the unexamined life is not worth living


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

Our Host

Our founder and host, Eric Metaxas, is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Martin Luther, If You Can Keep ItBonhoefferAmazing Grace, and Miracles, and has written many other books, including Is Atheism Dead?. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He is the host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show. Metaxas’s writing has appeared in the The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

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The Event

Socrates In The City holds a handful of live broadcast events each year, hosting conversations on “Life, God, and other small topics” with notable thinkers as Francis Collins, Malcolm Gladwell, John Lennox, Alice von Hildebrand, Dick Cavett, Hugh Hewitt, Sir John Polkinghorne, Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, N.T. Wright, Os Guinness, and Peter Kreeft. Topics have included “Making Sense Out of Suffering,” “Seven Days that Divide the World,” and “The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis.”

No Question is Too Big

…in fact, the bigger the better. These events are meant to be both thought-provoking and entertaining, because nowhere is it written that finding answers to life’s biggest questions shouldn’t be exciting and even, perhaps, fun.

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