Eric Metaxas Stands By Ecclesia College President Indicted in Arkansas Kickback Scheme

Earlier today, popular Christian author Eric Metaxas posted on the Ecclesia College Facebook page and tweeted his support for embattled Ecclesia College president Oren Paris III. On March 2, Paris was indicted for fraud in connection with a kickback scheme which had already taken down an Arkansas state representative. In January, Micah Neal pleaded guilty … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas Stands By Ecclesia College President Indicted in Arkansas Kickback Scheme”

Eric Metaxas to Bonhoeffer Scholars: Every Syllable of My Bonhoeffer Bio is True

Eric Metaxas lives in a curious space among those who admire and study German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In one universe dominated by evangelicals outside of academia, Metaxas is viewed as a Bonhoeffer scholar. In another dominated by academics and Bonhoeffer scholars, he is considered to be a Bonhoeffer revisionist, someone who has hijacked … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas to Bonhoeffer Scholars: Every Syllable of My Bonhoeffer Bio is True”

Eric Metaxas: Trump is not wrong nearly as much as everybody says he’s wrong

Trump is not wrong nearly as much as everybody says he’s wrong. – Eric Metaxas This and other gems can be found in an interview with Metaxas conducted by Emma Green for The Atlantic and out this morning. Green interviewed Metaxas at the March for Life and then followed up with an email about Trump’s … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas: Trump is not wrong nearly as much as everybody says he’s wrong”

Which Donald Trump Did Eric Metaxas Support?

Just before Donald Trump told the whole world that all decisions he makes will be according to the values of “America First,” Eric Metaxas published a piece in the Wall Street Journal with the title, “The Promise of Donald Trump.” In his inaugural address, Trump said: We assembled here today are issuing a new decree … Continue reading “Which Donald Trump Did Eric Metaxas Support?”

Eric Metaxas Continues to Misattribute Quote to Bonhoeffer

A casualty of this election season is Eric Metaxas’ reputation as a scholar. He acknowledges this in an interview published yesterday on NPR. In addition to his political statements, Metaxas again hurt himself by continuing to misattribute a quote to Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the service of support for Donald Trump. Metaxas said he has been … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas Continues to Misattribute Quote to Bonhoeffer”

Eric Metaxas Illustrates What Evangelicals Need to Correct

As the Donald Trump saga nears the end, it will be good to reflect on what can be learned. One thing I hope for is a backlash against false or misleading information being used by evangelicals to make their political points. Case in point: Metaxas desperately pushing older line of conspiracy theories, gets put in … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas Illustrates What Evangelicals Need to Correct”

Eric Metaxas Complains about Clinton Misquotes, Refuses to Correct the Quote He Misattributed to Bonhoeffer

During the debate between Clinton and Trump last night, Eric Metaxas tweeted the following: Hillary misquoting Tocqueville is like Reagan misquoting Marx. — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) October 20, 2016 Hillary said in passing that “America is great because America is good.” Although the quote is commonly associated with Tocqueville, it can’t be found in his … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas Complains about Clinton Misquotes, Refuses to Correct the Quote He Misattributed to Bonhoeffer”

Eric Metaxas Uses Odd Term – Fascistic Globalism – Twitter Howls

If it hasn’t happened already, this may be Eric Metaxas jumping the shark. The fascistic globalism of HRC/Obama is similar to the threat that German fascist nationalism was in Bonhoeffer's day. Both are anti-God. — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) October 19, 2016 I can’t respond any better than the numerous commenters who are really taking him … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas Uses Odd Term – Fascistic Globalism – Twitter Howls”

Eric Metaxas, Donald Trump, and Samson

Election season just makes everybody a little silly. Like this: What does Trump have to do with Samson? It goes way past the hair issue… https://t.co/dk1gg7Li6W — Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) October 16, 2016 Metaxas linked to an article that makes a case Trump is like Samson. He doesn’t drink wine, he has a tendency to … Continue reading “Eric Metaxas, Donald Trump, and Samson”

Still No Correction from Eric Metaxas or Thomas Nelson on Popular Quote Misattributed to Bonhoeffer

Yesterday, Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer biographer Eric Metaxas closed his Wall Street Journal op-ed supporting Donald Trump with this paragraph: A vote for Donald Trump is not necessarily a vote for Donald Trump himself. It is a vote for those who will be affected by the results of this election. Not to vote is to vote. … Continue reading “Still No Correction from Eric Metaxas or Thomas Nelson on Popular Quote Misattributed to Bonhoeffer”