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A highlight from Black Privilege with Heather Mac Donald and MTG
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, it's the end of the Charlie Kirk show. Marjorie Taylor -Green and Heather McDonald. Heather McDonald dropped some truth bombs on this episode. Text this to your friends, especially the ones that are woke on the race stuff. Listen to Heather McDonald. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. As always, you can email me at freedom at charliekirk .com. That is freedom at charliekirk .com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com.
Fresh update on "eric metaxas" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Turbulent times call for clear-headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc.tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, it's the end of the Charlie Kirk show. Marjorie Taylor-Green and Heather McDonald. Heather McDonald dropped some truth bombs on this episode. Text this to your friends, especially the ones that are woke on the race stuff. Listen to Heather McDonald. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa.com. That is tpusa.com. As always, you can email me at freedom at charliekirk.com. That is freedom at charliekirk.com. Buckle up, everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd.com.
"Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City" With Katy Faust
"Talking to Katie Faust, the head of thembeforeus .com, them being kids, us being non -kids, thembeforeus .com. So, Katie, the new book is Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. And what I was just saying to you off the air is that I believe, you know, when people say, hey, what's the answer? There is no answer in the sense that everyone has to be realistic about what they are able to do. Some people, you know, can move to rural Iowa, where the whole culture is helping them inculcate reality -based values, biblical values, conservative values. Some people can send their kids to wonderful Christian schools. Other people send their kids to Christian schools, which are frankly awful. A lot of the Christian colleges have bought into a lot of these woke ideas. So, each of us has to figure it out for himself. But you are saying, in fact, it is possible, at least for you and a few others, to have raised your kids with conservative values, traditional values, biblical values, in a genuinely woke city like Seattle. And that, to me, is delightful to hear. Well, it is. And it's actually kind of what Christians and parents are supposed to be doing all the time. I really do think, you know, what we've had for decades is we've had conservative parents who have had more kids than liberal parents have, right? And yet, somehow, all of those kids end up becoming liberal, or a lot of them do. And it's because we have not taken seriously the mandate to be the primary educators of our kids. And, you know, my co -author Stacy, you know, people will say, why don't you homeschool? And she's like, I do. Oh, I do. I outsource some of it to the public schools, but my husband and I take very seriously that it is our job to educate our kids, and our kids know it. And so, like, this is actually something that I really think is going to turn the tide. Why is it that parents and parental rights are so under attack right now? It is because it is the greatest threat to the woke machine. Parents are the greatest threat. If we are influencing our kids, if we are the ones that are instilling our values in them, the woke are not having children. They're having, you know, my woke friends, my liberal friends, are having zero to two kids. My conservative friends are having two to twelve kids. If we can actually raise our kids and instill our values in them, do you understand how different this country is going to look in a couple of decades? I mean, it's going to be a radical turnaround, but we have to be very serious about instilling our values. And it's not impossible. It is hard. And honestly, I think that one of the reasons why our kids have been given over to the culture is because we've thought, I don't have to do much. Cruise control, feed them, love them, which is all important. But it is a time for very purposeful training. Very purposeful training. You can do this.
Katy Faust: "Kids Are Pawns"
"Katie Faust is the head of Them Before Us, which talks about putting children before the rest of us. And, you know, one of the ideas that you've dealt with in the past that you deal with now and we've talked about on this program is the idea that, you know, we need to protect children. And Them Before Us gets to one of these ideas that as people were pushing the idea of same sex marriage, they really weren't thinking about the fact that the best thing kids could ever have is a mother and a father. And I would argue that we are created by God to long for a mother and a father. We don't all get that, but that's the ideal. That's the best version. And that was just swept aside because of the agenda, you know, of same sex marriage. And we're seeing this down the line now. Same sex marriage sounds like a quaint conversation compared to where we are now. But it's so fascinating to me because we are talking about reality. Every kid wants a mother and a father. And we have statistics and anecdotes, you know, going back millennia, practically, on how that is the norm. That is unavoidable. But ideologies on the left don't seem to care about the kids. Yeah, they're pawns. I mean, kids are pawns. I mean, when you look at every single thing that's going on today, it's very hard to look at any policy that doesn't serve kids up as sacrifices on the altar of the woke. And you can see that whether any honestly, all the social issues come down to forcing kids to sacrifice, to advance adult agendas, adult sexual identities, adult ideologies. I mean, kids are last in almost every area. And, you know, at Them Before Us, we put kids first in matters of marriage and family, parenthood and reproduction. And I'll tell you what, people can't handle it, right? Because what we're saying is you're not first. You're not the most important. You need to bend for kids versus forcing kids to bend for you. So you can see that that is a very clear plank in our work at Them Before Us. The next book, we sort of take that into the world of we are the primary educators of our kids. We are the ones that are going to instill our values in them. They are not pawns to be co -opted for your woke agenda that is child destroying in a lot of ways. And so there is power in that activism when it comes to advocating on behalf of kids in the policy sphere. But never, never underestimate the power of instilling your own values in your kids. And you can do it, right? But this is a new landscape. I mean, like we are fighting a different kind of battle than I think parents in this country especially have ever had to fight. Our brothers and sisters who raised kids in communism, who are raising kids in very hostile cultures around the world, hostile to Christianity. They've done it, right? So we can do it too. Like you do have the ability to instill your values and replicate your values in your kids. But it doesn't happen by accident.
A highlight from Katy Faust
"Hey you, have you checked your bucket list lately? Are you ready to take care of item number seven? Listening to The Eric Mataxas Show? Well welcome, tune in, and then move on to item number eight. Skydiving with Chuck Schumer and AOC. Here now is Mr. Completed My Bucket List at age 12, Eric Mataxas. Hey there folks, welcome. I'm excited to have back as my guest Katie Faust. Faust, Katie Faust. New book called Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. Katie, welcome back. So good to be with you. You've got a nice little feature in my storyline of authoring. I didn't write my first book until you were like, Katie, you need to write a book. And I was like, I don't have time. And you're like, well, then your little global children's rights movement is going nowhere. And I was like, well, then I guess I write a book. So credit to you for getting Stacy and I into the official publishing world because we wouldn't have done it without your coercive prompting. Wow, that's terrific. Now, the problem is biblically you have to tithe unto me after the order of Melchizedek. That's biblical since I was the one behind this. And you are without genealogy and eternal, is that how this is working? Well, this is Salem radio, so I guess it all makes sense now. Oh, my God. Oh, that is creepy. The priest of Salem, Melchizedek. All right. I love the fact that tons of people are saying, what, what, what are you talking about? Read your Bibles, people. All right, I don't have time. So Faust, Katie you are your organization is called Them Before Us. Talk about that a little bit before we get into the new book. Yeah, well, I am really passionate about two things. One is when it comes to the changes in culture, law and technology that are taking place in our world today. I'm very passionate about don't touch the kids. Leave the kids alone when it comes to changes in marriage, family, parenthood, reproduction. And right now the world is looking at kids and they're like, those are accessories that I can cut and paste into any and every adult relationship. So the first book is about no children have a right to be known and loved by their mother and father. All adults need to conform to those rights. So whatever is going on in your personal life, leave the kids alone. But I'm also very passionate about something else, and that is leave my kids alone. Don't touch my kids. But that's very challenging because this culture is insane and it's absolutely after our kids. They are hell bent in destroying children's life, family, mind and body. And they do that highly and very effectively through indoctrination, whether that comes through the schools, whether it comes through social media, whether it comes through mainstream media, their friend group, sometimes infiltrating their churches. And so my co -author Stacey and I have written a book about how we have been able to raise collectively our seven kids between our two families in one of the most hostile, progressive cities in the world, Seattle, and largely sending them to public schools. And you can't capture our kids. Like we have been able to locate our worldview in our kids to the point where they can spot the lie. They can stand against the crowd and they can push back. Right. And look, there are a few things that need to be said. First of all, the fact that we are now at a point where the left, broadly defined, is coming after our kids. This is when you move from like mere leftism or from liberalism or whatever we called it in the past into full blown Marxism, cultural Marxism, where they say and they believe the family is the enemy of the state. They want to crush families. They want to divide children from their parents. They want to divide husbands from wives. They want to destroy the family because the family, like God, like people of faith, is their enemy. And so this is something that we need to recognize. It's a new iteration in the long march to the institutions. They have now gotten to a point where they're open about wanting to steal our children, steal our children's minds. And you're quite right. You know, the buck stops here. That's that's not going to happen. We will die as parents before we let you do that. And we will die happily. That's right. Children from these vile ideas. So your book, the new book is Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. Now, I want to say there are other options, folks. You don't need to live in a woke city. Perhaps you don't need to send your kids to public school. You can homeschool your kids. I would say the first thing to anybody would be homeschool your kids. You know, go to Sam Sorbo, ask her how to do it. Everybody who says I'm not qualified to do it is totally qualified to do it. But what you're saying, Katie, is that even if you can't do that, even if you can't send your kids to a genuinely faith based traditional school, there is hope. Well, and the deal is like the woke is coming for your kids, even if you're homeschooling them, even if they're in a great private school, it is seeping into their world. I mean, I've got friends at great conservative Christian schools where the woke is infiltrating them as well, where kids are talking about being pansexual. You know, and it's a private Christian school. And I'm surrounded by homeschool kids who are awesome. And I love them. I'm currently running the youth ministry at our church and there's a lot of homeschooled kids. These kids are great. They're also battling these woke ideas. It is also infiltrating their world. So like you cannot bubble wrap your kids. And honestly, you should not try to bubble wrap your kids. There is an appropriate way to shelter your kids early on and then strategically expose them to these ideas. You, the parent, introduce them. You don't let the world introduce it to them. You introduce this in age appropriate ways, in developmentally appropriate stages. And that's what we do in the book is we kind of lay out sort of these stages of learning for kids what you need to be covering in each of these different phases, how to strategically make sure that you are getting to your kids first rather than letting the world introduce these concepts to your kids and thereby establishing yourself as the expert. And parents need to be doing this regardless of your zip code, regardless of how your kids are being schooled. You we all need to inoculate our kids against the woke virus. And if we can do it in Seattle with our kids going to public school, you can do it, too. Well, that's amazing. And listen, what you're saying is, is that, you know, when you say you can't bubble wrap your kids, the point is you want to let them understand why the ideas on the left are bad. Not just say that they're bad, but actually make them understand. No, no, no, no. They're actually bad. They're actually harmful. They're stupid. They're illogical. They're irrational. They're anti -human. They're inhuman. They are failed and failing and will fail. Our kids need to get that. So it's not just my parents believe that and they told me I have to believe that. No, no, no. It's actually true. It's like teaching your kid math. You know, then they can do it on their own. They don't they don't need you once they learn how to do it. So that's an important point to make. So the book is brand new folks