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February 21, 2014

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NRB 2014 Convention to Feature 'A Conversation with Eric Metaxas and Ben Carson'


Nashville, TN Socrates in the City and BreakPoint Host Eric Metaxas will be bringing a thought-provoking and entertaining forum to the NRB 2014 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN. And joining Metaxas will be Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, & Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Chairman & CEO of American Business Collaborative, LLC.

The forum, "A Conversation with Eric Metaxas and Ben Carson: 'Life, God, and Other Small Topics,'" will be held at 4:30 p.m. CT on Monday, February 24, and be hosted by the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and Hashtag Productions. Moderated by Colson Center Fellow and Host John Stonestreet, the forum will be open to all convention participants. Members of the public interested in purchasing tickets for only the forum can do so by going to Hashtagpros.com.

“NRB 2014 participants are in for a treat,” remarked NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “Dr. Ben Carson and Socrates in the City Host Eric Metaxas will be a highlight at the 2014 Convention, which is already filled with many great features. We are so blessed to host this very special event."

 Eric Metaxas

 

About Eric Metaxas:

Eric Metaxas is the Founder and Host of "Socrates in the City," the acclaimed speakers series of entertaining and thought-provoking discussions on “Life, God, and other small topics” featuring such speakers as Dr. Francis Collins, Sir John Polkinghorne, Baroness Caroline Cox, N.T. Wright, Dick Cavett, and Malcolm Gladwell. He is the author of New York Times #1 bestseller and ECPA “Book of the Year” Bonhoeffer, and the bestseller Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. Along with his colleague, John Stonestreet, he is the voice of BreakPoint, a radio commentary that is broadcast on 1,400 radio outlets with an audience of eight million. Metaxas also hosts Socrates in the City on the NRB Network. In addition, he is the 2011 recipient of the Canterbury Medal awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Previous medalists have included Chuck Colson, Archbishop Charles Chaput, and Elie Wiesel. Also, he has testified before Congress about the rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and abroad, and spoke at CPAC2013 on the issue of Religious Freedom. In September 2013, Eric and his wife Susanne were jointly awarded the Human Life Review’s “Great Defender of Life Award.”

About Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr.:

 Dr. Ben Carson

 

Dr. Carson is an Emeritus Professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and he has directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for more than a quarter of a century. He became the inaugural recipient of a professorship dedicated in his name in May 2008. Dr. Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans, and many other prestigious organizations. He is a highly regarded motivational speaker who has addressed various audiences from school systems and civic groups to corporations and the President’s National Prayer Breakfast.  In 2001, Dr. Carson was named by CNN and TIME magazine as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. In June 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the President, which is the highest civilian honor in the land. He has literally received hundreds of other awards during his distinguished career. In addition to writing a weekly opinion column for The Washington Times, Carson is a FOX News contributor and currently working on his newest book, One Nation, scheduled for release in May 2014. 

About John Stonestreet:

 Johathan Stonestreet

 

A gifted communicator on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, John Stonestreet is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, churches, schools, and other various gatherings each year. He is the Co-Host with Eric Metaxas of Breakpoint, the Christian worldview radio program founded by the late Chuck Colson, and the voice of The Point, a daily national radio feature on worldview, apologetics, and cultural issues. 

Stonestreet also serves as a Senior Content Advisor for Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, CO.  He holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN), and is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview



About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2014. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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