Socrates in the City

Socrates in the City Socrates in the City sponsors events that showcase the secular and Christian thinkers of our time on the subjects of “life, God, and other small topics.”

The Greek philosopher, Socrates, famously said, "the unexamined life is not worth living." Taking this as a starting point, Eric Metaxas founded Socrates in the City to encourage busy professionals to attend forums and think actively about life’s bigger questions while enjoying a thought-provoking and fun evening among like-minded seekers. Past speakers have included luminaries such as Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. Wright, Baroness Caroline Cox Os Guinness, Peter Kreeft, and George Weigel, all among other thoughtful writers, scientists, theologians, philosophers, political leaders, and historians. No question is too big—in fact, the bigger the better. These events are both serious and entertaining—because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life's biggest questions shouldn't be exciting and even fun.

Socrates in the City has a podcast! You can Subscribe to it in iTunes or in Google Play. The SITC elves will be uploadin...
04/18/2019
‎Socrates in the City on Apple Podcasts

Socrates in the City has a podcast! You can Subscribe to it in iTunes or in Google Play. The SITC elves will be uploading a mix of old and new podcasts — two per week — so you can catch up on our vast treasure trove of audio classics while also staying updated on the latest interviews!

‎News & Politics · 2019

04/16/2019
Stephen C. Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis

Eric Metaxas's interview with Stephen Meyer on THE RETURN OF THE GOD HYPOTHESIS is now available on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Eric Metaxas interviews Stephen Meyer about the ultimate mystery of the universe as drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biolo...

Eric Metaxas will interview Caroline Kennedy in a special Socrates in the City event hosted by Judson University for the...
04/05/2019
The World Leaders Forum | Judson University

Eric Metaxas will interview Caroline Kennedy in a special Socrates in the City event hosted by Judson University for their World Leaders Forum. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 8 in the Chicago area -- in Schaumburg to be exact! Visit WorldLeadersForum.info to learn more and purchase tickets!

The World Leaders Forum at Judson University brings recognized world leaders to the Judson University campus each year with the intent to inspire and ignite a flame of leadership for all who attend.

04/05/2019

The Colson Center is hosting a Socrates in the City event with John Lennox in Washington DC on Thursday, May 16 -- the night before their Wilberforce Weekend. Register at the Colson Center’s “Wilberforce Weekend” website – tickets are going quickly! https://wilberforceweekend.org/socrates/

03/29/2019
Michael Behe: Darwin Devolves

Friends! Eric Metaxas's interview with biochemist Michael Behe on "the new science about DNA that challenges evolution" is now online! Enjoy!

Eric Metaxas interviews biochemist Michael Behe on "the new science about DNA that challenges evolution" as told in Behe's book, DARWIN DEVOLVES.

Michael Behe: DARWIN DEVOLVES Event
02/28/2019

Michael Behe: DARWIN DEVOLVES Event

We've added an option for purchasing VIP tickets that include dinner with Michael Behe and Eric Metaxas on February 27 -...
02/15/2019
Eric Metaxas Interviews Michael Behe on DARWIN DEVOLVES

We've added an option for purchasing VIP tickets that include dinner with Michael Behe and Eric Metaxas on February 27 -- so now you can either

1) visit the event page (at https://bit.ly/2X6nO84) to reserve your VIP tickets:

OR

2) make an online donation of $250/ticket directly to our event sponsor, the Discovery Institute (at https://bit.ly/2SXrdH6), then send the confirmation of your donation to us at [email protected].

We're anticipating an amazing evening and hope to see you there!

Join Eric Metaxas for this special event in Bethlehem as he interviews Michael Behe on his new book Darwin Devolves. 6:15pm: Doors open 6:30pm: Event begins 7:50pm: Book signing with Michael Behe and Eric Metaxas While Stephen Colbert has called Michael J. Behe the “Father of Intelligent Design,.....

