Christian Leader Endorsements
WHAT ARE CHRISTIAN LEADERS SAYING?
"I love what Ratio Christi does..." Sean McDowell, Worldview Ministries
“Ratio Christi is an idea that is way overdue…Summit Ministries is thrilled to endorse this project ... which has the potential to help hundreds, even thousands, of students to defend their faith and champion the Christian worldview.” – David Noebel, President Summit Ministries
Almost 30 years ago, Charles Malik, in dedicating the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, remarked: "Save the university and you save Western civilization and therewith the world.... Wake up, my friends, wake up: the great universities control the mind of the world. Therefore how can evangelism consider its task accomplished if it leaves the university unevangelized? And how can evangelism evangelize the university if it cannot speak to the university." Apologetics, the reasoned defense of the Christian faith, is the key to evangelizing the university. I commend Ratio Christi for taking seriously Malik's call to reclaim the university for Christ. –William Dembski, author of The Design Inference(Cambridge University Press, 1998)
“Ratio Christi is unique among campus ministries because its focus is on a vibrant intellectual defense of Christianity. In an age where 75% of Christian kids leave the church in college, there could not be a more relevant and impactful mission to college students.” – Frank Turek, President CrossExamined.org, co-author "I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist
"With the university being the hotbed for skepticism and anti-Christian sentiment today, Ratio Christi is doing something that few campus ministries are doing: seeking to reach college students with the gospel while properly engaging the mind. CARM wholeheartedly recommends Ratio Christi and the work they are doing to take back for Christ one of the most important institutions in the world, the university." – Matt Slick, Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry www.CARM.org
"I must say that it is an answer to some of my heartfelt prayers to see Ratio Christi chapters popping up on college campuses across the country. I've given apologetics lectures on dozens of these campuses and have always lamented that there was no body of believers willing to plant themselves in the middle of these difficult locations to give thoughtful and persuasive Christian answers to the tough questions unbelievers are asking on a daily basis. RC has stepped up to meet the challenge and the Christian philosophers and apologists I represent here at Biola University could not be more delighted!
I'm the founder and director of the MA program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University and I couldn't be more pleased than to have a vibrant relationship between our program and Ratio Christi. It's one thing to train bright, enthusiastic students to present the Gospel and answer objections at the highest level, but it is another thing to give our graduates a pathway to do this important work where it counts the most: the modern secular university campus. Ratio Christi has opened the doors to ministry on these campuses like nobody else. And we are thrilled to see our very well-trained graduates in apologetics from Biola University rush through those doors to join the movement. RC is helping us to bring light and life to these dark centers of secular thinking for the first time in many years. We at Biola University are so grateful for their efforts." -Craig Hazen, Founder and Director of the MA program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University