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Friday, January 28, 2011

Eric Metaxas Speaks at Educational Policy Conference in St. Louis

Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, spoke to a small group of pastors in the morning, and then addressed the entire Educational Policy Conference in St. Louis on Jan. 27. While addressing a serious topic, Metaxas delivered presentations full of godly humility, as if reflecting the character of Bonhoeffer.

Metaxas shared how when he started out writing this biography, Metaxas's goal was to simply tell the truth about Bonhoeffer's life. What Metaxas discovered was an incredibly humble man of God who resembles the prophets in the wilderness. A lonely calling, Bonhoeffer worked diligently to exhort the "Church to be the Church." Metaxas encouraged the audience to think about how Bonhoeffer's life urges us to ask ourselves: what would it mean for the American Church to act like the Church?

You can view Eric Metaxas's basic speech on his book by watching his address at Socrates in the City on the topic of his biography Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. A Righteous Gentile vs. The Third Reich. The event took place on April 9, 2010, which was the sixty-fifth anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s death.

Eric Metaxas on "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" from Socrates in the City on Vimeo.

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