Trinity Academy in Raleigh, N.C. invited our president, Rick Schenker, to talk about what he believes could be "The Next Great Awakening" and why today's Christian youth should learn how to express, defend and strengthen their faith through Christian apologetics. We've just received the video of this September 2014 presentation.
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The Ratio Christi 2014 Symposium and Student Retreat was both great fun and three days of serious learning. We started out at the annual Southern Evangelical Seminary Conference, with our staff, leadership and over 80 Ratio Christi students from various colleges attending breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics. See the slide show at the bottom of the page.
Grant Willey was the first student to help form the Ratio Christi chapter at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 2010, along with its first Chapter Director, Patrick Collins. Collins recently departed for seminary training, and student Willey will now be the co-director under Billie Goodson.
Before leaving, Collins praised this new leadership team in a “farewell interview," and presented Willey with a Legatus Christi certificate* as a student demonstrating outstanding application of our apologetics training.
Speaker and best-selling author David Limbaugh has endorsed Ratio Christi on YouTube. He spoke at our Annual Symposium Dinner on October 11, 2014 and spent time with our attending members and other presenters in the field of Christian apologetics. This fed his desire to tell more people how important and impactful our training can be in today's culture.
Ratio Christi and Kregel Publications are pleased to announce that Ratio Christi will have an imprint partnership with Kregel for book publication.
The agreement came about when Tom Gilson, Ratio Christi’s National Field Director, was in the editing process with Kregel for his co-edited (with Carson Weitnauer) book, True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism, a collaborative work of more than a dozen authors to show that Christianity, much more than atheism, can claim to be a reasonable worldview. Gilson’s chief contact at Kregel was Dennis Hillman, Kregel’s publisher, who in the course of their conversations proposed the idea of working even more closely with Ratio Christi.
FOR THE FOURTH YEAR, Ratio Christi is holding an exciting event for both students and adults – members and non-members. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10-12, 2014, we’ll have a series of events to choose from. Join us at the Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center in Fort Mill, South Carolina (very close to Charlotte, North Carolina). There's still time to register, especially if you want to attend only the Saturday Night Banquet.
Our latest Legatus Christi recipient comes to us from the Ratio Christi chapter at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Chris Korcsmaros has demonstrated a keen talent and appetite for Christian apologetics and has put them to work on the college campus and elsewhere. He served as his RC chapter’s founding president and later as treasurer.
Have you ever heard the statistics about how many teens fall away from church and their faith during or after high school or shortly after entering college? The statistics in various studies run anywhere from 39 to 80 percent for people between the ages of 15 and 21. For example, a 2011 Barna study shows that nearly three out of every five young Christians (59 percent) disconnect either permanently or for an extended period of time from church life after age 15.*
Well, Ratio Christi has exciting news! We are in the initial stages of developing a program for high school students called “Ratio Christi College Prep.” This will be a local club format concentrating on mentoring youth to face the intellectual challenges to their Christian beliefs which they’ll experience at the college level. Michael Sherrard is the director of this College Prep division.
Here's a great MP3 of an interview with RC's President, Rick Schenker, which was broadcast across Bible Broadcasting Network's radio stations on 9/13/14. Thanks to host Hank Farrior of the "Weekend Connection" program and BBN Manager Jason Padgett for giving Rick a chance to explain what we do at Ratio Christi. Scroll down to listen.