2012 National Prayer Breakfast

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 02/02/12 under Blog

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Today I spoke at the Nat’l Prayer Breakfast in Washington.  During my speech I gave the President a copy of my Bonhoeffer book…  Here’s the article from WORLD. Here’s one from The Baptist Press. Here’s the Catholic News Agency.  And here’s National Review.

Emily02021FOR THE VIDEO, CLICK HERE!!!

My talk begins 35 mins in and ends with me leading the 3,500 assembled in singing “Amazing Grace”.  No kidding.

Guess who snapped this photo below?  None other than VP Joseph P. Biden, who of his own accord very graciously offered to take it for me!  Amazing.  I wonder how many photos there are of U.S. President’s taken by U. S. Vice Presidents?

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2012 National Prayer Breakfast

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Published by Rick Vlaha on 02/02/12 under Media Video
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Today I spoke at the Nat’l Prayer Breakfast in Washington.  During my speech I gave the President a copy of my Bonhoeffer book.

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 Amazon.com, click here!  To buy it at CBD, click here!

Do You Know Michael Craven?

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 10/16/09 under Blog

I met Michael and his family this past summer at Camp-of-the-Woods(below), which, by the way, was absolutely fantastic!  In CAMPOFTHEWOODSfact, I’ll be back  there to speak next July.  But the best part of it all was meeting amazing people, and Michael is at the top of that list.  He heads the Center for Christ & Culture in Dallas, which you must visit immediately, by clicking here. (Do yourself a big favor and sign up for his weekly commentaries!  If ten more people sign up, I’ll win a ten-speed bike!) Ahem.  I’ll be speaking at Michael’s church in Dallas this week — Oct. 22nd.   If you know anyone in the area, please let them know! For info, click here. I’ll also be speaking the next morning in Grapevine at the Wingmen’s Fellowship.  For details, click here. Hope to see you there!  For Michael’s latest commentary, click here.

Atlanta, Georgia

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 02/26/09 under Schedule Uncategorized

Salvation Army Divisional Leaders’ Conference, Keynote Address

What a week!

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Published by Eric Metaxas on 11/02/08 under Blog

It’s been quite a few days, folks… We had another absolutely extraordinary Socrates in the City event on Oct. 22nd, with Dr. Gerald Schroeder — Israeli physicist, Talmud scholar and author of Genesis and the Big Bang. He was everything we had hoped — a kind of Professor Irwin Corey with substance, if such can be imagined. Before Dr. Schroeder launched into his talk he regaled the audience by offering yours truly a gift of skin lotion made near the Dead Sea. A good time was had by all. Of course you may order a cd of the evening from socratesinthecity.com. They make great Christmas and Hannukah presents, as do Professor Schroeder’s fantastic books.

On Saturday I spoke about William Wilberforce at a benefit for the Wilberforce School in Princeton, NJ, and on Sunday I spoke about Mr. Wilberforce at the august Jonathan Edwards Forum in Wethersfield, Connecticut. The event took place at the venerable First Church of Christ there; the history in that building is enough to scare anyone off. The steeple is about as gorgeous and quintessential a New England church steeple as you are likely to find in existence, and the interior of the 1761 church has been gloriously restored. The pulpit, from which I dared speak, is so far above the congregation that one feels one had better have something important to say. Ahem.

On Wednesday I moderated a luncheon panel on publishing at the Dillon Art Gallery in SoHo, which exhibits the virtuoso works of Mako Fujimura, who — along with the supermodel Kim Alexis and the incomparable belletrist and polymathic mathematician David Berlinksi — was in attendance. It was, like, a scene, man.

On Thursday night I was the emcee at a First Annual Young Supporters event for the MPSC (Midtown Pregnancy Support Center) of Manhattan, an exceedingly worthy organization whose capable executive director turns out to be related to me by marriage, and rather directly, too. Because the youngish crowd was at one point slightly unruly I struck back by singing — The Mills Brothers’ “Dinah” and Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” — to the inestimable accompaniment of Matt Veligdan and his Band. Yowza yowza yowza…

On Friday morning I had sinus surgery and am now in mending mode, prone and prone to crankiness. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been a terrific readership.