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By Ravi Zacharias

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A one-minute, daily program featuring excerpts from Ravi Zacharias. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, and other topics mixing biblical teaching and Christian apologetics.

Episode Date
Dreams and Visions

God uses many ways to reach out to people and in today's Just a Thought Ravi Zacharias tells a story of one such experience.

Aug 12, 2020
Only One Way

Humanly speaking only one way to God doesn't seem fair, but Ravi Zacharias puts this in perspective making a connection with this concept to the cry of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Aug 11, 2020
Hard Hearts

If the result of sinning is a hard heart then what can conversely soften that hard heart?

Aug 10, 2020
Spiritual Beings

How does a correct understanding of who you think you are make a strong impact on your values and beliefs? Ravi Zacharias elucidates this concept on today's Just A Thought.

Aug 07, 2020
Gift of Freedom

Ravi Zacharias discusses the need for gratitude and humility both for ourselves and our nation.

Aug 06, 2020
Christ's Resurrection Claim

What was the nature of the Christ's resurrection claim and what interest did the Jewish leaders and Roman authorities of His time have in disproving it?

Aug 05, 2020
Sin Is Dead!

It was discovered that simply making this declaration did not provide the freedom that a certain prominent professor thought it would. Instead, true freedom requires a spiritual solution as described by Ravi Zacharias on today's Just A Thought.

Aug 04, 2020
Heart Condition

Jesus makes a statement regarding the heart of man and its propensity to lead to moral failure. Listen as Ravi Zacharias expounds on how to apply that understanding to our daily lives.

Aug 03, 2020
Jesus: Our Eternal Contemporary

Listen today to hear what a nonbeliever and skeptic historian has to say about the impact of Jesus short life on all of western philosophy and ethics throughout history.

Jul 31, 2020
Evil Present = God Absent?

Ravi Zacharias deals with the question "How can a God of love and justice allow such evil in this world?" He takes the question and turns it around to show that the question contains the answer.

Jul 30, 2020
Skeptic Turned Believer

A.N. Wilson, world famous writer, was a skeptic who mocked Christianity along with its followers, but then became a Christian himself. Find out why on today's Just A Thought.

Jul 29, 2020
Attacking Christianity

On today's Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias states that Christianity is unique from other world religions in its ability to handle criticism and even profanity against its founder/creator. Find out more by listening in.

Jul 28, 2020
Key to Christianity

Ravi Zacharias explains that the foundation of Christianity is based on a relationship with Jesus Christ. He goes on to tell of his own meeting with Jesus Christ during a very dark hour of his life.

Jul 27, 2020
Answers to Questions

As human beings we have many questions about life and faith, where should we look for answers? Ravi Zacharias reframes the question and declares a method to determine which belief system would be best to provide those answers.

Jul 24, 2020
America's Secularism

If America has drifted from the worldviews of its founders toward secularism then what is her fate? Find out what Ravi Zacharias has to say in today's Just A Thought.

Jul 23, 2020
The Uniqueness of the Gospel Message

Delving into the definition of uniqueness, Ravi Zacharias delineates the difference between the uniqueness of the gospel message compared to the uniqueness claims of other worldviews.

Jul 22, 2020
The Power of God's Forgiveness

How does the concept of forgiveness set apart Christianity from other worldviews? Find out today on Just a Thought.

Jul 21, 2020
Missing the Point

Ravi Zacharias looks at Genesis to point out the meaning behind the story of the eating of the forbidden fruit.

Jul 20, 2020
Christian Worldview Under Attack

Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias explains how the Christian worldview is being shut out of the marketplace of ideas.

Jul 17, 2020
Relationships Without Compromise

Is it possible to develop friendships with people of other faiths without compromising your own beliefs? Ravi Zacharias presents some thoughts about this issue on today's Just A Thought.

Jul 16, 2020
Help for Those Who Hurt

Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias dispenses some practical advice on where to turn for help when you are burdened down with many cares and concerns.

Jul 15, 2020
The Most Difficult Question

Ravi Zacharias describes what is the most difficult question he has to deal with during his speaking engagements around the world.

Jul 14, 2020
America: In Danger of Extinction?

What will it take to prevent the extinction of America? Ravi Zacharias explains the two principles that are key to maintaining a strong foundation.

Jul 13, 2020
Intrinsic Value

Human beings are searching for their purpose and the value of their existence. On Today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how the Christian worldview provides the foundation and explains who it is that determines the worth of an individual.

Jul 10, 2020
Whose Image Is on You?

Jesus Christ answered this question with an analogy to money and the image imprinted upon it. Ravi Zacharias makes a correlation to Jesus' explanation with his question, "Whose image is on you?"

Jul 09, 2020
Building a Future on Christian Ethics

China after four decades of dismissing God's existence came to realize the need for moral and ethical guidelines for their culture. Where are they turning to find these ethics? Listen to today's program as Ravi Zacharias describes his experiences with Chinese and Iranian leaders behind closed doors.

Jul 08, 2020
Privatization, Secularization and Pluralism

On today's program Ravi Zacharias, in a short synopsis, describes the means and the ends of the three cultural dynamics of secularism, pluralism and privatization.

Jul 07, 2020
Pluralism and Secularism

Pluralism leads to skepticism and secularism leads to hedonism. In today's Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias unpacks these two statements and describes how these worldviews progress toward those ends.

Jul 06, 2020
Functional Anti-theism

On today's Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the current prevalent attitude of contemporary society toward people of the religious community.

Jul 03, 2020
An Inversion of Language and Attitude

Describing the process of secularization in the West, Ravi Zacharias explains how communication of even secular ideas in the past often required a person to borrow religious language to fully explain it, now the opposite is true.

Jul 02, 2020
Faith Arguments Are Limited

Apologists are equipped to answer the tough questions that people have about the Christian faith, however that isn't enough. Listen to today's program as Ravi Zacharias describes the other half of the task.

Jul 01, 2020
Touching the Soul

Ravi Zacharias describes the millions of people that are homeless and destitute around the world and asks the question: Where is the Church? Helping people where it hurts is a way to touch their soul.

Jun 30, 2020
Embodiment of the Truth

Ravi Zacharias challenges Christians to live out their faith especially when it comes to serving those in dire straits. He speaks from the experience of serving others of a different faith and how it opens the door to speak about Christ.

Jun 29, 2020
Marginalized People

Ravi Zacharias has traveled the globe speaking to people groups in various countries. Today on Just A Thought he has some advice for the church on how to live out their faith in a way that has the greatest impact with people of various cultures.

Jun 26, 2020
Transcendent Moorings

In the process of cultural evolution the East and West have gone in different directions when it comes to the integration of faith and culture. Ravi Zacharias describes the process and the contrasts between the two worldviews on today's Thought.

Jun 25, 2020
Gazing Upward Not Inward

Eastern Religions have co-opted many practices of Christians spirituality through out the ages and attempted to represent them as exclusive. On today's Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes this exclusivity reminding Christians of their heritage while pointing out the differences between the two worldviews.

Jun 24, 2020
Weasternism?

Ravi Zacharias coined the word "weastern" in his attempt to explain how the concepts of Eastern and Western religions are being merged into a worldview. Listen to today's Thought as he explains what this worldview looks like.

Jun 23, 2020
Tired of The Same Old Thing

The first visit of the Dalai Lama to the United States was in 1979 and at that time there was an intense interest in eastern religions. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias explains why there was such an interest and that it wasn't just the West interested in another culture's religions.

Jun 22, 2020
Jesus Can Change Your Life

For over 2000 years Jesus Christ has been ridiculed and maligned by writers, philosophers and critics and yet, He still remains the one person who can radically change a life.

Jun 19, 2020
Restless Men Intoxicated by Freedom

Although with modern technology, medicine and education man today is so much freer than in past history, but what is result of all this freedom? On today's program Ravi Zacharias gives God's perspective about the modern restless man with so much free time on his hands.

Jun 18, 2020
The Evolutionists Religion

Many evolutionists write off the origin theory of Intelligent Design claiming that it was fabricated to fit Christian beliefs. However, on today's Thought, Ravi Zacharias describes how a scientist counters this dismissal with the revelation that many evolutionists hold similar religious devotion to the theory of evolution.

Jun 17, 2020
Truth and the Unheard Answer

Pontius Pilate while questioning Jesus Christ after he was brought to him by the Pharisees asked the question: What is Truth? However he never waited for Jesus answer and on today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes why he and others like him don't want to hear what the truth is.

Jun 16, 2020
The Gift of Music Transcends Words

Ravi Zacharias describes how Christian music is a powerful way to communicate God's truth and unites believers. Ravi goes on to relate how the worship of two strangers for the same God created a bridge through music to communicate even though neither spoke the other's language.

Jun 15, 2020
God Is His Own Interpreter

Ravi Zacharias tells the story of William Cowper who spent much time in an insane asylum but came to know the touch of God and went on to write hymns, books and poetry.

Jun 12, 2020
A Divine Visitation

George Frideric Handel who composed his seminal work "Messiah" declared that he felt that he had a divine visitation while composing it. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias explores the concept of divine inspiration in the creative arts.

Jun 11, 2020
Contradicting Our Perception of Reality

When Jesus met the two men on the road to Emmaus they at first perceived that he was uninformed about the recent happenings in Israel, specifically the death and crucifixion of Jesus. When He finished talking they realized that they were the ones who were ignorant of what had transpired and it was the "stranger" who fully understood.

Jun 10, 2020
No Prophetic Voice

In the Old Testament, the kings of Israel and Judah had prophets to help them determine the message of God and to hold them accountable. In today's Thought Ravi Zacharias warns about leaders that do not have spiritual guidance in their life.

Jun 09, 2020
Humor Has a Connection to Reality

Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias tells a humorous story about determining the future profession of a child.

Jun 08, 2020
Running from the Call of God

Is it possible to lose the fire and the passion of your desire to follow God. Ravi Zacharias warns of just this danger on today's Thought.

Jun 05, 2020
In Sync with the Truth

Speaking to a group of young people, Ravi Zacharias encourages them to live out their faith to be a witness to the world.

Jun 04, 2020
The Biggest Problem Of Our Time

What is one of the biggest problem of our time and even more importantly how can that problem be solved? Ravi Zacharias tackles this question and answer on today's Just A Thought.

Jun 03, 2020
Science Cannot Tell You

Today's emphasis on scientific answers to all of life's questions is missing one important element: morality. Although science can answer the question of why or how, it is missing the authority to answer the questions of is it right or is it wrong? Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias expands on this issue.s

Jun 02, 2020
Lost Reasoning Capacity

Today's youth are exposed to so much information from cyber space that they have lost their capacity to reason. Ravi Zacharias makes this observation and explains some of its effects on today's Thought.,e

Jun 01, 2020
Jesus' Powerful Hands

Ravi Zacharias described how Jesus' hands were some of the most powerful tools of His ministry here on earth. Listen to today's program as he explains the impact in people's lives that was made when Jesus reached out to touch them.

