by Adam Tucker, Ratio Christi Chapter Director at University of North Carolina Greensboro
For those of you who don't know, Ratio Christi is a national organization that starts and runs student apologetics (that's defending the Christian faith) clubs on university campuses. So, much like CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) or Baptist Campus Ministry, we meet weekly with students except we only focus on apologetics issues like the existence of God, the reliability of the Bible, truth, evolution, the historicity of the resurrection, morality, ethics, abortion, same-sex marriage, etc. In other words, we don't do what many other Christian organizations do. In fact, we want our students involved in these other Christian groups for precisely that reason. Our goal is to compliment, not replace, what the other Christian groups are doing, and we are convinced that our role is a vital one in today's university culture and the culture at large. We gained official affiliation at UNCG in October of 2010. We've grown from a handful of students our first year to around 20 who come periodically throughout the school year. Please allow me to share some of the reasons this ministry is vital and some of things God has allowed us to do this past year.