G/A tickets to our February 27 event with Michael Behe sold out in less than a week -- BUT we have a limited number of V...
02/15/2019
Eric Metaxas Interviews Michael Behe on DARWIN DEVOLVES

G/A tickets to our February 27 event with Michael Behe sold out in less than a week -- BUT we have a limited number of VIP tickets that include dinner with Michael Behe and Eric Metaxas afterward! Visit the eventbrite page to reserve your VIP tickets while supplies last or to join the G/A waitlist! Bethlehem is a-buzz a-bout Behe! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-metaxas-interviews-michael-behe-on-darwin-devolves-tickets-55972251511

Join Eric Metaxas for this special event in Bethlehem as he interviews Michael Behe on his new book Darwin Devolves. 6:15pm: Doors open 6:30pm: Event begins 7:50pm: Book signing with Michael Behe and Eric Metaxas While Stephen Colbert has called Michael J. Behe the “Father of Intelligent Design,.....

Friends! Our February 27 DARWIN DEVOLVES event with Michael Behe in Bethlehem, PA is 80% sold out after two days! If you...
02/07/2019
Eric Metaxas Interviews Michael Behe on DARWIN DEVOLVES

Friends! Our February 27 DARWIN DEVOLVES event with Michael Behe in Bethlehem, PA is 80% sold out after two days! If you’d like to reserve a seat, do not tarry — click here to register! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-metaxas-interviews-michael-behe-on-darwin-devolves-tickets-55972251511

Join Eric Metaxas for this special event in Bethlehem as he interviews Michael Behe on his new book Darwin Devolves. 6:15pm: Doors open 6:30pm: Event begins 7:50pm: Book signing with Michael Behe and Eric Metaxas While Stephen Colbert has called Michael J. Behe the “Father of Intelligent Design,.....

Socrates in the City is going to Dallas January 18! Eric Metaxas will interview Stephen Meyer to open the Dallas Confere...
12/11/2018

Socrates in the City is going to Dallas January 18! Eric Metaxas will interview Stephen Meyer to open the Dallas Conference on Science and Faith (Friday, January 18th at 7:30pm), and then Saturday's program will feature a full day of sessions and speakers. Register for the conference in order to gain admission to Friday night’s event -- the sponsor, Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture, is offering tickets for a song! AND early bird general admission rates are available through this Friday, December 14! Find out more and register here: https://socratesinthecity.com/events/stephen-meyer/

Behind the scenes with Mark Helprin and Eric Metaxas before tonight’s event! Stream event live at 7pm ET!
10/10/2018

Behind the scenes with Mark Helprin and Eric Metaxas before tonight’s event! Stream event live at 7pm ET!

We are THRILLED to announce our next Socrates in the City event with Mark Helprin! Yes, THE Mark Helprin, the famed and ...
08/24/2018
Eric Metaxas Interviews Mark Helprin Presented by Socrates in the City and The King's College

We are THRILLED to announce our next Socrates in the City event with Mark Helprin! Yes, THE Mark Helprin, the famed and highly-acclaimed novelist. Our host, Eric, has for decades maintained that Helprin is our greatest living fiction writer. You won’t want to miss this! October 10th at the Princeton Club in NYC! Discounted early bird tickets are available while supplies last!

On Wednesday, October 10, hear Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas interview the inimitable Mark Helprin at the Princeton Club of New York City. MARK HELPRIN Mark Helprin belongs to no literary school, movement, tendency, or trend. As many have observed and as Time Magazine has phrased it, “He ...

MIRACLES by Eric Metaxas is on sale for only $5 at the Socrates in the City Shop! Order yours while supplies last!
04/06/2018
Miracles (hardcover)

MIRACLES by Eric Metaxas is on sale for only $5 at the Socrates in the City Shop! Order yours while supplies last!

In this groundbreaking work, Metaxas examines the compatibility between faith and science and provides well-documented anecdotal evidence of actual miracles. A New York Times bestseller, Miracles will be welcomed by both believers and skeptics--who will find their minds opening to the possibilities.

