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

Skeptics Night

Brooklyn Tabernacle
17 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5111

March 29

Abdu Murray, Vince Vitale
Summary
Open forum for skeptics and non-christians where they can ask their toughest questions and have them answered with truth, gentleness, and respect.
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

Christian Union Event at Columbia University

116th St Broadway
New York, NY 10027

April 04

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be joining Christian Union for an event at Columbia University. More information coming soon.
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

Christian Union Event at Yale

Battell Chapel
400 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511

April 06

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will be joining Christian Union at Yale University to speak on Why Suffering? A Loving God and a Painful World, followed by a time of Q&A. The event will be held on Friday, April 5th, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm at Battell Chapel. 
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

Community Forum - Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

West Jackson Baptist Church
580 Oil Well Road
Jackson, TN 38305

April 17

Vince Vitale
Summary
Vince Vitale will speak on "Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?" followed by a time of Q&A. 
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

The Canadian National Prayer Breakfast

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

May 02

Vince Vitale
Summary
Details coming soon. 
Will this be open to the public?
Yes

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