Here’s the video of Os Guinness at SITC!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 09/17/12 under Blog

Image 29If you care about America, Os Guinness’s talk at Socrates in the City last week was profoundly important.  Please click here to watch the video! SITC is thrilled to offer it to the general public at no cost for a limited time.  Please share it as widely as you like!  And please do get a copy of Os’s book, “A Free People’s Suicide:  Sustainable Freedom and the American Future.”  Finally, for my Breakpoint commentaries on the book, click here.

Dick Cavett is coming to Socrates in the City!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 04/29/11 under Blog

cavett-largeLegendary talk-show host Dick Cavett will be our special guest at Socrates in the City on June 23rd!  Eric will interview him on “Celebrity, Fame, and other small topics,” followed by our traditional Q&A with the SITC audience.  By Groucho’s mustache — that could be you!!! For more info, click here!

Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself…

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 04/25/10 under Blog

SITC. April 9, 2010If you missed the April 9th event commemorating the 65th anniversary of Bonhoeffer’s death at the hands of the Nazis, click here to watch the video.  The first twelve minutes are me introducing myself.  The next part is the talk, followed by the lively Q&A.  We’re thrilled to finally have captured an SITC event on video for all to see!  Enjoy it and please share it with your friends!  To buy this book at B&N, click here!  To buy it at, click here!  To buy it at CBD, click here!

Same-Sex Marriage at Socrates in the City

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 01/23/10 under Blog

JenniferRobackMorseThe next SITC event is Feb. 9th!   Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse will speak on “Can We Talk?  Why the Same-Sex Marriage Issue Has Become So Toxic.”   Register by clicking here.

New Birth Portraits

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 12/10/09 under Blog

1 Last spring some folks at Redeemer Presbyterian here in Manhattan asked me to participate in their “New Birth Portrait Series.”  These are short videos that tell the story of one’s “faith journey”.  One of the directors, David Plant, sent me the first “New Birth Portrait” they had completed.  The subject was my good friend Alan Kleinberg (pictured above), and it was simply spectacular.  My own “New Birth Portrait” will be out this month.  In the meantime, watch this one — and watch the ones about Lolita Jackson and Ellie Ellsworth, both also dear friends.

Dinesh D’Souza at Dec. 8th SITC Gala!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 11/23/09 under Blog

Have you registered yet?? Our 2nd Annual SITC Christmas Gala will be on Dec. 8th at the University Club (54th & Fifth Ave.).  If you were there last year you know it’s not to be missed!   Our special Gala speaker is Dinesh D’Souza, speaking on the subject of his killer new book, Life After Death:  The Evidence. For more info, click here — and to see the photos from last year’s event, click here.  Celebrities ‘n’ fun surprises galore!  See you and Santa on the 8th!

Harvard Astronomer at Socrates on Nov. 17th

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 10/27/09 under Blog

OwenGingerichThe extraordinary Harvard Astronomer Dr. Owen Gingerich will be our guest speaker at Socrates in the City on Nov. 17th.  His accomplishments are staggering.  He was famous at Harvard for using an unorthodox teaching style, including propelling himself out of the classroom with a fire extinguisher, and coming to class dressed in the garb of a 16th century Latin scholar.  He’s also successfully observed twelve total solar eclipses and has had an asteroid named after himNOW how much would you pay??  To register for this fab event, click here.

For more on the amazing Dr. Gingerich, click hereWe hope you can join us on Nov. 17th!

Hey! Want to join “Manhattan’s Smart Set”?

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 06/08/09 under Blog

Just go to and register for our emails and you’re in! Because according to GOD IS BACK: How the Global Rise of Faith Will Change the World, an acclaimed new book by two Economist magazine journalists, “Socrates in the City holds discussions on ‘the examined life’ for Manhattan’s smart set.” SITC is mentioned alongside the Trinity Forum and the C.S. Lewis Institute as examples of faith-friendly efforts among the high-brow circuit. Of course.

For a fab article on the subject of whether God really is back — or ever left — in the current issue of World magazine, click here. It’s by my friend Marvin Olasky, Provost at Manhattan’s King’s College. Must reading.

If you are already receiving Socrates emails, you are — of course — already part of “Manhattan’s smart set”. And congrats to you! But if you aren’t receiving them — good grief, by all means click here and sign up before anyone knows you haven’t already done so! And register for our Juen 20th, with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, which is selling extremely briskly, so hurry!

Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks at Socrates, May 18th

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 04/24/09 under Blog

If you or anyone you know will be in the New York City area on May 18th, please join us for a spectacular Socrates in the City evening with the Chief Rabbi of the UK, Sir Jonathan Sacks. Former Prime MInister Tony Blair has called him “truly a towering figure in the intellectual life of Britain today.” For details and to register, please click here.

Go See “Irena’s Vow” on Broadway!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 04/23/09 under Blog

Can you imagine a four-time-Tony-nominated actress like Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony) starring in a well-reviewed Broadway production that is essentially pro-God and pro-life?? Don’t even try. Just go and see Irena’s Vow at the Walter Kerr Theatre. I saw it two nights ago and was stunned that this true story about a Catholic Polish woman who hides twelve Jews from the Nazis had been had been allowed to retain its pro-God and pro-life point of view. My Bonhoeffer book — due out in October! — obviously deals with the subject of Jews in Nazi Germany, so seeing it dealt with as artfully and truthfully as it was in this play was hugely encouraging, not to say very inspiring. At the end of the play, Irena’s daughter came out and answered audience questions. Amazing. Treat yourself to a night at the theater and go see Irena’s Vow.