Click arrows to expand to Detail View
The Founding Location of Ratio Christi. The first apologetics club was formed at ASU and it continues to this day. Darryl Giles is the current campus director. RC provides a safe and charitable venue for atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and adherents to any religion to investigate the claims of Christianity, discuss religious beliefs, and seek truth without fearing reprisal. While this is a distinctly Christian organization, any student is able to become a member and learn, debate, and explore the connection of faith and reason.
“It is important to remember, first of all, that we cannot separate true apologetics from the work of the Holy Spirit, nor from a living relationship in prayer to the Lord on the part of the Christian. We must understand that eventually the battle is not just against flesh and blood.” Francis Schaeffer (The God Who is There, p. 153)
There has been a growing movement of prayer on and for college campuses in the last decade. There is a historical precedence for prayer on the college campus. Many revivals and spiritual awakenings began on campus. What if a grass roots prayer movement collided with a grass roots apologetics movement? What sort of spiritual transformation might there be?
As Trent Sheppard says in his book God on Campus, “Can you imagine the global effect in communications and the arts, in the fields of business and science and technology, and in education and healthcare and diplomacy if a new breed of believers emerged on campus whose entire lives (heart, soul, mind and strength) were fully surrendered to Jesus?” In 1802 Yale experienced a profound spiritual awakening which resulted in one third of the student body becoming followers of Christ. This awakening spread to other campuses. Sheppard notes that the most notable transformation in this revival was of the mind.
In 2014, I ask you, as the Director of Prayer for Ratio Christi, to join me in a prayer initiative called Pray40. For 40 days we will join with other believers across the country to intentionally cover college campuses in prayer. It starts Sunday, Jan. 19. It ends on the Collegiate Day of Prayer, February 27. Engage yourself, your family, your supporters and your students in this endeavor. For more information on how to participate in this initiative, see the RC Boosters Prayer page.
Ratio Christi at Bradley University is a new and growing part of campus that seeks to encourage the use of apologetics on campus.
So who holds the truth? Blind faith is lame… so here at Ratio Christi we focus on discussing the tough questions you may be asking concerning Christianity and life in general. It’s time to take off the blindfold and explore the relevancy of Christian truth claims for the academy, discuss other belief systems, and seek truth in a non-threatening atmosphere. This organization strives to educate Christians and non-believers alike by hosting weekly meetings that stimulate discussion on the difficult questions about Christianity and life. Come to investigate and discuss the rationality of a Christian worldview.
*No question or viewpoint is off limits for discussion. They will not be written off as unimportant and will be thoroughly investigated.*
Ratio Christi at Cal State Fullerton will provide a safe environment for students of all backgrounds to explore the Christian Worldview. It is the goal of this chapter to be a hub of resources and information for anyone who are truth seekers. During the weekly meetings we will analyze information provided by philosophy, history, science, or religion and discuses how it impacts the individual and society.
Ratio Christi Canada seeks to encourage and strengthen the faith of Christian students at secular and liberal institutions across Canada, while also sharing Christ’s message and love to those that have yet to receive it, through the use of intellectual investigation and apologetics. Ratio Christi believes that Canadian Christians have failed to address the pressing questions of worldview, science, philosophy, history, etc. Consequently, the Secular Humanist worldview has overtaken the university and the minds of students. By situating apologetic clubs at universities across the nation, we hope to take part in the battle for the mind and begin to reverse the Humanist trend of thought by providing and equipping students with the answers, or means of getting the answers, to the pressing questions of life.
Ratio Christi at Clemson University is a new and growing part of campus that seeks to encourage the use of apologetics on campus. This organization strives to educate Christians and non-believers alike by hosting weekly meetings Monday afternoon in Hardin Hall that stimulate discussion on the difficult questions about Christianity, and by reaching out to the varied discipleship groups on campus. Our inaugural year was 2012-13 and we are continuing to grow and seeking ways to enhance our ability to give an effective defense of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Florida State University chapter is now officially recognized and meeting on a regular basis to demonstrate that our faith is logical and rational, and based on good scientific and historical evidence.
Our goal is to provide well documented evidence for all aspects of our faith.
Our focus for the Spring 2014 semester is: "The Reliability of the Bible". Come and challenge us to convince you it is reliable!
Ratio Christi Georgia Tech was founded in June 2011 and is led by Chapter Director Matt DeLockery. Matt has many years of apologetic training and experience, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in New Testament studies at Radboud University (Netherlands). Thanks to the efforts of a team of people, Ratio Christi Georgia Tech is an outstanding place to learn why belief in Christianity makes sense. Meetings are held weekly and feature expert speakers and engaging discussion topics. Non-Christians are welcome to attend, engage in the conversation, and ask the questions they are concerned about in a friendly environment. To find out more about what is happening at Georgia Tech, visit the GT Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RCatGT.
