A broader view of Jesus is needed - one that recognizes the uniquely Eastern ways of thinking and communicating found in the pages of the Bible. How do we share the gospel through an Eastern lens? What does that look like? What's at stake? Abdu Murray is with us to chat about this. He and Ravi Zacharias have a new book out. In fact, it's a best-seller on Amazon right now: Seeing Jesus From the East: A fresh Look at History's Most Influential Figure.
You're graduating in a pandemic. What's next? Many young adults are having to move back home because they're last in line at the famine. So many people have lost their jobs because of the shutdown of the economy it's making things tough for recent grads and for that matter those who have only been on the job a short time before being laid off or furloughed. Teacher and author Kelli Worrall joins us to talk about some of these challenges.
Over the next few days, thousands of high schools and colleges will be grappling with how to give their graduates a great send-off as they avoid putting families or staff at risk. Yes, it's the class of 2020. Also known as "The Class of COVID-19." While practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, college communities have come up with creative ways to celebrate their commencement virtually. Do you have a graduate? Are you one? What's it looking like right now?
RZIM's Abdu Murray honors Ravi Zacharias (March 26, 1946 – May 19, 2020) and expresses how Seeing Jesus from the East is an intimate message from Ravi:
Abdu Murray is North American Director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine-year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart. Abdu has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues across the globe. He has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and television programs all over the world. Abdu holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Abdu is the Scholar in Residence of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.
Kelli Worrall has been a professor of communications at Moody Bible Institute since 1998. She is the author of two books Pierced and Embraced and 20 Things We’d Tell Our Twentysomething Selves (written with her husband, Peter). Kelli earned a Masters of Religious Education from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Roosevelt University. She speaks regularly at women’s events and together with Peter at both marriage and young adult retreats. Peter and Kelli are the parents of two children through adoption.
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.