(ChurchLeaders) Christians and church leaders continue to wrestle with the aftermath of the sex scandal that has rocked the legacy of Ravi Zacharias. Some, including those who came to faith through his teachings, say it’s wrong to “cancel” the late apologist. Others compare the Ravi Zacharias scandal to biblical figures such as King David, who was a great faith leader despite his salacious sins.
In a new “Ask Pastor John” episode on DesiringGod.com, teacher and author John Piper addresses the situation by providing biblical background and then sharing personal observations. Piper says he’s been “slow to speak” on the topic, despite receiving many emails about it, because he wanted to “know everything I should know” and “cannot imagine the sorrow” of Zacharias’s loved ones. However, he says people are right to ask, “You knew him, so how are you responding in your heart and mind?