Eric Metaxas Talks With Al Mohler About “The Gathering Storm”

Al Mohler has a new book out. It’s called The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church. Watch: A few lines in this video stood out to me: Mohler says that during World War II, Great Britain waited too long to be awakened to the challenge of Nazi Germany. Christianity now faces similar challenges and Mohler … Continue reading Eric Metaxas Talks With Al Mohler About “The Gathering Storm”

If There is Such a Thing as Twitter Blackface, Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Just Engaged in It

Here is court evangelical and newly appointed Falkirk Fellow at Liberty University: Karen Swallow Prior, as some of you know, is an English professor at Liberty University, at least until she leaves for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary this summer. Metaxas’s tweet is a reference to Joe Biden’s awful gaffe today in which he joked that … Continue reading If There is Such a Thing as Twitter Blackface, Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Just Engaged in It

Transcript of the David French–Eric Metaxas Debate on Evangelicals and Trump

NOTE:  FOR THE SAME TRANSCRIPT WITH COMMENTARY CLICK HERE Last week, during an event called the Q 2020 Virtual Summit, evangelical writers David French and Eric Metaxas had a conversation with host Gabe Lyons about evangelical support for Donald Trump.  French, a writer for The Dispatch, is an anti-Trumper.  Metaxas, the host of a Christian radio … Continue reading Transcript of the David French–Eric Metaxas Debate on Evangelicals and Trump

Eric Metaxas Vs. Every Bonhoeffer Scholar in the World

In the last week or so we have called your attention to stories about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  First, there was Stephen Haynes’s “An Open Letter to Christians Who Love Bonhoeffer but (Still) Support Trump.” And then there was this post: “International Bonhoeffer Society Calls for Ending of the Trump Presidency.” Eric Metaxas, a court evangelical and … Continue reading Eric Metaxas Vs. Every Bonhoeffer Scholar in the World

The Many Problems With Eric Metaxas’s “Christian Case for Trump”

Eric Metaxas has once again turned to the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal in defense of Donald Trump.  (Some of you may recall his October 12, 2016 op-ed in which he said “God will not hold us guiltless” if we vote for anyone but Trump). Metaxas writes: The [Christianity Today] article cleared its throat—and conscience—by … Continue reading The Many Problems With Eric Metaxas’s “Christian Case for Trump”

Eric Metaxas Doubles-Down on His Belief That Those Who Oppose Trump are “Demonic”

Last week on the Eric Metaxas Show, Franklin Graham said that the efforts to impeach Donald Trump were “almost a demonic power.”  Metaxas, the conservative pundit and court evangelical, responded with these words: ” I would disagree, it’s not almost demonic.  You know and I know that at the heart it’s a spiritual battle.”  When … Continue reading Eric Metaxas Doubles-Down on His Belief That Those Who Oppose Trump are “Demonic”

Eric Metaxas: Corruption Will Lead to the “End of America”

It is worth noting that Metaxas is not referring to the corruption of the Trump White House here. Nope, he refers to Trump’s corruption as a “chimera” and an “illusion.” Metaxas is actually referring here to the “corrupt” politicians and journalists who want to impeach Trump.  Metaxas says that these politicians and journalists are following … Continue reading Eric Metaxas: Corruption Will Lead to the “End of America”

Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Weighs In on Impeachment

The Eric Metaxas Show started this week with a discussion of impeachment.  His guest was John Zmirak, a conservative commentator and editor of a website called “The Stream.”  Read more about him here. Zmirak makes several comments, all of which Metaxas (wholeheartedly) supports: Zmirak says that supporters of impeachment are trying to overthrow the democratic … Continue reading Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Weighs In on Impeachment

Hey Eric Metaxas, Please Stop Using Ethnic Slurs About Italians So Cavalierly

Watch this Salem Radio love-fest between Eric Metaxas and Sebastian Gorka: Most readers of the blog know Metaxas.  He is a court evangelical, author, and host of the Eric Metaxas Show on Salem.  Gorka’s brief and controversial stint as a Trump adviser landed him a radio show on the Christian network. In this exchange, Metaxas … Continue reading Hey Eric Metaxas, Please Stop Using Ethnic Slurs About Italians So Cavalierly

Court Evangelicals Tony Perkins and Eric Metaxas Talk About Their Court Evangelicalism

On July 5, 2019, court evangelical Tony “Mulligan” Perkins of the Family Research Council  hosted court evangelical and author Eric Metaxas on his “Washington Watch” radio program.  The conversation was devoted to Metaxas’s 2016 book If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty,  Readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home blog are … Continue reading Court Evangelicals Tony Perkins and Eric Metaxas Talk About Their Court Evangelicalism

Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Says Maria Butina is Probably Innocent

Prominent court evangelical and Trump water-carrier Eric Metaxas believes that Maria Butina, the alleged Russian spy who pleaded guilty to conspiracy as a Russian agent, is innocent.  Warren Throckmorton has it covered. Here is a taste of his post: For Metaxas to believe Butina’s agreement was forced, he has to believe the Dept. of Justice … Continue reading Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Says Maria Butina is Probably Innocent

Eric Metaxas Was in Chicago Last Week. So was I.

Check out Emily McFarlan Miller’s Religion News Service piece on our recent visits to Chicago.  Metaxas was at Judson University, a Christian college in Elgin.  I was at the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore at the University of Chicago. Here is a taste of Miller’s piece: Historian John Fea is skeptical of Metaxas’ views on American history … Continue reading Eric Metaxas Was in Chicago Last Week. So was I.

Franklin Graham, Al Mohler, Eric Metaxas, Russell Moore and Rachel Held Evans on the *Second* Kavanaugh Accusation

Kayla Koslosky has rounded-up some tweets and other commentary from evangelicals on the Deborah Ramirez accusation.  Here is a taste of her piece at “Christian Headlines”: Many Christian leaders are offering their opinions on Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and they are divided.  Though the schism has only become greater since Kavanaugh was accused of … Continue reading Franklin Graham, Al Mohler, Eric Metaxas, Russell Moore and Rachel Held Evans on the *Second* Kavanaugh Accusation

After *The New Yorker* Nixes Steve Bannon, Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Steps-In

David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, was going to interview former Trump adviser and Alt-right leader Steve Bannon at the magazine’s annual festival.  When other guests at the festival said they would drop-out unless Bannon was disinvited, Remnick folded and Bannon was dumped.  Learn more here. Not everyone–even those who are not part of … Continue reading After *The New Yorker* Nixes Steve Bannon, Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Steps-In

Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Continues to Play Fast and Loose With American History

Eric Metaxas is one of the court evangelicals in attendance tonight at the White House.  Here he is with Mike Pence: Earlier tonight, Metaxas tweeted this: I am thankful to several folks who sent this tweet to me.  Eric Metaxas blocked me from seeing his Twitter feed after I wrote a multi-part series criticizing his … Continue reading Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Continues to Play Fast and Loose With American History

Maria Butina Duped Eric Metaxas

It looks like Christian radio host, writer, and court evangelical Eric Metaxas got duped by Butina.  Here is a taste of Ruth Graham’s piece at Slate: A grand jury indicted Russian gun-rights activist Mariia Butina on Tuesday for planning to “infiltrate” several American political organizations including, apparently, the National Rifle Association, on behalf of a high-ranking Russian official. … Continue reading Maria Butina Duped Eric Metaxas