Canadian National Prayer Breakfast

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 06/15/13 under Blog

canadianmountiesvsatomicinvaders2osTo see my recent speech at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, click here! I reference William Shatner, Rich Little, and the phrase “Hey, Hoser!” in the first few minutes of my presentation. A good time was had by all. The speech begins about 25 mins into the video…  Hope you enjoy it, eh?

And after Ottawa I flew over to Toronto and shot three episodes of 100 Huntley Street to talk about my 7Men book, revealing that the real “Secret of their Greatness” was their common Canadian heritage. Click here for Part Un! Click here for Part Deux! And here’s Part Trois! But before that, I shot this episode, in which I spoke about my time at the Canadian National Prayer Breakfast…

Eunice vs. Teddy

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 08/31/09 under Blog

To read Ross Douthat’s latest NY Times column, click here.  It’s a wonderful column, and it’s extraordinary to think that their deaths were separated by a mere thirteen days.  For more on the “pro-life Kennedy” click here.

J. Bottum on Obama and Notre Dame

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 05/09/09 under Blog

An essay from the inestimably talented J. Bottum. Click here.

CHOOSING LIFE IN THE ARMY — and elsewhere.

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 05/02/09 under Blog

Right here in Manhattan, my wife, Susanne, runs the MPSC (Midtown Pregnancy Support Center) a non-political, non-profit Christian organization that offers help of all kinds to women (and families) that find themselves in “crisis pregnancies.” The stories one hears from such women can be incredibly moving; but what’s most striking to me is that one never seems to hear these stories — of real women, making real decisions in difficult circumstances — anywhere in the popular culture, neither on tv nor in the so-called main-stream media. Here’s one such story from the online site for First Things.

Robbie George on Richard John Neuhaus

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 03/20/09 under Blog

I had the privilege of knowing Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, who passed away in January. He spoke at Socrates in the City three years ago. Robbie George, who spoke at SITC two weeks ago, offers this eloquent tribute to Fr. Neuhaus in the online version of First Things.

He Threw It All Away
By Robert P. George
Friday, March 20, 2009, 12:01 AM

In the early 1970s, Lutheran pastor Richard John Neuhaus was poised to become the nation’s next great liberal public intellectual—the Reinhold Niebuhr of his generation. He had going for him everything he needed to be not merely accepted but lionized by the liberal establishment. First, of course, there were his natural gifts as a thinker, writer, and speaker. Then there was a set of left-liberal credentials that were second to none. He had been an outspoken and prominent civil rights campaigner, indeed, someone who had marched literally arm-in-arm with his friend Martin Luther King. He had founded one of the most visible anti-Vietnam war organizations… (to read the rest of this article, click here.)