04/03/2018
Gabriele Kuby: The Global Sexual Revolution

And, here it is -- a video that many of you have asked about: Gabriele Kuby discusses her book, THE GLOBAL SEXUAL REVOLUTION, with host Eric Metaxas. Wow!

Eric Metaxas interviews Gabriele Kuby on her book, THE GLOBAL SEXUAL REVOLUTION: DESTRUCTION OF FREEDOM IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM

CHANCE OR THE DANCE? by Thomas Howard is on sale for a BARGAIN on the Socrates website -- visit our Socrates Picks secti...
03/30/2018
Chance or the Dance?

CHANCE OR THE DANCE? by Thomas Howard is on sale for a BARGAIN on the Socrates website -- visit our Socrates Picks section for more about the book!

In this new edition of a modern classic, Thomas Howard contrasts the Christian and secular worldviews, refreshing our minds with the illuminated view of Christianity as it imbued the world in times past--showing that we cannot live meaningful lives without this Christian understanding of things. Thi

What a splendid day we spent with some classics -- Tom Howard, CHANCE OR THE DANCE?, and Eric Metaxas! Video of their co...
03/29/2018

What a splendid day we spent with some classics -- Tom Howard, CHANCE OR THE DANCE?, and Eric Metaxas! Video of their conversation is coming soon!

Today we are in Boston with Schloss Films preparing to film Eric Metaxas interviewing the great Tom Howard, whose book, ...
03/28/2018

Today we are in Boston with Schloss Films preparing to film Eric Metaxas interviewing the great Tom Howard, whose book, CHANCE OR THE DANCE?, has just been re-released. Videos of their conversation and more are coming!

02/27/2018

Friends! Pardon us for the technical difficulties we had with the Livestream at our February 26 event -- we are truly sorry it had to be taken down! The Socrates and King's College elves are working hard on the the full length video of the event, and we'll post a link here when that's ready! Thank you for your patience!

Tickets are still available for our next event on Monday! Host Eric Metaxas will interview Gabriele Kuby, who is a force...
02/22/2018
Gabriele Kuby and the Global Sexual Revolution Presented by Socrates in the City and The King's College

Tickets are still available for our next event on Monday! Host Eric Metaxas will interview Gabriele Kuby, who is a force to be reckoned with! Join us for the grand experience that is a Socrates club event.

On Monday, February 26, hear New York Times Bestselling author Eric Metaxas interview Gabriele Kuby on her book, The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom at the Yale Club of New York. GABRIELE KUBY Gabriele Kuby is a German author and international speaker on the g...

Friends! We're holding a giveaway! The grand prize is two "VIP Reception & Event" tickets to the Gabriele Kuby event in ...
02/01/2018
Gabriele Kuby

Friends! We're holding a giveaway! The grand prize is two "VIP Reception & Event" tickets to the Gabriele Kuby event in NYC on February 26! To enter to win, enter a comment on this post, telling three friends why you want to attend the event (by the end of Saturday, February 10). The grand prize winner will be notified by a reply to his or her comment here on Monday the 12th! Heartfelt and otherwise meritorious comments will increase your odds of winning! -- Love, Socrates

Gabriele Kuby

To all John Lennox fans, past, present, and future! Here's Part Two of Eric Metaxas's interview with the Oxford thinker!...
01/23/2018
John Lennox: The Question of Science and God - Part 2

To all John Lennox fans, past, present, and future! Here's Part Two of Eric Metaxas's interview with the Oxford thinker! Enjoy! With Love, Socrates

Has Science buried God? Eric Metaxas tracks down Oxford's John Lennox in France for answers, and the brilliant professor delivers!

We are teaming up once again with The King's College to present TWO events in NEW YORK CITY, on February 26 and March 20...
01/23/2018
Socrates in the City

We are teaming up once again with The King's College to present TWO events in NEW YORK CITY, on February 26 and March 20! Check our events page for details! Registration is now open for the February 26 event and will open shortly for the March 20 event. Hope to see you there!

