Ravi Zacharias is a famed Christian apologist who used his power and influence to sexually harass, prey, and manipulate women who worked for him for years before his death. Journalist Daniel Silliman, of Christianity Today, joins the show to discuss the shocking and disgusting hidden life of a Christian leader who lived a life more like satan than Jesus.
Episode 444: The Ravi Zacharias Revelations & Leaving the SBC with Charlie Dates
The Holy Post
Here we go again. The evangelical world is shocked by another leadership scandal. This time it’s the report that famed apologist Ravi Zacharias sexually abused women for years before his death in 2020. Kaitlyn Schiess joins Phil and Skye to discuss the story, and why so many ministries fail to investigate their famous leaders or take abuse allegations seriously. Then, Skye talks with Charlie Dates, senior pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, about his decision to leave the Southern Baptist Convention in December. Believing the SBC’s desire to overcome its racist past was genuine, Dates had to convince his historically black church to align with the SBC in the first place. He explains why he was wrong and what it means for the future of evangelicalism in America. This week's Bonus segment: https://www.patreon.com/posts/47673135
Don’t Diminish Ravi Zacharias’s Abuse With ‘We’re All Sinners’
Quick to Listen
Transcribed highlights of the show can be found in our episode summaries.Last week, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries released a 12-page report about its founder and namesake. It confirmed “abuse by Zacharias at day spas he owned in Atlanta and uncovers five additional victims in the US, as well as evidence of sexual abuse in Thailand, India, and Malaysia.” From CT’s reporting:Even a limited review of Zacharias’s old devices revealed contacts for more than 200 massage therapists in the US and Asia and hundreds of images of young women, including some that showed the women naked. Zacharias solicited and received photos until a few months before his death in May 2020 at age 74.Zacharias used tens of thousands of dollars of ministry funds dedicated to a “humanitarian effort” to pay four massage therapists, providing them housing, schooling, and monthly support for extended periods of time, according to investigators.One woman told the investigators that “after he arranged for the ministry to provide her with financial support, he required sex from her.” She called it rape.She said Zacharias “made her pray with him to thank God for the ‘opportunity’ they both received” and, as with other victims, “called her his ‘reward’ for living a life of service to God,” the report says. Zacharias warned the woman—a fellow believer—if she ever spoke out against him, she would be responsible for millions of souls lost when his reputation was damaged.As once again, we’ve learned the flagrantly sinful double life of a prominent Christian leader, we wanted to discuss how to discuss it in light of what we believe about grace, mercy, and sin. These principles, of course, are the bedrock of our Christian faith, but are especially ones we grapple with in light of Ash Wednesday. Covenant College professor of theological studies Kelly Kapic joined global media manager Morgan Lee and editorial director Ted Olsen to discuss if all our sins are equally wicked to God, what it means to extend grace to a person you never met personally, and what it means to hold people accountable for their sins, especially after they’ve died.What is Quick to Listen? Read moreRate Quick to Listen on Apple PodcastsFollow the podcast on TwitterFollow our hosts on Twitter: Morgan Lee and Ted OlsenMusic by SweepsQuick to Listen is produced by Morgan Lee and Matt LinderThe transcript is edited by Yvonne Su and Bunmi Ishola Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#91 Controversial Questions: What About the Ravi Zacharias Scandal? What is a Common False Teaching?
The Alisa Childers Podcast
On today's podcast, we tackle some controversial questions. First, I offer my thoughts about how I'm processing the Ravi Zacharias Scandal. Next I talk with Marcia Montenegro about the most common false teaching you've probably never heard of: Perennialism. You may not have heard the word before, but it is gaining popularity in the church. Finally, I talk with Clark Bates about how the original New Testament Manuscripts were copied. Ever wonder what happened after the Apostle Paul wrote an Epistle to a certain church or region? Clark breaks it down for us.
Episode 333: Discussing Ravi Zacharias, Carl Lentz, and How We Should Respond. Part Two.
Provoke & Inspire Podcast
In this episode, Ben is joined by Aaron, David, and Luke for a difficult discussion on the moral failings of Christians in celebrity positions. What do we do when they occur, and how do we avoid the very same pitfalls, regardless of our having 'celebrity status'. This is part two.
Episode 332: Discussing Ravi Zacharias, Carl Lentz, and How We Should Respond. Part One.
Provoke & Inspire Podcast
In this episode, Ben is joined by Aaron, David, and Luke for a difficult discussion on the moral failings of Christians in celebrity positions. What do we do when they occur, and how do we avoid the very same pitfalls, regardless of our having 'celebrity status'. This is part one.
Ep. 354 - The Secret Disturbing Life of Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias
Friendly Atheist Podcast
Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcastJessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics.— Be sure to check out the Being Reasonable podcast if you enjoy street epistemology!— What did famed Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias do to those poor women? (4:15)— God’s Not Dead 4 will soon be coming to a bargain bin near you. (17:53)— A Christian-owned wedding venue in North Carolina is getting exactly what it deserves after refusing to host a same-sex ceremony. (23:36)— Kirk Cameron is not a fan of the “mask Gestapo.” (28:36)— A judge said this to a COVID-denying pastor: “The Constitution is not a suicide pact.” (33:24)— Even Pat Robertson is telling Donald Trump that it’s time to move on. (36:18)— A Florida county that previously blocked atheists from giving invocations finally adopted a new inclusive invocation policy. (38:43)— What’s the benefit to atheists promoting their cause at a Republican event? (42:51)— Jessica talks about her favorite current Christmas movies. (54:51)
Ravi Zacharias - Outside of Jesus There Are No Answers
Christians Engaging Culture Podcast
This episode is in two parts, each featuring the late Dr Ravi Zacharias. He helps us understand the meaning of life as humans created in God's image and for his glory in Jesus. Then in the second part he tells the story of a Vietnamese friends and interpreter, and the strength and meaning he found in Jesus. We are thankful for RZIM's permission to republish this podcast episode. You can find their website with many more helpful resources at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Please also make sure you check out the CEC website for more helpful resources, discussion questions and suggestions on how to turn conversations to the gospel. Christians Engaging Culture exists to equip the Christians to give faithful answers in everyday cultural conversations and to turn those conversations to the gospel. Please tell others about this podcast and show them how to subscribe. If you are not a member of St Thomas', we invite you to look at the 'About Us' page of our website here.
Ravi Zacharias and John Lennox - The Exclusive Claims of Christianity
Christians Engaging Culture Podcast
How do you know that Christianity is the one true worldview? Does God Exist? These two questions are answered by Ravi Zacharias (the first address) and by Professor John Lennox (the second address) featured on this CEC Podcast. Please do check out more resources from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries here and from The Oxford Union here. Please also make sure you check out the CEC website for more helpful resources, discussion questions and suggestions on how to turn conversations to the gospel. Christians Engaging Culture exists to equip the Christians to give faithful answers in everyday cultural conversations and to turn those conversations to the gospel. Please tell others about this podcast and show them how to subscribe. If you are not a member of St Thomas', we invite you to look at the 'About Us' page of our website here.