raising conservative kids in a in a woke city. And I'd forgotten, Katie, that you lived in Seattle. Of course, I live in New York. And it needs to be said, you said it, but it needs to be said again and again that a lot of these places that we trusted, a Christian schools, Christian institutions, churches have themselves about the need to bail or are perfectly willing to go along with bowing the need to bail. A lot of the institutions that we once took for granted as on the good side have gone to the dark side. Christianity Today magazine completely gone over to the dark side. Campus Crusade, now called Crew, has opened the door to tons of bad ideas. The Gospel Coalition, which was once OK, has opened the door to tremendously pernicious ideas. And so it really does fall to us, the parents, to take this seriously and to understand it is our job. We can no longer entrust our kids to these to these places we once thought were safe. Well, and we talk about in the conclusion, like sometimes it feels like, what can I do? I don't have a huge platform. I'm not in political office. You know, I don't I'm not an author at any of these outlets. You actually have the most position as a parent. Do you understand the power of raising the next generation to embrace conservative ideas? And by that, we define conservatism as you're just recognizing historical, economic and biological reality. That is what conservatism is today. On team reality, folks, it's called reality. We believe in reality. That's right. It's no longer just return to the gold standard, you know, kind of people or or, you know. Hawks on foreign policy, it's like if you recognize that men and women are different, if you recognize that the free market is the best way to conduct ourselves in the economy, if you recognize that life begins at conception, if you recognize that, you know, we are defined by the content of our character, not the color of our skin. I mean, like if you recognize those things, you're a conservative. Welcome to the welcome. Welcome to the red pill, baby. And it's amazing. We have to go to a break. What's the website then before us? Then before us dot com is where you can keep up before us dot com. Katie Faust will be right back with the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies. You've decided to stop shopping or doing business there. But did you know that you most likely own stock in those companies through your 401ks, IRAs and other investment accounts? Folks, this is a huge problem. And we need to do something about this to send a message to Wall Street through our investments. You need to go to inspire advisors dot com slash Eric and get a free inspire impact report. This biblical investment analysis will educate you on what's really in your investment accounts, like companies paying for abortion travel. 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A highlight from Kevin McCullough
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. Do you like your gravy thick and rich and loaded with creamy mushrooms? If no one was looking, would you chug the whole gravy boat? Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug! Stay tuned. Here comes Mr. Chug -a -Lug himself, Eric Mataxas. Hey folks, welcome to the program. If you're like me, last night you were able to watch the debate and you deliberately skipped it for your mental health. That's just where I am in life right now. I caught parts of it which made me wince and cringe, sometimes wince and cringe. I never wept, but you know what, it's probably better for me to find out what my guest thought. He may have watched the debate. My friend, Kevin McCullough, we call you votes tridamus because you are a prognosticator, a seer, a prophet politically speaking. Kevin McCullough of that Kevin show, how are you? I'm well and I can see some things very clearly today. There should be no more debates. These exercises in futility, and that's what they've turned into, are becoming embarrassing to the cause of what this election should be about. And last night, it's just hard to put into words how bad this debate was, from its execution to the policies, to the answers. It was just nothing good about it. Some people in my audience care about this. I'm in Irvine, California. I'm in a hotel room you people can see. I'm speaking today, so today's Thursday in Costa Mesa. So if anybody wants to come and hold my hand and hug me about the sadness of the debate, or just talk to me or get book signed or whatever I'm going to be tonight in Costa Mesa, you go to my website, ericmataxas .com, and you can see me and talk to me and hang out and whatever tonight in Costa Mesa. This is Thursday, folks. And tomorrow, there's a prayer breakfast here in Irvine that I'm speaking at. But the reason I bring this up, Kevin, is because I rarely have time to turn on the TV. And last night, I realized, oh, I'm pretty wiped out. Let me turn on the TV. Let me just look at the debate just to see. I literally really couldn't bear to watch it. So as someone who watched it, I'm talking to you. Am I being cruel or unfair? Because it was unfair. What little I saw was genuinely unbearable. No, as I was saying just a second ago, from the way it was structured, to the execution, to the answers to the substance, the format's wild and out of control. There's not really a possibility of getting very deep on any one of the single questions. And I think a lot of the questions that are being asked are not the right ones. And so as I've watched, and I didn't watch all of last night's debate in real time, I caught up on a bunch of it after the fact. But as I've sat through both of them now, it is easy for me to ascertain that no one in this field on that stage last night is serious about becoming president. And they're not biting into the enormous lead that the former president has only built on since the first debate occurred. The first debate, they had 11 million viewers put to put that in perspective, Eric, in 2015. For the first debate, they had more than 15 million viewers in 2020. For the first debate, they had about 18 million viewers. You're talking about a diminishing return a, a much less interested Republican base watching these, and they're not they're not going anywhere. And in the meantime, it's putting even with some of our better idea people on display as amateurs, even with Doug Burgum on the stage, hard to believe. Yeah. That would be like a rematch between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. You're telling me people, Lisa Hutchinson was not able to be on the stage this time, as far as we know. Yeah, I think he took a, he took a face shot in the early rounds, and he was in his dressing room. Honestly, the thing there, what I said on Twitter this morning, was that they acted like it was 1985. We are living in a time in America, where most people see, we are in freefall, hell has been unleashed. Things have gotten so bad on so many fronts that it is, if you don't believe in God, which I do, and I trust in him, but if it weren't for that, I'd be scared to death. What is happening in this country? And they acted like it's 1985. And we're gonna, we're gonna have this conversation. And I thought, this is this is bad. I mean, the way the the deep state has been weaponized to go after Donald Trump, for example, I don't care if you're running against Trump, if you like Trump, but if that doesn't strike you as, as fundamentally un -American and sick as anything, as though, you know, we were being bombed by China, it's pretty bad. They seem not to be concerned. Well, they're responding to questions that have been supposedly thoughtfully put together by the moderators that are doing the debate. And Ron DeSantis did a little bit more of this last night, all of them to have done more of this, where he actually came with a little bit of an agenda to give little speeches every time that he was given the opportunity to speak. And he got more things out on the record than what he was asked about. But that should be the strategy of every candidate going into every debate. That should be the strategy of every thinker going on every media outlet that you can. Sometimes, Eric, it's better for me to go on Fox or Newsmax or somewhere and have something that I'm more intent on saying that what they want to ask me about. And if you're, if you're running for president in times of crisis, and I don't, I don't view the period that we're in right now as a peaceful time. We're not actively at war with anybody, but we are actively at war with evil on, on almost every front. So we need, there needs to be an urgency. There needs to be a sense of, we cannot phone it in and do it like we've done it in the past, especially knowing that we are going to run up against probably illicit, illegal, cheating schemes, trying to keep the election from actually being determined by the people that have the right to determine it. And before people criticize me for that, we've replaced the population of the bottom eight states in just illegal entries into the country over the last three years. Well, let's do that in a minute, because you wrote an article at townhall .com. That is one of the stunning nightmares that they acted like not, not really a big problem. But what you just said about cheating, I think most Americans know the Democrats cheat at elections. How is that not the most important thing to discuss when you're talking about a presidential election? Are you and I imagining, are millions and millions and millions and millions of Democrats actually cheat? Now they've done it for decades, but now we know that they have turned it into a science. They are at war with we, the people, they don't actually care about winning in a fair way. They just care about winning. How is that not unbelievably important and something that has to be discussed? But the Fox hosts and the Latina from Univision, which is another bizarre thing, they seem to act like January 6 was Trump supporters being violent. They seem to act like the election was fair. Biden won. What world are they living in? All of them. I don't know what to say. And obviously, I think Vivek and Ron DeSantis, they're the only two candidates that I can take seriously. I've got problems with them a little bit. But the whole thing was like, they were all play acting like we're living in a different America than the one most of us are living in. Well, I will hold one exception out to what you just said. And I believe that Nikki Haley had a sense of urgency about her last night. And she did in the first debate as well. And I think that's why she's now out polling DeSantis in several polls, is that people are beginning to understand that as a former governor, she probably has a shot at the VP pick. I don't think the VP pick is going to come out of this group. But if Trump did want one that I'm seeing kind of be serious on the issues that are the most pressing, she's the one that kind of gets the vote in terms of... I think of her as deep state, neo -con, next. All right. That's fine. I'm just saying in terms of her performance thus far. We've got you our wonderfully. I'm so glad that we do. We'll be right back. With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, lots of companies are coming out saying they'll pay for employee abortion travel and expenses. Most of you have heard about some of these companies. 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A highlight from Michael and Thomas Pack
"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. Have you heard that some people have a nose for news? Well, Eric has a nose for everything. That's why this is called The Show About Everything. Now welcome your host, who definitely passes the smell test, Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. It's The Eric Mataxas Show. I play the role of Eric Mataxas. In this show, which is nonfiction, I interview people, usually on subjects that are close to my heart or that I think are important. Today I'm talking to filmmaker Michael Pack, who's been on this show before, who is responsible for a brilliant documentary called Created Equal, Clarence Thomas in his own words, and other things, and also Michael's son, Thomas Pack. We are going to talk about something that is as close to my heart as anything could be. It's the idea of bringing, let's call them conservative values, although that's just a fancy way of saying truth and reality, into media. It is crucial. People of faith, people of Christian values have dropped the ball on this for, I don't know, about 100 years roughly. So whenever somebody is getting into this game, I want to do everything I can to get to know them and to bring them to you, the audience of this program. So Michael Pack and Thomas Pack, welcome and thank you for being with us today. Thank you for having us on, Eric. It's a pleasure to be back on your show. Well, as you know, Michael, I am hot to trot on the subject of what I just mentioned. Now, you just wrote an article at Real Clear Politics. I want to talk to you about that because you sort of summarize what I was just getting at or you explicate what I was just summarizing. Talk a little bit about that and you can mention upfront as well what Thomas is doing. So lead us into the conversation. Well, you're right. The Real Clear piece, which is a bit long, so I guess I explicate rather than summarize, but it tries to lay out what's happened in the culture war over the last at least 50 years, maybe you're right, closer to 100. And what we can do about it. I mean, the fact is, as everyone knows, the progressive left dominates the culture. And they have at least since the 60s where they announced a long march for the institutions and they said they were going to work to take over first the university and then other cultural institutions, and they have succeeded. But I say, Eric, that it is to their credit. This is a battle of ideas. And especially in the area of film and television, they're fighting for the ideas they believe in. You are quite right that we on our side have failed. They're to be commended for succeeding. They're fighting for what they believe in. I agree with you that what they believe in isn't right. So that's a negative, but they're commended for fighting for it. And over those years, they've built up institutions that supported and defended and make it possible. So I lay that out in the real clear piece, which people can also find on my on my Twitter page, Michael Pack underscore. But so I try to give how so over 50 years, the left has poured tens of billions of dollars into