May 29, 2020
Not the Absence of Purity, but the Presence

Describing the life of Augustine, Ravi Zacharias points to a statement he made about how he wrongly viewed his life of sin. Listen to today's program to hear the quote and the realization that dawned on Augustine in his perspective about God.

May 28, 2020
A Definition of Purity

Ravi Zacharias explains that the definition of purity is similar to the definition of nothing. On today's program he explains how they are similar and the significance of that similarity.

May 27, 2020
Getting the Definition the Wrong Way Around

"Existence precedes essence, what it means is, what I do determines who I am." This definition of existentialism demonstrates that proponents of the philosophy have the definition backwards, listen as Ravi Zacharias explains the error on today's Thought.

May 26, 2020
The Definition of Value

Ravi Zacharias states, "We look at life with our eyes rather than through our eyes." What does he mean by this statement and how does this problem cloud our perspective? Find out on today's Just A Thought.

May 25, 2020
What Is Your Name?

In the Old Testament story of Jacob's life we see a man that is running from the consequences of his actions until God literally grabs ahold of him. God then asks an important question of Jacob that clarifies the trouble in Jacob's life and allows him to choose a different path.

May 22, 2020
Historian Dies of Boredom

Ravi Zacharias speculates that if there were one human historian that lived to view all of human history he might die of boredom. He makes that statement tongue-in-cheek since history is full of examples where humankind has repeated the same mistakes over and over again.

May 21, 2020
Trusting God For A Miracle

Ravi Zacharias describes a time in the days of the prophet Elijah where there were many people with leprosy in Israel, but the only man healed of it was a Syrian named Naaman. Christian's today are in the same situation, there is a lack of expectation that God will act in a miraculous way.

May 20, 2020
The Brightest Light During the Darkest Days

Israel had some of its darkest days as described in the Old Testament book of II Kings when Jehoram was king and the city of Jerusalem was beseiged by the Syrians. It is often during these times of darkness especially in our modern history that God works through His church to bring hope and light

May 19, 2020
Solving Society's Ills

Ravi Zacharias describes an alarming statistic concerning the occurrence of violent crimes in America: they occur once every 22-24 seconds. How do you begin to solve this problem? On today's Just A Thought Ravi recommends a starting point to begin to address this and other societal issues.

May 18, 2020
God Have Mercy on Me

Ravi Zacharias warns of the complacency toward sin that Christians can develop over time due to self reliance. It is during these times that God can allow them to have their own way with disastrous consequences.

May 15, 2020
Points of Tension

When attempting to bridge the gap of understanding between Islam and Christianity there are fundamental differences that need to be overcome, unfortunately dialogue becomes almost impossible if one side is constantly challenging the other.

May 14, 2020
The Glory of True Greatness

F.W. Boreham describes a scene of a field of poppies and corn planted together and how the 2 plants side by side seemed equally beautiful. Ravi Zacharias builds on this idea to explain the glory of true greatness.

May 13, 2020
The First Funeral

Ravi Zacharias describes a statue called "The First Funeral" in a museum in Copenhagen, Denmark which seems to poke fun at the death of Abel as his body is carried by his father Adam. However, of course, there is no humor when it comes to death and especially the death of Jesus Christ. Ravi identifies the desperate situation that man finds himself in after crucifying his own means of salvation.

May 12, 2020
Who Takes God's Place?

Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote the line "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." On today's thought Ravi Zacharias follows up that idea with a question, "If God is dead who takes His place?"

May 11, 2020
The Ultimate Sense of Wonder

Ravi Zacharias, on today's Thought, states, "The ultimate sense of wonder can only come in a relationship with a person and that person is God himself." Listen to the program to find out what he means by his statement.

May 08, 2020
Questioning the Questioner

Jesus often responds to a questioner with a question. Why did he do that? Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how this effective method is useful in determining what a person's assumptions are before giving the best answer.

May 07, 2020
Privatization of Faith

Ravi Zacharias describes privatization as the breakdown between public and private life and the action of being compelled to take the things of ultimate value into the private world. This repression of public pronouncement of personal faith has created an atmosphere of animosity towards the Christian faith in America.

May 06, 2020
The Danger of Losing a Sense of Shame

Ravi Zacharias relates the answer that convicted serial killer Ted Bundy gave when asked if he experienced any guilt for the murders he committed. Bundy's shocking response showed that he had no point of reference for guilt and it is this loss of a sense of shame that creates a dangerous situation. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias describes this danger.

May 04, 2020
A Coherent Worldview

Ravi Zacharias defines the four main questions of life: origin, meaning, morality and destiny and the answers to these questions can determine if a worldview is coherent. Listen to today's Thought as he describes how they are are answered most completely in the framework of Christianity.

May 01, 2020
Who Are You?

In the Old Testament story of Jacob's life we see a man that is running from the consequences of his actions until God literally grabbed a hold of him. God then asks an important question of Jacob that can apply to everyone. Listen to today's program as Ravi Zacharias describes this interaction and the resulting life lesson.

Apr 30, 2020
Infused With Meaning Because of Hope

Having an eternal perspective can have an effect on all of life's meaning and purpose. Listen to today's program as Ravi Zacharias explains what it is that gives our lives purpose.

Apr 28, 2020
A Painting of Significance in Your Heart

In today's Just A Thought, Ravi Zacharias describes an image of God as a painter and our hearts as canvas on which He is creating a masterpiece. Listen as this imaginative wordscape draws your attention to the wonderful work of God in our lives.

Apr 27, 2020
Would It Make a Difference?

Dennis Prager, a Jewish thinker and talk show host, presents an interesting question while debating Jonathan Glover, an Atheist from Oxford. Ravi Zacharias relates what Dennis says and summarizes the reality of living out a worldview and its consequences.

Apr 24, 2020
The Answer of God

G.K. Chesterton, an early 20th century apologist, said "God is like the sun, you cannot look at it, but without it you cannot look at anything else." Ravi Zacharias uses this statement to illustrate how man's search for meaning cannot exclude the principle author: God.

Apr 23, 2020
Scholarship Without Heart

Citing a quote from C.S. Lewis, Ravi Zacharias describes a serious spiritual condition where people become so focused on the promotion of God's existence that they entirely miss the heart of the message. Listen as he describes this condition on today's Thought.

Apr 22, 2020
Asleep in the Storm

We find the prophet Jonah in a ship on the sea in the middle of a storm running from God's will for his life and what is he doing? He is sleeping. Ravi Zacharias exclaims that many believers today are similarly sleeping while a storm is raging around them, he urges Christians to heed the lesson of Jonah.

Apr 21, 2020
Suppressing the Evidence

When it comes to proof for God's existence, the book of Romans declares that it is not the lack of evidence but rather man's suppression of that evidence that is the problem. Ravi Zacharias explores this concept with an illustration from the life of Jonah on today's Thought.

Apr 20, 2020
Commended for the Good

When communicating the truth of the Bible to people of a different worldview be careful not to belittle or humilate them in an effort to show the error of their belief. This advice is something that Ravi Zacharias has lived by throughout his ministry as an apologist.

Apr 17, 2020
Volume Substituted for Communication

Ravi Zacharias recounts an example of how miss-communication often occurred in his home land of India between an Indian and a tourist trying to get information. From this example Ravi makes a connection between this experience and how christians sometimes attempt communication with those outside the faith.

Apr 16, 2020
Understanding the Depth of Sin

Many people understand the feeling of guilt, but until they understand that they are a sinner they will not be ready for a savior.

Apr 15, 2020
Freedom Is Not Autonomy

Ravi Zacharias relates how Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh reacts to the actions of a disrespectful and jeering crowd and applies it to the state of man's freedom. Listen to today's program to hear what he said and Ravi's application.

Apr 14, 2020
Man: A Stranger to Himself

Using an illustration from the life and writing of C.S. Lewis, Ravi Zacharias describes how Lewis changed when he realized his approach to good and evil was wrong. Listen to today's program as Ravi describes how the confusion of what is good and what is evil results in the lostness of man.

Apr 13, 2020
Life Pretending

Man is attempting to build a philosophy, society a purpose without understanding that there is a designer and the source of all things: God. Ravi Zacharias describes the end result of this type of self building worldview on today's Thought.

Apr 10, 2020
An Exclusive Message

Why is it that when the Christian message of salvation is communicated, specifically that only through Jesus can man be reconciled to God, that some people react with scorn? Ravi Zacharias answers this question on today's Just A Thought.

Apr 09, 2020
The Challenge of Evangelism

Ravi Zacharias describes the glimpse of glory that the apostles Peter, James and John saw when they followed Jesus to the top of a mountain, they saw his body transfigured with a heavenly glow as well as seeing Elijah and Moses. It is from these spiritual glimpses of God's glory that Ravi derives the challenge of evangelism, listen to today's program to hear what that challenge is.

Apr 08, 2020
Only One Voice: God's

Critics of C.S. Lewis day claimed that when he was praying they could only hear one voice and since there was no one responding then he was just imagining that there is a God listening. Ravi Zacharias describes Lewis's response to those skeptics on today's program.

Apr 07, 2020
Preoccupied with Programs

The church has struggled with teaching Christians how to share their faith with others. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias points out how the church has failed in this area and proceeds to describes a better way to teach believers how to evangelize.

Apr 06, 2020
The Shadow of Death

In an attempt to explain the death of her mother to his young daughter her father found an image that communicated the love of God even during this time of great loss. Listen to today's program as Ravi Zacharias narrates this story and the profound truth contained in this man's illustration.

Apr 03, 2020
Grace Giver

Annie Johnston Flint was a famous hymn writer and her hymns of praise to God are born out of a life of pain. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias recites some of the lines of one of her hymns as she describes the goodness of God.

Apr 02, 2020
Seeing Yourself As Who You Are

Genesis chapter 32 verses 22-28 describe how Jacob wrestles with God and demands a blessing from Him. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes God's requirement of Jacob before He will grant the blessing.

Apr 01, 2020
Selfhood Lost

On today's Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the loss of identity when the perspective on our sinful nature is distorted. In this day of videographic immersion and visual panopoly, it takes wisdom informed by our conscience in order to avoid being swept up by our baser instincts.

Mar 31, 2020
A Moral Universe Founded on Spiritual Reality

Using Joseph's refusal of Potiphar's wife's advances as an example, Ravi Zacharias explains that we live in a moral universe with rules and parameters. When that moral law is broken there are devastating consequences and refusing to acknowledge the existence of a moral law does not negate the consequences.