Ratio Christi Georgia State University was founded in January 2014 and is led by Chapter Director Mike Felker. Mike has been involved in apologetics for over a decade and is currently pursuing a M.A. in biblical studies from Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta. There was much time and effort involved in this chapter becoming an official student organization and we are excited to now give students the opportunity to learn more about the truth of Christianity and how to defend it. Meetings will be held on a weekly basis, which may include a group discussion or guest speaker. The group discussions are a great way for Christians to learn how to engage their faith as we welcome non-Christians to our meetings. In fact, we encourage non-Christians to attend, ask questions, and be involved in the conversation. To learn more about what is happening at Georgia State University, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ratiochristigsu
Chapter UPDATE NEWS: This is an exciting week as we are submitting the packet the college's application and our Chapter Constitution. We are asking prayer for a smooth process. We believe we have hit all the targets. Our student leadership team has done well stepping up and getting the process rolling.
Ratio Christi at Germanna seeks to equip university students and faculty toward giving historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. Bringing together faith and reason to establish the intellectual voice of Christ in the University, Ratio Christi is planting student led apologetics clubs at universities around the world.
Welcome to the Hickory Grove High School Chapter! We’re glad you checked it out! Known around the school as “The Apologetics Club”, its’ purpose is to train kids how to defend their faith. We are honored to be the first high school in the country to be offered membership with the Ratio Christi group, and we will try to uphold the name of Christ with our actions.
Ratio Christi at Kennesaw State University was founded in 2013 by student President Casey Wilson after recognizing a need for apologetics at KSU. The Chapter Director, Bobby Hinsdale, is currently pursuing a Certificate in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and is an alumnus of KSU. RC at KSU seeks to equip Christian students with answers to life’s most pressing questions. Our mission is also to compassionately engage our non-Christian peers with the message of Christian truth through friendly discussions, lectures, and debates. For more information, visit our facebook page!
Ratio Christi, a Christian apologetics ministry at Lenoir-Rhyne, has as its primary goal to offer Christian students a chance to learn how to think through intellectual issues that challenge the classic, orthodox, Christian message (like that found in The Apostle's Creed). Students thinking through these issues are confronted with such questions as rationality and the existence of God, the exclusivity of the gospel, the problem of evil, the authority of Scripture, human sexuality, faith and works, and the nature of faith (is it blind, absent of knowledge, or is it evidential?). We have hosted speakers on a whole range of topics from abortion, atheism, postmodernism & free speech, women's rights, violence in the OT, and archaeology and the historical reliability of the OT. The Chapter Director for Lenoir-Rhyne University is Chris Van Allsburg.
The Marshall University chapter of Ratio Christi would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our site!! We are a new student organization on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington WV, home of the Thundering Herd! We exist for three main reasons: (1) To strengthen the faith of Christian students and faculty by equipping them to give reasons and evidence for their beliefs, (2) To offer skeptics/agnostics/atheists answers to their objections to the truth claims of Christianity, (3) To host campus wide events featuring Christian thinkers/apologists/scientists/philosophers in lectures/debate/discussions. Our aim is to represent the intellectual viability of the Christian worldview. We hope you enjoy our site, and join us in starting an apologetic movement that reaches far beyond the campus and surrounding area because as we like to say, “Blind Faith is Lame!” 1 Peter 3:15
Ratio Christi Potchefstroom was started in 2009 by a group of guys appropriately enough living together in Veritas Men's Residence. In the same year they introduced the campus to apologetics by organizing a team of apologists from Southern Evangelical Seminary to lecture all over campus, most notably Dr. Richard Howe. In 2010 they had RZIM speaker John Njoroge training students and in 2010 and 2011 Dr. Michael Licona was their guest, lecturing at various venues across campus and debating Muslim Apologist Yusuf Ismail. Dr. Licona's popularity became evident when the theological faculty offered him the position of external research collaborator, which he accepted. They host regular events with local apologists and have monthly meetings. They currently operate under the leadership of Johannes Stoker and Danie Malan and any contact details and event information can be attained through their Facebook group Ratio Christi - PUK
Ratio Christi is a student organization at Northwestern Michigan College, with the goal of defending truth and Christianity. We received our charter from the college in early October, 2013. Our dream is that every Christian student on campus would be encouraged through historical, scientific, philosophical evidences, to the point that they can not only defend their faith, but also have the confidence to share with their friends. The meetings are student led, while the leaders are coached by an experienced apologist and evangelist, Tony Feiger.
At a Campus Crusade for Christ retreat in spring of 2009, a group of Ohio University students decided to form a community to respond to intellectual attacks on the Christian faith. The resulting group, Christian Engineers and Scientists, discussed topics related to apologetics at weekly meetings. Past studies have covered the material presented in The Case for Faith, The Truth Project, The Case for a Creator, On Guard, the Screwtape Letters, Cold-Case Christianity, and others. The leaders of CES joined forces with Ratio Christi in fall of 2010, hoping to gain additional assistance in carrying out our vision of teaching Christians how to defend the faith. Each year, Ratio Christi at Ohio University hosts several guest lecturers to start dialogue on campus about important apologetics-related issues. This year's events include Scott Klusendorf on September 25th and Dr. Chris Hook of the Mayo Clinic on October 2nd.