Are you a college student who feels overwhelmed by the attacks and criticisms leveled against the Christian faith? Do you have your own doubts about the reliability of the Bible or the truth of the Christian message? There answers.
Our goals are simple:
We are seeking to empower Christian students with the knowledge that their faith can stand up to intellectual inquiry.
We are also seeking to engage the entire campus by sponsoring discussions and debates that will encourage all students and faculty to interact with Christian thinkers on an intellectual basis.
Students are signing up. Will you be one of them joining this movement to get equipped to engage, evangelize and encourage fellow students and faculty?
Contact Rob Lundberg, Chapter Director, to learn more about Ratio Christi, a global movement that equips Christians at universities to defend their faith.
Sometimes, most times it seems, the correct answer is the simple answer; it is the one that has been staring you right in the face. I don’t know why we assume that difficult problems require difficult solutions. Often, all we need to do is remove the pencil from our ear in order for the ear ache to go away. (That’s a reference to a joke my Dad always made. Sorry if it makes no sense to you.)
I originally got involved with philosophy in college because I love ideas. Historically, the academy is where ideas are discussed, assumptions exposed, and a sustained reasoned exchange takes place. Yet, lately, some ideas are not welcome in the academy. Some topics are off limits, regarded as settled, or worse, ridiculed rather than discussed. For example, discussion of the existence and nature of God is off limits in the secular university setting. In my fifteen years at the secular university in the disciplines of Philosophy and Religious Studies, where one would expect to discuss matters of ultimate reality, I have had one discussion about God in the classroom setting as a student. Yet, ideas are irrepressible and will find an outlet. In the case of discussing ideas about God, there are voluntary campus associations that seek to carry on the tradition of rational discussion of the existence and nature of God in the university setting.
A few of months ago, I wrote an article on my blog toward the subject of “The Apologist’s Life of Worship.” In that article I emphasized importances of the life of worship in every believer’s life, and how it incorporates not just the emotions of the heart and the soul and not just the confines of the worship service one attends. I also shared that there is a need for not just our hearts and souls, but also for our minds to be invited to worship. This current article springboards off of that subject and was further spawned by something I noticed while attending a worship service not too long ago.
A common perception is that science and religion are not compatable. However, this is not been the case. In fact, what we know as modern science (defined by the experimental method) was an outgrowth of religion. But not just any religion. Specifically, modern science was the brain-child of Christianity.
"What?" you say! Skeptical of that last statement? Read the article attached below to find out why it took a Christian worldview "thinking cap" to arrive at the modern scientific enterprize...