Hello RZIM Community
I have just joined and am not fully sure how to navigate this app yet but I appreciate the starter checklist so much I’m simply diving into the introduction part.
My late sister-in-law was the author Rachel Held Evans who passed away last month unexpectedly. It breaks my heart as we were dear family members who loved each other very much even as we disagreed on a great deal of theological points. I truly hope to gain practice learning and “sharpening my sword” even as I help others sharpen theirs in this community so that I can continue to develop my intellect to “have an answer for this hope that I have in Christ Jesus the author and perfecter of my salvation”. My heart and hope for speaking coherently about Christ goes out to my brother who has completely lost his faith as a fruit of my sister-in-law’s influence.
I was first introduced to Ravi when I attended Urbana in 1993 and he came out on stage dressed and acting like a Muslim critic of the Christian faith before revealing his identity to the shocked crowd. I was in college studying Mechanical Engineering then and that certainly made a major impact on me. Now I greatly enjoy and am encouraged by Ravi with his YouTube videos I watch from time to time.
I have a deep passion for understanding and communicating the deepest truths of all matters in this life and the next and as I have grown in my spiritual maturity I find a steadily increasing commitment to wrapping my discoveries of truth inside a communication package of grace.
As so many of us do I have a unique perspective from a unique journey and I hope to encourage others in the ministry of life in Christ we are all called to even as I draw encouragement from others.