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.
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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.
I have been praying since October specifically for one person who would donate $40,000 to Ratio Christi. On Saturday, my plane was delayed in Dallas and I met a very nice couple who was interested in talking about Ratio Christi. Since we were late getting to Detroit, we all missed our connections. They wanted to hear more about Ratio Christi so they asked me to stay (at their expense) at the Westin in the Detroit airport, and to have dinner with them there. At the end of the evening they offered a $40,000 matching gift to Ratio Christi. That means they will double every tax deductible donation we raise up to $40,000 including special year end gifts or monthly committments.
Today--Tuesday, December 3, 2013--we invite you to join Ratio Christi in giving Christian students a voice on campus that will resonate into eternity!
This year Ratio Christi is proud to be a part of a call to action during this Christmas season. We are celebrating a day dedicated to giving--when charities, families, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more will all come together for #GivingTuesday--and to encourage a movement of more, better, and smarter philanthropy.
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
and will praise your name
for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me;
you greatly emboldened me.
May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,
when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
for the glory of the Lord is great.
Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me;
your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.
See What God Has Done
In the last 2 1/2 years Ratio Christi has grown from 10 chapters to 120 chapters around the country. The demand for new chapters at universities around the country continues unabated. A National Field Director has just come on board to help direct the many needs on campus. In May of this year the International Division was launched to take the vision around the globe and a new International Director joined our team. Then, in August we began pilot programs of Ratio Christi College Prep to reach high school students. Already, before official launch, we have more interest than we can possibly keep up with.