Socrates in the City

Friends! Here's a brand new full-length video of Eric Metaxas's interview with Oxford's John Lennox. Professor Lennox br...
01/14/2018
John Lennox: The Question of Science and God - Part 1

Friends! Here's a brand new full-length video of Eric Metaxas's interview with Oxford's John Lennox. Professor Lennox brings his delightful fresh brilliance to bear on the "Question of Science and God." Enjoy! With love -- Socrates.

Has Science buried God? Eric Metaxas tracks down Oxford's John Lennox in France for answers, and the brilliant professor delivers!

At last, Socrates in the City has an updated website with more rich and exciting content. We've made our audio archive, ...
12/16/2017
Home

At last, Socrates in the City has an updated website with more rich and exciting content. We've made our audio archive, covering years of talks and interviews with amazing thought leaders, available for your listening pleasure (with more to be added soon). The site has "Socrates Picks" area with host Eric Metaxas's recommended Socrates reads (it's worthwhile just to read his comments), and a new online store featuring books by our guests and much more to come. The store also carries signed copies of several of Eric's bestselling books -- those that have been featured at Socrates events. Orders placed by tomorrow night (Sunday December 17) will arrive by Christmas! ENJOY!

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Congratulations to our host Eric Metaxas -- his book MARTIN LUTHER just debuted at #7 on the NEW YORK TIMES list!
10/22/2017

Congratulations to our host Eric Metaxas -- his book MARTIN LUTHER just debuted at #7 on the NEW YORK TIMES list!

We are #7!!! My deepest THANKS to all of you who helped make this happen! I pray those who wouldn't ordinarily read the book might now find it -- and find within it the same Good News that Luther found! Please join me in that prayer.

Martin Luther Event!
10/10/2017

Martin Luther Event!

10/03/2017
Eric Metaxas

TONIGHT you can watch our MARTIN LUTHER event LIVE online! Finally, everyone can be at a Socrates event! The actual event is sold out but to join us LIVE online, watch here!

WATCH: My interview at Socrates in the City on "Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World" is LIVE NOW! Tune in.

📚 ericmetaxas.com/martinluther

We are teaming up with our friends at The King’s College to host a launch event for Eric's latest book MARTIN LUTHER! ...
09/07/2017
Socrates in the City New York October 3, 2017 | Socrates in the City

We are teaming up with our friends at The King’s College to host a launch event for Eric's latest book MARTIN LUTHER! Join us October 3 at the Union League Club where Eric will give the "maiden lecture" on his book. Click the link below for tickets and more info!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, MARTIN LUTHER, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

06/29/2016
Eric Metaxas: IF YOU CAN KEEP IT

A beautiful full-length video of Eric Metaxas's talk at our last event, about his book IF YOU CAN KEEP IT, is now online! Enjoy!

At a special Socrates in the City event, host Eric Metaxas discusses the key themes of his book IF YOU CAN KEEP IT: THE FORGOTTEN PROMISE OF AMERICAN LIBERTY...

06/15/2016
Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas gave a splendid talk this evening! Here's a video of the Facebook stream, and a higher quality video is coming soon!

LIVE NOW: Eric Metaxas talks about IF YOU CAN KEEP IT!

Eric Metaxas's talk at tonight's IF YOU CAN KEEP IT event will be streamed live on his page at 6:45pm Eastern T...
06/14/2016
Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas's talk at tonight's IF YOU CAN KEEP IT event will be streamed live on his page at 6:45pm Eastern Time tonight! Enjoy!

Eric Metaxas is the #1 NYTimes bestselling author of BONHOEFFER, MARTIN LUTHER, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT, and MIRACLES. Learn more at www.ericmetaxas.com.

Can't make our June 14 event in New York City? How would you like to watch it LIVE on Facebook? Visit Eric Metaxas's Fac...
06/11/2016
Eric Metaxas

Can't make our June 14 event in New York City? How would you like to watch it LIVE on Facebook? Visit Eric Metaxas's page at 6:45pm Eastern Time on Tuesday to see a live feed of the event!

