(RNS) — Popular Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias died Tuesday morning (May 19) at age 74, a few months after being diagnosed with cancer.
Zacharias rose to prominence in 1983 when he was invited by Billy Graham to speak at the inaugural International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam, according to an obituary published by the ministry Zacharias founded.
In his message, he pleaded with Christians not to try to “humiliate” those with different worldviews.
“When you are trying to reach someone, please be sensitive to what he holds valuable,” he said.
Zacharias went on to found his apologetics ministry, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, on that idea. It would grow to include not just himself, but nearly 100 Christian evangelists and apologists around the