this process, and it is their right to do so. And we ought to say that they have allied themselves with a very powerful ally in the form of Satan. We don't need to we don't need to get more specific than that. But people need to understand that, you know, you're very gracious by saying, oh, they're fighting for their ideas. Their ideas are harmful to human beings, not to conservatives, not to people of faith, to human beings in general. And so you're right that they believe in these ideas. But I just have to say, speaking to you as a Jew, you know, Hitler believed in his ideas. So because somebody believes in their ideas, they get, oh, well, they've got their ideas. We have our ideas. I agree with you 100 percent. I know. No, of course, I know you do. And you're being gracious. So go ahead. But but the but but that's right. I mean, one way of looking at their ideas is they have a negative view of America just taking that one slice of it. And we have a positive, upbeat view of America. I mean, we we are documentary producers, and I think this is this left takeover of culture is both in drama, fiction and nonfiction and in the nonfiction realm. It's clear as a bell. The 1619 Project, which began in print, was now a multi -part Emmy nominated Netflix series. And and on like that is America based on racism and the defense of slavery, or is it based on the principles of the Enlightenment? Jefferson laid out in the Declaration of Independence and it matters for the country and the world which side you're on. So I agree with you. But their ideas are wrong. But given that they're wrong, they're right to fight for them. So we need to fight for ours. But but we have we have the model of what they have done and we need to just do it, too. It is not that hard. It's not that complicated. It was not a conspiracy on the part of the left. They announced they were going to do it. It's their right to do it. And they did it. I mean, I mean, even in America, communists, for example, have every right to promulgate their views, which I think is appropriate, given the First Amendment. It doesn't make their views right, but it does give them the right to promulgate them. And it's well, think of the irony, though, that the left is increasingly I mean, just to be fair, that it is because of biblical values, it is because of the values of the founders of this nation, that people on the left. On the wrong side, have the right, which we have given them to promulgate their views, it is why Nazis could march through Skokie, Illinois. It is right, so we believe in free speech. We believe in this kind of stuff. But the irony is that we're now living in a time where we're seeing the left having gained power, use it to squelch and censor voices with whom they disagree. So in other words, they were willing to ride the train of free speech as long as it helped them. And then now that they've gained the upper hand culturally and in other ways, they're suddenly deciding, you know what, free speech was nice. It was nice for a while. But now we don't want those conservatives to have a voice. So there's an irony here, which ought to be mentioned. There is. They're now the enemies of free speech. And in part, it's because, as you say, it's no longer convenient. But in part, it's because of the radicalization of liberalism, the sort of left liberal part of the Democratic Party. I mean, it used to be since the 60s, the new left has been an enemy of free speech. Herbert Mercuza and company never believed in free speech. But that was a minority view on the left. And now, as you say, it's increasingly popular under other rubrics like stopping disinformation and misinformation. And it is. Do they get that from Stalin? I'm always trying to trace these ideas back. I believe it was the Moscow School of Stalin. In any event, I think, you know, legally, you know, Karl Marx did not believe in human rights and individual rights. And he his whole worldview is opposed to that. If you believe in historical determinism and you know which way the world is going, why encourage freedom of speech? So both left and right, Hegelianism, Marx being left Hegelianism, was not really in favor of these kinds of freedoms, these Enlightenment freedoms. And in a sense, they were a reaction against it. I'm not an expert on this, though. Eric, you're going to get into topics too deep for me pretty soon. Well, obviously, we're not here really to talk about this exactly, but it's worth touching on. Well, look, the good news, the headline to me is that you and Thomas, whom we will let get a word in edgewise momentarily, are creating award winning, fabulous documentary films and trying to encourage others to do the same. It's it really is a wonderful thing, as you and I have discussed. I'm getting involved in that a number of media projects and yours have been done with such extraordinary excellence that, you know, even those on the left have had begrudgingly to honor you when we come back. I want to get into everything and I want to ask you, Thomas, about this kind of conservative incubator film project that that you're putting together. Folks, it's the Eric Metaxas show, ericmetaxas .com. Don't go away. Folks, have I told you about Moink? M -O -I -N -K. That's moo plus oink. I get all our meat and our salmon from them. M -O -I -N -K. Moink delivers grass fed and grass finished beef and lamb, pastured pork and chicken, sustainable wild caught salmon straight to your door.
A highlight from John Zmirak
"Welcome to the Eric Mataxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the airwaves, Eric Mataxas. Hey, folks, welcome to the program, I like to call it. John Zmierak, you are such a special guest on this program that we were willing to just do a phone connection. Normally, we have to have our guests on video, but you're such a big shot now that you can demand phone only if you if you choose. So welcome to the show. Thank you, Eric. I'm sheltering in place in an undisclosed location. Well, the weird thing is we're both in Dallas. And I was at an event last night. Now, of course, I want to talk to you about the news of the day. But I was at an event last night where a guy claiming to be your landlord came up to me. And I just thought Dallas is such a great place where where where, you know, people like John Zmierak live, there are landlords that that that actually, you know, think the way that we do, it really was. It was a very encouraging event for me, I have to tell you, and I'm sorry you couldn't be there. But I know that you've got you've got a busy life. What I've got is dozens of an open boxes, I'm moving apartments into the house of this wonderful new landlord is really good guy and a fellow believer in America and in Christ. And but I've got two beagles who have to be taught that this new apartment is not a place to go to the bathroom because it's all new to them. And I just am moving everything I own from one place to another. And so we're not doing video because if we did video right now, you would think I was actually Hunter Biden at a Motel six hiding from my Chinese handlers. Yeah, we don't want to look like that. I do not look my best because I do not have any of my toiletries. I can't I have one toothbrush. I can't find any soap. It's not brushes. Do you need, John? I know you got the two beagles, but you really need one toothbrush. I want you to downsize. At this point in life, you should be downsizing to one toothbrush and maybe one and a half beagles at most. No, my God. I look if I my girlfriend would allow it, I would have nine beagles, but nine beagles. OK, negotiated. We negotiated. I told her I have a two beagle minimum. So I rescued two twins together and brother and sister. And they lick each other's faces and they play fight. And they still act like seeing them. They're so you could die. You could die just looking at them. All right. So what shall we talk about? There's a lot in the news. We could talk about any of it. What are you writing about, thinking about? Well, I took a few days off of the moon, so I don't have as many columns. But I did. I did have one that I I spent was actually inspired by a conversation you and I had here. And then I talked about it with the great Charlie Kirk for a full hour. And it relates to my new book, which is coming out in a few weeks. No Second Amendment, no first. The title of the piece, the stream is called Liberal Christians see us as pets who need to be declawed. And this is a theme we've talked about before.
A highlight from Willie and Korie Robertson
"Hey you, have you checked your bucket list lately? Are you ready to take care of item number seven? Listening to The Eric Mataxas Show? Well welcome, tune in, and then move on to item number eight. Skydiving with Chuck Schumer and AOC. Here now is Mr. Completed My Bucket List at age 12, Eric Mataxas. Hey there folks, welcome to the program. Hey Chris, do you know where I am? I believe you're in Texas. Yes, technically. I'm in Dallas, Texas, and I am in a hotel in Dallas, Texas. Tonight, I'm speaking at an event tonight for Parent Compass. That's going to be the Park City Baptist Church that's here in Dallas. I don't know, I think there's still tickets, but I will be signing books until the cows come home. I'd love that. So if there's anybody who can get to Dallas tonight, I'm speaking tonight, and I'm here for that. And I'm excited about it. I love being here, I have friends here. So with you in Dallas or Texas, you said till the cows come home. Technically, I think we need to state when that is, because that's literal in Texas. Yes, and they come home to Fort Worth, but they commute to Dallas. So tonight I got that event. Tomorrow I fly to California because I got three events in California. I mean, we got a whole bunch of stuff going on. It's a very crazy time. Now, before I forget, in this hour, I'm talking to Willie and Corey Robertson of the Duck Dynasty Robertsons. There's a film coming out this Thursday. Ladies and gentlemen, you need to support this film. These are the kind of films that I'm just telling you, if you don't like what's happening in the culture, which I would assume anybody with a half a brain understands that we're in trouble in American culture, in America, you need to support good things. And when somebody puts something like this out, you need to make an effort. It's the story of Phil Robertson. It's an unbelievable story. I'll be talking to them about it. But please make a note. This is going to be in theaters for, they give you like a week and then it goes away and then the garbage comes back. If it does well, they'll keep it in the theaters like Jesus Revolution, like Sound of Freedom. We need to do everything we can to support this kind of thing, especially when it's good, not just because it tells stories that we like, but it's actually artistically excellent and it tells stories we like. So it's called The Blind, obviously referring to a duck blind, at least in part, but The Blind, you can go to theblindmovie .com. It's important that you support this, that you tell your friends on social media.
A highlight from Gavin Wax
"Ladies and gentlemen, looking for something new and original, something unique and without equal. Look no further. Here comes the one and only Eric Mataxas. Hey there folks. Welcome. We have been told that tonight there's some kind of Republican debate. I'm not sure if that's a rumor, but it might be true. And in case it is, we thought maybe we should talk to somebody about it who can tell us what is going to happen. So we have back our friend Gavin Wax. He's with the New York Young Republicans. Gavin, welcome. Eric, it's great to be back and I'm looking forward to the vice presidential debate tonight. Oh, the vice presidential debate. Well, you know, I think Trump said it best that all these guys are looking for a job or trying to apply for a job. It's really just a job contest. No one actually on the stage is going to become president, certainly not this cycle. So we'll see how things unfold if that's how it's looking. It's funny and true, obviously. Many funny things are true. Many true things are funny, but you're right. Now, who tonight's debate? I'm planning not to watch it. What who has qualified, quote unquote, qualified to be in this debate? As far as I'm as I'm aware, it's nearly everyone from the original debate. I think maybe Asha Hutchinson has dropped off. You know, he was polling at, you know, point zero zero one. Now I think he's pointing at polling at point zero zero zero one. So, you know, that that decimal difference makes all the difference in getting on the stage. But you'll see the usual cast of characters. Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Tim Scott, Chris Christie, you know, those are the guys that are probably most will get most of the eyeballs, will get most of the attention. People will be seeing, you know, what they do, what they say, if they mess up, if they don't mess up. And then the others are basically just background actors, you know, just adding some ambiance to the stage, I assume. Yeah, it's really not ambiance, actually is the opposite of ambiance. But I know what you mean. Let me ask you, though, for sure. Chris Christie doesn't want to be Trump's vice president because he seems to be there only to express his peak and animus toward Donald Trump. He seems to to be there only to fulminate and to pummel the air with his horrible words against Donald Trump. Yeah, no, you're correct. He probably falls into the camp of people that is not that is not looking for a job, but it is on a on a revenge tour. Many people have accused President Trump of only running for a revenge tour type of campaign. But in fact, you look at individuals like Chris Christie, the only reason he's Donald J. Trump, President Trump, who he believes wronged him or slighted him after the whole presidential transition in 2016 or, you know, Christie didn't even do his job.
A highlight from Left-Wing Judges: The Gangsters in Black with Ken Paxton and Stephen Miller
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, it's Anne of the Charlie Kirk Show. Ken Paxton, recently acquitted in Texas, is telling us about what he plans to do to get to work. Then Stephen Miller, as we have a very in -depth, extremely detailed, and important conversation about immigration. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com. That is freedom at charliekirk .com. Subscribe to our podcast, open up your podcast application, and type in charliekirkshow and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.