Eric Metaxas is the #1 NYTimes bestselling author of BONHOEFFER, MARTIN LUTHER, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT, and MIRACLES. Learn more at www.ericmetaxas.com.

06/03/2016
Larry Taunton: The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

The FULL LENGTH video of Eric Metaxas's interview with Larry Taunton is now online! Enjoy!

Eric Metaxas interviews Larry Taunton about his friendship with Christopher Hitchens, which Taunton writes about in his book titled, THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER...

Check out this stunning WALL STREET JOURNAL piece by Eric Metaxas about reactions to THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS b...
06/03/2016
Are Atheists Afraid of God?

Check out this stunning WALL STREET JOURNAL piece by Eric Metaxas about reactions to THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS by Larry Taunton, which Eric and Larry discussed at a recent Socrates event!

Eric Metaxas writes about the controversy over the new book “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens” and notes that Hitchens’s fans are incensed that anyone dares to say he took faith seriously.

Join us at the Union League Club on June 14th for a special event with Eric Metaxas about his new book, IF YOU CAN KEEP ...
05/20/2016
Socrates in the City | "The unexamined life is not worth living"

Join us at the Union League Club on June 14th for a special event with Eric Metaxas about his new book, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT! Eric will be talking about the IDEA of America, and about how wild and radical was that idea in 1776. This may be SITC's last Union League Club event for some time, so if it’s on your “bucket list” to attend a Socrates event at this spectacular place, this is your chance!

Please join us for a very special event with our host! Lecture and Launch Party with
Eric Metaxas for his book, IF YOU CAN KEEP IT: THE FORGOTTEN PROMISE OF AMERICAN LIBERTY.

Eric Metaxas interviews Larry Taunton.Thanks to Heather Durham Photography for the photos.
05/06/2016

Eric Metaxas interviews Larry Taunton.

Thanks to Heather Durham Photography for the photos.

What a pleasure it was to host Larry Taunton for a discussion with Eric Metaxas about THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS....
05/05/2016
Eric Metaxas

What a pleasure it was to host Larry Taunton for a discussion with Eric Metaxas about THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS. Here is a blog post by Larry about the evening, and we'll have more photos posted here soon!

Check out Larry Taunton's blog post about Socrates in the City!

There are just 30 regular admission and 25 VIP reception tickets left for our May 3 event with Eric Metaxas and Larry Ta...
03/14/2016
Socrates in the City | "The unexamined life is not worth living"

There are just 30 regular admission and 25 VIP reception tickets left for our May 3 event with Eric Metaxas and Larry Taunton. Just letting you all knoooowww...

Larry Alex Taunton is an American cultural commentator, columnist, and contributor to The Atlantic. A frequent television and radio guest, he has appeared on CNN, CNN International, Fox News, Al Jazeera America, and BBC. Mr. Taunton has been quoted by Rush Limbaugh, The New York Times, The Chicago T…

Registration is now open for our MAY 3 event in NEW YORK CITY with Eric Metaxas and Larry Taunton on THE FAITH OF CHRIST...
03/04/2016
Socrates in the City | "The unexamined life is not worth living"

Registration is now open for our MAY 3 event in NEW YORK CITY with Eric Metaxas and Larry Taunton on THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS. Seating is limited, so visit our website to learn more and reserve your tickets!

Eric Metaxas interviews Larry Taunton about THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, May 3 at the Union League Club in New York City.

Big news! We're having an event in NEW YORK CITY on May 3! Eric Metaxas will interview Larry Taunton on his spectacular ...
03/01/2016

Big news! We're having an event in NEW YORK CITY on May 3! Eric Metaxas will interview Larry Taunton on his spectacular new book, THE FAITH OF CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS. Save the date! Registration opens on Friday at noon! Visit our website for more information! www.socratesinthecity.com

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