The Tragic Inaction of the Church

Author and cultural commentator Eric Metaxas is on a mission to rally the church to stand firm against the attacks on our religious freedoms, and to be the church by involving the gospel in everything we do. (Facebook)

The author of several books, Eric Metaxas is perhaps best known for Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery and Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. He often provides commentary on the subject of religious freedom.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Christian who resisted the Nazis and chose to suffer-and eventually die-for the sake of the oppressed Jews. William Wilberforce led the campaign to end the British slave trade. Both of these men did what they did because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

But Metaxas does more than write and speak on the feats of these great heroes of the faith. He urges the church of today to take the same kind of actions.