A highlight from Mostly-Peaceful Philly Riots + Mar-A-Lago Is Worth WHAT? with Donald Trump Jr.
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, it's Anne of the Charlie Kirk Show. BLM, riots and loots in Philadelphia, anarcho -tyranny, it's what we're living through. Then Donald Trump Jr. joins us to talk about one of the most outrageous court rulings out of New York. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com. That is freedom at charliekirk .com. Subscribe to our podcast, open up your podcast app and type in charliekirkshow. If you get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com, that is tpusa .com, I encourage you to start a high school or college chapter today at tpusa .com and become a member charliekirk .com and click on the members tab that is charliekirk .com and click on the members tab to listen to our show advertiser free. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy, his spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com.
A highlight from Does RFK Jr. Hurt Biden...Or Trump?
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, today on The Charlie Kirk Show, RFK Jr., an entire episode dedicated to him. Is it a good idea if he runs as a third -party libertarian? We break that apart by asking the question of all third -party candidates, low trust, high trust, in a very important episode, and we already have aired this and the response we have received is overwhelming. I do want to hear from you freedom at charliekirk .com. Text this episode to your friends. I ask you to email me throughout the episode a couple times and make sure you listen to the whole thing and get your friends to also engage. Please subscribe to The Charlie Kirk Show podcast. Get involved with turningpointusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go.
A highlight from Canada Applauds a Literal Nazi with Ezra Levant and Scott Presler
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, time to get to work. We get a grassroots update from Scott Pressler. We're doing a lot with him at Turning Point Action, tpaction .com. That is tpaction .com. And one of the most humiliating stories, sad stories, but boy, we focus on it. Canada. Oh Canada. Honoring Nazis. Oh Canada. Honoring SS members. Email us freedom at charliekirk .com. Subscribe to our podcast. Open up your podcast app. Become a member. members .charliekirk .com. That is members .charliekirk .com. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. That is tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody. Here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks. I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com.
A highlight from John Amanchukwu (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. We have a guest on who, man, I don't even know how to start. First of all, I'll try to pronounce his name correctly. John Amanchukwu. I got John correct. I think I got Amanchukwu correct. John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He is he's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is it's always better when my guest tells the story. But you've been a brave voice speaking out against the. What would be a nice term for it, satanic lunacy of. Profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools, very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say I'm going to step up and start confronting these crazy abusers? Because that's what they are, abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called Upper Room Church for God in Christ. I joined at the age of 19. And the senior pastor is Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical world view to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah 520 says, woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination and some people call it grooming. But I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you put pornographic material in a library and make it accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up. And I went out to Asheville and spoke about a book entitled It's Perfectly Normal. That book is for kids 10 and up. It's hardcore porn. It's not soft porn. It's hardcore porn. That book gives Hugh Hefner a run for his money. When you open the book, it depicts images of heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. Why do 10 year olds need to see and learn how you should have lesbian sex at the age of 10? That's disgusting. That's evil. It's mental rape. There's an assault taking place upon children, and there's a critical point that's being left out of the equation. And that's the church. The church is not engaging. We need some modern day Karl Barth. We need some modern day Martin Niemol. We need some people who are willing to engage the culture and tell the church, listen, we are not supposed to be co -opted by the state. The state is not supposed to run the church. And when we go into a public school, we have this thing called parental choice. Some call it rights, but I call it parental choice. I call it parental choice because our rights come from God as parents. But choice parents have had the choice and the knowledge of being able to assess and know what's going on in the public school system and to have the freedom and the liberty to push back when there is an assault upon their children. Well, listen, everything you say, I mean, I agree with it violently. I am in churches effectively preaching what you just said in a little different way. But what basically this is called, what you are advocating for is called the technical term is Christianity. This is called Christian faith. If you do not do what what you're describing, if you're not pushing back, if you're not being salt and light in the culture, if you're not being a warrior for truth and speaking against evil, then you are not living out your Christian faith. But there are many, many churches and you and I know about that that do not do this. They don't get involved in this. They say we don't want to be divisive. These are the same people that would say, you know, we don't care if there's slavery happening, as long as it's not happening in my church. That's right. It's complete hypocrisy. And as Christians, we are called to step up. And I keep saying that the Lord has allowed it to get this bad to wake up those who are still sleeping, because what you just described is very tough for me and most people, even to hear that children would be exposed to this absolutely evil stuff. What do you call it if you don't call it evil? This is evil for children to be exposed to these kinds of things. And it's shameful that they're just a handful of brave souls like you speaking against it.
A highlight from Jay Brock (Encore)
"Ladies and gentlemen, looking for something new and original, something unique and without equal, look no further. Here comes the one and only Eric Mataxas. Folks, welcome. I've spoken previously on this program to our friend Rabbi Jason Sobol, who has certain many books. The new one is called Signs and Secrets of the Messiah. And last time, Rabbi, you were telling us some of these amazing correlations between the Old and the New Testament and the Jewishness of the New Testament, which people should know, but sometimes they forget how profoundly the New Testament is a commentary on the Old Testament and points us back and how the Old Testament points us forward over and over. And last time you talked about the paralytic or the man who was unable to walk for 38 years. And you said that that relates to the Israelites wandering in the desert for 38 years, and you explained about how they had been prepared by God for two years, but then they wandered for 38 years. I just find that kind of stuff so fascinating. So I know the new book is called Signs and Secrets of the Messiah. What other things like that do you mention in Signs and Secrets of the Messiah? I mean, we get into so many miracles and, you know, God is in the details, right? So if there's a detail in the Bible, it's there for a reason. So, you know, again, the first miracle we talked about last time I was with you is the first miracle we talked about in Signs and Secrets, which is the water into wine. Well, there's a detail there. It says that he said fill six stone pots to the brim. Well, the question is, if it says six stone pots, what's the significance that there's six stone pots? Why not seven? Why not eight? Well, some of the significance there is that we have to understand there's a lot. Man was created on the sixth day. In Jewish thought, we fell on the sixth day. When Jesus comes and he gives his life for us on the cross, OK, he dies on Friday, which is the sixth day of the week. He dies on a cross. Why? Because the first man and woman stole from the tree. So God puts Jesus, who Paul calls the second Adam, back on the tree for you and me with the crown of thorns on his head. Why? What's the sign of the curse of creation? The ground produced thorns and thistle. He takes the curse on his head to break it and restore the blessing. And so when Jesus dies on the same day man was created and fell and he does his first miracle with six stone pots, he's saying, I am restoring the fruitfulness that was lost at creation. And I don't want you to any more live out of the lack, but to live out of the overflow. And by the way, the number six in Hebrew is written with the letter Bob. It's the conjunction and it's a letter that connects heaven and earth. When we sin, we broke the connection. Jesus comes back to restore it, that we might experience his blessing. That is some heavy stuff that is absolutely amazing. Say that again about the letter when you write the number six in Hebrew, talk about that again, because I want to make sure I catch that. Yeah, absolutely. So Hebrew is alphanumeric. So there's no Roman numerals in the Bible. Both Hebrew and Greek have an alphanumeric component, meaning that if I say open up the chapter one in your Bible, I'll say open up to chapter Aleph, because it's the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value of one. The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the Hebrew letter of love. It's the most used letter in the five books of Moses, and it's the conjunction. And the first place the letter of love occurs in the Bible is in the first verse of the Bible, Genesis one, one. And in Hebrew, there are seven words in Genesis one, one corresponding to the seven days of creation. The sixth word of Genesis one begins with the sixth letter. God created the heavens. That's the fifth. And that's the sixth. And Earth is seven. When we sin, we broke the vow, the letter, the number six, the letter Bob that connects heaven and earth. When Jesus dies on Friday and does the miracle with the six stones pots, he's restoring the connection and the blessing that was lost in the beginning.
A highlight from Getting to the Ray Epps Truth with Darren Beattie and Kane
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody it's Dan the Charlie Kirk Show. Citizen, Canon, Darren Beatty. We talk a little bit about Bob Menendez and then we talk about Ray Epps and then also Ron DeSantis. Pretty exciting episode. Cover a lot of topics. Email us as always freedom at charliekirk .com and subscribe to our podcast as always. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. What you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks.
"Mother Theresa and Me" With Actress Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz
"Back. It's my privilege to be speaking with the actress and producer Jacqueline Vricci Cornaz. I keep trying. You were just telling us the story of so so this film Mother Teresa and me. There are two storylines. One is the story of Mother Teresa whom you play in the film, but the second storyline involves this girl you were just telling about telling us about named Kavita and so that's happening in a contemporary time. In other words, this is she when she goes to Calcutta and she meets the Sisters of Mercy. She does not meet Mother Teresa because this is years after the passing of Mother Teresa. Exactly. Okay. Exactly. There is one moment actually where Mother Teresa holds her in her arms when she you know took her out of a burning hut. So as a baby Kavita she's in the arms of Mother Teresa, but I don't want to tell more about Kavita because it's it's so interesting. I think for the audiences to discover themselves the whole Calcutta story because and Mother Teresa really changes the life of this young woman. Well, it's interesting you talk about. I don't know how you phrased it, but Mother Teresa was you know putting her faith into action and this is a big thing. The the the great Christian Dietrich Bonhoeffer about whom I've written this was his central idea. If you can boil things down was that unless you're living out your faith, you really don't have faith. You have to live it out. You have to put it into action and in a way when you put your faith into action, it deepens your faith and so it's kind of a conundrum because it's it's the two go together and I think a lot of times the tragedy of many Protestants or evangelicals because I wrote a biography also about Martin Luther is to say it's just faith as though it's this intellectual thing and they forget that I must put it into action. Otherwise, perhaps I have no real faith and so it's an important idea and I'm so I'm excited that in this film you give people an opportunity to see that because that's something that people often think of Christianity as just a series of doctrines or beliefs and that's not right. Well, on one hand, of course, we see Mother Teresa as a Christian as a Catholic nun, but we also feel this universal energy of love because this nanny of Kavita, she says, you know, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, we all need the same love and I think that's the main message of the film because our world needs a lot of love to you know to develop and to overcome all the film doesn't take a position, but it wants to inspire people to live with more love in action.
Actress Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz Is in Studio!
