Pentru cei interesati – Study with Ravi and Alister McGrath at the 2013 RZIM Summer Institute

June 9 – 14, 2013

The key to effective and holistic apologetics is to properly understand the nature, life, and work of Jesus Christ over and against competing worldviews and popular distortions, Christian or otherwise. Although, many are familiar with the depiction of Christ as the light of the world in John’s first epistle, few have given serious thought to what John means when he equates Christ with light. There are numerous well-meaning but insufficient treatments of Jesus on the part of his believers, epitomized by the phrase “Jesus is the answer.” There is a real need for a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and why he is the “light of men.”

The goal of the RZIM Summer Institute 2013 is to foster a more robust understanding of the nature, life, and work of Jesus Christ, and to motivate and equip its participants to make comprehensible to others why Christ is the light of the world.


The RZIM Summer Institute is a concentrated week of study conducted by RZIM speakers and multiple adjunct lecturers. The week is a series of five sessions broken out by topic and emphasis, as well as daily corporate worship and devotions. The Summer Institute also provides a special elective track based on one’s interest of the following: church, university, marketplace, or arts. It aims to address the most pressing needs of the church in America today. It also provides an answer to the often stated request for an in-depth training program within the United States. Capacity is limited to approximately 150 attendees.

During the worship, devotions, fellowship time, we will share how the RZIM team gains critical insights into our culture and how they engage an increasingly secular world both on a popular and an academic level. But we also hope to invest personally in you.

One of the greatest rewards of the RZIM Summer Institute is the availability of the speakers.  This is a place where one-on-one interaction is not only possible but also encouraged.  These speakers are interested in your journey and the calling God has placed on your own life.


The RZIM Summer Institute is held at Wheaton College, located in Wheaton, Illinois. Situated 25 miles west of culturally rich Chicago, Wheaton College offers a convenient site for the Summer Institute with its close proximity to both O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Midway Field (MDW). Founded in 1860 by visionary Jonathan Blanchard, Wheaton College exists today as a stronghold of Christian higher learning. Since the college’s founding, Wheaton remains true to its motto,“For Christ and His Kingdom.”

One of the many highlights of the college is the Billy Graham Center, which houses the Billy Graham Center Museum. Visitors to the museum will enjoy a unique visual overview of the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on American society. With rare artifacts and interactive displays that begin with the early history of America and climax with a powerful walk-through presentation of the gospel message, the museum offers a unique depiction of missions, evangelism, and contemporary Christian art.

Another unique feature of Wheaton College’s campus is The Marion E. Wade Center. The Wade Center houses a major research collection of the books and papers of seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. In addition, the Wade Center has a museum where such pieces as C.S. Lewis’s family wardrobe and writing desk, J.R.R. Tolkien’s desk, Pauline Baynes’s original map of Narnia, and many other memorabilia, photographs, books, and manuscripts are on display.

More information on Wheaton College and the surrounding area can be found

The RZIM Summer Institute is not a function of Wheaton College.


Summer Institute, June 9-14, 2013 $400 early bird discount (per registration type) Standard Cost
Type By April 30 May 1 – June 1
Standard Room (2 per room; 4 per bathroom)



Private Room (1 per room; 2 per bathroom)



Married Couple (2 per room; 2 per bathroom)



Commuter (no accommodations)



The standard cost of the RZIM Summer Institute is $1800 per person ($1400 by April 30). The standard room is double occupancy.  There are a limited number of private rooms available on a first-come, first-serve basis for $2000 ($1600 by April 30).

Married couples may be accommodated in the same room for $3000 ($2600 by April 30).  All rooms are located in Wheaton residence halls and have a suite-style room/bath.

The RZIM Summer Institute is intended to be a residential week.  However, for those who do not need accommodations, the price is $1600 ($1200 by April 30).

Prices include all meals, refreshments, tuition and materials.  Attendees are responsible for all travel arrangements to and from Wheaton College.

We regret that we are unable to offer any scholarships.

Registration closes once capacity is reached or on June 1.  No refunds will be given after June 1.


Click here to register online or contact the RZIM Atlanta office, by phone at 770-449-6766 or by email at

To secure a place at the RZIM Summer Institute you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 upon registration and to pay the balance by May 1.


This year’s speakers:

Ravi Zacharias
Stuart McAllister
Alister McGrath
Andy Bannister
Margaret Manning
John Njoroge
Bruce Beard
Sandy Reimer
Fazale Rana
Cameron McAllister
Chris Mitchell
Lyle Dorsett
Bruce Matson

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