Nine months ago I didn't know what emotional porn was. In fact, I'm not sure how it even became the topic for my senior thesis. But I immersed myself in the subject for five months of the school year, discovering in the process how dangerous emotional porn is and how no one seems to know what it is or how to explain it to someone else.
See this very interesting August 2016 Video interview with RC President Corey Miller regarding his coming out of Mormonism, the upcoming book he is co-authoring on the subject, and the mission of Ratio Christi. The interview was on the program "Focus Today" at TheDove.us radio and website ministry.
Ratio Christi's VP of Operations Michael F Bossman, RC Chapter Director Conor Anderson from San Diego State University, and graduating student Evan Young from our North Carolina College Prep outreach were interviewed on Educate For Life's streaming internet program with EFL's host and creator Kevin Conover.
The lively video conversation encompassed RC's vision and purpose, discrimination of Christian students in academia, and how apologetics training can add strength to a student's perspective toward their own faith and how to witness to others.
The Ratio Christi chapter at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington (UNCW) is one of our oldest chapters. It continues to produce students who have truly become ambassadors for Christ. Emma Gayle Hilton has proven herself to be such a student. Chapter Director Aaron Marshall explains why he presented her with the Legatus Christi Certificate – RC’s Ambassador Award (see photo of presentation at end of article).
Daniel Moore, RC’s chapter director at Western Michigan University (WMU) says “intentional discipleship” is a primary objective of this Ratio Christi chapter. Having six students receive the Legatus Christi certificate in just two years is evidence they are meeting that objective. This recognition — meaning Ambassador for Christ — is a challenge to the students to carry apologetics forward and to disciple others after them.
Moore recently wrote, “My goal for the Ratio Christi chapter at WMU is to commission more Legatus Christi students than any other chapter.” Go, Daniel!
Three students at WMU earned this outstanding student recognition in the 2014-15 school year and, in a demonstration of the impact the chapter is having at WMU, three more students have earned the certificate for 2015-16.
In January 2016, we let our readers know about RC’s planned trip to Israel coming up in the summer. The trip was open to anyone who desired to go.
Here’s how the trip turned out! Keep reading to capture the experience of some of our travelers as they share the highlights of their trip. You’ll see thoughts below from David HaLevy* the trip organizer, Aaron Marshall, our RC chapter director at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Samuel Knight, a student from that chapter and junior at UNCW, Tom and Cindy Simpson who are the chapter’s faculty advisor and “chapter mom” respectively, Corey Miller, RC’s president, and Melissa and Randall Slusher representing RC’s chapter at UNC Charlotte. “Visit” Israel through their words and photos of this beautiful country and its historical, biblical sites.
This is an unexpected Part III to our May 2016 series (see Part I and Part II). We were recently informed that a fully tenured professor reluctantly resigned from his coveted position at California State University. This was his only choice following continuous discrimination and false accusations by campus administrators and left-leaning campus groups due to his biblical worldview. We have been given permission to reprint part of his unsettling experience here.
June 9, 2016 - This week Robert Oscar Lopez, formerly professor of English and Classics at California State University, Northridge, announced that he would no longer be teaching at CSUN, for the sake of his soul. His announcement came after years of harassment from his colleagues and LGBT activists.
Lopez talked to reporter Anika Smith at The Stream about his experience and why he believes tenure is spiritually dangerous for Christians.
“This is one of the greatest honors I could have ever received,” Novack says. “The Legatus Christi has been handed out twice since my arrival at Stockton University, including to my friend Dom who introduced me to apologetics. Every year, I would listen intently to its description and would strive to meet the requirements. I did not expect to actually achieve it, but Mr. Kendrex surprised me when he began to ask me questions about my experience with apologetics. There were a few areas I was still struggling with, but he pushed me to meet the requirements.”
On July 14-16, 2016, two Christian events came together on the Mall in Washington, D.C. - the National Day of Prayer Task Force's Prayer Summit, and "Together 2016" (also known as RESET)." Both were special events to pray for America and the world.
Nick Hall, the organizer of RESET which was targeted for the Millenial generation (18 to 30 year olds), stated in an article at USA Today covering the event, “As we build up to this, I think everybody’s looking for a leader right now,” Hall said. “The only agenda is Jesus, and beyond reset, Jesus changes everything.”