July 18-21, 2018
University of Toronto/Wycliffe College

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We are pleased to announce our second annual Understanding and Answering Summit taking place July 2018. Following on the heels of last year’s summit on Human Rights held in Winnipeg, MB, RZIM Canada is anticipating another thought-provoking summit at the University of Toronto, Wycliffe College. This year, the Summit focus is “Clarity in a Culture of Confusion”, which reflects the topic of RZIM’s Abdu Murray’s upcoming book to be released Spring 2018.

Join RZIM speakers Abdu Murray, Andy Bannister, Logan Gates, and many more as they address issues such as:

Religious Pluralism
Human Dignity

Sex and Gender Identity
Science and Faith
Private Faith and Secular Culture
and much more…

SPEAKERS

Abdu Murray is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.

Abdu holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Abdu is the Scholar in Residence of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Andy Bannister is an adjunct speaker with RZIM. Prior to working with Solas, Andy was director and lead apologist at the Canada office of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology.

Andy is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an and his latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Terrible Consequences of Really Bad Arguments),  is a humorous engagement with the New Atheism. When not traveling, speaking, or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber, and photographer. He is married to Astrid; they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher.

Logan Gates is an Itinerant Speaker with RZIM Canada. He earned a master’s degree in theology at the University of Oxford alongside two years of study at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Logan’s passion is to help others encounter God by speaking on the big questions in life.

Questions he frequently tackles include “Why believe anything?”, “Who is God?”, “Jesus (man, myth, or more)?”, “Why trust the Bible?”, and “Christian witness in a post-Christian culture.” Logan also speaks Spanish and French and has spoken at universities and churches across Europe and the Americas. He lives in Toronto and loves to study and surf.