On Faith: Eric Metaxas Talks Miracles

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xeric-metaxasDo you believe in miracles? Do you think miracles really happen? If so, how do they happen? What do they mean? What does science prove, or not prove regarding miracles? Can you be an intelligent person and still believe in miracles?

If you have ever asked any of those questions, or if those questions piqued your interest, then you will want to go to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Wednesday Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. for “An Evening with Eric Metaxas” to hear Eric discuss miracles.

Metaxas is a New York Times bestselling author of “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.” “Bonhoeffer” made many 2010 “Best of the Year” lists, has sold more than 700,000 copies and been translated into 17 languages. His new book is “Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life.”

“Eric Metaxas personifies the thoughtful Christian life,” said Richard Kannwischer, Lead Pastor of St. Andrew’s. “One of the things that we dream and hope for St. Andrew’s is that we are a place where there is high octane thinking with regards to a life with God.”

“One of the basic operating systems of our faith is of the naturalist or a materialist view of the universe versus a supernatural view of the universe,” he continued. “Is what you can taste and touch and smell and hold in your hands all that there is in this world or is there more to life than our sense can comprehend? Eric Metaxas is going to give us an understanding, and defense, of the notion of miracles.”

Jon Batarse, Minister of Communications at St. Andrew’s, explained that the event is geared towards anyone who wants to think deeply, critically and hopefullymetaxas book about the idea that miracles happen, that God is still at work in the world and that you’re not committing intellectual suicide if you believe in the supernatural.

“We’re excited to invite everyone in our community to come to this free event because most of us have wondered about miracles at some time or other,” Batarse said. “Eric Metaxas will guide us through what miracles are and give us an understanding and defense of the notion of miracles. He will discuss why they happen and how they can change our life.”

Eric was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event that the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders attended.

Metaxas and colleague John Stonestreet host “BreakPoint,”a daily radio commentary that provides a Christian perspective on important news and issues. “BreakPoint is broadcast on 1400 radio outlets to an audience of eight million.

“An Evening with Eric Metaxas” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. For free tickets and further information, visit www.sapres.org.

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