Eric Metaxas

Christian Post Contributor

Engaging in Culture the Right Way

Conservative Christians today often feel alienated from the larger society, and for good reason. The vast majority of the stories that permeate our culture are told by people whose worldview is diametrically opposed to ours.

Yearning for His Coming: Advent Is Soon Upon Us

In many ways, "Black Friday" has become a bigger deal than Thanksgiving. So much so that many major retailers have announced that they are opening their doors on Thursday. The hope is that people get down to some serious Christmas shopping. The problem is that it isn't Christmas yet—at least not for Christians.

Election 2012: It's Over, What Next?

Whether you voted for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, whether you're recovering from your all-night celebration or drying the tears from your pillow, today's a good day, as Chuck Colson reminded us, to heed these words of the Apostle Paul: "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness" (1 Timothy 2:1-3).


The new movie "Unconditional" is a powerful tale of loss and renewal. It shows the sobering effects of crime on both victims and criminals, but it also shows how their lives can be transformed, even when everything seems hopeless. And it clearly demonstrates that God is the one who transforms those lives.

Fasting and Praying for America

What can we do about the direction our country is headed in? I'll tell you something we can do, and must do. I have been fasting and praying in the run-up to the election. Have you?

Limits to Our Sexual Freedom?

Will a new sexually transmitted superbug convince folks to change their risky behavior? In the name of public health they won't hesitate to ask for radical changes in behavior to combat obesity or hypertension. But when it comes to sexual behavior, they somehow believe that asking for a measure of self-control is asking a bit too much.

Gnostic Myths for $500, Alex

By now, you've certainly heard about the fourth-century papyrus fragment in which Jesus purportedly refers to "my wife." Like the so-called "Gospel of Judas," there is very little here, and what's here is the stuff of Dan Brown novels. Scholars hate it when people draw this kind of connection, but in some sense it's their own fault.

Cheating at Harvard: Let's Be Honest About Ourselves

The disciplinary board at Harvard recently announced that it was investigating allegations of cheating that were described as "unprecedented in anyone's living memory." If the students are found guilty of cheating, they could be suspended for one year and receive other sanctions.

One Nation Under God

The "under God" part of the Pledge fo Allegiance has come under attack lately, so it's more important than ever that your child understand why it's there and what it means.

Selective Compassion: Disregarding the Unborn

People say they want to live in a compassionate, inclusive society. Then what about compassion for the unborn? The unborn here are the great exception to the pattern of expanding the circle of those deemed worthy of inclusion and protection in American society.

Archaeology and the Bible

Israeli archaeologists recently discovered a coin, dating from the 11th century before Christ. It depicted "a man with long hair fighting a large animal with a feline tail." They see the coin as proof that stories about a Samson-like man existed independently of the Bible.

The Will to Disbelieve: Adam and Eve After the Pill

The liberationists have declared the sexual revolution an unmitigated success. But they're not telling the full story of the sexual revolution. Many intellectuals don't want to see that the fallout from that revolution has broken up families, ruined many lives, and flooded the country with sexually transmitted diseases old and new.

A Christian Nation?

The debate over whether America is a "Christian nation" has been raging for decades. On the one hand you have those who claim the founders were deists. On the other hand, some Christians paint most or all of the American founding fathers as evangelical Christians. So what's the truth?

Squawking Over Chick-fil-A

In a better world, buying pens and eating lunch would be a politics-free experience. All that would matter is whether we're getting value for our money. Unfortunately, we're stuck with the one we have.