Best-selling author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias will speak on the reliability of the Christian faith at the Oklahoma Christian University McGaw Lectures on Monday, March 30, 2015.
Dr. Zacharias has spoken all over the world for 42 years. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president’s cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the first Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders in Mozambique.
He has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the U.N. General Assembly each year. As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House. At the invitation of Billy Graham, Dr. Zacharias was a plenary speaker at the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986, and 2000.
Dr. Zacharias has authored or edited more than 20 books. Can Man Live without God? was awarded the Gold Medallion for best book in the category of doctrine and theology, and Jesus Among Other Gods was nominated for a Gold Medallion. Dr. Zacharias has appeared on CNN, Fox, and many other international broadcasts. His weekly radio program, “Let My People Think,” airs on 2,087 outlets worldwide; his television program of the same name is broadcast in several countries.
Dr. Zacharias was born in India in 1946 and immigrated to Canada with his family 20 years later. He received his Master of Divinity from Trinity International University and held the chair of Evangelism and Contemporary Thought at Alliance Theological Seminary. He also has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, where he studied moralist philosophers and literature of the Romantic era. He is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University.