Mar 30, 2020
The Original Absolute is Lost

When dealing with different faiths where so called original absolutes regarding the faith can be overwritten by later revelation it precludes a philosophical argument. Ravi Zacharias describes this concept on today's Thought.

Mar 27, 2020
The Impossible Challenges of Islam

Ravi Zacharias describes the challenges that have been presented to him by members of the Islamic faith in attempting to prove that Islam is true.isl

Mar 26, 2020
A Disappointed Job

In the book of Job, God didn't just answer Job's questions in a propositional way, but in an experiential way. Find out how this was much more meaningful on today's Thought.

Mar 25, 2020
Created Equal with Inalienable Rights

The founding document of the United States begins with a statement which declares that human beings are created equal and have certain inalienable rights not to be limited by the government. Ravi Zacharias points to the basis for this idea and from what religious framework that this was formed on today's Thought.

Mar 24, 2020
The Shortest Route is Not Always the Best Route

God used the experience of the wandering of the Israelites for 40 years in the desert to teach them three life principles. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains what those three principles were.

Mar 23, 2020
Problems and Mysteries

"The problem of evil is not one that you have to solve, it is one that you have to resolve." Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains his statement.

Mar 20, 2020
Two Approaches of Inspiration

Ravi Zacharias describes the method of how Jesus Christ approaches each person and contrasts it with a human approach of coercion and control.

Mar 19, 2020
The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ

What makes Jesus Christ unique? Find out on today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains the centrality of Jesus Christ in the search for truth.

Mar 18, 2020
The Trust of God

Ravi Zacharias describes visiting his childhood home in India and how he came from such humble beginnings and now speaks to the leaders of nations. He attributes all of this to God's mercy and grace.

Mar 17, 2020
The Correction of a Friend

Ravi Zacharias describes the need for accountability in our lives and contrasts that to Solomon in the Old Testament who didn't seem to have anyone to help keep him on the right path.

Mar 16, 2020
Who Do You Thank?

Ravi Zacharias describes several airline disasters where the engines failed and the pilot successfully landed the plane. He proceeds to point out how thankful the relatives of those that survived were toward that pilot who saved members of their family. He then recounts one desperate situation where it took more than the pilot to save the plane.

Mar 13, 2020
Diversity of Design

How can you find unity of meaning in the diversity of feelings and desires that make up a human being? Find out on today's Just A Thought as Ravi Zacharias tackles the issue of meaning and fulfillment.

Mar 12, 2020
Needing Forgiveness

The Apostle Paul cried out to God to remove what he called a "thorn in the flesh" but God did not answer Paul's prayer by removing this struggle from his life. Instead Paul received a promise from God that enabled him to deal with this issue. What was that promise? Find out today on 'Just A Thought.

Mar 11, 2020
The Origin of Evil

Ravi Zacharias describes his challenge to eastern religious leaders to explain the origin of evil and that they are unable to give a satisfactory answer. He also asks why is it that when people experience tragedy, those around them often try to point to sin in that person's life as the source of it.

Mar 10, 2020
Sin Struggles

"One of the things that paralyzes me more often than naught is the struggle that I have within my own heart that I am not suitably qualified to minister to a world that has such deep seated problems and deep seated questions." Listen to today's program to find out exactly why Ravi Zacharias makes this statement in all honesty to his audience.

Mar 09, 2020
The Difference in Religions

Ravi Zacharias gives a brief history of the origins of eastern religion on today's Thought. He then proceeds to list the myriad number of religions and makes a statement regarding the perception of many that all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different.

Mar 06, 2020
Changing Hearts to Change Society

There are moral issues that need to be addressed in society and the initial response is to attempt to change them via governmental action, however Ravi Zacharias explains that this approach may not be the most effective. Listen to today's Thought as he explains the best way to influence change.

Mar 05, 2020
An Irrepressable Sense of Right and Wrong

How do you create a moral ethic for society regarding the sanctity of human life? Is there a natural moral law that exists without the need for a moral lawgiver? These are some of the questions answered on today's Thought.

Mar 04, 2020
Demonstrative Faith

James 2:17 says "Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." On today's program Ravi Zacharias speaks of the correct relationship between faith and the outworking of faith in good works.

Mar 03, 2020
Intolerant Atheism

Famous atheist Richard Dawkins once wrote that he wondered whether religious thought should even be allowed on a college campus anymore. This type of thinking shows that atheism though claiming to be the most tolerant of belief systems may actually be the most intolerant. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias proceeds to give examples of how the ultimate outworking of this exclusionary thinking has manifested itself in past governments.

Mar 02, 2020
Let God be God

When we allow the character of God to flow through our lives and in our outreach to others, then His grace and love will be preeminent. This approach will help remove the judgement, legalism and hatred from the interactions with those that do not believe in God.

Feb 28, 2020
Knowing What Is Reality

The Christian worldview is built on the idea that essence precedes existence which runs opposite to that of the existentialist and this basic difference in philosophic perspective has important implications regarding truth and motivation. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains the two different approaches these perspectives bring to life.

Feb 27, 2020
The Tyranny of the Immediate

William Cooper, a famous hymn writer, moved between periods of sanity and insanity throughout his life. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the beautiful words Cooper penned in his hymn that can give us comfort in times of trial and distress.

Feb 26, 2020
Sleeping Through Tragedy

During one of Ravi Zacharias' flights the pilot came on the intercom and told the passengers that due to technical difficulties with the landing gear the plane was unable to land. Fortunately this crisis was resolved and they landed safely, but during those tense moments of fear he relates the situation of the passenger's reactions. On today's Thought listen for the full story and the application he makes for the church from this experience.

Feb 25, 2020
The Wealth Is Nearer to You Than You Realize

Ravi Zacharias tells a story of a thief who follows a rich man on a trip in order to steal from him, however the rich man is aware of the thief and does something unique to hide his wealth. Listen to today's program to find out what he did and how this analogy applies to mankind's restless soul.

Feb 24, 2020
Be Your Self

Ravi Zacharias tells of being asked to speak to a large audience where he was scheduled to speak right after Billy Graham at the event. He felt intimidated by the thought of speaking right after such a distinguished evangelist, but in the midst of his nervous thoughts the voice of God came through with reassuring words. What were those words of encouragement and how do they apply to all of us? Listen to today's Thought to find out.

Feb 21, 2020
Philosophy Has Consequences

Discussing the power of philosophy, Ravi Zacharias makes a stark statement about the influence of the philosophers in Nazi Germany and the creation of the gas chambers of the concentration camps. Listen to today's Thought to see the connection and the warning that comes from history.

Feb 20, 2020
Turning a Halo into a Noose

Ravi Zacharias makes the statement "there is a very small distance between the head and the neck and if you stare at your halo long enough you will turn it into a noose." Listen to today's Thought as he unpacks this statement in regards to success and failure in life.

Feb 19, 2020
Out of Touch with the Message

Jonah experienced a disassociation between the message that he carried for others and failing to apply it to his own life. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias cautions us to remain faithful to the truth that we carry for others.

Feb 18, 2020
A Pretender

On today's Just A Thought, Ravi Zacharias describes the famous play by Arthur Miller: "Death of a Salesman". Listen as Ravi makes the point from this story about living a life faithful to the truth.

Feb 17, 2020
God Steps Out of the Way

Referring to the Israelite's demand for a king even though they had a direct relationship with God who was fulfilling that role, Ravi Zacharias makes a point about human will and God's intervention. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi warns about the stubbornness of man and God's resulting actions.

Feb 14, 2020
Made in His Image

On today's program Ravi Zacharias addresses the age old question of which gender is superior: male or female.

Feb 13, 2020
Taking Hopeless Cases

Ravi Zacharias describes one of Mother Teresa's care homes in Calcutta India where a sign tells medical responders not to bring anyone to the home until they first attempt to take them to a hospital. Why is this warning posted on the outside of this house of benevolence? Find out the powerful reason today on Just A Thought.

Feb 12, 2020
The Fundamental Life Question

Josh McDowell, a well known Christian apologist stated that after decades of ministry speaking on college campuses and to diverse audiences one question consistently emerged. Listen today's program as Ravi Zacharias conveys that universal question about life which McDowell frequently heard.

Feb 11, 2020
Sin and Psychology

Our human condition cannot be diagnosed fully through the science of Psychology. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias proscribes the application of Theology in determining the source of the illness of humanity.

Feb 10, 2020
The Pride of Life

What is the definition for the sin called "the pride of life" mentioned in 1 John 2:16? In giving the explanation for this sin Ravi Zacharias describes a painting that marvelously captures the concept on today's Just A Thought.

Feb 07, 2020
Is Being Wealthy a Sin?

Listen to Ravi Zacharias as he addresses the question of wealth and christian righteousness on today's Just A Thought.

Feb 06, 2020
Sin: A Violation of the Person of God

God gave the law not to simply see who was going to break it, but that it would ultimately point people to Himself. This premise becomes the basis of Ravi Zacharias' statement that sin is a violation of the person of God. Listen to today's program as he explains this concept.

Feb 05, 2020
The Consummate Act of Worship

Ravi Zacharias describes the act of participating in holy communion and the power behind the symbols of the bread and the cup. Listen to today's Thought to gain a fresh insight into the Eucharist.

Feb 04, 2020
Simply Amazing

Ravi Zacharias relates the story of the passing of his father-in-law and the serenity that he observed during his final breath. Ravi describes the scene that represented the final chapter of a race well run as a faithful believer passes into his reward in the presence of God.

Feb 03, 2020
Four Generations Away From Extinction

While attending a bible study with the Atlanta Braves baseball team Ravi Zacharias describes a challenge that the speaker, Chuck Yeager, gave to the players of the team. Listen to today's Thought to find out what the challenge was and how one of the famous players on the team answered it.

Jan 31, 2020
Definition of Reality

There are three critical components in the definition of reality. Ravi Zacharias describes the three components as nonphysical, intelligent and that which has intervened in history.rea

Jan 30, 2020
Forgetting God

Ravi Zacharias relates a claim that Alexander Solzhenitsyn gives as the reason why this nation is in so much turmoil these days. Listen to today's program to hear a story from Solzhenitsyn's childhood and how through all his studies and life experience he came to the same conclusion as his grandparents regarding the reasons.

Jan 29, 2020
True Success

"Sometimes I think the church doesn't know anything about true success." Ravi Zacharias continues to quote Richard Dortch who further describes what the church thinks is success and the seduction of chasing that type of false success.

Jan 28, 2020
Making Dead People Live

There were three stages that God brought the nation of Israel through as illustrated in the Old Testament. Listen to Ravi Zacharias on today's Thought as he explains the three stages and then applies them to a person's conversion process.

