Vince Vitale

Director of the Zacharias Institute, Vince is a trainer, speaker, and writer. He brings unique answers to suffering and the Christian faith to a wide variety of audiences. He is also one of the voices on the Ask Away podcast.

"Some think the problem of suffering should push us away from God. For me, it’s precisely because I feel the problem of suffering so severely that I am led to trust a God who can do something about it."

Vince Vitale is Director of the Zacharias Institute. He was educated at Princeton University and the University of Oxford, and he taught philosophy of religion and served as a faculty member at both of these universities. It was during his undergraduate studies in philosophy at Princeton that Vince took an unexpected journey from skeptic to evangelist. He then completed masters and PhD studies at Oxford, receiving a Daniel M. Sachs Graduating Scholarship (which was awarded annually to one graduating Princetonian) and a Clarendon Scholarship (supported by Oxford University Press).

While researching at Oxford, Vince developed a new response to the problem of evil. This response—termed the Non-Identity Defense—is discussed in Vince and Ravi Zacharias’s book Why Suffering?: Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn’t Make Sense. In 2017, Vince and Ravi released a second co-authored book, Jesus Among Secular Gods: The Countercultural Claims of Christ. For his work on Søren Kierkegaard, Inter-Varsity Press and Tyndale House awarded Vince the title IVP Young Philosopher of Religion of the Year 2013.

Vince also has an interest in the intersection of faith and sport. He played varsity soccer at Princeton, was a “double Blue” at Oxford (competing for the university in soccer and boxing), and has traveled with Athletes in Action mission teams to four continents. While teaching at Princeton, Vince served as Faculty Director of the Athletes in Action ministry on campus.

Vince has commended the Christian faith on the campuses of many universities, including UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Princeton, Oxford, and Cambridge. This past year he had the privilege of speaking at Google Headquarters and Passion City Church.

Vince is incredibly grateful to be married to Jo, who also works with RZIM as the Dean of Studies for the Zacharias Institute.

Upcoming Appearances by Vince Vitale

Preaching at Roswell Street Baptist Church

774 Roswell St NE
Marietta, GA 30060

November 18

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be preaching at the 10:30am service at Roswell Street Baptist Church.
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

Two Events at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church

Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church
10150 E Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

November 29

Jo Vitale, Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince and Jo Vitale will be speaking at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church on November 29th, 2018. Jo will lead the Women in the Word Bible Study in the morning, and Vince will be speaking in the evening at chautauqua@creek, a public conversation on the intersection of culture and faith.  
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

State Evangelism Conference - Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

January 28

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be speaking at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma's State Evangelism Conference on January 28-29, 2019.
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

Contend for the Faith

Heartland Church

March 15

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be speaking at the "Contend for the Faith" apologetics conference at Heartland Church on March 15th-16th, 2019. More information coming soon.
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

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