"I have the privilege of sitting here in the studio with Jacqueline Fritchey Cornas or something like that II tried not to mess it up too bad. You're just Jacqueline. I Uh because don't. Uh you your native language. Of course you live in Switzerland is German. It's Swiss German. Swiss. What's the difference between Swiss German and German? Swiss German is like a dialect. I think that you know Germans couldn't understand us if we talk in in our dialect, but we learn it as a first language kindergarten and school. Yeah and then it's French Italian English today. Of course we start with English. Yeah and you know any other language, but it's a great privilege to live in a country where you have all these languages around because it's it's so enriching. Yeah and you're able to travel and to talk to the people and to just be in a contact. Did you know as a girl growing up in Switzerland that you would be an actress that you would want to be an actress. You know I was. On stage with 5 years, the first time in my ballet class, yeah, I was a little rat and we just you know we're dancing on stage. I hope this was the nutcracker. No it was oh good and of course I was you know I was so thrilled to feel the emotion and this first time I felt that I'm like an instrument. I played with my body with my soul and I could transmit something and I could feel that the the audiences would respond. So that was actually the moment, which was so inspiring to me, which always told me even if I'm nervous, you know before a premiere or something just go back to that little girl to that rat and and I could I happy yeah and how did you find your way into method acting. That was a wonderful coincidence. I applied for a workshop of Susan Batson, a very famous coach. You know she works with Nicole Kidman with Juliette Binoche and she once came to Europe before the pandemic and I was in Berlin. I was privileged to be a part of it and then she invited me to come to New York to continue the work to really go deeper into the character of Mother Teresa, which helped me in an enormous enormous way and I'm so thrilled that she will be here tonight in our premiere. Oh she she will be there. I'll get to meet
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"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Augustali is the the the center of the I'm sorry, it's the capital, and they created this amazing bridge in the 1830s, you know. So anyway, we're just about out of time. But I think I've covered almost everything. Then we went to Athens and we saw a lot at the archaeological museum. It's just I just have to say, I want to recommend people. You want to visit Cefalonia. Trust me, folks. Trust me on this one. You just want to go. We'll be back. Hey, folks, today is August 1st, and I want to say that today is actually day number two of our annual summer campaign to help the international nonprofit relief agency Food for the Poor. Today is day number two. I need your help today for our friends at Food for the Poor. Why? Well, because hurricane season is arriving. This means disruption of food supplies. This happens every year. This is very important. Disruption of food supplies. Clean water will become very scarce. Houses will be destroyed in the wake of powerful storms. The 17 countries that are served by Food for the Poor in the Caribbean and Latin America are all threatened by danger from hurricanes. So they really need our help. We do this every year at the end of the summer. So I'm urging you right now. Please go to Metaxas Talk dot com. Make a donation to Food for the Poor. They're a great organization. We partner with great organizations. They are a great organization. We all know we have to give back. We all know we've been blessed. But the question is, where do I give back? To whom do I give my hard earned money? Where could I trust it that it's going to be used for God's purposes? Food for the Poor is what we have determined is one of the very, very best places that you can give your hard earned money to help other people who are really struggling, who actually need our help. So Food for the Poor steps up, but we have to step up. So I want to say again, go to Metaxas Talk dot com and make a donation as a community recovers.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Lord Byron, the famous poet, visited Cefalonia and spent a number of months there. And that's that's a whole other story. But once years ago, I was in Cefalonia driving around on a moped and I came upon a pizzeria, Byron. And I thought, I don't know, I don't know if you should name a pizzeria after Lord Byron, but they did. Did you get us? Did you grab a slice? I declined. I declined that the Greek pizza is not it's not great. But but but it just has this tremendous history. And we actually I mentioned yesterday when I was at the East India Club, when when when we were staying at the East India Club in London, we went up to this room. They have these beautiful rooms in these British clubs. I mean, just beautiful. And there was a huge painting of Napier, who was I think was James Napier. He was the the governor of Cefalonia from 1822 to 1830. And whenever you're in Cefalonia, they have this amazing road system. It's all thanks to Napier. And so here we were in the East India Club in London. And I'm looking up and there's this gigantic portrait of I always just kind of, you know, felt like he was a good influence. He was like, you know, when you think of Colin, when you think of colonialism, you think it's not a good thing, really. But of course, there was an upside to it. And I and when the British were there in Cefalonia, they created an astonishing road system. It's it's it's amazing. There would not be roads to this day, I don't think, because it was a huge, huge effort. And they built this bridge which goes over.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Hey, get a rhythm when you get the blues. Come on, get a rhythm when you get the blues. Get a rock and roll. OK, folks, I think we've got John's miracle coming up in hour two, but I just want to finish the story about the wild horses in Cefalonia. So my whole life I've heard about the wild horses that wander around on. On this huge mountain and you think wild horses, really? I almost felt like they don't really exist. It's like I'm never going to see one of these wild horses. I get to Cefalonia. My cousin says to me, I have a problem. We are villages, Mavrata. My cousin says the wild horses for the first time that anyone can ever remember came down from the mountain. And they are now in the Mavrata Theramina area. I don't know why they came to our village of all the places they could have gone. But so when you're driving around, you see, you know, I think at some point I saw it had to be about 15 of them. So I don't know if that's all of them. They're probably more. But 15 wild horses just kind of wandering around the village. I mean, you see, you know, we're used to seeing things like deer, you know, wandering around, maybe wild horses, beautiful creatures having come down from Mount Enos. So it's really it was just it was it was it was surreal. How wild are they? Can you approach them or they recommend just leaving them along with that? That's what I don't that's what I don't know. I didn't we were always like in a hurry to go someplace. So we never kind of like my actually my cousin said that he was watering a plant and one of these horses came over and it was very, very like it wasn't spooked. It was he says that he could have. I don't know if he did pet it or or or not, but he basically said they were not like they were very calm, you know. So but it was I mean, anyway, the whole island is like magical. Everywhere you go, there's just kind of something else. The food. I mean, the restaurants there. I don't know. You know, it really is hard to be back in New York. Can I tell it? Can I say how hard it is to be back here? Because it was such a blessing to be there. And I think I mentioned we were, you know, we're seeing friends that we haven't seen in a number of years and relatives, obviously there. So it was so it was it was absolutely delightful. And I think, oh, and there was an electricity problem. One night, the electricity in the whole island went out and we were locked in our villa. Our villa had this gate. And I thought, why do they have a gate? Like, why is there an electronic gate? The electronic gate would not work. And so we couldn't go. The guy that I was referring to earlier, Marcus Metaxas, they had invited us for like a barbecue or whatever the Greek version of a barbecue is for the evening, and we couldn't leave the villa. Our car couldn't get out of the villa because the gate was locked. So you should have used the horses, Eric. You should have jumped on the wild horses. And so this there's a connection. There's a connection. So I'm thinking, why is there a gate here? Like, it doesn't really make sense is electronic. Turns out that there are obvious. Well, that there are goats that roam all over the island. And that night we saw the goats and later on, somebody said to me, oh, yeah, of course, that if they don't have that gate there, those goats would wander up and like eat all of the foliage around the villa and would destroy the place, basically. So the reason there was a gate, but it was bizarre because there was an electricity outage. So we literally couldn't get out. We were trapped. And so we had to do make all these phone calls and do this kind of override. And we eventually got out. But it was it was we had a lot of adventures with the Greek tragedy. That sounds like a Greek tragedy. Well, we it would have been if we couldn't eat this food that night. But we did it. We did eventually get there. And the electricity went came back on. And we we traveled all over the island. It's so beautiful. We drove to Fiskardo. Fiskardo is all the way on the northern part of Cefalonia. Now, I didn't mention this. The reason I exist is because in 1953, there was a major, major, massive, horrifying earthquake that struck Cefalonia and pretty much flattened every house on the island, except for the northern part, because the epicenter of the earthquake was just off of the western the southern shore. So because of that, there was an immigration quota. My father was able to come to United States, meet my mother and bring me into the world. But I say this because we drove every time we go to Cefalonia, one of the things we do besides visit Melusani Cave and these beaches and all this sort of stuff, we drive to Fiskardo, which is the northernmost part of this very large island. And it is it has not been destroyed by the earthquake. So there are a lot of buildings there from before 1953, all of which are built in the old style. So these are 19th century buildings and stuff. So it's really that's it's actually very sad that that, you know, most of of Cefalonia was destroyed. All like 800 people were killed. It's a major, major thing that happened. And if you talk to anybody about Cefalonia, that's one of the first things they'll bring up. But as I said, it's got this tremendous history in in the the Greek Revolution of 1821.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"But. My whole life, my dad would tell me and my cousin would tell me that there are wild horses on Mount Enos, wild horses on Mount Enos. Right. But I've never seen them, but I kept hearing about that. When we come back, I will tell you. Kind of a strange story about the wild horses. Stick around. Tell me why relief factor is so successful at lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question just the other night I was asked that question. Well, the owners of relief factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right. Designed to heal. And I agree with them and the doctors who formulated relief factor for them selected the four best ingredients. Yes, 100 percent drug free ingredients. And each one of them helps your body deal with inflammation. Each of the four ingredients deals with inflammation from a different metabolic pathway. That's the point. So approaching from four different angles may be why so many people find such wonderful relief. If you've got back pain, shoulder, neck, hip, knee or foot pain from exercise or just getting older, you should order the three week quick start discounted to only nineteen ninety five to see if it'll work for you. It has worked for about 70 percent of the half a million people who've tried it and have ordered more on one of them. Go to relief factor dot com or call 800 for relief to find out about this offer. Feel the difference on my pillows 20 year anniversary with over 80 million. My pillow sold Mike Lindell with my pillow wants to thank you by giving you the lowest price in history on their my pillows. You'll receive a queen size my pillow for 1998. Regular price is sixty nine ninety eight and just ten dollars more for a king size with a special anniversary offer. You'll also receive deep discounts on all my pillow products, such as their bedsheets, mattress, toppers, pet beds, mattresses, my slippers and so much more. This is the time to try out some of their other amazing products. You've had your eye on for some time now. Go to my pillow dot com and click on the radio podcast square and use promo code Eric to receive this amazing offer on the queen size. My pillow for 1998 or call 800-978-3057 now 800-978-3057. This offer comes with a 10 year warranty and a 60 day money back guarantee. It's time to start getting the quality sleep you deserve. Go to my pillow dot com and use promo code Eric or call 800-978-3057 today.