Jan 27, 2020
Needing a Prophetic Voice

Although Solomon was reported to be the wisest man that walked the earth, he lacked a certain adviser that other kings had. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias reveals a profound insight about the life of Solomon.

Jan 24, 2020
Untamed Passions

Speaking to a group of Christian leaders, Ravi Zacharias speaks specifically to men about the struggle of controlling their passions and refraining from acting on sinful desires.

Jan 23, 2020
Losing the Differentiation Between Laughter and Tears

Somewhere in the midst of entertaining ourselves with television and its slick production of intriguing stories with immoral plots we have lost the ability to appreciate the mind of God and his perspective on sin. Listen as Ravi Zacharias describes the moral confusion that is being exhibited by people in today's culture.

Jan 22, 2020
Endeavoring to be God

Adam and Eve's sin in the Garden of Eden was much more than just the breaking of God's command. Listen to today's program as Ravi Zacharias describes just how impactful and far reaching that sin really was.

Jan 21, 2020
Sending the Sons of the Kingdom

On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the meaning of the parable that Jesus told in Matthew 13 about the weeds and the wheat. He finishes the program with an application of this parable to christian mission work.

Jan 20, 2020
Empty Pleasure

On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias recounts the story of Oscar Wilde and his recognition of the emptiness of his life which was lived purely for pleasure's sake. Ravi ends today's Thought with a warning, listen and find out his startling statement regarding pain and pleasure.

Jan 17, 2020
Finding Meaning in Life

Ravi Zacharias describes the four components needed in life to find meaning.

Jan 16, 2020
Using Broken Instruments

Billy Graham was asked a question by a reporter that indicated that the reporter thought Mr. Graham was not as astute as other evangelists and therefore couldn't understand how he had such an impact. Listen to today's Thought to hear Mr. Graham's answer.

Jan 15, 2020
A Thorn in the Flesh

Ravi Zacharias describes some challenges he faced early in his ministry that made being an itinerant preacher very difficult. Listen to today's Thought as he describes how these "thorns in the flesh" brought him fresh insight about what it means to walk daily with God.

Jan 14, 2020
From a Cross to a Throne

The Romans and the Jewish high priests thought that they were stamping out the Christian movement when they put Jesus to death on the cross. Not only were they wrong, but as Ravi Zacharias describes, Jesus turned the dreaded symbol of the cross into something that brought hope and has drawn an untold number of people to faith.

Jan 13, 2020
Burning Hearts

Luke 24 tells the story of how the resurrected Christ joins two people on the road to the town of Emmaus. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the encounter and the heartfelt response of the travelers as Jesus describes why His death and resurrection were foretold and necessary.

Jan 10, 2020
The Doors That Are Opening

The concept that certain countries are not open to the gospel is often combined with the metaphor of a closed door which can lead us into dismissing certain people groups as unreachable. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias counters this idea with the fact that while some countries are hard for Christians to enter there are other ways to reach those very same people groups.

Jan 09, 2020
History Is Really His Story

Ravi Zacharias points out that for the Christian all of history takes on significance due to the fact that God is involved in all of it. Much of the Bible is filled with the recounting of historical events describing God's participation in the lives of his people.

Jan 08, 2020
Strange and Mysterious Ways

All throughout history God has used individuals to communicate his truth and declare the events that are to come. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes some of those individuals and how God has included them in His story.

Jan 07, 2020
The Assumption of God

A.W. Tozer once said, "Give me Genesis 1:1 and the rest of the Bible poses no problem for me." When asked about the amazing, unbelievable stories of the Bible, Ravi Zacharias agrees with Tozer that once you believe there is a God then the impossible becomes possible.

Jan 06, 2020
Worship Binds

William Temple said "worship is the submission of all of our nature to God". Ravi Zacharias builds on this idea as he explains that worship should be involved with everything we do. Listen today's Thought as Ravi gives practical examples of how a life is lived in worship.

Jan 03, 2020
Our Heavenly Father

Just as Jesus called out to God as his father in his prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane, Christians also have the same access to God as our heavenly father. As a person becomes a Christian they are joining the family of God and gain a new identity and purpose for their life.

Jan 02, 2020
Pluralization Eradicates Reason

Pluralism can be a good thing when it allows for the discussion of different philosophies, but when pluralism leads to moral relativism then reason is removed from the argument. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains and illustrates how this happens.

Jan 01, 2020
Am I Willing?

Ravi Zacharias asks "Do you hunger and thirst after his will?". With this question he is challenging believers to follow God's will no matter what and be willing to move at his direction.

Dec 31, 2019
Watch Your Heart

On the wall above the judges at the courtroom where the Nuremberg trials for Nazi war criminals were held is a copy of the 10 Commandments. This is a picture of how the human heart and its actions will be judged by the standard of God's law. Ravi Zacharias has a warning for each of us when it comes to our choices and actions: the need to maintain a constant guard on your heart.

Dec 30, 2019
Don't Be Like Balaam

Like the prophet Balaam in the Old Testament who looked out only for himself, we as sinful believers need to watch out so as not to fall into the same temptation.

Dec 27, 2019
Well Done

Ravi Zacharias describes how he saw saris made in India with a father and son team. He observed that though the son did the actual weaving it was only at the direction of the father who had the design in his head the whole time. In today's Thought he describes how this is similar to God's working in the lives of his children.

Dec 26, 2019
Weapon of Truth

Ravi Zacharias tells the story of Natan Sharansky a former soviet gulag inmate who went back to visit the prison where he lived. Listen to today's Just A Thought as Ravi relays an incredible statement from Mr. Sharansky quoting a contemporary of his: Andrei Sakharov.

Dec 25, 2019
Outside of the Resurrection – No Other Hope

Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany after the fall of Hitler, once asked a critical question of Billy Graham while Mr. Graham was visiting Germany. Listen to today's program to find out what the question was and the amazing statement that was made after Mr. Graham gave the answer.

Dec 24, 2019
The Cross as the Centerpiece

The cross of Jesus Christ is central to the gospel message as it demonstrates both the evil of man and the forgiveness of God. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias describes the beautiful ugliness of the cross and the hope that it generates for all sinners.

Dec 23, 2019
Every Moment of History with Meaning

Ravi Zacharias explains the focus of the existentialist, the utopian and the traditionalist as he demonstrates how Jesus Christ addresses all 3 philosophical viewpoints in the establishment of the Eucharist. Listen to today's Just A Thought to hear how this was accomplished.

Dec 20, 2019
A One Ended Stick

Ravi Zacharias describes how the law of non-contradiction shows that Jesus was making a reasonable statement with His claim of being the exclusive way to God. Listen as Ravi presents this argument on today's Thought.

Dec 19, 2019
Without God There Is No Hope or Meaning

Ravi Zacharias recites a poem written by a soldier who has just come to believe in the existence and centrality of God and with this belief his life now has hope and meaning.

Dec 18, 2019
Cultures Cannot Survive Without a Moral Law

Ravi Zacharias describes how western culture is being shaken to its core by removing moral law as a fence and a foundation. He compares it to other cultures where there still exists a common understanding of moral law in society.

Dec 17, 2019
An Untenable Position

The origin of the word atheism comes from 2 Greek words that simply translated mean negative god. Ravi Zacharias points out that the very word affirms a negative and explains the difficulty of maintaining this type of philosophical position on today's Thought.

Dec 16, 2019
Receiving the Son

Talking to one of the founders of Hamas and trying to find some common ground, Ravi Zacharias describes how he used an illustration from scripture to reach the heart and mind of the leader.

Dec 13, 2019
Keep the Physical Reminders

Ravi Zacharias recounts taking his children back to India to see his home town and specifically the hospital where he tried to commit suicide. He challenges parents to transfer the memories of their lives to their children in the same way that they are to teach the stories of the Old Testament so the children may see the providence of God in action.

Dec 12, 2019
A New Spiritual DNA

Richard Dawkins, an avowed Darwinist, once said "DNA neither cares nor knows. DNA just is. And we dance to its music." Ravi Zacharias declares that if this were the case then it is even more imperative that we experience the rebirth that Jesus spoke about to Nicodemus in John Chapter 3.

Dec 11, 2019
The Role You Play

Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias gives the background for one of his church heroes: Philip Melanchthon. Melanchthon was a force behind the scenes for Martin Luther and helped pen the Augsburg Confession. From this story Ravi demonstrates that all believers are called on to play an important role for their period of history.

Dec 10, 2019
Leadership Costs

Speaking from experience, Ravi Zacharias describes some of the challenges that leaders face: tough decisions, sleepless nights and stress resulting in a physical toll on the body. He tells the story of how General Eisenhower, as a leader of the Allied forces, was called upon to make a decision which would ultimately send over 10,000 men to their deaths.

Dec 09, 2019
The Knowledge of God's Presence
In order to avoid having an intellectual faith only, it is important to feel the presence of God in your life. Ravi Zacharias describes the antidote to a sterile faith on today's Thought.
Dec 06, 2019
Hungry Hearts

Christians find themselves in an environment that is hostile to the scripture message. Ravi Zacharias explains that it is within this context that God's unique multifaceted message of hope is most needed to help fill those hungering for purpose.

Dec 05, 2019
An Insurmountable Paradigm Shift

A student came up to Ravi Zacharias after a lecture and declared that he had asked her to make a paradigm shift in her thinking that she couldn't do. Ravi agreed with her and explained that in her present way of thinking it would be impossible, but that God gives something to us that can make this impossible shift possible. Listen and find out what it is that God provides on today's Thought.

Dec 04, 2019
We Don't Deal with the Truth

In an interview with Robert Shapiro, the famous lawyer who defended OJ Simpson in his murder trial, Larry King asked Bob for his opinion on what really happened. Bob Shapiro's answers to Larry's questions speak volumes about the role that truth played in that infamous case.

Dec 03, 2019
Give Your Memories to Your Children

Ravi Zacharias recounts taking his children back to India to see his childhood home and other notable places that influenced his life. He challenges parents to transfer the memories of their lives to their children as a way of instructing them and demonstrating how God has led in their life.

Dec 02, 2019
America: Birthed by a Christian Worldview

Pointing to the words of America's founding fathers in the Federalist Papers Ravi Zacharias demonstrates the Christian worldview of those who created this nation. Furthermore, Ravi declares that this country, with all its freedoms, could not have been created from any other worldview.

Nov 29, 2019
A New Spiritual DNA

Richard Dawkins, an avowed Darwinist, once said "DNA neither cares nor knows. DNA just is. And we dance to its music." Ravi Zacharias declares that if this were the case then it is even more imperative that we experience the rebirth that Jesus spoke about to Nicodemus in John Chapter 3.

