not the worldly forces around us. He wrote:
“The central problem is always in the midst of the people of God, not in the circumstances surrounding them.”
Rick Pearcey wrote a blog post on this very issue. Pearcey writes:
“In my view, what Schaeffer is helping to awaken us to (I know, it's hard to wake up at times) is central to the real crisis behind the crisis of our age. Moreover, it's an analysis that may help explain much that is retrograde, dehumanizing, undignified, and ineffective as a strategy of cultural engagement.
Look: We have had massive organizations at work for decades. Millions and millions of dollars. Years of blood and sweat and pounds of flesh. No one is saying we have nothing to show for this. And yet things seem to be getting worse on a weekly if not daily basis. Just turn on the TV. You begin to wonder if the current strategy is a cultural and spiritual loser.”