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"We toward the end of the trip, we get to this. Tiny island off of Cefalonia. And it's. It's a really tiny island, and at the top of a staircase, the staircase is like out of The Exorcist. It is like 100 something stairs straight up, like kind of dangerous, actually. But we stopped the boat. We dove in the water. We swam to the to the staircase, climbed the staircase. When you get to the top of this, I mean, trust me, it's way up. You get to the top, there is a chapel in the 19th century, some Greek monks built a chapel on this tiny, tiny island. There's nothing there except this chapel at the top of this staircase. And it is just so beautiful. It was locked. We couldn't get in. But there were bells outside these two gigantic. I would think, how do they get these bells up the staircase? Like these bells were cast in 1886. Beautiful bells. I put it on my Instagram and I put it on my I sent out my newsletter. But it was just absolutely it was just one of those magical days. I praise God that we got to do some stuff like this, but it was really beautiful. And the guy on the boat, the captain of the boat, this young guy, he says in a few minutes, we have a snack of spanakopita. So they kind of planned at some point. They're going to drop you off for a late lunch. But before that, they're going to give you a snack at some point of spanakopita. It was literally. Literally the best spanakopita I have ever had. I'm going to get the recipe. It was it was unbelievable. What was different about it? Did they do anything different? Because I have a box of that stuff from Trader Joe's in my freezer. I hate to admit it. That's what you I just have to say. My mother makes great spanakopita, even though she's German. She's an amazing cook. But I have never tasted anything like this. And I my daughter got the details. But the crust was unlike any. But usually it's too much crust, too much filo dough. This was like it was. But it was next level. It was like I've never tasted anything quite like it, but it was so good. We're going to we're going to get the recipe and we're going to have like a Cefalonian dinner party here in New York, because it was just it was unbelievable. Oh, wait, I forgot to say another thing. I was talking about the mountain my whole life. My father has it's called Mount Enos, AENOS, Mount Enos. It rises a mile out of the out of the out of the water. So it is. A completely different world at the top of Mount Enos. It's so high that it's cool up there. And as I said, it's covered with fir trees that were used through the centuries, even through the millennia as I mean, when when Venice was the you know, the maritime empire of Venice, when they were over Cefalonia, they used the wood from Mount Enos to build all of Venice. So most of Venice that was built between 1500 and 1800 uses wood from Cefalonia. So it's this amazing thing. But we didn't this time. We didn't get to do everything, so we didn't go to Mount Enos.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Welcome back, folks. I'm talking about my trip to Greece. I hope this is not an unbearable saga for those who are listening. But I am just I love Cefalonia so much. Part of it is just because my family's there. My family's been there since the 15th century, at least. And I have so many friends and relatives that are there. So when I go there, it's just it's very, very meaningful for me. And we usually try to bring a friend or a relative who hasn't been there before. And this time, Suzanne, Suzanne's sister came along with her husband, my brother in law, Drew, and their daughter, Elizabeth. And it's it's kind of exciting to show them the island one day. Actually, they treated us to this boat trip along the southern shore of the island. And some of you know, there's been a heat wave in most of Europe. It finally broke, but it was brutal. It was absolutely I know there was a heat wave here while we were gone, but it was a brutal heat wave. So we went on this boat journey. And I recommend this to if you if you go to Cefalonia, there's so much I want to recommend. If you go to Cefalonia, there's a company that takes you on a boat, like a private boat for the day or not for the whole day, but part of the day, half the day. And I think they're called Sea, Sea Stories. I think if you go to Cefalonia and you look up at sea, maybe it's not Sea Stories. It's something like Sea Stories. I'll remember it. But they take you on this boat journey. And so you're on this boat wearing a bathing suit and it's so hot and they take you along the coast and they stop at these beaches that you can't get to, you know, by foot. And we just jumped in the water. It was it was heavenly. It was it was absolutely wonderful. And I think, you know, Eric, I was tracking a little bit. I know when you were gone. I know there was a there seemed to be one Greek island during your time there that was literally on fire. Was that near you? No, that was Rhodes. Rhodes is is an even larger Rhodes is one of the largest. I think it's the second largest island next to Crete. Rhodes was on fire and people kept emailing me like, what's going on in Greece for the with the fires? And I have I have less idea than anybody. I have no idea. They're often forest fires. I mean, do they call them forest fires? If it's just grass or it's forests, it's you know, they're they're fires. And there have been fires in Cefalonia over the years. But this year there weren't any. And Rhodes was it was bad. It was bad. I suspect, frankly, arson. I think that there are people who, you know, and then, of course, the climate change people say, oh, it's it's climate change. No, it's arson. Usually it's arson. So in any event, the but speaking about other islands on this boat trip.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Hey, folks, welcome back. Speaking of welcome backs, I'm back from Greece. Welcome back to me. Welcome back, Chris. Chris, I'm back from Greece, and that's why I have this tan. You can't get a tan like this in New York. Some would say you had embarked on a real odyssey. I don't know what you mean by that. Like a Greek trip. It's kind of. Yeah. Well, no, I was just talking about the Odyssey wise guy, so I know what you mean by that. But listen, I was just telling the story of Heinrich Schliemann, the famous German archaeologist who discovered the whole Mycenaean world, which is the I saw that I saw that movie. It was like the Golden Idol and the darks and the face melts off of the Nazi at the end. I know that you're thinking of Indiana Jones clothes. Oh, but so Heinrich Schliemann discovers all of these centers of Mycenaean civilization written about in Homer. But he finds nothing in Ithaca. And I remember in 1992. Going to Cephalonia and asking my cousin, Yungos, who was with us on this trip, of course, because he lives there, I said to him, Yungos, I don't get it. When I read Homer, it always says Odysseus and his Cephalenians. It doesn't say Odysseus and his Ithacans. It says he's from Ithaca, but it says Odysseus and his Cephalenians. And I said, if you if you know the area, Ithaca is like a rock compared like like like like a rock in the ocean compared to this treasure of natural resources that is Cephalonia. Cephalonia is five times bigger and it is just bursting with natural resources, with this mountain covered with fir trees. That would be, you know, it would make you rich if you if you were the king over this area because of the trees, because for lumber, for everything. So I said, I don't get it. Isn't it possible that Odysseus was actually from Cephalonia and, you know, they called it Ithaca or maybe they conflated the two? And my cousin says to me, this is 1992. Says to me, yeah, there have been many books written about this, and he starts giving me the background on this puzzle, how. Schliemann discovers all these other places, but can't find Ithaca and how people began to try to interpret the Homeric text and say, maybe we're reading it wrong. Maybe like let's look at what does Homer say about Ithaca? How does he describe it? So Schliemann's protege Dorpfeld, when Schliemann dies, he starts to interpret the text of Homer. And he says it's it's saying some other things. I think it must be. I think Ithaca of Homer's text must be referring to Lefkava, which is to the north of Ithaca and Cephalonia. So he excavates there. He finds nothing. All these other people had other theories, other theories. So in 1992, when I asked my cousin about this, he's give me all this background. And he says, and this is the punch line. He says, a friend of mine, Marcus Metaxas, exactly the same last name as we have not related. He says a friend of mine named Marcus Metaxas metaxas and his Dutch wife have. Gotten involved in this puzzle to try to figure out what is Homer saying does. Can we find where Homer's Ithaca really is? And they have my cousin says to me in 1992, they have cracked the code. They have figured it out. They know they figured it out. It's not like they got a theory. They know they figured it out. And so Marcus, who in the last 30 years has become a close friend, he knows he's figured it out. He's so sure he's figured it out that he says there have to be Mycenaean ruins around here someplace, because I know that this part of Cephalonia is what Homer's referring to. And the way you get there, I'm going to write a book about this. I mentioned it in my email. I'm not working on that book right now. I'm working on another book, which is a sequel to Letter to the American Church. But next year, probably I will write this book. But the puzzle, he puzzles it out and he figures out exactly what Homer's saying. It's kind of like a Rubik's Cube, like when it clicks, you're like, boom, I got it. So he knows in 1990, he figures this out. So I go there in 92. I ask about it. My cousin says my friend has figured this out and. When he figured it out in 1991, he says, I know I got this, so they have to be Mycenaean ruins around here in this area, around this harbor. So he looks and looks and looks and looks. And discovers Mycenaean stones, calls the archaeologists from the mainland in Athens, they come and they go, boom. This is a major find. It is the largest Mycenaean era tomb in all of Western Greece. Obviously, when Homer is writing about this King Odysseus, whether he was fictionalized in the in the in the poems or not, he's clearly writing about the king of this area. And Marcus discovers the tomb and it is the details are what make it. So you're just having to take my word for it because maybe I'm blowing smoke here. But it is unbelievable that the text of Homer leads him to this area. And sure enough, he finds the largest Mycenaean tomb in Western Greece. So when I go there in 92, my cousin tells me this and I'm thinking, you got to be joking like you mean I just bring this up out of the blue, like maybe Odysseus is from Cephalonia. And you're telling me, yes, he is. And your friend who lives 20 minutes down the road just discovered this tomb like a year and a half ago. You're joking. No, my cousin was not joking. He says, would you like to meet him? So in 1992, I meet this guy. I ask him all these questions and I'm just like freaking out because, you know, I've written about archaeology in my book is atheism dead, but I've always been interested in archaeology. So. Marcus Metaxas, I meet with him and he says, they're going to be excavating the tombs again, this is 1992. This summer, he says to me and I said this summer. And he goes, Yeah, why don't you come back in August or September? You can see it. So I go back in August. Of 1992, and I'm one of the first non archaeologists to walk into the largest Mycenaean tomb in Western Greece. It's about 21 feet in diameter. It's a foolish tomb. They call it like a beehive tomb. So it's just insane. And so now well, so when I went back in 2012, I said, we need to make a documentary about this. I need to write a book about it. So all these years we've been working on that and we've created a documentary with Morgan Freeman's production company Revelation. And it's going to be on PBS this coming year. We'll be talking about it with the director Seth Ward in the in the months ahead, whenever it comes out to promote it. But it is very, very exciting. So now when I go to Cephalonia, I visit this tomb and there's a whole Mycenaean center. I mean, it's it's just insane. You know, Eric, I talked to Seth about it. And the thing he explained to me, which I didn't realize, but of course, it makes total sense. There is competition among the different islands of Greece for the, you know, staking the claim that this is where this is from. So the other families, they're very upset. This is this is why word hasn't