Nov 28, 2019
Learning a Czech Lesson

In today's Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias urges everyone to listen to the Yale graduate address of Václav Havel, the first President of the Czech Republic. He was a poet, dissident and statesmen who had previously lived under an atheistic regime and then became the leader of that country. Listen today to find out his challenge to those students to gain wisdom from the lesson's his country learned the hard way.

Nov 27, 2019
The Irrelevance of Spiritual Principles

From his experience of speaking to students on university campuses in the West Ravi Zacharias makes a statement about how the relevance of his talk is perceived by their professors. It is often derided as irrelevant vestiges of religious practices no longer required for the students to attend. However, there is a corollary to this particular attitude and the failings of other cultures as Ravi relates in today's Thought.

Nov 26, 2019
Three Simple Principles

God used the experience of the wandering of the Israelites in the desert to teach them three life principles. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains what those three principles were.

Nov 25, 2019
What Does It Take To Be a Man Like That?

Ravi Zacharias describes the character and patience of a friend of his with whom he has traveled. He relates a specific experience where their baggage did not arrive with them on a flight and the grace with which his friend handled the inconvenience.

Nov 22, 2019
Temptation Never Abates

Ravi Zacharias tells of personal conversations with people where they confess to making a mess of their life, following a pattern of sin and once realizing it, wondering how they got off track. From this experience he has a warning for believers on today's Thought.

Nov 21, 2019
The Privilege to Share God's Word

"What would God want us to know at a time such as this in a changing world?" This is the question that Ravi Zacharias asks himself when preparing to speak. In today's program he talks about the privilege of sharing God's word to the world.

Nov 20, 2019
Reflecting the Beauty of Jesus

While presenting to an open forum in Iowa a medical doctor had one question after Ravi Zacharias' presentation: "I wonder what he is like in his private life?". This one question is a challenge to all Christ followers to practice what they believe and preach.

Nov 18, 2019
Revival in Vietnam

Back in his early ministry Ravi Zacharias had an opportunity to speak in Vietnam to the American troops and the Vietnamese. It was in the summer of 1971 during the Vietnam war and his ministry took place during a revival in that country. Listen today as he relates a poem written by a soldier who became a believer at that time.

Nov 15, 2019
Made for a Purpose

God created each person individually unique and it is not His intention for anyone to try and be somebody else. Ravi Zacharias describes just how important this concept is on today's Thought.

Nov 14, 2019
Everything Is Meaningless

While on a trip to the Philippines Ravi Zacharias was confronted by someone from the audience that shouted "everything is meaningless". On today's Thought hear how Ravi answered this man and how his answer led to a changed life for this individual.

Nov 13, 2019
Life Has No Meaning Without God

Life is sacred. The Bible says we are made in the image of God and that fact gives value to every human being. Yet for those who don't believe in God they are missing out on the connection between the sacredness of life and consequently the meaning of life as Ravi Zacharias explains on today's program.

Nov 12, 2019
The Moral Argument

Skeptics are directing their attacks against the validity of belief in God based on the moral argument. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the success at which skeptics have attacked other arguments for the existence of God and now are focusing their attack on the existence of morality that demands a transcendent being as its source.

Nov 11, 2019
A Composite Christian

There is a balance in the christian church that needs to be maintained, some churches lean toward the intellect and reason while others emphasis emotional worship. The christian needs to take all these components of life: the spiritual, physical and intellect and put them together in a way that maintains a balanced life.

Nov 08, 2019
It's Tough to Be a Leader

Speaking from experience Ravi Zacharias describes some of the challenges that leaders face: tough decisions, sleepless nights and stress resulting in a physical toll on the body. It is because of these challenges that he encourages us to pray for the leaders in our lives.

Nov 07, 2019
How God Works

In this existence with its myriad threads that form the tapestry of our life the question about how this all works together and how God is involved in the mix often forms. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias suggests that a study of how God works provides the answers to this nagging question.

Nov 06, 2019
Turning Disadvantages into Advantages

There are obstacles and trials that people face in their lives, even to the point of disability. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how, with the proper perspective and dependence, those disadvantages can be turned into advantages.

Nov 05, 2019
Power of Purity

The mark of a true Christian is that he is an imitator of Christ in every aspect of his life. Unfortunately the model of Christ's purity is not always emulated and today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the results when this is lacking.

Nov 04, 2019
The Influence of Media

The lure and attraction of media and entertainment is very powerful for younger audiences. The danger is that there is a powerful message and philosophy hidden in the entertainment which is influencing minds.

Nov 01, 2019
Understanding God's Vision

Jeremiah called the nation of Israel to something more and he had a vision given to him by God. Ravi Zacharias describes this same vision for today's world and culture: a desire for revival.

Oct 31, 2019
Are You Willing to Go West?

On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how, the given the choice, Old Testament Lot chose to go east and Abraham went west. He draws a corollary for Christians today with the challenge "When the world is heading east are you willing to go West...to take that stand that is completely and radically different?"

Oct 30, 2019
Faith, Reason and Truth

Ravi Zacharias coins a word to describe the new spirituality that is a combination of eastern and western thought. Listen to today's program to find out this new term and the inconsistencies that this spirituality exhibits when confronted by truth.

Oct 29, 2019
Suffering at the Test of Truth

Today on Just a Thought Ravi Zacharias comments on Elizabeth Lesser's book on spirituality. Listen as he critiques her method of evaluating different spiritual traditions and leaves out the most basic element of veracity.

Oct 28, 2019
Pleasure and Pain

"All pleasure must be bought at the price of pain." This stark opening statement by Ravi Zacharias on today's program is explained as he describes a difference between legitimate and illegitimate pleasure.

Oct 25, 2019
Doing It God's Way

In one of Ravi Zacharias' travels to Albania the President of the country told him, "...we are the most atheistic country in the world and we have made one mess of this country. Maybe it's time to stop doing it our way and start doing it God's way." Hear Ravi's response as he contrasts this amazing statement with what is happening in the United States of America today.

Oct 24, 2019
Flirting with Danger

Ravi Zacharias tells a Greek fable that describes a daughter flirting with danger and how the father gives her a task that will hopefully teach her a lesson. This message is a meaningful reminder to Christians when tempted by sin.

Oct 23, 2019
Establishing a Final Purpose

Many of us go through life without establishing what is our life's purpose. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias suggests that we take the time to write down a mission statement for our life.

Oct 22, 2019
Communicating Through Worship

Ravi Zacharias tells a story he heard about a Christian walking down the street in one of the main cities of Romania and heard a familiar tune. Ravi goes on to relate how the worship of two strangers for the same God created a bridge to communicate even though neither spoke the other's language.

Oct 21, 2019
The Haunting Sense of Emptiness

There is a hunger for something more that exists in the core of a human being. A sense of emptiness that is not filled by the physical and emotional world around it. Listen to today's program as Ravi describes this innate inner vacuum and what it is that fills the void.

Oct 18, 2019
Connected by the Sacred

Quoting the Archbishop William Temple's definition of worship, Ravi Zacharias warns that a church that does not know how to worship will soon become irrelevant.

Oct 17, 2019
A Common Connection with God

One of the most powerful themes in Christianity also makes a strong connection to the post modernist. That theme is one of community. The church provides a place for people to gather, enjoy and build relationships with each other. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how the world is drawn to the Christian community.

Oct 16, 2019
A Common Connection with God

One of the most powerful themes in Christianity also makes a strong connection to the post modernist. That theme is one of community. The church provides a place for people to gather, enjoy and build relationships with each other. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how the world is drawn to the Christian community.

Oct 16, 2019
The Purity of a Life

Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes while researching for his book: The Lotus and The Cross, his conversations with Buddhists naturally focused on the life of Jesus Christ. The Buddhists, he said, would often bring up to him the life of Christ as an example of what a life of purity should look like.

Oct 15, 2019
The Sum and Substance of Righteousness

The Greeks sought after knowledge, the Romans after glory and the Hebrews - the epiphany of light, what is the central focus of Christianity? Find out how all of these components are included in the pursuit of Christianity on today's Thought.

Oct 14, 2019
A Basket Case

Ravi Zacharias recounts visiting Damascus, Syria and on another trip Egypt, by the river Nile he recalled two amazing Bible rescues that had occurred where he stood. Listen and find out which particular Bible stories he was referring to on today's program.

Oct 11, 2019
Meeting the Need

When people fail morally it is important for the church to respond appropriately. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias speaks about the right attitude that the church should display to best help and seek to restore those who have fallen.

Oct 10, 2019
A Homing Instinct

Ravi Zacharias tells the story of a bird that only nests in one particular area of Wales and comes back every year faithfully to lay its eggs. Trying to determine how strong the pull of this area was to the bird, scientists moved the bird over 3000 miles away and released it. Listen to today's program to find out what happened and how this relates to the innate human search for its creator.

Oct 09, 2019
The Longing for Forgiveness

The message of Christ's forgiveness is unparalleled in any other world religion. Ravi Zacharias quotes a poem that describes the human desire for forgiveness on a daily basis on today's Thought.

Oct 08, 2019
A Hunger for the Transcendent

As image bearers of God there is an innate part of man that automatically seeks after God, a hunger for the transcendent. On today's program Ravi Zacharias develops this thought as he has witnessed this pursuit of God in his travels around the world.

Oct 07, 2019
Give to God That Which Is God's

While describing the story of how Jesus answered the question: Is it alright to pay taxes to Caesar? Ravi Zacharias expounds upon the answer that Jesus gave. He points out that the second half of Jesus' answer to this question holds implied requirements for us as image bearers of God. Listen to today's program as he explains.

Oct 04, 2019
Why Are We Punishing What We Teach?

In an interview on the economic crisis in America with a journalist of the New York Times, Ravi Zacharias turned the tables on the interviewer and asked him a question instead. Listen to today's Thought to hear Ravi's question to the journalist which put the whole matter into a new perspective.

Oct 03, 2019
Lost Our Total Sense of Identity

Summing up the points of his message to his audience Ravi Zacharias signals a final point that he wants the hearer to apply to their life. Listen to today's program as he reiterates his thoughts and then gives that final encouragement.

Oct 02, 2019
Love Suffers Long and is Kind
Summing up the points of his message to his audience Ravi Zacharias signals a final point that he wants the hearer to apply to their life. Listen to today's program as he reiterates his thoughts and then gives that final encouragement.
Oct 01, 2019
Men and Women Like Daniel

Having the correct perspective of the times that we live in is the challenge that Ravi Zacharias gives to his audience on today's Thought. Hear what he has to say regarding the best approach to interpret today's challenges and what he believes is the best reference source for guidance.live

Sep 30, 2019
Easier to Say No Before Tasting

Many Christians today walk the line of temptation to see how close they can live to sin and not step over. The opposite example of this was the prophet Daniel who consistently attempted to stay as far away from sin as possible. Listen to today's Thought to learn the benefit of Daniel's example.

