We only need $4,350 to finish this matching grant campaign.
Why is this so important?
The next phase of Ratio Christi existence involves long term financial stability. Your donation and the match we will receive will immediately be put to use to purchase our donor software for our supported missionary program, and to pay for the launching of our dinner event speaker series. Both these programs are designed to bring on monthly support for local chapters, local apologists and the national organization. This strategy is designed to help us find consistent monthly supporters that make multi-year commitments. That way we can focus on our mission and not be stuck raising each year’s budget over and over again.
Creating confident witnesses—A new strategy for church growth
The modern church is under intellectual attack. The university is the breeding ground of skepticism, secularism, atheism, and neo-Darwinism. In the past, this was a relatively non-toxic situation. Intellectuals at the university used to simply dismiss Christianity as anti-intellectual, but all that has changed. Today they are on the attack and they are aggressively recruiting students to their cause. Neo-atheists are now proselytizing with the zeal of evangelists. They have a coordinated effort and use the same language and the same arguments from Oxford to Appalachia.
I didn’t join Ratio Christi to build an organization; I did it to help create a movement. From the moment I saw Ratio Christi’s web site, I realized that God was up to something big—I believed that He was about to start a mass movement that would make “apologetics” a household word.
Britain's chief rabbi on the moral disintegration since the 1960s and how to rebuild
. . . Britain is the latest country to pay the price for what happened half a century ago in one of the most radical transformations in the history of the West. In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was a moral revolution, an abandonment of its entire traditional ethic of self-restraint. All you need, sang the Beatles, is love. The Judeo-Christian moral code was jettisoned. In its place came: whatever works for you. The Ten Commandments were rewritten as the Ten Creative Suggestions. Or as Allan Bloom put it in "The Closing of the American Mind": "I am the Lord Your God: Relax!"
“As an historian of revival it intrigues me that almost every major awakening since the Reformation has begun on a university campus. And this is a worldwide phenomenon.”
By Wayne Detzler, PhD (Board Member for Ratio Christi); Professor of Historical Theology—Southern Evangelical Seminary
For more than 50 years I have been actively studying and writing about revival. This fascination is rooted in the conversion of my family during a revival movement in the Midwest of the United States (1930s). It is fuelled by my participation as a preacher in revivals in Germany and England. My PhD is in the history of revival, a study I conducted at Manchester University in England.
One conclusion is inescapable: Since the Protestant Reformation the vast majority of revival movements worldwide have begun on university campuses. Here is some supporting evidence.
“We MUST double the number of students getting an M.A. in Apologetics”
Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi
Ratio Christi is deploying apologists to grassroots assignments all over the country. They are putting “boots on the ground” at universities throughout the nation. Their biggest need is more trained apologists. Prior to Ratio Christi’s emergence on the scene of the apologetics movement, there was a “white elephant” standing in the room of almost every Masters level apologetics class. No one wanted to mention it, but it was on everyone's mind. The white elephant was the question, “What am I going to do with all this training once I am finished?”