Category: Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias mixes spirituality, reason in speech

Charismatic preachers use an appeal to spirituality to strengthen the faith of believers and win converts. Theologians use appeals to logic and reason. In his first speech in Cape Girardeau Saturday night, internationally known Christian author and radio host Ravi Zacharias used both to argue for absolute truth and its divine source. Saturday night La Croix United Methodist Church played host to Zacharias for the first of three speaking engagements over two days. A near capacity crowd filled the church’s 940 seats to hear his message. “I think what he has is a rare gift between the scholar and evangelist,”

Evangelical Preaches at S.L. Tabernacle

With Evangelicals and Latter-day Saints sitting together in the Salt Lake Tabernacle for an “Evening of Friendship,” internationally renowned Christian philosopher Ravi Zacharias told them Sunday night that Jesus Christ‘s unique claim upon humanity is that he embodied truth and sacrificed himself for a world that often does not recognize him. But what many Utahns may remember most distinctly is the sermon that came before it. Taking the pulpit to speak of the event’s historic nature, Fuller Theological Seminary President Richard Mouw addressed a capacity crowd of several thousand, offering a stunningly candid apology to members of The Church of

Evangelical, LDS find bit of common ground

For the first time in 105 years, a preacher of another faith was at the pulpit of the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Sunday night, urging evangelical Christians and Mormons to turn to Jesus Christ. “When you get the Son, you get the way, the truth and the life,” said Ravi Zacharias, a philosopher and author who was invited by Standing Together, a network of 100 evangelical churches that is trying to improve relations with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon Church Theologically, Mormonism – the so-called ‘Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’

Evangelical to speak in LDS Tabernacle

Scalpers, take note: Tickets for the hottest event this season are long gone, and people are getting desperate. An evangelical Christian apologist and philosopher, Ravi Zacharias, is coming to Utah and will speak at, of all places, the Tabernacle on Temple Square. “I’m just shocked at the interest,” said Greg Johnson, president of Standing Together Ministries, a network of 50 evangelical churches that is bringing Zacharias to Utah for three nights. “There are so many people calling and calling and calling back .” The 9,000-plus tickets for the three nights Zacharias will speak – Nov. 13-15 – were snapped

Evangelist to speak at Tabernacle

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened its signature pulpit to an evangelical Christian preacher in what organizers see as a watershed event for promoting good will and discussion among Utahns of various faiths. The event is two months away, but it is already generating discussion in the state’s faith community. Ravi Zacharias, an internationally known apologist, philosopher and author, will speak at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in November as part of a three-night speaking engagement in Utah. Some have compared Zacharias’ style and tone to that of Christian philosopher C.S. Lewis. He has addressed audiences