On Friday night, evangelist Ravi Zacharias and Tim Tebow participated in the first in a series of Face to Face events organized by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. The goal of these events is to promote respectful conversation about culture and faith in a world full of snap judgments and distractions.
Zacharias joined the Sports Spectrum Podcast prior to the event to share his testimony and why face-to-face conversations are so important.
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“To sit across face to face and watch the expression of a person or have that personal touch I think is very critical in our times,” he said on the podcast. “A person with the stature of Tim Tebow, that’s even doubly a blessing.”
Zacharias and Tebow covered a variety of topics during their discussion, including the ways God uses broken people, struggles they faced after becoming a Christian, how to lovingly disagree with someone, and how to deal with critics.
“The coolest thing is that God uses flawed people that have messed up, and if we look at the Bible, most of the heroes are flawed people that messed up in big ways,” Tebow said at the event.
Zacharias emphasized that people don’t become Christians because it is easy.
“I believe with all my heart that the Christian faith is a very, very difficult walk,” he said. “It’s not easy. You don’t gravitate to it because of its ease. You gravitate to it because of its truth.”
Later on in the conversation, Zacharias and Tebow asked each other a question of their choosing. Zecharias asked Tebow how he navigated being a Christian in the locker room, to which Tebow stressed the importance of work ethic and trying to earn the respect of his teammates every day.
“One of the things I’ve always been so passionate about is every day we share the Gospel, but every now and then we use words,” Tebow said. “You really share the Gospel mostly with your actions.”
Information about future Face to Face events will be available at the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries website once they are announced.
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