The RZIM Canadian Summer School is an in-depth week of study conducted by Canadian and other RZIM speakers, multiple adjunct lecturers, and anchored by Ravi Zacharias. It is an intensive week of teaching, examining the question of what it means to be human and how that question relates to so many challenges and opportunities when it comes to sharing and defending the Christian faith. Summer School is open to people of all ages, all abilities, and all backgrounds. Come prepared to be encouraged, equipped, stretched and empowered to share the gospel more effectively.
Reduced or Redeemed: What Does it Mean to be Human?
RZIM Canadian Summer School 2015
We live in a culture that moves at tremendous speed: every week that goes by we hear of new advances in technology, science and medicine. At the same time, ethics, law and justice, seem to be in flux: things that we thought were once fixed and unassailable — from sexuality to personal identity — are up for grabs. Why does this matter? It matters because all of this affects what is arguably one of the oldest questions of all: What does it mean to be human? Are we spiritual beings? Just biological machines? Mere data points on the digital social graph? Do we have duties when it comes to justice? Who gets to define us: nature, society, ourselves?
The Christian worldview has profound things to say about what it means to be human. Uniquely among all the world’s belief systems, only Christianity tells us that we are made “in the image of God,” that we bear the imago dei. That belief has huge implications: for ethics and justice, for science and the arts, for apologetics and evangelism.
When Christians try to share their faith in Jesus, some people may try to dismiss the ‘God question’ and claim they’re not interested. But “What does it mean to be human?” is a question everybody has to formulate some kind of answer to. It’s a question that leads, naturally and inexorably, to the much bigger question: is there a God whose image we bear?
The third RZIM Canada Summer School will explore all these issues and more, setting out not only how Christianity offers the deepest and most compelling answers to life’s hardest questions but how if it is true, it sheds light on everything. As Lewis said: “I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen. Not just because I see it, but because by it, I see everything else.”
We invite you join us for a week of fabulous teaching, world class speakers, and to become better equipped so you can engage our cultured critics and learn to share Christ with confidence.
The Canadian Summer School requires a deposit of $250 (CAD) upon registration and to pay the balance by May 1, 2015.
For further information please visit www.rzim.ca or call 416-385-9199.