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  • One week left to apply for the CSC Summer Seminars!

    Discovery Institute's Summer Seminars

    Discovery Institute, Center for Science & Culture

    The seminars run from July 8-16 and are offered in two concurrent tracks: The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences and The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society. The seminar expenses are covered for those accepted and travel scholarships are awarded based upon need after acceptance i...   More

  • Why the Jesus Movement Would Have Died Without a Resurrection

    By Eric Chabot


    Introduction

    Over the years there have been a slew of books that discuss the birth of the Jesus movement. Linguistically speaking, Christianity didn’t exist in the first century. Judaism in the first century was not seen as a single “way.” There were many Judaisms- the Sadducees, the Pharisees, Essenes, Zealots, etc. The followers of Jesus are referred to as a “sect” (Acts 24:14;28:22); “the sect o...   More

  • That's just your opinion...

    When we go to the doctor and receive bad news the first thing most people do is get a second opinion. If our car is having problems we go from mechanic to mechanic getting different opinions. In fact, it seems anytime we don't like what one person tells us we will go elsewhere looking for another opinion. Normally we stop looking when we find the opinion we like. Think about it. If one doctor say cancer and one says it may not be cancer, we either look for another opinion, or stick with...   More

  • WHY JESUS? 2016: A Northern New England Conference on Evidence for Christian Faith

    Why should religion matter to anyone who’s already content and successful in life? Shouldn’t belief be a matter of private personal preference? Aren’t science and reason a sufficient basis for self-understanding? Religion inevitably leads to conflict all over the world, doesn’t it?

    On Saturday, May 7, 2016, such hard-hitting questions as these will be addressed at a unique event hosted at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The event...   More

  • Ratio Christi International Report: Return Trip to Indonesia

    Our Executive Director of RC International John Stewart and his wife/missions partner Laurie went to Indonesia in 2015 and were rapidly invited back to the country. Here’s a report of their second visit in February 2016.

    “We arrived in Indonesia on Saturday after some travel delays,” John says. “I spoke at a church in Jakarta on Sunday, bringing a Valentine's Day message: ‘Crucifixion--A Love Story.’   More

  • An Apologetic for Apologetics

    One of the most frustrating questions that a child can ask a parent is "why?" If you are a parent you know exactly what I mean. It doesn't matter the situation either. If, as a parent, we tell our children to do or not to do something many times their answer will be "why?" It doesn't seem to matter if it is for their safety, or something as simple as going to the store, they always seem to want to know why. Playing the part of "bad daddy" my typical response goes something like this...   More

  • Introducing: 'Keeping Your Kids on God's Side' by Natasha Crain

    Ratio Christi is proud to introduce our readership to Natasha Crain’s book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help them Build a Lasting Faith. Released by Harvest House within the last few days of February 2016, it comes at a time when we are seeing young people walk away from church and their Christian faith in larger numbers than ever. Keeping kids on God’s side is of course a main purpose of Ratio Christi, so partnering with Crain on promotin...   More