Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ravi Zacharias

My brother said something last night that struck me as profound. He told me that the way he enjoyed college was by focusing on all the little relationship and missionary things he did in between doing the school. Or sometimes he would even write about God and biblical worldviews in his papers. I don't know how his teachers dealt with him, getting the gospel so regularly!

When I have to drive to a place, the place and activity isn't so bad once I'm there. The leaving of home and all the things I might be doing, especially during the twenty or thirty minutes of wasted time while driving, is the hard part.

So the past several weeks I have been delighted to find that one of my favorite radio programs airs at exactly the time I had to travel to a regular babysitting job. One message in particular was so good that even a week and a half later, I have to tell you about it.

Ravi Zacharias does a program called Let My People Think (a wonderful title), and in my city it airs every Sunday evening at 5:00 PM (on 910KPOF). Fortunately, he also archives his messages for download. I have enough on my computer to last me two days solid, I think.

This special message is called The Search for Absolutes in a Pluralistic Society, and Ravi hits post-modernism on all its major heads, coming from a deep understanding of the philosophies driving the trends we see today. As always, he points us back to Jesus Christ, who holds the answers for every generation.

The third in the three-part series is my favorite, in which Ravi quotes several outside sources including G.K. Chesterton, whose genius for expression I have already noted. I wonder what Chesterton would say if he knew all these protestants loved to quote him. Anyway, the passages Ravi Zacharias quotes are so deep and so fast and so true that you'll want to listen to them several times. Not a word in each 30 minute segment is superfluous. Every sentence means something.

A good way to keep from thinking about the wrong things (self) is to think about the right things. Listen to this, and be a thinking people.

Philippians 4:8,

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,

whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report;

if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,

think on these things."

To God be all glory.

1 comment:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

He (Zacharias) edited my edition of Walter Martin's Kingdom of the Cults!