Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dr. Stephen Meyer is Guest at Next Socrates in the City

Dr. Stephen C. Meyer
Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design
Host Eric Metaxas will interview Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and a founder both of the intelligent design movement and of the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, intelligent design’s primary intellectual and scientific headquarters, at the next Socrates in the City event Sept. 12
Meyer is a Cambridge University-trained philosopher of science, the author of peer-reviewed publications in technical, scientific, philosophical and other books and journals. He earned his Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University for a dissertation on the history of origin of life biology and the methodology of the historical sciences.   
Meyer is the author of the New York Times best seller, Darwin’s Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013). In his first book on intelligent design, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design ( HarperOne, 2009) Meyer examined only the mystery of the origin of life. In Darwin’s Doubt, he expanded the scope of the case for ID to the whole sweep of life’s history.  Meyer’s research goes to the very source of the mystery of life: its origin, and more specifically the origin of biological information. His research and writings in the field represent the cutting edge of the argument for design.
He has also authored numerous technical articles as well as editorials in magazines and newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, First Things, and National Review.

Date and Times

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Reception from 6:15 pm until 6:40 pm
Speaking will begin at 6:45 pm SHARP
Dr. Meyer will sign copies of his book at 8:15 pm
*** NOTE: Once you register, please print and bring your email confirmation as tickets ***


The Union League Club of New York**
(38 E 37th Street)
**Club requires Business Attire for all persons; coat and tie for gentlemen.

Admission Price

$35 Now ~ September 1st
$45 September 2nd ~ September 9th
$55 September 10th ~ September 11th or at the door

VIP Reception

There will be an hors d'oeuvres and wine VIP Reception with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer from 6:00pm until 6:40pm. Attendance at this reception (and which includes the event immediately following with Dr. Meyer) is:
$75 Now ~ September 1st
$85 September 2nd ~ September 9th
$95 September 10th ~ September 11th or at the door
Please be advised that space for this reception is limited.

SITC Patron's Dinner

There will be a Patron's Dinner with Dr. Stephen C. Meyer immediately following the event (approx. 8:30 pm). Attendance at this dinner (and which includes the VIP reception and event with Dr. Meyer) is $500 per person.
Please be advised that seating for this dinner is very limited.

For more info and tickets: 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Starry Gala Celebrates 90 Years of Episcopal Actor's Guild

EAG's 90th Anniversary Gala Benefit

Sunday, October 6 at 7 pm

It is with great excitement that we invite all members and friends to join us in celebrating 90 years of The Episcopal Actors' Guild. This special gala benefit will include a cocktail party and performances by stars of stage and screen. And best of all is that every dollar raised by the gala will go directly to helping local performers in need. 

Scheduled to appear:
& more.

Musical Direction by MARK YORK


Monday, August 5, 2013

Book Trailer: Sisters of Lazarus by Paula K. Parker

The latest novel from Paula K. Parker ("YHWH: The Flood, The Fish and The Giant" and "YESHUA: The King, The Demon and The Traitor," co-written with NY Times best-selling author, GP Taylor ) will release Sept. 2, 2013 from Authentic Media Limited.

You can find more information and pre-order it here:

Daily Inspiration

The Blind Side

Read about the real life mom from "The Blind Side."



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Lauren Yarger, Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light ( and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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