ravi zacharias

What Should RZIM Do Next?

RZIM has said they expect their investigation to complete in January or February. They have pledged to release Miller & Martin’s report publicly. Good. It was always a minimum to release the report. What next? When I worked in tech, we did an exercise called a “postmortem” after serious technical problems. A postmortem is always a no-blame debriefing—yes, even if the problem was caused by human error. The reason is simple: in our view, the system should have been designed to prevent operator error—failure is a failure of the system. (... read more ...)

December 27, 2020 rzim ravi zacharias church abuse

RZIM: Why Fear Transparency?

Happy 2021? What a week. On the church transparency front, it’s been four business days since I wrote to RZIM asking for some documents that they are (1) required by federal law to provide on request and (2) required by their participation in ECFA to provide on request. I haven’t gotten a response. This is frustrating but not particularly surprising. I’m not a donor who can withhold funds; I’m not a reporter who can publish an expose. (... read more ...)

The Ravi Zacharias Case Takes a Turn

Yesterday, RZIM released a statement regarding an interim report from their investigative firm. In a dramatic reversal of their earlier statement saying they did not believe the allegations against Zacharias, this one admitted that the investigation had found significant evidence to corroborate the allegations already made in the news, as well as evidence of additional, more serious, misconduct. This feels like the culmination of weeks of statements from RZIM speakers saying they have concerns with RZIM’s handling of the allegations. (... read more ...)

December 24, 2020 rzim ravi zacharias church abuse

Daily Roundup Experiment: Day 1

Ravi Zacharias, investigations–internal, investigations–independent, hoping and waiting, spiritual bypassing, endorsements & silence, Tedd Tripp, terrible parenting advice, don’t spank babies (... read more ...)