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We will be at Student orientation June 13 - 17th! Stop by our table in the student center and find out who we are and WHY we are there!
John Mays will be presenting a free class based on the book, Contradict, They Can't All be True. The class will be held at Gateway Church in St. Albans WV beginning June 5th at 9:30 am.
Join us at our booth at the campus fair welcoming new students to campus on Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26 from 10 am to 3pm. We'll be there with information about Ratio Christi. If you would like to join us at the booth, please contact us.
A Bible manuscript exhibit featuring a 92-foot-long, three-century-old Torah scroll for the Room for Doubt conference and Marshall University events!
This is a once in a lifetime exhibit that will be on display both at Gateway Christian Church and Ratio Christi at Marshall University Greg Koukl events!!
This is an Ashkenazi (eastern Europe) scroll 93’ long
Pasul is a term that denotes “unclean” or no longer worthy of daily reading of God’s Word
The Torah is the first 5 books of the Bible (aka Pentateuch when it’s in book form)
Dated roughly 1750 but the work continues on provenance
This scroll is presently thought to be from Germany
That this is one of the scrolls that survived the Holocaust must have been an incredible story in itself
Survived Kristallnacht Nov 9-10, 1938 hundreds of Synagogues were burned and over 800 scrolls were burned
Ratio Christi is now entrusted as the caretakers of this historic artifact
Almost 70 students attended a lunch session on Wed, February 9, Where Adam Tucker, Missions Director at southern Evangelical Seminary, Taught "Love is Love: Or Is It?" Adam explained the current cultural crisis in which people assume love is defined as acceptance of every bizarre behavior. What is good is defined by the nature of beings. Humans are genetically male or female and so we can understand sexuality in light of these truths
Popular Christian author, educator, and apologist, Dr. Frank Turek, will speak on the East Carollina University campus at 7:00 pm, Monday, April 25th. Dr. Turek will speak on "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist" from his book co-authored with Dr. Norm Geisler. For more information, visit our FaceBook page: http://facebook.com/ratiochristi-edu or Dr. Turek's website: http://crossexamined.org.
Club is forming. at Wheaton University. Contact us for more information.
Let me ask you three important questions.
1. What would you give to see:
• high school and college students, as well as professors, equipped to stand for faith on campuses
• a renaissance of Christian thinking on campus fueled and burning bright;
• the next generation trained in conversational evangelism and transforming culture?
2. Would you give up, say:
• two coffee drinks a month, or
• a lunch out a month, or
• one movie ticket?
Ratio Christi made good progress in our year-end fundraising goal. However, we still have some work to do. In order to be fiscally sound and properly funded, my part of the goal is to raise an additional $300/month in support by April 15. Monthly is key. And the good news is a generous benefactor is matching up to $2,000 in monthly funding. When you come on my ministry support team, your impact will be doubled!
I want to make this doable for people. So, if I could get 30 people to donate just $10/month, my goal is met.
Here’s my final question:
3. Would you be one of my 30?
It's really simple to set up giving on line by going to this link.
With your help, we’ll equip, fuel, train, and transform. That’s a great eternal impact for a small earthly sum. If you'd like to see some of the great work we did last year, check out our year in review.
Thank you in advance,
Director Ratio Christi Boosters
Gateway Church will host Greg Koukl beginning April 16th and 17th along with a Ratio Christi fundraiser beginning at 3:00 pm on Saturday! Greg will then present Hell Yes, The terrifying Truth on Monday evening at Marshall University. The time for the Marshall presentation is 7:15 pm in the Don Morris room on campus upstairs in the Student Center. All events are FREE!
Natasha Crain has written a book especially for parents to learn to have conversations with their kids about apologetics topics. It's called Keeping Your Kids on God's Side. 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith. It's available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you or your children or grandchildren are new to apologetics, this book is a great tool to get you started. Joining Ratio Christi Boosters is a logical next step. By reading this book, you are embodying the Ratio Christi Boosters theme: Teach Yourselves. Train Your Child. Transform the World.
Here's the endorsement I wrote for the book:
Many well-intentioned godly parents unknowingly send their children out into the world malnourished by an insufficient diet of evidence for their faith. They have not introduced them to the solid food of apologetics. We know. Ratio Christi sees it every day in our chapters on high school and college campuses. Students come to us starving for ways to defend their faith from intellectual assault. As the director of parent outreach, I’ve been looking for a tool to recommend to parents so they can start this training early at home. This is it. Start feeding your family a steady diet of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side to strengthen their hearts and minds for the battles against the secular smorgasbord they will face. Natasha delivers a first course in apologetics and Christian worldview thinking that is easy to digest, peppered with personal humorous anecdotes, and seasoned with key insights. If you do your job and Ratio Christi does ours, together we will nourish a generation fortified in their faith and trained to transform the world for Christ. Bon appétit!
— Julie Loos
Director, Ratio Christi Boosters