May 7, 2014 Cal Thomas Event


Cal Thomas

Socrates in the City New York
May 7, 2014

Please join our host Eric Metaxas and special guest

Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas is America's most widely syndicated op-ed columnist, appearing in hundreds of newspapers. He and Bob Beckel also write a twice-monthly column for USA Today. Thomas serves as a political contributor and panelist on Fox News Watch.

Eric Metaxas will interview Mr. Thomas on his book,

What Works: Common Sense                    Solutions for a Stronger America

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SocratesThe Greek philosopher Socrates famously said that "the unexamined life is not worth living." Taking this as a starting point, Eric Metaxas thought it would be valuable to create a forum that might encourage busy and successful professionals in thinking about the bigger questions in life. Thus Socrates In The City: Conversations on the Examined Life was born.

Every month or so Socrates In The City sponsors an event in which people can begin a dialogue on "Life, God, and other small topics" by hearing a notable thinker and writer such as Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. WrightOs GuinnessPeter Kreeft, or George Weigel.  Topics have included "Making Sense Out of Suffering," "The Concept of Evil after 9-11," and "Can a Scientist Pray?"  No question is too big—in fact, the bigger the better.  These events are meant to be both thought-provoking and entertaining, because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life's biggest questions shouldn't be exciting and even, perhaps, fun.

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