Sep 27, 2019
Set Your House in Order

Ravi Zacharias describes the time when God told Nehemiah to have the Israelites focus on building a wall in front of their own house first as a lesson to the church and believers today. Listen to today's program as Ravi reveals how this lesson from Nehemiah has great import for a believer's spiritual growth.

Sep 26, 2019
The Fellowship of His Suffering

In Philippians 3:10 the apostle Paul makes an incredible statement of his intent. He seeks to know Christ through the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of his suffering. Why did Paul say those words? Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias offers insight into Paul's unusual pursuit.

Sep 25, 2019
The Difference Is the Cross

In comparing between the different religions of the world, there is only one that takes a symbol of death and despair, namely the cross, and turns it into a symbol of hope. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias explains just how central the cross is to Christianity.

Sep 24, 2019
What Went Wrong?

Ravi Zacharias after reviewing the last 20 years of the church on the North American Continent asks the question: What Went Wrong? Listen to today's program as Ravi compares this time to Solomon's day and seeks to find an answer to his question.

Sep 23, 2019
Three Great Ideas

Ravi Zacharias describes how God gave three great ideas to the children of Israel after they passed through the desert and before entering the promised land. Listen to today's Just A Thought to find out what these ideas were and how they apply to us today.

Sep 20, 2019
Meaningful Relationships With Others

On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how a relationship with God leads to relationships with others that are more meaningful.

Sep 19, 2019
Humanity Manufactured Gods

Dawkins rails against the God of the Old Testament calling Him capricious, maniacal and sadomasochistic among other things. Ravi Zacharias responds to this by pointing out the logical flaw in Dawkin's rant today on Just A Thought.

Sep 18, 2019
Complexity Assumes Intelligence

Would looking at a dictionary cause you to assume that it was produced by an explosion in a printing press? Speaking about evolution on today's Thought, Ravi Zacharias points out some crazy assumptions that would be required to also believe that order develops from chaos.

Sep 17, 2019
Betrayed By God?

In today's Thought Ravi Zacharias asks the question "Have you ever felt betrayed by God?" In Jeremiah chapter 20, Jeremiah says the lord had deceived him. Ravi explains what Jeremiah experienced and why he asked this question how it is relevant in our lives.

Sep 16, 2019
Driven with Compassion

While speaking at Indiana University Ravi Zacharias encountered a very hostile audience member the night before and when he stood up to ask a question the expectation was more of the same. Listen as Ravi describes what transpired and what made a difference in a person's attitude.

Sep 13, 2019
We Have Forgotten God

Quoting Abraham Lincoln's words, Ravi Zacharias points out that just as was the case in Lincoln's day, America has a problem with arrogance and has forgotten how much God has richly blessed her. Listen to Lincoln's words as he challenges the nation to bow the knee and return to God.

Sep 12, 2019
Testing Your Identity

"We Tend to find our identity at our place of work, may I try and challenge you to try and test your identity at home before you do it at your place of work." With this statement Ravi Zacharias introduces his thought on today's program, listen and find out what he means by these words.

Sep 11, 2019
Sin Has A Ripple Effect

Sin is not a private thing, it affects others in many ways just as it brings consequences to the sinner. Ravi Zacharias addresses the idea of victimless crimes as an example of how sin affects more than just the sinner on today's program.

Sep 10, 2019
Reality Will Stalk You
Since true worth, meaning and purpose are gifts from God then the alternate option of secularization and atheism is empty and meaningless. Ravi Zacharias describes the results of living according to the two different worldviews on today's Thought.
Sep 09, 2019
You Are of Essential Worth

Where do people find their worth and meaning in life? Ravi Zacharias explains how human beings receive worth and purpose from their Creator, a truth which once discovered brings the fullest of meaning and satisfaction into the life of each individual.

Sep 06, 2019
Isn't It Ironic

Ravi Zacharias describes the odd position he found himself in when he traveled to China one Christmas. He tells how he saw, in a country where an atheist government has been intent on eradicating Christianity for decades, on a government building a sign that read Merry Christmas. Listen to today's program to find the irony of this discovery compared to what was happening in his own country: The United States.

Sep 05, 2019
Nature Abhors a Vaccuum

Eviscerating the heritage of Christianity from the western culture creates a vacuum that is waiting to be filled by another strong ideology. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains which ideology is poised to fill that void.

Sep 04, 2019
Unsophisticated Clergy

Religious clergy are often caricatured as unsophisticated, uneducated and prejudiced in today's media. Ravi Zacharias points to how this perspective has evolved from the exact opposite years ago to the detriment of the culture on today's Thought.

Sep 03, 2019
Untamed Violence

Why is there so much violence in our world today? Ravi Zacharias describes some ineffective ways in which we deal with violence and theorizes as to the underlying source of its proliferation on today's Thought.

Sep 02, 2019
A Definition of Worship

Ravi Zacharias turns to Arch Bishop William Temple who provides an insightful definition of worship that paints a vibrant picture of all the vital components of worshiping the Creator God.

Aug 30, 2019
Emotions are Indicators Not Fabricators

Listen to today's Just A Thought as Ravi Zacharias speaks about the current emphasis on emotional feelings over intellectual thought in this present age. Emotions were designed by God and in today's program Ravi describes the correct perspective on emotions as a part of our human make up.

Aug 29, 2019
A Painting of Significance in Your Heart

In today's Just A Thought, Ravi Zacharias describes an image of God as a painter and our hearts as canvas on which He is creating a masterpiece. Listen as this imaginative wordscape draws your attention to the wonderful work of God in our lives.

Aug 28, 2019
The Power and Authority of Jesus

Matthew and Mark, both biblical gospel writers, relate the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem between two significant events in the New Testament account. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi explains how these two significant events relate to the triumphal entrance in a way that emphasizes the power and authority of Christ.

Aug 27, 2019
Imagination Under Attack

Ravi Zacharias laments the loss of imagination that is occurring when today's young people are bombarded from many sides with so many images. He proceeds to make this point with a quote from William Blake who spoke of the magnificence of the imagination in his famous poem titled "Auguries of Innocence".

Aug 26, 2019
How Do You Deny Your Own Existence?

Once while speaking at an open forum at the University of Florida, Ravi Zacharias relates how the first question a student stood up and asked was "How do I know if I exist?". Ravi then asked the student if he thought that Ravi existed and he said he wasn't too sure about that either. Listen to today's Thought as he answers this sincere but seemingly confused student.

Aug 23, 2019
Odds of Accidental Origin

John Polkinghorne, a professor at Cambridge University and a leading quantum physicist, once speculated on the odds of the accidental origin of the universe. Listen to today's Just a Thought as Ravi Zacharias, a one time student of Dr. Polkinghorne, relates what his professor had to say those odds were.

Aug 22, 2019
The Absolute Is Necessary for Life

Using an example of a person in a stopped vehicle who may look at a fixed object such as a lamp post as reference to make sure that they are not moving, Ravi Zacharias describes the necessity of absolutes in life. He proceeds in his illustration to ask the question: "What if the lamp post started moving?"

Aug 21, 2019
What Are Your Children Seeing in You?

Ravi Zacharias asks the question "What are your children seeing in you?" Though the world is selling young people many different philosophies, the parent that is living a life that is honest, faithful and consistent can be the driving influence in what their children believe.

Aug 20, 2019
The Supernatural Bible

Although assailed by many scholars and skeptics the Bible, which was written over a span of 1500 years, stands the test of historicity and consistency. Ravi Zacharias describes the incredible nature of God's word as recorded in written form on today's Thought.bi

Aug 19, 2019
A Huge Blunder
Recounting the history of philosophical pendulum swings between the extremes of a solely cerebral human experience to the opposite of an existential emotional one , Ravi Zacharias explains that a balance is needed between the two. Listen to today's Thought as he lists the components of what a balanced philosophical perspective would contain.
Aug 16, 2019
The Redefinition of Good and Evil

When speaking of what is considered good or evil, Ravi Zacharias states that human will is at the center of the definition. When humans reject God they are rejecting His definition of good and evil and are in effect redefining it for themselves. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi explains this concept.

Aug 15, 2019
Tender Hearts

In today's Thought Ravi Zacharias explains that there are two things critical to changing our lives and our country. Those two things include the worship of God and the study of His word, we start with hearts that are tender toward Him and His word but the world attempts to harden our heart along the way.

Aug 14, 2019
Natural Law Has Died

Natural law cannot be the foundation of a society or worldview since it refuses consensus, the interpretation of each person is different and can often be contradictory. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias explains that there is a higher law called moral law which is superior to natural law.

Aug 13, 2019
Changing A Society

Many people are tempted to want to change society from the top down, through replacing a leader or government but Ravi Zacharias describes that God's plan to change a culture is often better approached from the bottom up. Find out how this is accomplished by listening to today's Thought.

Aug 12, 2019
Good Works Are a Shining Light
Aug 09, 2019
Dogma Without Love

If a person's faith narrows down to a creed and a set of dogmas and is not lived out in love it can be reduced to a lot of noise without substance. Ravi Zacharias describes how a believer can best balance the desire of adhering to strong biblical principles while living them out in a way that draws the observer to Jesus Christ.

Aug 08, 2019
Intolerant Atheism

Famous atheist Richard Dawkins once wrote that he wondered whether religious thought should even be allowed on a college campus anymore. This type of thinking shows that atheism though claiming to be the most tolerant of belief systems may actually be the most intolerant. On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias proceeds to give examples of how the ultimate outworking of this exclusionary thinking has manifested itself in past governments.

Aug 07, 2019
Let God be God

When we allow the character of God to flow through our lives and in our outreach to others, then His grace and love will be preeminent. This approach will help remove the judgement, legalism and hatred from the interactions with those that do not believe in God.

Aug 06, 2019
Replacing Fanaticism with Passionate Reasoning

Ravi Zacharias states "fanatics lose reason in the process of expressing passion and when reason is lost and passion takes over irrationality reigns and violence takes over." On today's program he describes the correct approach to maintaining a position with passion without slipping into fanaticism.

Aug 05, 2019
Fundamentally Different, Superficially Similar

Many people assume that religions are fundamentally the same and superficially different, today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias debunks this claim and describes them as the exact opposite. He then proceeds to establish the best approach for discussing the differences between belief systems.

Aug 02, 2019
Unseen Evidence

The argument that a person will only believe in empirical evidence or that which can be seen or touched is an untenable position. Ravi Zacharias assails this idea by describing how people in their day to day living believe in things that are not seen or touched. This same argument helps to disprove the theory that since God is not seen or touched he cannot be real.

