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Please check our Facebook for our location. We will be meeting on and off campus.
Here is the schedule for the semester:
9/15: What is Apologetics?
9/22: What Difference Does it Make if God Exists?
9/29: Dr. Adam Groza- Pascal's Wager
10/6: Why Does Anything Exists at All? Pt.1
10/13: Why Does Anything Exists at All? Pt. 2
10/20: Why Did the Universe Begin?
10/27: Why is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?
11/3: Ken Jung: Jesus in the Eyes of Hindus
11/10: Can we be Good without God?
11/17: What about Suffering?
11/24: Who was Jesus?
12/1: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?
12/8: Is Jesus the Only Way to God? Christmas Party!
Tomorrow, October 20th, we'll be continuing the Tim Keller "Reason for God" series. This will be an open discussion on probably the most commonly asked question as it relates to belief in God: Why does God allow evil and suffering?
Also, i'm going to try something new. Before we begin our primary topic, i'm going to allow anyone to ask a question or objection that relates to belief in God, faith, or Christianity. This could be an objection you heard a professor, friend, or someone on the internet say. Or it could just be a question you're curious about. If you're not sure what kinds of questions i'm referring to, here's a few random examples:
"What is the Christian response to ISIS?"
"Are Mormons Christians?"
"How can we know that Jesus existed?"
"Is homosexuality a sin?"
Hope to see you there tomorrow! Same time, same place!
GSU Student Center
Monday, October 20
On Monday, October 13th, we'll be discussing the controversial question, "What gives Christians the right to tell me how to live my life?" Think about how you, as a Christian, would respond to this. These are objections you're likely to hear when you share the gospel with many people in our culture today, at least once you bring up the subject of sin. Like last week, we'll watch the short segment of the Tim Kellar "Reason for God" series on this topic and then discuss.
This will be an open group discussion and meeting at the usual time and place:
Monday October 13th
GSU Student Center Sinclair Suite
Tomorrow, October 6, we will be continuing the Tim Keller "The Reason for God" video series. The topic will be answering the objection, "How can you say there is only one way to God?" As usual, this will be an open group discussion. Same time, same place! 7pm in the Student Center Sinclair Suite.
Julie Loos, Director of Ratio Christi Boosters, will represent the ministry at the Hollywood Prayer Summons, Oct. 1-5, 2014. The Summons is part of the National Day of Prayer Task Force's bus tour across America praying for Media and Entertainment. prayer leaders from around the nation as we unite in prayer for America’s Media and Entertainment. The Summons can be viewed live on line at this link.
During this time, prayer teams will be assigned to various parts of the city to pray over every key area of need throughout the region. Particpiants will have special access to behind-the-scenes areas including movie studios and will experience education on prayer, praise and worship, on-location gatherings of solemn assembly and more. Shirley Dobson will be one of the keynote speakers.
“It’s important that Christians are here in Hollywood because if we’re not here we leave this void, this hole– and we can’t expect people who don’t know Jesus to act like they know Him,” said Shun Lee, President and Creative Director of Greenhouse Productions. (As quoted on the NDOP Task Force website.)
The cultural elite are a huge mission field for Christians. Ratio Christi is preparing ambassadors for Christ through apologetics training to go into their fields of study from college and impact the world for Christ. Also, media and entertainment are a huge influence on the college students so the worldview portrayed via Hollywood impacts our youth and young adults greatly.
Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason will interview Julie Loos on his radio show Tuesday. 9/30.This will stream live and she will be on the first portion, at 4:00 PM Pacific Time (7:00 EST, etc). To listen live, go to this link. There will also be options to listen by iPhone, Android or Windows apps.
If you’re unable to listen at this time, it will be available shortly afterward at their Podcast archives and on iTunes.
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.
Hillman and Gilson revealed their thoughts on how they brainstormed the idea and answered questions about what the partnership will encompass. Read the entire article.
Tomorrow (Monday), we will be meeting in our new usual spot: Student Center, Sinclair Suite at 7pm. This will be our first open discussion meeting of the semester. We'll be watching a Christian/skeptic interaction and then discussing it. The topic will be whether the Bible is a myth or trustworthy history. Look forward to seeing you there!
Pray for protection over our website, social media strategy, and human resources; for shrewdness and creativity in using technology for kingdom glory and ministry development. This is especially key right now as we ramp up the promotion of our upcoming RC Symposium and Student Retreat.
We will be meeting in the School of Edu. 106 for the rest of the semester.