Vince Vitale

Regional Director for the Americas and Director of the Zacharias Institute, Dr. Vince Vitale is a speaker and author who journeyed from skeptic to evangelist while studying at Princeton and Oxford. He and his wife, Dr. Jo Vitale, host the Ask Away podcast.

Dr. Vince Vitale is a speaker and author who serves as RZIM’s Regional Director for the Americas and 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 universities. It was during his undergraduate studies in philosophy at Princeton that Vince was challenged to read the Bible and took an unexpected journey from skeptic to evangelist. He then completed masters and PhD studies at Oxford, receiving a Daniel M. Sachs Graduating Scholarship (at the time 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 is discussed in Vince’s Philosophia Christi article, “Non-Identity Theodicy,” and 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 has commended the Christian faith on the campuses of many universities, including Yale, Columbia, UC Berkeley, West Point, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, and Oxford. He also has had the privilege of speaking at Google Headquarters, Amazon Headquarters, The Brooklyn Tabernacle, and Passion City Church, and he was the keynote speaker at the 54th National Prayer Breakfast of Canada.

In addition to his focus on biblical and philosophical questions, Vince has strong interests in the topics of leadership, contemporary culture, theology of work, and reconciliation, as well as 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 is married to Dr. Jo Vitale, who is the Dean of Studies of the Zacharias Institute. Vince and Jo enjoy teaming up weekly for the Ask Away podcast, and they are overjoyed to be new parents to their son, Raphael.

"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."

Upcoming Appearances by Vince Vitale

ReFresh: Ready for College

3755 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022

June 18

Alycia Wood, Jo Vitale, Kasey Leander, Lou Phillips, Matthew Mittelberg, Michael Suderman, Michelle Tepper, Shawn Hart, Vince Vitale, Will Tant
Will this be open to the public?
Yes
Price
$199

Christian Union Cities Conference

New York, NY

June 22

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be speaking at the Christian Union Cities Conference on June 21-22, 2019.

"Christian Union Cities Conference brings together culture, career, and Christianity.

By bringing together influential professionals across many industries, we invite you to experience a life-changing weekend grounded in compelling ideas about faith and its relevance to every facet of our lives. You'll be a part of dynamic worship, fervent prayer, and you will interact with recent graduates as well as seasoned professionals.

Christian leaders across every sector of the working world must be unified in our mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and engage to transform our culture. This weekend will encourage you and equip you to be a part of God's redemptive plan in, and beyond, your workplace."
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

Calvary Chapel Las Vegas: Summer BBQ Series

Calvary Chapel Las Vegas
7175 W Oquendo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113

June 23

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be speaking at Calvary Chapel Las Vegas as part of their Summer BBQ Series. 
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

CreationFest 2019

Agape Farm
17512 Rapture Street
Shirleysburg, PA 17260

June 27

Alycia Wood, Jo Vitale, Michelle Tepper, Vince Vitale
Will this be open to the public?
Yes
Will there be a charge for admission?
Yes
Price
Various pricing, see registration website

Camp of the Woods

Camp of the Woods
106 Downey Rd
Speculator, NY 12164

July 21

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be speaking at Camp of the Woods during the week of July 21-25, 2019. 

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