Aug 01, 2019
Life Transformation

Ravi Zacharias in today's Thought speaks of the change that happens in a person's life as they turn to Christ and become part of the family of God. He explains that the power of Christ to change a life is trans-cultural, find out what he means by that on today's program.

Jul 31, 2019
Interfaith Dialogue

Universities can be an appropriate arena where people of diverse thinking can share their perspective openly and passionately letting the hearer decide the validity of an argument. Today on Just a Thought Ravi Zacharias describes what interfaith dialogue should look like when it is done respectively and effectively.

Jul 30, 2019
Dialogue With Reason
Ravi Zacharias describes the way in which most ideas are propagated today is similar to cutting off a persons nose and then offering them a rose to smell. In today's Thought he proscribes a better way to interact with those that disagree with the Christian message in a winsome manner.
Jul 29, 2019
A Coherent Worldview

Ravi Zacharias defines the four main questions of life: origin, meaning, morality and destiny and the answers to these questions can determine if a worldview is coherent. Listen to today's Thought as he describes how they are are answered most completely in the framework of Christianity.

Jul 26, 2019
Love Your Enemies

Jesus in his well known Sermon On the Mount found in Matthew chapters 5-7 made the statement to love your enemies and demonstrate it by offering the coat off your back. Ravi Zacharias points to this admonition as he cautions against the use of force as the only approach to defeating your enemies.

Jul 25, 2019
Giving Is An Act of Worship

When giving to someone that cannot repay, God sees this and counts it as worship. Ravi Zacharias explains how this is possible in God's economy on today's Thought.

Jul 24, 2019
Life Balance

Work is a gift from God, but it can also be a way of escaping from other responsibilities. Pointing to his own life experience Ravi Zacharias believes that there is a balance that can be achieved between work and family and he describes it today on Just A Thought.

Jul 23, 2019
All Pleasure is Bought at a Price

Pleasure requires a payment, legitimate pleasure requires sacrifice and hard work before partaking of it, while illegitimate pleasure requires a payment after. Ravi Zacharias states that there is an ultimate pleasure for mankind and finding this pleasure brings meaning to all of life.

Jul 22, 2019
The Trinity: Unity in Diversity

The term university is the art of finding unity in diversity and Ravi Zacharias explains that the best example of this can be found in the christian faith. Listen to today's program where he points to the triune God as the ultimate expression of the concept of university.

Jul 19, 2019
Conviction vs. Opinion

Some times people confuse convictions with opinions. Today on Just A Thought, Ravi Zacharias explains the difference between the two with an admonition on how a christian should conduct themselves while maintaining strong convictions.confi

Jul 18, 2019
Outside of the Resurrection – No Other Hope

Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany after the fall of Hitler, once asked a critical question of Billy Graham while Mr. Graham was visiting Germany. Listen to today's program to find out what the question was and the amazing statement that was made after Mr. Graham gave the answer.

Jul 17, 2019
Comparing This Generation

Jesus asked "To what should I compare this generation?" Ravi Zacharias explains how this question is relevant to the current generation and predicts the outcome of the answer to that question on today's Thought.

Jul 16, 2019
What is Your Question?

Ravi Zacharias describes an interaction with a student who asks him the question: "How can there be a God when there is so much evil in this world?" Ravi answered him by taking him back a few logical steps in his thinking to help the student realize he was asking the wrong question.

Jul 15, 2019
It's Payday Someday

Ravi Zacharias describes the issues that we face as a society when we keep adding debt upon debt both personally and nationally and telling our young people that all ethics are relative, that there are no absolutes. The reality is, in fact, that there is a moral framework humanity must operate within and other requirements that even our form of government demands. Listen to today's program as Ravi describes what is required of us as human beings and a nation.

Jul 12, 2019
Faith: Rational or Irrational Choice

Faith is something that we rely on everyday to live our lives whether a christian or an atheist. After making that point on today's Thought Ravi Zacharias tells of some famous atheists which have changed their views about atheism having faced that reality.

Jul 11, 2019
A Changed Jacob

Ravi Zacharias describes the change that Jacob, of the Old Testament, went through in his life from starting out as a liar and a cheat and eventually becoming a man blessed by God.

Jul 10, 2019
Changing Hearts Changing Society

When Jesus was here on earth He did not come with a political agenda to change the world. Instead His teaching became the catalyst for change in society through the changed hearts and lives of His followers.

Jul 09, 2019
Truth Subverted by Agnosticism

Ravi Zacharias describes how scepticism has invaded the university education system so much so that graduates from university distrusting any type of truth. Listen as he describes where this thinking originated in today's Thought.

Jul 08, 2019
Essence Preceeds Existence

Existentialist writers from Europe in the 1960s claimed that existence precedes essence when it comes to philosophical permanence. Listen to today's program as Ravi Zacharias states that it is exactly the opposite, with God as the creator essence precedes existence.

Jul 05, 2019
The Glorified Moment

Moses was told that he would not enter the promised land of Israel due to his sin, but it was Moses who was present when the transfiguration of Christ occurred. Ravi Zacharias challenges us to ask God for our own encounter with Christ so that, just as Moses saw, we too get a glimpse of His glory.

Jul 04, 2019
A Monologue Not A Dialogue

Critics of C.S. Lewis day claimed that when he was praying they could only hear one voice and since there was no one responding then he must be imagining that there is a God listening. Ravi Zacharias describes Lewis's response to the skeptics and ties it into the importance of a daily time in prayer with the source of all communication, the real life creator God.

Jul 03, 2019
Sanctuary Evangelism

In the past the church has relied heavily on bringing unbelieving people into the sanctuary of the church in order to tell them about salvation. Ravi Zacharias exclaims that this method is no longer effective and the evangelist needs to step out into the public square and universities to reach people with the gospel.

Jul 02, 2019
Sovereignty and Responsibility

Where does the responsibility of man end and the sovereignty of God begin when it comes to completing your salvation? On today's Thought Ravi Zacharias explains how the two work together to bring about the sanctification of the believer.

Jul 01, 2019
The Evil in Your Own Heart

A friend of Ravi Zacharias overhearing a discussion with Ravi and a businessman regarding the possibility of theism in a pluralistic world summed up the argument in a question. Listen to today's Thought to find out the keen insight of the question and the summation of the argument for transcendant morality.

Jun 28, 2019
The Ultimate Testimonial

Jesus made a claim about His coming resurrection which was the most difficult to fulfill and ultimately became the main inspiration for hope to those who believe in Him. Ravi Zacharias describes the difficulty of Christ's claim and why it brings such hope to believers on Today's Just A Thought.

Jun 27, 2019
Finding Common Ground

Talking to one of the founders of Hamas and trying to find some common ground to bring him to the negotiating table, Ravi Zacharias describes how he used an illustration from scripture to reach the heart and mind of the leader.

Jun 26, 2019
A Tornado in a Junk Yard

Ravi Zacharias states when "you look at a jumbo jet and say it didn't happen because of a tornado in a junk yard" it is because a person naturally expects an author or inventor behind a produced or manufactured item. In today's Thought he explains that with this thinking it logically follows that when observing a complex universe, a creator should be assumed.

Jun 25, 2019
Intelligence Behind It

Even the Big Bang theory of evolution acknowledges that there was something behind the big bang to set it in motion. Ravi Zacharias describes how the complexity and specificity of things points to a creator in today's Thought.

Jun 24, 2019
No Truth, No Meaning, No Certainty

Post Modernity makes the claim that there is no truth no meaning and no certainty, and that all claims to spoken or written truth are subject to interpretation by the receiver. On today's program Ravi Zacharias traces this argument back to the Garden of Eden when God speaks the first truth and man attempts to change the meaning of what He said.

Jun 21, 2019
Unjustifiable Questions

The message of Jesus from his birth to his sacrificial death on the cross provides answers to the many questions in life. Ravi Zacharias contrasts the christian message with the atheist and desribes how not only does atheism not supply answers it can't even justify asking the questions.

Jun 20, 2019
Intrinsic Worth and Reflective Splendor

Ravi Zacharias tells the story of a starving young woman at Buchenwald concentration camp who snuck out early of the barracks to see if she could find worms to eat. She senses that she is being watched and turns to see a person that she doesn't recognize. Listen to today's program as Ravi tells who it was and how it demonstrates the intrinsic worth of each individual human being.

Jun 19, 2019
In the Name of Atheism

Many people point to the crusades and other wars fought in the name of religion as a reason not to believe. In today's Thought Ravi Zacharias counters this thinking with the flip side of this argument, have those same people examined the blood that was spilled in the name of atheism.

Jun 18, 2019
The Ultimate Example of Nihilism

Ravi Zacharias quotes Viktor Frankel, a holocaust survivor, who believed that when you reduce man to a mere combination of reflexes and remove any kind of divine purpose then the gas chambers of the holocaust are easily envisioned. Ravi adds to this thought that the nihilistic philosophy of the day was as much the cause of the holocaust as Hitler and the Third Reich.

Jun 17, 2019
A Regenerated Heart

Hitler developed his strategy for world domination from the theories of Darwinistic evolution where the stronger are meant to overcome the weaker. From this history lesson the assumption can be made, if Hitler, who was educated in the current philosophy of his day, used education to reinforce his evil intent then education is not the redeemer of the human heart. On today's Just a Thought Ravi Zacharias describes the only way to regenerate the human heart.

Jun 14, 2019
The Reality of the Human Heart

Quoting from the Minnesota Crime Commission regarding the reality of the human heart, Ravi Zacharias points to the Commission's report stating that children without intervention have a natural bent toward criminal behavior. One answer given for this reality is that if children are well educated they will naturally move toward good moral behavior. Listen to today's program where Ravi describes what an educated child is capable of.

Jun 13, 2019
Obedience to Known Truth

In Ezekiel's day the people implored the prophet to ask God to speak to them. God's answer to Ezekiel was that until the people obeyed what He had already revealed to them, He would not speak to them. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias describes why this is relevant to believers today who are waiting to hear from God.

Jun 12, 2019
Rescue Righteousness

Relaying a story about how Mother Teresa drew people to Christianity through her selfless acts of kindness and charity, Ravi Zacharias points out to the church that having a correct doctrinal statement is not enough. On today's Thought he explains what is needed to attract others to the Christian faith and the biblical view of righteousness.

Jun 11, 2019
The Voice of God

Are you hearing the voice of God? In today's Just a Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how the people of God missed the voice of God and ended up rejecting the Savior that was sent to deliver them.

Jun 10, 2019
Refusing the Love of God

God loves us and when His love is rejected, it causes Him pain, but not in the way that is expected. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias describes the pain and the loss that results from rejecting God's love.

