Francis Schaeffer was one of the predominant philosophers of the 20th century. Many know of him from his book How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. We have 89 talks given by Dr. Schaeffer in the 1970’s. This is not for casual listening; it is heavy material meant for high school students who want to understand the impact secular worldviews have had on society in the past, and will have on it in the future.
With titles such as The Christian Answer to Man’s Dilemma , The Non-Christian and His Presuppositions, The Necessity of Non-Christians to be Inconsistent, All People Distinguish Right from Wrong, and Is Man Dead or Alive, this is great material to use as a basis for your young adult doing a research paper. One 20-minute session with Francis Schaeffer can spawn hours of research, writing, and serious dinner conversation. It’s important not only to ground our children in the Christian worldview, but to train them on defending it and understanding the impact a non-Christian worldview has on the world we live in today.