Eric Metaxes has written biographies of two inspiring lives: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce. Both of these men spoke up against the culture they lived in, even though it cost them dearly.
Metaxes was recently interviewed by Chuck Colson on Breakpoint. One of his great insights he learned from writing about Bonhoeffer and Wilberforce has to do with how to speak out on issues. “Learn to love the people on the other side of the debate,” he said. They are more than just their opinions.
He mentioned how Bonhoeffer was dealing with the Nazi government, which was trying to push all the people in Germany in one direction, similar to some of what we are seeing today. Metaxes concluded the interview with a challenge to the church to speak out, to not remain silent while we still have the freedom to speak.
Listen to the entire interview at www.breakpoint.org.