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.”
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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.

12/20/2019
Colin Nicholl: The Great Christ Comet

From the archives: Cambridge Ph.D. and New Testament scholar Colin Nicholl spent four years studying with astronomers to explore the premise that the Star of Bethlehem was a comet, as discussed in his book THE GREAT CHRIST COMET and here with host Eric Metaxas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mT-8O8S_Fw&t=3s

At Socrates in the City Oxford, Eric Metaxas interviews Colin Nicholl, a Cambridge Ph.D. and New Testament scholar who spent four years studying with astrono...

Look what we found in the Socrates in the City vault! Eric Metaxas introduces special guest Dick Cavett -- adding a musi...
12/06/2019

Look what we found in the Socrates in the City vault! Eric Metaxas introduces special guest Dick Cavett -- adding a musical tribute on a set that nods to the decades-long Dick Cavett Show -- and the two converse about Cavett's book BRIEF ENCOUNTERS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvdd58H_KGw

From the archives: Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University John Lennox explores a method for reading and interpret...
11/15/2019

From the archives: Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University John Lennox explores a method for reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture, with host Eric Metaxas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FmO2XKMe6g

Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas interviews Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, exploring questions around leadership and...
11/06/2019

Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas interviews Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, exploring questions around leadership and service and along the way uncovering little known treasures.

Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas interviews Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, exploring questions around leadership and service and along the way uncovering little known treasures.

11/06/2019
Caroline Kennedy: Life, Work, and Leadership

Video of Eric Metaxas's interview with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is now online – enjoy it here! A special thanks to Judson University's World Leaders Forum for hosting this interview!

Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas interviews Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, exploring questions around leadership and service and along the way uncovering...

11/01/2019
Thomas Howard: Chance or the Dance - Part 1

From the video archives: Eric Metaxas goes to Boston to talk with scholar Thomas Howard about his book CHANCE OR THE DANCE? Eric considers this one of the greatest books of the 20th century.

Eric Metaxas goes to Boston to talk with scholar Thomas Howard about the questions explored in his book, CHANCE OR THE DANCE? Eric considers this one of the ...

10/25/2019
Stephen Meyer: The Return of the God Hypothesis

Eric Metaxas interviews Stephen C. Meyer about the ultimate mystery of the universe as drawn from recent scientific discoveries in physics, cosmology, and biology, at the Center for Science & Culture's Dallas Conference on Science and Faith in January 2019.

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

From the @SocratesITC archives: the perspicacious Peter Hitchens, brother of the late Christopher Hitchens, sits down wi...
10/04/2019

From the @SocratesITC archives: the perspicacious Peter Hitchens, brother of the late Christopher Hitchens, sits down with host Eric Metaxas to discuss Hitchen's book THE RAGE AGAINST GOD. "You are somewhat of a contrarian..." Eric says, to which Hitchens succinctly replies "no." See the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEJ_dtN0QO8

From the video archive: Christian Wiman discusses his book, MY BRIGHT ABYSS: MEDITATION OF A MODERN BELIEVER, with Eric ...
09/13/2019

From the video archive: Christian Wiman discusses his book, MY BRIGHT ABYSS: MEDITATION OF A MODERN BELIEVER, with Eric Metaxas at the Socrates in the City 2013 Gala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69NFpMnb16c

From the Socrates in the City archive we bring you the inimitable Mark Helprin! Prepare to be amazed by Mr. Helprin's co...
09/06/2019

From the Socrates in the City archive we bring you the inimitable Mark Helprin! Prepare to be amazed by Mr. Helprin's conversation with host Eric Metaxas, who considers him the greatest living fiction writer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IDXyd5RA1A

08/21/2019
John Lennox: Has Science Buried God?

Friends! Here's a new Socrates in the City interview for you: SITC host Eric Metaxas interviews the great John Lennox! Enjoy!

Host Eric Metaxas and Oxford professor John Lennox explore the question, "Has science buried God?" -- discussing the fine-tuned universe, evolution, logic, h...

08/09/2019
Dr. Os Guinness: "A Free People's Suicide"

Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas credits this talk by author and social critic Os Guinness with inspiring him to write IF YOU CAN KEEP IT -- here's the landmark lecture based on Mr. Guinness's book, A FREE PEOPLE'S SUICIDE, from September 2012:

Eric Metaxas and Socrates in the City host an evening with author and social critic Os Guinness on the topic, "A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom a...

08/02/2019
Ard Louis: Science and Faith

This week's feature from the Socrates in the City archives: Eric Metaxas and Oxford physicist Ard Louis discuss "science and faith and life,” pushing past the oft-asked questions on these topics.

Eric Metaxas talks with Ard Louis, professor of theoretical physics at Oxford University about "science and faith and life,” pushing past the oft-asked quest...

From the archives: Eric Metaxas continues his conversation with Walter Hooper on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis! Av...
07/19/2019

From the archives: Eric Metaxas continues his conversation with Walter Hooper on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis! Available on YouTube and on the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kcD15rNwQA

07/12/2019
Walter Hooper: The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis - Part One

From the Socrates in the City archives: host Eric Metaxas interviews Walter Hooper, friend and secretary of C.S. Lewis, about Lewis’s life and writings--uncovering fascinating stories about the beloved Oxford don. Here is part 1 of 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slMLk4dhh0M

Eric Metaxas interviews Walter Hooper, friend and secretary of C.S. Lewis, about Lewis’s life and writings--uncovering fascinating stories about the beloved ...

This week's feature from the archives: "Has Science Buried God?" Host Eric Metaxas tracks down Oxford’s Prof John Lennox...
06/21/2019

This week's feature from the archives: "Has Science Buried God?" Host Eric Metaxas tracks down Oxford’s Prof John Lennox in France for answers to this question, and the brilliant professor delivers! Here's Part 1 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDjNv-ea56E

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!

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