From the Pastor’s Desk
In my home, my dad had his favourite chair. He spent many hours there praying, and reading. Whether it was his Bible, Pierre Berton, or a theological work, that chair was dad’s reading chair.
Dad taught me to love reading. Whether it was David Wilkerson’s The Cross & The Switchblade or Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place, I grew in my love for books.
It was a moment of crisis. Having come to faith in Jesus Christ and abandoned agnosticism, Francis Schaeffer had come to ask the question, “What is real?” Having pastored in the U.S. for nearly a decade and serving in a secularizing Europe, Schaeffer began to ask questions about what reality should Christianity produce and why had that reality diminished in his life when it was so real and fresh after his conversion.