A lot can happen in just one minute, let alone two days! The advisors and officers of Ratio Christi (The Student Apologetics Alliance) had the chance to take an exciting adventure on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th to Matthews, North Carolina, to go to the National Ratio Christi Symposium. What is apologetics you may ask? It is simply the defense of Christianity using facts, and evidence-- no blind faith! In just those two days we became a closer group. The companionship during the long 10 hour drive helped us bond as apologists and Christians.
During the conference, our knowledge of how to defend truth increased greatly. The Symposium consisted of many different workshops taught by some renowned experts in their fields, to help us be able to answer the toughest questions of life. The workshops consisted of a wide range of topics from a discussion on Darwinism, Genetics, to Adam and Eve, even on how to be self-reliant as a club. In each of these workshops we learned about varying beliefs and truth claims and how to weigh the evidence that supports them. We learned how to ask and answer questions regarding such topics and we benefited greatly; a benefit we hope to share with the rest of our Stockton college mates.
By listening and talking to other members of Ratio Christi from around the country, we were able to come up with more innovations for our chapter. It was beneficial to learn of other ideas on topics and activities for our club to attempt in the future. How to use the resources at hand, to use faculty and staff speakers, too, on interesting topics that are after all, their field of expertise; how to raise money and support and, by extension, not draw from the hard paid tuition the students pay each semester. These are just a few of the many things we learned and hope to contribute back to the college!
As a small representation of our club, we did become closer and learn more about apologetics, so now we would like to bring more students into our circle. We would like anyone that would like to learn more about defending the Truth and understanding it to come join us in room F-120 on Thursday nights at 7:00! Hope to see you there!
Authored by Victoria Grant and
Edited by Dominic Silla