2017 Spring to Life Gala
Why is life sacred? As more and more institutions that were once considered inviolable are being challenged, it is a question that is becoming increasingly relevant to each one of us. When we give an answer to a question such as this, we are giving what is known as an apologetic. This word comes from the Greek word apologia, which means a reasoned defense of one’s beliefs. And being able to clearly and effectively articulate a response – or an apologetic – to this question is arguably more important now than ever before.
Ravi Zacharias is a world-renowned evangelist-apologist. He has spoken at venues and audiences across the globe from Harvard, Cambridge and Johns Hopkins to the United Nations and the heads of state and political leaders of countless foreign nations. Key leaders, senators, congressmen and governors have direct contact with Mr. Zacharias and consult him on an ongoing basis. He holds six honorary doctorates, including Doctor of Laws and a Doctor of Sacred Theology. Dr. Zacharias and his wife, Margie, live in the Atlanta area and have three grown children.
It is with sincere honor and great joy that we announce that the speaker for our 2017 Spring to Life Gala will be Ravi Zacharias!
For 43 years Ravi has traveled the globe to more than 40 countries helping others understand what truth is with the ultimate aim of presenting the person of Jesus Christ. Despite having celebrated his 70th birthday this year, he continues to maintain a grueling travel schedule of over 200 days away from home per year. The longest stretch Ravi will be home this year is 10 days.
In an attempt to broaden the reach and scope of his ministry, in 1984 Ravi founded Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Since then, RZIM has grown to 41 global itinerant speakers, a humanitarian arm, an apologetics school in Oxford, UK, and an online apologetics school with students from more than 60 countries.
Few in history have been better at helping us bridge our heads with our hearts. Bringing together a heartfelt awareness of the most vulnerable among us, as well as a profound understanding of who we are in Christ, Ravi is uniquely qualified to speak on the sanctity of life. As Ravi discusses with us the essence of life and how it relates to our Creator, our hope is that we will all gain a better understanding of why life, at all stages, is sacred.
Make plans now to join us on April 20th, 2017 for our Spring to Life Gala and to hear Ravi Zacharias!
If you are not familiar with Ravi Zacharias, listen to New Life FM (90.7 or 91.7) for “Just Thinking” weekday mornings at 9:30 or “Let My People Think” Sundays at 7:30 AM. You can also hear him online at rzim.org/media/listen.
To learn more about Ravi Zacharias and RZIM you can check out their website at www.rzim.org