Why I watch the Eric Metaxas show

One of my daily routines is to watch the Eric Metaxas show.

According to Wikipedia: “Eric Metaxas (born 1963) is an American author, speaker, and conservative radio host. He is known for three biographies, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery about William Wilberforce (2007), Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy about Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2011), and Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World about Martin Luther (2017). He has also written humor, children’s books, and scripts for VeggieTales. Metaxas is the founder and host of the NYC-based event series, “Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life” and the host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Eric Metaxas Show

Eric is now noting with satisfaction that the number of those watching his show is steadily growing – and I am one of them. Like many, I do so because of my disillusionment with mainstream media who either do not report things I care about and which matter, or they lie.  He typically broadcasts for three hours with that number of guests and they are all fascinating. Because of the time zone difference and he broadcasts when I am ready to sleep, I watch the next day.  This morning, I was able to watch Lou Dobbs and Charlie Kirk talking about the story of the hour – the aftermath of the US Presidential election and mounting evidence of fraud. Sadly, a lot of this is not being reported by the BBC, whose website I checked out earlier. Regarding the election, there was a report of the Georgia recount that showed Biden still won and implicated those who had suggested otherwise as being worse than misguided. As for what I considered an even more important story: “Rudy Giuliani and Trump Campaign Officials Hold News Conference at the RNC” – I saw nothing of significance.  

I have been aware of Eric Metaxas for several years. I recall reading his biography on William Wilberforce soon after it came out and besides being inspired it led to activism on my part to tackle modern day slavery. His Dietrich Bonhoeffer biography inspired me even more. It was a fascinating, well researched and very readable account of one who did what fellow Christians in 1930’s Germany failed to do – resist the rise of Hitler and Nazism – and he paid for that with his life. Significantly, and no doubt done deliberately on the part of Metaxas, these (now) two heroes of mine have demonstrated that it is not enough to be a person of praise but it should be as a result of costly grace and personal sacrifice that leads to action that challenges the comparable evils we see today to what Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer saw in their day. As for the Luther biography, I may get to read it but I need to overcome the aversion I have of one who while he magnificently led the Reformation and championed the importance of the doctrine of Justification by Faith, yet on the down side was someone anti-semitic and unnecessarily cruel to those Christians he disagreed with.

Methinks Metaxas is a bit of a smart a**e (even though he is smart) who thinks he is funny when he may not be as funny as he thinks. But he can be forgiven as we are all in a bloody war and we are being let down by our leaders, secular and spiritual. As a fellow traveler who has been red pilled, I am happy to support and join forces with this guy. I welcome all those who step up to the plate to partake in that war, on the side of the white hats. Eric Metaxas does just that with his show that refreshingly is being well received as people turn from mainstream media, and is getatable via YouTube, who have yet to shut it down. I am now finding his show essential viewing to find out and understand what is going on. What Eric sees so clearly is what many waking up now see. Something pernicious is afflicting the culture and in our different ways we are part of the resistance.   

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