Zacharias keynote speaker at OC

Best-selling author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias will speak at Oklahoma Christian University at 7:30 p.m. March 30. Zacharias has given addresses at the White House, the Pentagon and the Cannon House.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Christian University will host best-selling author and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias for a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 30.

The event, part of OC’s McGaw Lecture Series, is sold out, but free overflow tickets for a live closed-circuit broadcast are available at www.oc.edu/ravi. Zacharias’ lecture topic is “Secularization and the Death of Absolutes.”

Zacharias has spoken all over the world for 42 years. He has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York. 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, Zacharias was a plenary speaker at the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam in 1983, 1986, and 2000. 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.

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.

He 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.

Born in India, Zacharias 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 and currently serves as senior research fellow at Oxford University’s Wycliffe Hall.

In conjunction with his visit to Oklahoma Christian, a seven-day Bible reading plan, “What Jesus Has Done For Us,” features devotional thoughts taken from Zacharias’ books. It is available in the YouVersion app and at www.oc.edu/youversion.

Past McGaw Lecture speakers at Oklahoma Christian include civil rights pioneers Claudette Colvin, Fred Gray, Carlotta Walls LaNier and Terrence Roberts, plus Christian author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and noted theologian N.T. Wright.

OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN, recognized as one of the best universities in the western United States by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, set a school record this year with 2,479 students enrolled. Overall, the last decade has featured OC’s 10 highest enrollments ever. The university offers undergraduate programs in more than 60 fields of study, an undergraduate honors program, and graduate programs in accountancy, business administration, engineering, Christian ministry, divinity and theological studies.