You’ve probably heard of Tim Tebow and Ravi Zacharias, but you’ve probably never heard their names in the same sentence… until now!
Both are bastions of the Christian faith — but live in two totally separate universes.
But it’s just been announced that they will join together this Friday (October 4th) as part RZIM’s brand new series: Face To Face: Transparent Conversations In Challenging Times.
You can watch the event through multiple livestream options.
Here’s why you won’t want to miss it.
RZIM has a question for you:
“When was the last time you took part in an authentic, in-depth, face-to-face conversation?”
In our modern Twitter-driven world of sound bites, the art of interacting face-to-face seems less and less common.
But this Friday, Tim Tebow will join Ravi Zacharias at the Zacharias Institute to share life stories and insight on living in today’s culture based on their experiences in very different realms.
Today’s secular culture’s mounting efforts to defy God’s wisdom of being “quick to listen… and slow to become angry” (James 1:19) is more than apparent.
RZIM is leading the way in showing the benefit of changing that societal pattern.
Christians especially need to step up and talk to each other about the hard stuff. If we as Christians can’t even get along in face-to-face conversations, who can?
Our opinions on faith won’t make it easy, but our common Love will make it possible.
The Ravi Zacharias International Ministries team has created this new series as a tool for all people to learn by example.
As you might imagine, Tim Tebow and Ravi Zacharias have quite different life stories, but their common faith draws them together.
Both men are advocates for Jesus around the world.
Interestingly, Mr. Zacharias once aspired to be a professional athlete as a young man, but God called him to be an apologist instead.
Tim Tebow is an award-winning athlete, yet God is using him in unique ways to reach people for Christ every single day.
RZIM’s new series, Face To Face: Transparent Conversations In Challenging Times, will host an RZIM apologist (as there are many more than just Zacharias on the RZIM team) along with a well-known leader from various worlds of cultural influence during each episode.
The dialogue planned between the two parties will explore “the most heartfelt questions of culture and of faith,” as their website promises.
Contrary to what the world believes, there is a way to do this with respect and honor to the other speaker, where both can benefit from the discussion.
This may shock you, but to benefit from such conversation doesn’t mean two people end up agreeing on everything.
In fact, they may be polar opposite faiths, discuss matters of life, and still remain just as opposite. But conversing with people with different perspectives is a part of the human experience we were designed by God to have.
While it would be God’s will for us to agree that He is God, He doesn’t ask us to see everything else the same way. And why should He?
The grandeur of God is so far beyond our finite comprehension.
My personal understanding of Scripture’s God, and the ways my unique identity experiences God, is likely different than yours.
We worship the same God of the Bible, but with unique ways that He shows Himself to us. And this will also cause a difference of opinions in how we each see the world on many matters.
And yes, it is important to know what we believe and what our worldview is. This is also how we know what it is and is not.
But without respectful communication with someone different than ourselves in attitude, opinion, background, we are limited to our own perspective of God and the world.
We are also less able to understand our own opinions or know what needs transforming. “Iron sharpens iron” and two people should be the mechanism of sharpening one another, as Proverbs says.
The result, should we refuse this hard, yet necessary, task?
We become dull in our thinking and unable to be wielded for our valuable perspective by God, or subtly become the victim of external, world forces sharpening us instead. Or both.
This series by RZIM is sure to be a great use of your time. Not only will you be hearing two great people expressing their insight, but you will be witnessing an art that needs to be learned — and then put into practice.
The event will take place this Friday, October 4, 2019 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. EST and will also be streamed live online!
Though tickets to attend the show live have sold out, you can experience this inaugural event either on their Facebook page or via YouTube livestream.
I’m sure you’ll agree you don’t want to miss it!