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March 20, 2017

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University’s Willson Lecture Series to Feature Open Forum for Skeptics


CANYON, Texas—Christianity claims to offer answers to the toughest questions in life, but are those answers credible and worth believing? West Texas A&M University’s annual Willson Lecture Series and the WTAMU Ministerial Alliance will host an open forum with Abdu Murray of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30 at the Alumni Banquet Facility on campus.

Murray will take the toughest questions to find out whether Christianity has any real answers. What are your questions regarding Christianity? Regardless of your religion or worldview, you are invited to attend Skeptics Night at WTAMU and ask questions.

Murray is the North American director with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM). He is the author of two books, including his latest, Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. For most of his life, Murray 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, he discovered that the historic Christian faith alone can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.

He earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. As an attorney, Murray has been named multiple times in Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyer. He is the Scholar in Residence of Christian Thought and Apologetics at the Josh McDowell Institute of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. He lives in the Detroit area with his wife and their three children.

RZIM was founded in 1984 by Dr. Ravi Zacharias and now comprises a team of speakers with offices around the world. Its mission is to train people to defend Christianity against attacks from other religions and worldviews.

The Willson Lecture Series at WTAMU was established in 1947 by the J.M. Willson family of Floydada to provide colleges and universities with a religious emphasis on campus. The March 30 event is free and open to the public.


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