Video interview with San Jose State University Chapter Director Jane Pantig and Student President Natalie Mukhtar.
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This is what the public university should be about: the vigorous and respectful exchange of diverse ideas. And that is precisely what happened at Winthrop University last week (April 15). Ratio Christi speaker, Prem Isaac, spoke on "Has Science Buried God?" According to the Winthrop student newspaper, The Johnsonian,
Isaac’s presentation revolved around four integral themes that every person must face: the origin of the universe, the question of morality, the question of meaning and the existence of an afterlife. . . . According to Isaac, the source of tension between atheism and theism lies in the way they relate matter and the mind.
Yet, this tension between atheism and theism was handled in an extraordinary way through this event. This lecture, given by a Christian philosopher and apologist, was hosted by the campus atheist and skeptic club! Yes. It's true. Ratio Christi has been in the process of trying to officially form a chapter on campus and in the process the leaders started a friendly dialog with members of the "Winthrop Organization of Freethinkers" (WOOF). They are "dedicated to rational debate amongst both believers and non-believers" and they generously sponsored this event for the fledgling Ratio Christi group. That is true liberal tolerance as traditionally conceived. Ratio Christi is honored to collaborate with such a group that clearly understands that truth has nothing to hide and that even when we disagree strongly on deeply held matters of faith and reality that we can learn from one another and openly share competing views. We look forward to continuing the discussion!
WOOF Secretary and event coordinator Quiante Jefferies, a junior theatre major, introduced the speaker from Ratio Christi, Prem Isaac. Continue reading the article in The Johnsonian...
But . . .
if it dies, it bears much fruit.
He is Risen!
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.
Here are several recent testimonies directly from the college campuses.
The University of New Hampshire just "received our official recognition. Tonight we doubled our numbers and ran out of chairs in the room we were meeting in. God is really bringing momentum to UNH. Glory to God. ~ Lori Peters, UNH Chapter Director (April 6)
Authors of new book highlight irrationality of atheists' claim to be defenders of reason
“The New Atheists have proclaimed themselves the party of Reason—but in practice they're not very good at it. In fact, Christianity has a far stronger claim on both reason and truth.” So says Tom Gilson, National Field Director for Ratio Christi and co-editor of the newly released True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism.
In this full length interview David Berlinksi, author of The Devil's Delusion and The Deniable Darwin, takes us for a sweeping and sometimes evasive look at his worldview. Comparing the greatness of the traditional western culture to the new anemic scientism, Berlinski covers the goal directedness of history, Darwinism, the scientific establishment, paleontology, St. Augustine, global warming, intelligent design in biology, and the great crimes of the twentieth century. If you are looking for an erudite and broad analysis of the problems with the modern experiment you will not want to miss this interview--every minute of it.
The following is a testimony from a Ratio Christi student at a university in West Virginia:
For me, apologetics has been a gift unlike any other that I have received in my walk with Christ. It has made me much more secure in my own faith, and has become my preferred form of Evangelism. Apologetics came into my life at just the right time. A few years ago, for the first time ever, my faith was called into question by someone closest to me. I was asked questions to which I did not know answers, and my faith was truly shaken. In retrospect, I see that my faith was built upon the sand - all emotions and unfounded assumptions. Apologetics has helped to solidify my faith upon more solid ground.
Ratio Christi is seeking mature Christian leaders for the role of Regional Director for many areas throughout the country.
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In 1775 at the North Bridge in Concord, volleys were exchanged that ignited a smoldering tension into an open conflagration. In the end there was freedom. Between the first shot and the end a cost was paid.
Another shot is now being heard 'round the world--fired from a duck gun.