This month Whitworth University’s Speakers & Artists Series will welcome Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show.
According to a press release, his talk is titled “If You Can Keep It,” based on his book by the same name that examines how the United States is living up to its founders’ vision for liberty and justice.
Metaxas has written several award-winning books including “Martin Luther,” “Bonhoeffer,” “Miracles,” “Seven Women” and “Amazing Grace.” He has also authored more than 30 children’s books.
He has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life,” and The Indianapolis Star described him as “a Protestant version of William F. Buckley.”
The event will be March 18, at 7 p.m. on the Cowles Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.