I’ve been following Ravi Zacharias’ work for about 2 years now, and I really love seeing the impact that he and RZIM has in university campuses around the world.
His ability to present the gospel worldview while grappling with great scholars and sophisticated ideas is phenomenal. I really enjoy listening and watching him speak – especially the Q&A sessions he conducts. He somehow manages to answer questions intellectually without intimidating or putting down the questioner – something which is really admirable. His writings are just as good, and I’ve recently had the privilege of reading how God has shaped him to be who he is in ‘Walking from East to West: God in the Shadows’. Having been brought up with an Asian background and having received a Western education too, Zacharias has shown me how God can use that for ministry advantages both in Eastern and Western contexts. If you too have been brought up with a crossover in cultures, reading this book will certainly inspire you to think about how God has shaped you, and how that can be used for His glory.
Just recently, I spent a bit of time chewing over a lecture that Zacharias presented at Yale University. I encourage you to take 50 minutes of your time to watch the lecture. If you haven’t been exposed to Zacharias’ work much (or at all), this will give you a good insight to the kind of stuff he does.
In addition to his work of travelling around the world to defend the gospel, Zacharias also lectures at Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (along with guys like Alister McGrath, John Lennox, and Os Guinness). God-willing, I’d love to be able to take a few courses there someday and possibly even meet Zacharias in person.