Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Eric Metaxas discuss his most recent book, “A Letter to the American Church,” which argues a betrayal of faith by those who stay silent in the face of tyranny. They parallel the arbiters of speech across history against those populating today, and detail the responsibility to act against falsehood that is intrinsically present in the Abrahamic tradition, yet increasingly absent in the American church today.
Eric Metaxas is an American author, speaker, and radio host. He has written award winning biographies, such as “Bonhoeffer,” as well as children’s books like “Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving,” Metaxas hosts Socrates in the City, a recurring popular event where he interviews writers and thinkers on theology, moralism, and philosophy. He also hosts the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Show, more broadly referred to as “The Show About Everything.”
(0:00) Coming up
(1:17) Writing to Christians
(7:53) Inspired versus instrumented
(11:56) The higher path is present, if not visible
(15:43) Those who arbitrate our speech and thought
(21:08) Takedowns on Youtube, RFK Jr.
(23:13) What’s more despicable than the love of money?
(26:54) When you should stake your claim
(34:22) Martin Luther, speak what you believe to be true
(38:57) How do you trust your own judgment in biblical matters?
(39:57) The meaning behind “don’t use the lord’s name in vane”
(45:43) Cain and Abel, attempting to fool God
(48:50) An insufficient sacrifice
(51:10) New religion, same devil
(55:14) Holding your tongue when you have something to say
(57:58) The fathomless truth found in scripture
(58:49) You are on the hook for your faith
(1:01:06) When you know the truth and lie
(1:02:24) Why Metaxas became a Christian
(1:04:49) Symbolism in faith, dreams, and visions
(1:13:44) How the acceptance of Christ changes you
(1:17:18) The ultimate loser reigns in Hell
(1:21:59) A positive response from the church
(1:25:06) We are in a battle between good and evil
(1:26:16) What victory will look like
(1:28:37) You cannot remain silent and pretend you are faithful