gotten out, because the people in Ithaca are furious because their whole like tourist trade where Ithaca is like, again, it's it's it's a it's a beautiful island, but it's very small. It's nothing compared to Cephalonia. And this is kind of their thing. And so imagine, you know, you tell them, oh, by the way, it's like going to Stratford on Avon and saying, oh, by the way, Shakespeare's not from here. We just figured out that he's from, you know, from from 80 miles down the road. Sorry. Like they would just want to kill you. Sure. So the Ithacans in Ithaca are furious about this theory. And it's like, hey, sorry, but it's true. And where it gets weird is it's kind of like the district, the governmental district. So if you're in the Greek parliament, whoever is. In the Greek parliament is running in Cephalonia and Ithaca, so you would never in the government want to give credence to this theory because you lose every single Ithacan vote. So the government has squashed this. They don't want to talk about it. There's infighting among the arca. It's been an insane that itself is its own crazy story. But part of the reason I bring this up, because when I go to Cephalonia now, it's not just about my family and friends, because we've got so many friends and family there. But it's about this amazing history and this documentary. And so one of the things, for example, when you're reading the Odyssey, if you're trying to figure out like so if there's this real place called Ithaca, what does Homer say about it? One of the things he says about it is when when Odysseus is finally returned after 20 years away, Athena appears to him on the shore of Ithaca. And she says, here is Mount Neraton. And she describes the mountain. Now, Ithaca has like a nothing mountain. Cephalonia has this unbelievable mountain. It's literally a mile high for most of well, until fairly recently was utterly covered with these amazing fir trees. It's still mostly covered, but not as much as it used to be. But this was a wealth. I mean, if you were the king over this area, you know, the mountain and these fir trees were a big deal. So when Odysseus returns, if you read the Odyssey, Athena right away points to the mountain and says, you know, this is your mountain with the with the forests, you know. And then she talks about the cave of the nymphs. And that was the two things that would mark Cephalonia or would mark Ithaca that say this is your home. Odysseus were the mountain covered with trees, fir trees and this cave. Now, I posted it on my Instagram and I posted it on my email, Eric and Texas, dot com. My my my newsletter. But the famous Melasani Cave, it is an it is a an underground cave lake that the ceiling fell in like a hundred thousand years ago. And it is one of the most mind blowingly beautiful, wild, awesome places you've ever seen. Anybody who goes to Cephalonia makes a visit to Melasani Cave. And when you read the text in Homer, you realize it's describing this cave. Every every detail. I mean, look, it just goes on and on. When we come back, I'll tell you more about my trip to Cephalonia and much more stick around. But you only want the ones you can't get. Every day we hear about another familiar brand selling out their customers and going woke. Americans are sick and tired of having leftist propaganda jammed into every product they consume. Woke mobile companies are no different. 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"Heinrich Schliemann in the 19th century goes to Troy, excavates and uncovers the civilization from that era, proves that when Homer was writing about Troy, he was not writing about a fictional place. It's not Lord of the Rings. He didn't make it up. It's real. Schliemann then goes to Mycenae, which is where Agamemnon, the great, you know, hero, the great Agamemnon, the king Agamemnon, who was written about in the Iliad, and he he uncovers a civilization there in Mycenae. And that's why that whole era, 1600 till about 1100 B.C. is called Mycenaean era in Greece. So long story short. Heinrich Schliemann uncovers a number of these places mentioned in the Iliad and the Odyssey proves that that world was real. But then he goes to Ithaca, should be the easiest one, should be the layup to go to prove that this is where Odysseus is from. This is Odysseus's kingdom in the Mycenaean civilization. He goes to Ithaca, he digs, he digs, he digs, he finds nothing, nothing. Now, if you've listened to this program for several years, you've heard me tell this story before. But the bottom line is it was it made no sense. He goes to these other places that should be centers of that Mycenaean world. And he discovers a Mycenaean city and a fortress and a tomb. And he finds all the stuff. He goes to Ithaca. He finds absolutely nothing. So. Why, you know, you've got to ask the question, I mean, Odysseus is one of the main figures in the Iliad. He he he invented the Trojan horse. You know, next to Achilles, he's the main figure in the Iliad. And then, of course, there's the whole Odyssey, which is all about Odysseus and about Ithaca, why would Schliemann find absolutely nothing? The answer is bizarre. And it involves me in a weird way, because Schliemann finds nothing. And people then think, why did he find nothing? And they start like he has a protege named Dorpfeld who thinks, well, maybe he's misinterpreting the Homeric text. Maybe Homer is not writing about what's Ithaca today. Maybe it's another place. And so they try to puzzle it out. And when we come back, I will tell you the punch line. It's insane. This is insane. We've made a documentary. It's going to be on PBS this year with Morgan Freeman's production company about the very thing I'm talking about. We'll be right back. We're doing a campaign for Food for the Poor. People who listen to this program know that we partner with Food for the Poor. They are total heroes. Food for the Poor steps up because there is always there are always hurricanes flooding other natural disasters at this time of year. So because of poverty or collapse infrastructure in a lot of these countries. By the way, in case you didn't know, America is an amazing country. These other countries do not have a lot of infrastructure. So we need to step up. Those of us who have the ability to step up, I want to encourage you to go to MetaxasTalk.com and give what you can. Let's get a good start. Go to MetaxasTalk.com. Do what you can or just text Eric to nine one nine nine nine. Please do this. Text Eric to nine one nine nine nine or phone eight four four eight six three. Hope eight four four eight six three. Hope eight four four eight six three. Hope. I'd like to tell you about a stunning new movie called The Hiding Place. The Hiding Place takes you on a journey back to World War Two as the boots of the Third Reich echoed through Europe. One family chose to resist in this incredible true story loved by millions. Corrie ten Boom and her family risk everything to hide hundreds of Jewish refugees from Nazi invaders, and they ultimately face the consequences when they are discovered. The Hiding Place is an inspiring story of faith, hope, love and forgiveness in the face of unthinkable evil written for the stage film for the big screen. Broadway World calls The Hiding Place stunning, powerful and deeply moving. Don't miss the story of a brave woman who impacted generations. This global cinema event opens in theaters only August 3rd. Showtime's are selling out fast. Get your tickets now online at the hiding place film dot com. That's the hiding place film dot com. Get your tickets now online at the hiding place film dot com. That's the hiding place film dot com. Check it out.
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"Welcome to The Eric Mataxas Show. It's a nutritious smoothie of creamy, fresh yogurt, vanilla, protein powder and a mushy banana for your mind. Drink it all down. It's nummy. I want vanilla. I want vanilla. Here comes Eric Mataxas. Hey there, folks, welcome to Tuesday. Chris, it's Tuesday. Happy Tuesday. Welcome back. I still I still have my tan from Greece. Today, I promised that I would tell about my adventures in Greece. We have time for that. Yeah, I think we do. I mean, depending on how long I think, I think we're going to get John's Mirack in our two again today. We did that yesterday, and I think we'll try to get him in our two. But I just wanted to tell the story. Of being in Greece, because it's been a couple of years since I've been there. And anybody I anybody who's read my book Fish Out of Water knows my connection to Greece and knows that my dad came over from Greece in 1955 and my whole lifetime. But especially when I was a kid, he would just regale me with stories of growing up in Cefalonia. And in case people don't know, just as I recommend people taking the Queen Mary to to England. By the way, I forgot to say this. You can also take the Queen Mary to from England to New York. And in many ways, that might be even better because you get twenty five hour days every day. I think I said this yesterday that is there a. I mean, that seems that seems strange as a time. Sounds like time travel. It is time travel. But when you go over there every day at noon, the ship's captain comes on and says it's noon, you know, but we're moving the clock forward. It is now ship's time one p.m. and everybody like blasts off to lunch because it's already one p.m. So you lose an hour every day as you go over. Not every day. I should say it's a five, six hours, six, five hours. So one day in the middle of your journey, you don't lose an hour. But it's a bizarre thing to have these 23 hour days. So I'm recommending that people well, I'm recommending that people do. They didn't pay me to say this. I just think it was so delightful, so old school. You get dressed up every night. But coming back, I want to I want to do the coming back thing because you get twenty five hour days every day. They move, you know, at noon. It becomes 11 a.m. Kind of cool, kind of cool to get an extra hour. But anyway, so. I was saying, just as I recommend taking the Queen Mary to its canard, you have to go to canard dot com CUNARD dot com. But just as I recommend that and I will be doing it again, I recommend people visit Cephalonia because the island that we always go to in Greece, which I wrote about in my book, Fish Out of Water Cephalonia or Cephalonia, I say Cephalonia, which is kind of the old fashioned anglicized version that I grew up with Cephalonia. But the Greeks say Cephalonia. And so now a lot of people say Cephalonia with a K. But that's where we go when we go to Greece. And it's been a few years. And it is an absolutely, absolutely magical island. And when you think of Greek islands, you think of these kind of like these, you know, these travel posters of this whitewashed walls and, you know, blue and white, whatever Cephalonia is nothing like that. Cephalonia is not in the Aegean, which is between Greece and Turkey. It is off of the west coast of Greece. So it's dramatically different. The Heptanesa, the seven islands in the Ionian Sea off of the west coast of Greece have have a markedly different flavor than the Aegean Islands. And many Americans don't know about them. That's one of the fun things about going to Cephalonia is that you don't see American tourists, you see British tourists, German, Italian, whatever. When you're at the beach, you hear all these different accents and voices and stuff. It's delightful. But the Ionian Islands, anybody knows their history. Greece was under the Ottoman Empire for for the better part of four centuries. That's the Turks. Cephalonia was not. Cephalonia was under the Venetian Empire. And of course, of course, the Venetian Empire was about fifteen hundred to like, I think, seventeen ninety seven. So almost 300 years Cephalonia was under Venetian rule. And then the British came in for a good part of the 19th century. So it has a very British strong British influence. And it is just nothing like when you think of a Greek island. Cephalonia is very lush, very green. And that's where we go, basically. And it's so beautiful. People think I'm exaggerating. So I recommend if you go there yourself, you'll see. You'll see I'm not exaggerating. It's unbelievably beautiful. And you almost don't know where to begin. They have one. They have a number of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen in my life. One of them is world famous. If you look it up, you'll see I'm not making this up. It's called Mirtos, M-Y-R-T-O-S. Mirtos Beach is one of the greatest beaches in the world. And photo even the photos don't do it just you just can't do it justice. But it's mind blowingly beautiful. But there are a number of gorgeous beaches there. But it's not about the beaches. There is tremendous history that's there. And I've talked on this program about the tomb of Odysseus, basically Mycenaean civilization, which is we're talking like 1600 B.C. to around 1100 B.C. is the Mycenaean era. And I know I've talked about it on this program before. But Heinrich Schliemann was this German madman who was convinced that the world of Homer existed. So I got to say this, just just I got to explain this so people understand.
