In the fall of 2014, Dan Martin was one of the first students interested in having a Ratio Christi chapter at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He became a co-founder with chapter directors Lori and Kevin Peters and served as the first student president for the 2014-2015 school year.
We chose Dan Martin for Legatus Christi because he has exemplified what it means to reach others for Christ in gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15). While being an avid reader and pursuer of apologetic, philosophical, and theological knowledge, he has never failed to understand that this pursuit is for the building of faith for the believer and removing barriers from the unbeliever to hear the Gospel. He has shared, taught and lived out the Christian faith boldly. He was foundational to starting the Ratio Christi chapter at UNH and continues to support the work of Ratio Christi and the students.
Is it possible to sustain a vital apologetics club at a commuter college where the students leave campus every night? Yes – just ask RC’s Chapter Director Rob Lundberg at Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
“This being a community college, not residential, consistency in attendance for club meetings is often much harder to keep up,” he says. “There are also other campuses for some courses, so school for the students is not always in this one location. But these kids are committed. While some are combining work and school or attending night classes, they sometimes even borrow cars to get to the meetings.”
Noticeably absent were any children who, while loving their two moms or two dads, yearned for both a mom and dad.
In my new book, “The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” I devote a chapter to highlighting the stories of children of gays and lesbians who have spoken out about how redefining marriage has social costs. Their basic story is the same: Same-sex marriage denies children like them a relationship with either a mother or a father—denies them their mother or their father.
This month, we are remembering Jordan Slusher who was a Ratio Christi chapter member at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Slusher was the first student to receive Ratio Christi’s outstanding student recognition, the Legatus Christi certificate, which was awarded posthumously to his family.
Ratio Christi at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) recently recognized four outstanding students with RC’s Legatus Christi certificate. These students follow the legacy of the very first LC recipient, Jordan Slusher, who was from the same university and knew some within this group.
In an interview with our four new shining students and their Chapter Director Joshua Erlien, we reveal that Jordan’s recognition was bestowed posthumously to his family, who lost him in a hiking accident in 2012. His winsome and irresistible personality is still missed by all.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Rutgers University Kellie Fiedorek (Alliance Defending Freedom) & Ryan T. Anderson (Heritage Foundation) spoke at Rutgers University on sexual ethics. In an "anything goes" sexual culture why should we even discuss the ethics of people's "private" lives? Are sexual mores grounded in anything besides our desires? As a result of the recent turbulent upheaval of opinion and law regarding marriage are there rational answers to a public understanding of marriage? This includes two in depth academic lectures, a critical response, and public Q & A.
There is one main reason for not practicing Islam: it is not true. The approaches Christian apologists use to demonstrate this are varied. The ethical approach is a common and quite justified approach that focuses on the character of Muhammad and the negative effects Islam has had throughout history, which we see so clearly in many Muslim nations today. If Muhammad were really the prophet of God, and Islam the true religion, then Muhammad’s life should reflect this and Islam should have a just ethical system that promotes human flourishing.
Andrew Robbins of Ratio Christi at Texas A&M (“TAMU”) is a great example of why we’ve been encouraged to start our new College Prep division at the high school level. Robbins' interest in apologetics was sparked during high school. He has "fanned the flame" by continuing these studies throughout his undergraduate work as an active RC member, serving first as treasurer, curriculum coordinator, and finally student president for two years. Robbins earned a BS in biomedical engineering in 2013 (with minors in mathematics and electrical engineering). He is currently pursuing a PhD in the same field and is staying with RC during this time.