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The Famous RC-UMD Facbook Page

Well, if you call about 200 "Likes" famous, then that's what it is. 

Yes, that's only 200, not 200,000,000.

If you are interested in college students and the issues they encounter (and not just the spiritual issues they encounter), you might find that you like The RC-UMD FB page.

Catholics and Protestant: do the differences matter?

Hey Ratio Christi members!

tomorrow night, Monday, 09/28/15, we will have an open group discussion on the differences between Protestantism and Catholicism and whether if these differences are important. Our chapter director, Mike Felker will lead the discussion. The meeting will last from 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. in the Capital suite on the 2nd floor of the GSU student center.

Anyone is welcome to come, at any time, no matter our religious or non-religious background. We will also be serving free refreshments. Attached is a schedule of all of our thought-provoking topics this fall.

GSU Student Center
Capital Suite - 2nd floor
Monday, Sept. 28th
7:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.

Thanks, I hope to see you there,

Featured Faculty Resouce

The Academy and Jesus by Ken Elzinga at the University of Virginia. Download this pdf article. Find this and other professor resources here.

An Evening with Ratio Christi

Would you like to be a part of one of the most vital ministries in today's society? If so, consider hosting an Evening with Ratio Christi! You can do this by inviting friends and family to your home, small group, or another setting you are comfortable. We will provide the food and a short presentation! Please note that there will be a financial "ask" at the end of the presentation.

Chapter Leadership

Jordan Karausky (President), Joshua Rosario (Vice-President), Nathan Wilson (Treasurer)

Two Perspectives on the End Times

Monday, September 21st we will be having an open group discussion on the end times.  We will discuss two perspectives: preterism and futurism.  

GSU Student Center - Capital Suite


New resources for high school and college students and their parents: Anchors Away

Ratio Christi is always pleased to partner with other like-minded Christian apologetics ministries and resources. We've recently connected with Anchorsaway--a ministry dedicated to the transformation of hearts and minds through the teaching of the Christian worldview. They have two different sets of curriculum parents and churches might be particularly interested in using to train their high school and college students. In fact, parents, like our Boosters, could use their curriculum to live out our motto to: Teach Yourself. Train Your Child. Transform the World. Nancy Fitzgerald, founder and executive director, and Shelly Aristizabal, director of marketing, shared with Ratio Christi about their resources:

Anchorsaway Ministry equips teachers to teach and start their own Anchor groups in their community. Anchorsaway has written and published the Anchorsaway Christian Worldview Curriculum for junior and senior high and college students. The Unanswered: Smoke, Mirrors and God adult series including a book, small group study guide, and a video DVD for all the lessons is designed to be used in a church or home in a small group study group. Both curricula teach foundational apologetics of the Christian faith, other faiths and worldviews, and how to speak truth into others with gentleness and respect. We expect our students to learn the truth of the Scriptures, how to defend through apologetical discourse, how to live out the truth in everyday life, how to listen to others, how to love unconditionally, and how to lead others, through the work of the Holy Spirit, into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Anchorsaway Christian Worldview Curriculum:
• College-level Christian worldview educational experience targeting high school juniors and seniors and college students.
• The purpose is to encourage each student’s biblical and spiritual growth as they learn to confidently live out their faith in every area of life.
• An Anchorsaway student will develop a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. They will be prepared to give an answer to those who who have questions about God, our purpose and hope that we can all have in this broken world. Students will learn the apologetics of the Christian faith as well as how to live out Truth in all of life.
• Teacher training required.

Unanswered: Smoke, Mirrors and God
• Adult series including a book, small group study guide, and a video DVD for all the lessons.
• Designed to be used in a church or home in a small group study group.
• The title of this project reflects the confusion that many of us have about God. The book and the study guide with a DVD that has amazing videos to be watched before each lesson, sets this curriculum apart from all other small group studies. The definition of smoke and mirrors is, “Cover-up: something that is intended to draw attention away from something else that somebody would prefer to remain unnoticed.” (Bing dictionary).
• It is the intention of this study to free people from religious demands and from performing for God and others in hopes of being “good enough for God”.  We think that by working through the entire study, you will get a fresh, perhaps new perspective, as to how God loves and equips us to make a difference in this world beginning with our own families at home, in the church or at the workplace.

Michael Sherrard, Ratio Christi College Prep director, will be using some of the Anchorsaway material as recommended resources for our RCCP trained mentors. Boosters will be reviewing the material in more detail later, but we wanted to let you know about this to investigate for yourselves if you are looking for a study for you, your older children, or your church/community. We are also thankful that Anchorsaway has also chosen to list Ratio Christi as one of their partners.

I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist

Dr. Frank Turek, author of I Don't Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, and the newest book Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case, will be speaking at The Ohio State University. Dr. Turek is president of Cross Examined and has debated well known atheists Michael Shermer, David Silverman, and the late Christopher Hitchens.

He has been to the campus twice before and this event always draws alot of interest. The event is free and open to the public. Invite a friend!


He will be here Monday, October 12th, 2015. The location is Great Hall Meeting Room, The Ohio Union, 1739 N High St. The time of the event is 7:30 pm. 

The blog!

The Ratio Christi at Marshall University blog has slowed down in preparation for the upcoming year. However, our goal is to publish at least two a week. Also, you can find archives of The Marshall Blog, normally five days a week, on our twitter feed. Check out and follow us @RC_Marshall!

Welcome Back!

The fall semester started just a couple of weeks ago and Ratio Christi at Marshall University has already been busy! Prior to the semester starting we attended WOW for incoming freshman and RecFest the following Saturday! Our first meeting was held the first week of class and we have two new students joining us this semester. We decided to watch the documentary Mining for God. After the first week of viewing only the first twenty minutes, it appears to have been a good choice! (a forty minute discussion followed). So, life on campus is getting back to normal and we are excited of where God is leading us this term!