Latest Articles by ERIC METAXAS
Jun 7, 2013
In the last week of April, two Orthodox bishops in Syria were kidnapped by rebels near Aleppo. Ironically, these same bishops “had warned of the threat to religious tolerance and diversity from the two-year conflict in their country.”
May 29, 2013
A few years ago I found myself on CNN, promoting a book I’d just written titled Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (but Were Afraid to Ask).”I was expecting some hardball questions, such as, “If God is good and powerful, why does He allow so much evil in the world?” But instead, to my great surprise, the interviewer asked me about William Wilberforce, the great British abolitionist. I’d almost forgotten I’d even mentioned Wilberforce in my book, but suddenly I was talking to a national TV audience about him.
May 10, 2013
Scarcely a day goes by without yet another reminder of the ancient Roman phrase, Homo homini lupus est: man is a wolf to his fellow man. The terrible bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon—which, at the time of this recording, killed three people, including an eight-year-old boy, and injured at least 140 others—is just the latest graphic piece of evidence.
Apr 26, 2013
My friend Karen Swallow Prior, an English professor at Liberty University, is making waves with an article called “The Case for Getting Married Young.” Her article, which ran in The Atlantic, got as much buzz as if she’d said something really revolutionary. And perhaps she did. Prior dared to suggest that deliberately delaying marriage, which has become the norm these days, may not always be the best option.
Apr 15, 2013
We’ve heard about different studies for years, that too much TV isn’t good for kids. Well, the latest study from New Zealand adds a new wrinkle: some disturbing correlations between excessive TV viewing and antisocial behavior in young people.
Mar 25, 2013
As you may have heard, DC Comics decision to have science fiction novelist Orson Scott Card write the initial episodes of the latest series of Superman comics has come under fire. Why? Because—GASP!—Card is opposed to so-called same-sex marriage.
Recently, National Public Radio weighed in on the issue. What follows is a kind of open letter from me to NPR.
Mar 11, 2013
The “biggest mystery left to science” is the fact that you are listening to this broadcast. Well actually, it’s that you’re aware that you’re listening to this broadcast.
You see science can explain or at least believes it can explain a great many things. But consciousness has it stumped. We can describe the brain in ever-increasing detail. We have a pretty good idea about which parts of the brain control certain actions and even emotions.
Feb 25, 2013
Most Americans have probably heard about Iran’s recent claim to have launched a monkey into space. But very few have ever heard of Saeed Abedini, and that’s just how the Iranian government wants it.
Feb 12, 2013
It sounds like the best news we could possibly hear: Media reports claim that China is going to phase out its One Child Policy and allow parents to have two children. Within eight years, the government will allow parents to have as many children as they want.
Jan 25, 2013
In the days following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, there were those who spoke of a “turning point” in American politics and culture. Surely, they reasoned, the horror of what happened would alter the trajectory that, in their estimation, had led to the death of twenty little children and eight others.