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And I'm not saying this because I'm not a black HBCU. I say wherever I go. Are there other types of HBCUs? Are there white HBCUs or Hispanic HBCUs? I'm just being a little mean. Being me in two dimension man is white supremacy the greatest threat to the country. You see, this is typical white liberal talk. White liberals actually do believe themselves to be supreme. Look, I don't like bigotry. You don't like bigotry. That's why we stand against black only dormitories. Joe Biden's in favor of black only dormitories. We don't believe in black only graduation ceremonies. Columbia University is. You see, here's an interesting question to mull over. What is a greater threat to black America? Dad's not raising their kids. Or white supremacy. What is a greater threat to black America? Gang violence? Or white supremacy? Well, the church should be speaking morally clear on this issue. Unfortunately, it's not. And joining us now is Eric metaxas, very serious important man. His excellency, welcome to the program. Just a joy to be with you, Charlie, anytime you know that. We have fun, but we're talking about the most serious thing. Imaginable, which is maybe why we have to joke around to help. But it's coping, Eric. And next time put on a tie, all right? It would be much appreciated. So I can't believe that. Aaron, can you tell that I'm working wig? Go ahead. I thought it was just a piece. So the question I have, we're basically looming on the edge of the apocalypse. And I'm not exaggerating. Where's the church, Eric? He wrote the most beautiful book. People are coming up to me all the time. And they're saying, letter to the American. I'm not just saying this, Eric, you know, I wouldn't butter you up unless it was true. People are saying it changed their life. Literally, it's the most important book. Just remind our audience about the book. And look, talk about our pastor summit. We got a big deal coming next week. We're going to do something about it, Eric. Well, listen, this is something this is tough stuff, okay? You're way younger than I am, but I'm just here to say part of the reason the church is not waking up or is waking up very, very slowly is because most people have never lived through anything like this. Most American Christians have never had to deal with what we call evil, satanic evil. And we want to pretend it's not happening. We want to pretend like, oh, it's just a bad patch, and we'll get back to normal. Historically, that's garbage. Historically, satanic evil rules and rains at periods, okay? When the death camps existed in Germany. Now, any American Christian who wants to bracket that and say, well, that was unique. That was like a weird thing. That can't happen here. That's theologically preposterous. You have as much evil in you and we have as much evil in America. Germany did during that period. Jesus is the answer today and was then, they had the excuse that the Holocaust had never happened and they never thought things could get that bad. We don't have that excuse. But the fact of the matter is Charlie, no kidding. Most people can not process. And I get that because it's been hard for me to process how evil things are. Many people just look away. Many people, they have coping mechanisms, but the fact of the matter is, the reason I wrote the book letter to the American jerks. And I can't take credit. I say this as earnestly as I can. God led me to write this. I don't go and won't go into details now, but I can just say bluntly, I believe this is God's message of mercy to his church at a time when we sort of don't deserve it. He's giving us a warning and a clear path. It's really the same thing Bond hoffer was trying to say to the German church. In the 30s, they similarly refused to hear it. They thought, no, no. You know what? Everything's fine. The pendulum swings back and forth. But if you're clear minded, as you are and as I am and as many others are, you see on every front, not one or two things. On many fronts, a level of lunacy insanity, wickedness, evil, corruption, we've never seen before. And if the church, if those who dare to call themselves Christians, do not stand up and speak up and self sacrificially act in a way that pushes against this that speaks against this that says, no, we will not have this. If Christians don't do that, we slide into the abyss. And many people just need to be convinced, yes, we're sliding to that abyss. And by the way, it will be because of your inaction. God will hold you responsible for saying nothing for doing nothing for attending a church that pretends like none of this is happening for attending a church that's more worried about being divisive than about speakers. So Ruth, yeah, so Eric, you're going to have to help me with this one. Someone who I really respect who is one of the most just committed Christians who totally agrees with us and he's speaking out, he's amazing. Okay, but he said Charlie, I want you to pray about this not to call the people that are not speaking out cowards. Use a different word. I mean, do you think it matters? Do you think that because I'm torn on it, right? And I really respect this man. He came from, he said it out of a spirit of we're trying to win these people. We're not going to turn them off. Listen. Even when someone is a coward, sometimes it's not the thing to do to call them a coward. Let's just say that all of that is not relevant in a way. What we're talking about, I mean, I guess it can be unhelpful. But I just want to say that if somebody is, let's say somebody is simply being fearful, let's say somebody is being what they consider prudent. They think they're being prudent. So let's just say what you're doing is not God's will. So, okay, we don't need to throw the term around coward. I mean, some people, you know, people really realize they're being cowards. So I say it all the time. I'm just trying to look at, is there a way I, because here's why I am failing in one regard. I'm not able to reach these woke Y people in the middle that are kind of wishy washy. I'm trying to figure out because Eric, what we are doing really good at keep you safe is find the people that are little open, curious, we're winning that. The people that we need, though, Eric, to get the bahnhof for brigade, you and I both agree, right? Is that next notch up, right? Forget, forget the, you know, the Karl lenses or whatever or the Judah Smith and the Levi losco waste of time, right? But how about Greg Laurie, right? Why is he not speaking out? And I'm willing to change, you know, vocabulary diction, you know, tone, but I'm not obviously going to compromise on truth. And that's what I because I lose patience, Eric. I'm like, you're a coward at this point, if you don't speak out, maybe I'm maybe I'm hurting the cause by speaking that definitively..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"Folks, welcome to the Eric metaxas show, sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals, visit legacy p.m. investments dot com that's legacy p.m. investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric metaxas show. They say it's a thin line between love and hate, but we're working every day to thicken that line, or at least to make it a double or triple line, but now here's your line jumping host Eric my taxes. Close welcome to the program. Very special hour one. This is the conclusion of my conversation, an amazing conversation. Wait till you hear the rest of this with Naomi wolf. You really can't miss this, folks. So this is, again, this is the conclusion of my long conversation. We played a lot of it on Tuesday, some of it yesterday on Wednesday. This is the conclusion of my conversation with Naomi wolf. You don't want to miss this. You can see the whole thing on rumble and I ask you, please to share it. Thank you. And we're talking about everything. Truth, non truth, good, evil. You were just sharing something being vulnerable and sharing that you some years ago had this experience, but that it did affect you. It's interesting to me. And mine talking about how it affected me. I feel like I have to talk about it. No, because I don't keep secrets from my audience. I've taken them on my whole journey, but I've kept this secret because I don't want to be slotted into theological slot by anyone or exploited in any way. But yeah, so I was, okay, I'll just tell you. I was having writer's block. It was a book about actually paradoxically about female sexuality. And I was thinking, I can't write this. It's too embarrassing. It's too shameful. And so I was just wandering down the street in Portland. And it said, like, hypnotherapy. And I'm like, okay, maybe that'll help. So this woman I've never met before put me in a light meditative state. My mom's a hypnotherapist, so that's not unfamiliar to me. And she had me, as I mentioned, you know, visualize walking down these steps. And then she said, open the door. And so I opened a door and there was someone I recognized as Jesus, right? And obviously we're surprised. Well, no, I wasn't surprised. You weren't. No, I wasn't. I was incredibly happy. There's a recording of this. And I'm like weeping. I'm so happy. This is something I've been waiting for my whole life without knowing it. I was just you knew you knew it was real. You knew somehow that this was it's like more than real. It was like, oh, there you are. Well, people would wonder why somebody who takes pains to describe herself as Jewish would say, oh, there you are, to the appearance of Jesus. Well, I mean, I wasn't in a conscious mind, right? I think humans have many levels of awareness. I was not like cognitively thinking, oh no, I can't do this. I'm Jewish. That came later. Trust me. But in this moment, it was just like metaphor uses my mom has very bright red hair. And she carries a parasol. And so you can see her from blocks away downtown in the village when she used to live there. And it's like, I would see my mom from far away and go, oh, that's my mom. It was like that. It's like, oh, there you are. There you are. Right. But there you are in a comforting way. Just the best thing that ever could be. More than comforting. I mean, you know, I can't describe it. It's like this dimension of, well, first of all, it was very humble, right? He was sitting on a bench, and it was like an interior in the old city, like a workshop. But like very details of wooden dowels instead of nails kind of thing, like very detailed dirt floor, barefoot. And he was working at a bench, and it was just like this, but this being, it was so vivid, what really struck me was how they're halos on in medieval art. And Byzantine art, they didn't capture what there was about him. He was absolutely radiant, but it was like rays of light coming multi directionally from him. And when he moved, the raised shifted. Like the rays of light were coming in every direction. But it was just a feeling of absolute. I mean, there's your best friend. There is the world's best friend. There's. Sort of the friend to humanity. Yeah, putting it mildly because these feelings you describing, it's one thing to see a friend, but it seems like you, so after this, you said that this affected you somehow permanently, that this was not just well, it did. I mean, I got there were like two kind of things I learned in that moment. And again, people describe learning in those moments very intuitively or instantaneously. But one thing I got was that we are, he is here at a co create with us, right? We are here to co create with him. The world better, the Kingdom of Heaven in the world. Right. Right. And that is the metaphor of the Carpenter's shop, right? We're here to help him. He's here to help us co create a reality that's in alignment with the Kingdom of Heaven..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Hello. Welcome, folks. This is the Eric Metaxas show and I said that Trump would be inaugurated on January 20th. And evidently I was wrong, So I'm a false prophet. You're gonna take me outside the camp in stone Me? Can I throw the first stone? Actually, No. You know what I did say that I didn't say it prophetically and I didn't say that. God said it to me. I said it. Well, I guess I try to be honest about it. I said it out of a sense of hope on yearning and I did believe that the truth would come to light by January 20th about what happened in the election. And obviously he didn't so I was wrong, because yesterday turned the TV and what the heck? Biden was inaugurated. So evidently, um, but it's it's we're in a very strange place right now, because I still have the unfortunate sense that, um The election was not what it ought to have been. Now. Now when you say something like that, you have to say Oh, but I'm not calling for violence. The very fact that I have to qualify things and actually have to make the disclaimer. I'm not calling for violence is so sick and despicable that it tells you where we are Another was it's because of that that you know something's fishy. The fact that I say Oh, I'm not violent. I'm not a I'm not a racist. I'm not a crook. If you have to say that, right? Something's messed up. But we're at a point now where the other side has so demonized those of us who either supported Trump. Or we're of the opinion that the election was Not transparent. That tells you everything you need to know. And in this country, we have freedom of speech. We have freedom. And when you demonize people with whom you disagree, you're guilty. You are guilty. We don't demonize groups in America in in the land of freedom. We don't do that. And that's what tells me unfortunately that we're going through some tough stuff. I want to say up front. My faith is in God, where it's always been. It's never been in Donald Trump and anybody who says that is also being really sloppy on Bsirske. But you know what? It's a free country. You could be slopping. Absurd. Go ahead. Um, yeah. No. I want to say Crystal, Alban and Chris. Hello. Oh, hello. How can I just point something out? I think it's obvious to all of us. Now. It's funny how Russia had their Uncle Joe. Now we have our uncle Joe. And I also thought of something a song. That kind of goes along with what happened yesterday, and there's Uncle Joe. He's a moving kind of slow at the White House usurped White House. You, sir. White house. Are you calling him an ad in Asia? A latter day Edin Isa, So I got to get my shit. I gotta get my dictionary or my Bible or something. I had an idea at a Nisha was the third. I think son of David on. He figured David was old on. I guess I think absolutely. And whoever else were dead. And so he assumed that he would be the next king. Then. In fact, it was Solomon who was supposed to be the next King on agonized decided. Tow get inaugurated, anyway. Um, it is a weird thing album because in a free country, the idea that I mean, look, I've been talking about this for years that because we don't understand our freedom. It's why I wrote my book. If you can keep it and I hope everybody will get a copy of if you can keep it and read it. I don't care if you do it. I'm kindle or Twitter Twitter. If you don't kindle or or, you know, however you get it. You could. Oh, by the way, I can say this. You can get copies..
"eric metaxas" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show
"If somebody says they have evidence that china or any of these other countries did something a thousand times more evidence than anyone had of russian collusion for years ago. <hes> that it would trigger an investigation. Just as a phony investigation was triggered over the phony russian collusion. Excuse me this is. This is as serious circumstantial evidence that that it would. It would prompt any logical person to say. Listen we must stop everything and get to the bottom of this. We have an obligation we have. We have enough evidence to say that we need an investigation into whether there is evidence of this so the voices saying no shut up. I mean we will post this today on youtube. The people behind youtube facebook whatever will probably take off they might shut us down for good because they have sided with the forces of suppression. They actually look there. So let's be honest that they don't know what they're doing they do not understand. I don't think what they are doing. They are really ignorantly foolishly. Thinking they're doing good. I will give them that but they're not <hes>. You have to allow freedom. You have to allow descent. You have to lavoie uses so they're trying to crush us. They're going after our sponsor. Mike lindell because they're convinced that he's working. You know the dark side that to me is the horror here. I i was saying that i have lost. You know. Income from speaking engagements canceled winner. Because i have dared to speak my mind. That's the america in which we're living now. What's it gonna look. Like if joe biden and kamala harris take over. I don't get the impression that they are really really serious about civil rights human rights. Free speech i just don't get that impression.