Latest Articles by ERIC METAXAS
Oct 18, 2014
Religious liberty is the first freedom mentioned in the First Amendment to the Constitution—and for good reason. The freedom to live according to conscience is central to our history and to who we are as Americans.
Yet not long ago, a New Mexico Supreme Court justice told a Christian photographer and her husband who were charged for declining to photograph a same-sex commitment event that they were “compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives,” adding “it is the price of citizenship.”
Jul 15, 2014
Every spring for the past 27 years, writers and other intellectuals have gathered in the Welsh town of Hay “to think about the world as it is, to imagine how it might be,” and to have a “big conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure.”
This year, one of the featured speakers was Steve Jones, a geneticist at University College, London. Jones, who is an atheist, made headlines around Britain when he said that while “we atheists sometimes congratulate ourselves that the incidence of religious belief is going down,” atheism’s own future is in doubt.
May 12, 2014
Most of us quite naturally seek to avoid suffering at all costs. But it’s a fruitless task—literally and spiritually.
Apr 22, 2014
The movie “Noah” certainly has struck a nerve among Christians. I have some thoughts about that.
In 532 A.D., a series of riots pitting the supporters of two different chariot racing teams, the “Greens” and the “Blues,” nearly toppled the Byzantine Emperor, Justinian. The Nika riots resulted in 30,000 deaths and half of Constantinople being burned or otherwise destroyed.
Mar 10, 2014
New findings out of my alma mater, Yale University, would seem to suggest that humans are born with an innate sense of morality. Where have I heard that before?
Feb 28, 2014
Some of the most moving biblical narratives involve childless women. The stories of Sarah, Hannah the mother of Samuel, and Elizabeth the mother of John the Baptist, serve as reminders of God’s faithfulness and power.
Feb 5, 2014
Emotional, angry outbursts have become the acceptable parlance of public discourse. One case in point, and why it’s so dangerous, next ...
“I hope my father dies soon,” Scott Adams wrote recently on his blog. “And while I’m at it, I might want you to die a painful death too.”
Dec 23, 2013
We're at war. Or at least, war is being waged on our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe.
Sometime in November, the North Korean regime publicly executed eighty people in seven cities across the country. In each instance, a crowd was forced to watch as ten people, their heads covered with white bags, were tied to stakes and machine gunned to death.
Nov 29, 2013
One year ago, China’s People’s Daily newspaper told readers that Kim Jong-un, the leader of neighboring North Korea, had been named the “sexiest man alive.” A 55-photo slide show accompanied copy that read “With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true.”
Nov 26, 2013
One of this year’s biggest blockbuster films may be a great metaphor for what it means to be human—and why God created us for one another.