by Teri Dugan
Over the next few posts I will be showcasing some of the top Christian Apologists who are making a difference worldwide in defense of the Gospel. Of course C.S. Lewis would be one of the all time greats and one of my favorites but I couldn’t find any YouTube videos of him speaking! So this first week I’d like to present RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries) and a few of the standout Apologists in that organization. Here is their mission and vision statement:
The primary mission of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of a culture with the credibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Distinctive in its strong evangelistic and apologetic foundation, the ministry of RZIM is intended to touch both the heart and the intellect of the thinkers and influencers of society through the support of the visionary leadership of Ravi Zacharias.
Our vision is to build a team with a fivefold thrust of evangelism, apologetics, spiritual disciplines, training, and humanitarian support so that the mandate of I Peter 3:15 might be fulfilled: to set apart Christ in our hearts as Lord and always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within us, with gentleness and respect, all for the glory of God.
Dr. Ravi Zacharias is an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist. A defender of traditional evangelicalism, Zacharias is the author of numerous Christian books, including the Gold Medallion Book Award winner: “Can Man Live Without God?” in the category “theology and doctrine” and Christian bestsellers “Light in the Shadow of Jihad,” and “The Grand Weaver.” He is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, host of the radio programs “Let My People Think” and “Just Thinking.” He has been a visiting scholar at Ridley Hall, and has had six honorary doctoral degrees, including a Doctor of Laws and a Doctor of Sacred Theology. Zacharias held the chair in Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary from 1981 to 1984. Evangelical Christian leader Chuck Colson referred to Zacharias as “the great apologist of our time.”
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