Jun 07, 2019
Prejudice Distorts Perception

Pointing to an example from the prophet Ezekiel's day, Ravi Zacharias describes a situation where the Israelites lost the presence of God due to prejudice. Listen to today's program and find out why this happened and how it can apply to us today.

Jun 06, 2019
The Moral Argument

In the christian apologist's repertoire the existence of morality is a strong argument that is difficult for an atheist to counter. What is the moral argument? Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias describes the argument and why it presents a problem for atheism.

Jun 05, 2019
The Power of the Christian Faith

Christianity has a powerful message of a loving God who cares deeply about His creation. Today on Just A Thought Ravi Zacharias reminds the church of the importance of this fact and contrasts it with Islam where the idea of a loving God is completely lacking.

Jun 04, 2019
Ethics are Obsolete

During the Nuremberg trials the discussion about the culpability of crimes committed by the Nazi's during World War II at times became a frustrated debate while those officiating looked for a moral standard by which to judge. Ravi Zacharias points out that according to beliefs of naturalistic philosophers like Nietsche it would be impossible for them to convict.

Jun 03, 2019
A Conversation with the Chief Mullah

Ravi Zacharias recounts speaking with the number three person in the Islamic world, the Chief Mullah in Jerusalem.

May 31, 2019
To Believe or Not to Believe

Is it better to believe or not to believe in Christ and turn out to be wrong? Ravi Zacharias looks at this today, using a quote from Pascal.

May 30, 2019
What is Love?

"Free love is a contradiction," Ravi Zacharias says. "It is the nature of love to bind itself." Hear more on today's Just A Thought.

May 29, 2019
On Atheism

Ravi Zacharias reveals the four gaps atheists have to cross to hold to a skeptical worldview.

May 28, 2019
How Can There Be One Way to God?

How can there only be one way to God, as Christianity claims? Ravi looks at this question briefly today on Just A Thought, finding that even those who claim to include actually exclude.

May 27, 2019
Is Relativism Trustworthy?

Can relativism be true? Ravi Zacharias unpacks the flaws in this argument.

May 24, 2019
The Right Motivation

Ravi Zacharias looks at the difference between someone who is living the way God intended and someone who is living for success.

May 23, 2019
DNA and Stained Glass Windows

A close look at DNA reveals spectacular images akin to stained glass. Ravi Zacharias discusses this and the existence of a Creator God today on Just A Thought.

May 22, 2019
Playing God

In the Garden of Eden there was only one prohibition: Don't play God. Ravi unpacks this today on Just A Thought.

May 21, 2019
One Question

Ravi Zacharias shares a question that has haunted him for over four decades.

May 20, 2019
Remembering Logic

"It is amazing how un-rational and how un-thinking the Western world has become in this generation," Ravi reflects on today's Just A Thought.

May 17, 2019
Two Concerns for This Age

Ravi shares two concerns he sees in the church and our culture at large.

May 16, 2019
Dealing with Grief

In 1974, Ravi's phone rang with the message that his mother had passed away. On today's Just A Thought, he shares the suffering and thoughts he had in that moment, including hearing a poignant word from God.

May 15, 2019
Final Words

Ravi Zacharias retells a stirring exchange between British criminal Charles Peace and his prison chaplain.

May 14, 2019
The Search for Meaning

Every person, no matter their worldview, has a drive to find their meaning in life. But what does it take for a person to say they have found meaning?

May 13, 2019
All Seemed Lost, When All Be Won

The Vietnam war was one that yielded a lot of suffering, misery and death, but out of it came a powerful poem about persevering through suffering from a captured American officer. Ravi Zacharias quotes that poem today on Just A Thought.

May 10, 2019
Embracing the Marginalized of Society

During Jesus' day no one interacted with Lepers, they were shunned by society, endured the lack of human contact and begged for their food. Yet Jesus interacted with them and even healed them. Not only was Jesus different than others of his day, his willingness to embrace the most shunned of society was even more significant as we discover on today's Thought.

May 09, 2019
Judgment Is Inevitable

God's covenant relationship with the nation of Israel as described in the Old Testament gives insight into the nature of who God is. Ravi Zacharias explains that due to God's nature man will be required to give account of the choice to accept or deny His existence.

May 08, 2019
Beauty from Chaos

Ravi Zacharias describes how the making of a Sari in India is a metaphor for how God can create something beautiful from a person's life who surrenders it to Him.

May 07, 2019
Led Astray By Intellectualism

A.N. Wilson was one of the early more famous atheists in the 19th century a contemporary of C.S. Lewis. Described as a vociferous opponent of faith he made a dramatic change later on in life. Listen to today's Thought to find out what that change was.

May 06, 2019
The Third Jesus

Deepak Chopra, a famous new age figure, wrote a book titled "The Third Jesus". In today's Thought Ravi Zacharias describes how the author's premise for the book is wrong.

May 03, 2019
Critiquing the Bible

With all the verified ancient biblical manuscripts written hundreds and even thousands of years ago, the ability to verify the consistency and accuracy of the bible is abundantly available. On today's thought Ravi Zacharias explains the importance of this and contrasts it with other faiths that do not allow this type of examination.

May 02, 2019
To Kill or Not to Kill

One of the 10 commandments speaks about the prohibition against killing another, yet in other parts of scripture God commands people to be put to death for certain sins. How are these two seemingly opposite positions reconciled? Ravi Zacharias deals with this in today's Thought.

May 01, 2019
Miracles and Judgment, Part 2

Ravi Zacharias continues a reflection on miracles and judgment seen in the Bible.

Apr 30, 2019
Miracles and Judgment, Part 1

In the Bible, miracles and judgment are in proportion. Hear more on today's Just A Thought.

Apr 29, 2019
Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

How can the Bible on the one hand tell you not to kill, but on the other hand we see mass destruction in the Old Testament? Ravi Zacharias briefly breaks this down in today's Just A Thought.

Apr 26, 2019
God's Gift to You

One word in Scripture can change everything in our life. Hear more from Ravi Zacharias today on Just A Thought.

Apr 25, 2019
Protecting the Body

Our body is one of our most important individual responsibilities. Ravi Zacharias encourages us to guard it, today on Just A Thought.

Apr 24, 2019
A Crisis of Identity

Many children who came from sperm donation are saying they feel like something is missing, and they think it is their identity. "Biology is not everything, but it may now be much more important than we ever thought," Ravi reflects on today's Just A Thought.

Apr 23, 2019
The Most Critical Moment of Your Existence

Our most critical moment in life exceeds our ability to control. Ravi Zacharias reflects on this today on Just A Thought.

Apr 22, 2019
Society's Number One Issue

A let down in moral values is considered the number one problem of our day. Hear more on this from Ravi Zacharias on Just A Thought.

Apr 19, 2019
Looking at Post-Modernism

Ravi Zacharias offers a logical reflection on pantheism and post-modernism on today's Just A Thought.

Apr 18, 2019
What Is Pluralism?

"Pluralism is a healthy thing as long as we understand its parameters," Ravi Zacharias says. Listen to more on pluralism on today's Just A Thought.

Apr 17, 2019
An Insightful Glimpse into Our Culture

Ravi Zacharias reflects on a court case that offers an insightful look into our culture.

Apr 16, 2019
Crimes in the Name of Religion, Part 2

"It is vitally important that Christianity not be judged on the basis of an abuse of its principal teachings," Ravi Zacharias says. Hear more as he addresses a question on crimes done in the name of Christianity.

Apr 15, 2019
Crimes in the Name of Religion, Part 1

"Never judge a philosophy by its abuse," Ravi Zacharias offers. Hear more as Ravi addresses a question on how some have committed crimes in the name of religion.

Apr 12, 2019
The Importance of Worship

"Worship is what binds our lives together," Ravi Zacharias says. Listen to today's Just A Thought as he shares a story that left an imprint on him.

Apr 11, 2019
Two Ways to Stay Strong

On today's Just A Thought, Ravi Zacharias shares two key things that will bring a Nation back to truth, help a family to stay together, and encourage our lives to stay strong.

Apr 10, 2019
What Happens When Truth Is Gone?

What happens when we take away truth? Ravi Zacharias looks at this, sharing a powerful message on Just A Thought today.

Apr 09, 2019
Pleasure Doesn't Satisfy

"Pleasure doesn't satisfy. Don't just go for the bread, go for the Bread of Life," Ravi Zacharias urges us. Listen to today's Just A Thought as Ravi speaks personally on why he continues sharing the message of the gospel.

Apr 08, 2019
Humanity's Problem

There are many good people in this world, but it is not our goodness that brings us closer to God. Hear more on this from Ravi Zacharias on Just A Thought.

Apr 05, 2019
How Do We Become Men or Women of God?

Becoming a man or woman of God is not an instant process, but it must have a beginning, Ravi Zacharias says. But, where do we begin? Ravi shares two key tips to following God more deeply.

Apr 04, 2019
Seeking A Greater Reality

In the force of Western pragmatism, we no longer have symbols that remind us of what it is we stand for. Ravi Zacharias looks briefly at the Biblical characters Moses and Aaron and how God used symbols in their lives to point them to a greater reality.

Apr 03, 2019
A Key Principal to Learn

What is the one principal every human being should learn? Hear Ravi Zacharias' answer on today's Just A Thought.

Apr 02, 2019
The Mirth of God

"I think worship is that clue that takes us into the mirth of God." Ravi Zacharias says. Listen to today's Just A Thought to hear more.

Apr 01, 2019
Postmodernism's Language Games

Ravi Zacharias describes how the New Age worldview has affected our modern culture and morality.

Mar 29, 2019
The Sacredness of Race and Ethnicity

In the identity politics of today's culture, the Bible actually delivers a message against racism and prejudice. Ravi Zacharias describes how this is true and points out the flaw in postmodern thinking when it comes to race and sexuality.

Mar 28, 2019
Postmodernism in the Garden

Postmodernism is not a new worldview philosophy, in fact Ravi Zacharias explains, it was there in the garden of Eden when Adam and Eve were tempted. Listen to today's Thought as he explains the allure of postmodernism and how it has been introduced into Western thought.

Mar 27, 2019
God Orders Your Steps

Ravi Zacharias describes how God miraculously saved him and his companions when they were traveling in Vietnam during the war. From that experience he gives a valuable insight into God's will and our mortality.

Mar 26, 2019
Definition of Good

Ravi Zacharias describes his challenge to atheists to give a definition of what is good or morally right. He then comments on the state of our society during this time where naturalism, secularism, materialism, and relativism are the worldviews with the most influence.

Mar 25, 2019
Scientific Gaps

While arguing that something comes from nothing and intelligence comes from the unintelligible while trying to apply the scientific method is completely untenable. Listen to today's Thought as Ravi Zacharias points out the gaps in the logic that is applied to refute a theistic worldview.

Mar 22, 2019