Author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Eric Metaxas will visit Lancaster County on Friday, April 6, when he will speak at the annual Remember America Speaker Series event hosted by Dayspring Christian Academy, which is located in Mountville. The event will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S. Queen St., Lancaster.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a "Remember America" tribute, a performance by Dayspring's choir, and a plated dinner. At approximately 7:15 p.m., the doors will open for folks holding tickets for gallery seating. The after-dinner portion of the program will begin around 7:45 p.m. The choir will sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and a video about the school will be screened. Sophomore Stephanie Horst will deliver an oration titled "The Paradox of Freedom," and then Metaxas will speak.
"(Metaxas) is smart, entertaining, and a man of bold faith who can articulate truth in an engaging and endearing way," remarked Dayspring headmaster Mike Myers. "We anticipate the audience being captivated by Eric's remarks."
"Let Your Light So Shine: Guard It. Tend It. Pass It. Remember, America" has been set as the theme for the event. The theme is based on Matthew 5, in which Jesus Christ exhorts His followers to let their lights shine so that their good deeds may be visible and cause observers to glorify God.
"Eric has a deep understanding, just as our founders did, that our Constitution, our self-governing nation, requires a moral and religious people," Myers said. "Eric has a deep understanding of the faith and virtue required to keep our form of government."
Myers praised Metaxas' 2016 book, "If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty," as having a rousing and near-poetic form. "He challenges people to look at America's foundation and keep it firm, otherwise our liberties will be in jeopardy," Myers said.
Metaxas has written numerous books on a variety of subjects, including 30 children's stories and biographies of William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His latest work is "Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World." He is the founder and host of Socrates in the City: Conversations on the Examined Life, an event series of discussions on life, God, and other topics. In 2011, Metaxas received the Canterbury Medal from the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. In 2013, he and his wife, Susanne, jointly received Human Life Review's Great Defender of Life Award.
A graduate of Yale University, Metaxas has been awarded honorary doctorates from Hillsdale College, Liberty University, and Sewanee: The University of the South. He is a senior fellow and lecturer at large for the King's College in New York City.
Sponsorships are available for the Remember America Speaker Series event, and folks may learn more by visiting http://www.dayspringchristian.com or calling the school at 717-285-2000. Tickets to attend the event may be purchased online or over the phone.