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  • When an Atheist says why should I believe in Jesus and all those other fairytales

    And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinfu...   More

  • The Rainbow Flag and God's Desire for Inclusiveness

    Recently, I heard a message concerning how various groups use the rainbow flag. There was one common denominator in terms of the rainbow's meaning: inclusion. The message concluded that from a Christian perspective, these groups are absolutely correct. Inclusion is, in fact, what the rainbow signifies. These groups include but are not limited to the LGBT community (since 1978), those who love the peace flag (popular in Italy since 1961), and those included with the Protest...   More

  • Great Interview Happened with 6 RC people on "iWork4Him" Streaming Radio!

    Six representatives of Ratio Christi were interviewed in a live August 25, 2017 radio and streaming internet program with the ministry "iWork4Him." The interview included students and leaders from Appalachian State University, Winthrop University, University of South Florida at Tampa, Colorado State University, and our RC Prof ministry. All came on the air to explain what we do at Ratio Christi, why w...   More

  • What Atheists Confuse

    It is our hope that through this video you will learn about the goal of Natural Theology, a branch of Philosophy that points out a designer as the most rationally inferred explanation for certain facts about our universe.    More

  • Help Us Kick Off the First-Ever Apologetics Awareness Week!

    Ap·o·lo·gi·a – apəˈlōj(ē)ə/

    The Greek word apologia means to give a reason or defense for what one believes. As the apostle Peter says in 1 Peter 3:15-16: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” (NIV)

    As a general rule, the Church is largely unaware of apologetics...   More

  • Eschatology..."what?"

    Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.  - C.S. Lewis

    I have used this quote before, and stress to my students at Marshall, the importance of "knowing your audience." I would assume, from the title of this writing, you, the reader, may very well understand my point. So, what is Eschatology? I am glad you ask!   More

  • Pastors Should Not Watch Their Language

    The sun rises over the hazy mist as Farmer Pete plows his fields with a team of horses. Pastor Jim is up early in the morning too. He’s prepping for the day with study and prayer. Then, he’s on his way to the bank, and then to meet Farmer Pete out in the fields and discuss his status with respect to the gospel. A few days prior, pastor Jim receives a newsletter from his denomination, showing a cartoon of a stuffy, over-educated clergyman with upturned nose, spectacles, and pries...   More

  • In Memory of Rick Schenker

    Rick Schenker, the first president of Ratio Christi (RC), recently passed away after seeming to win a battle against leukemia. His passion for evangelism and his giftedness to start grass-roots movements and organizations fueled the engines for RC to become a national (and now worldwide) phenomenon. Rick had an infectious smile and the heart of Barnabas, the ‘son of encouragement.’ Rick was loved by many, and each of us who knew Rick can tell of his influence in our lives. I wou...   More

  • Isaiah 5:20

    There has been violence in the world since the beginning of time. Some claim it is worse today than it has ever been. I would suggest it isn’t. We simply have more access, through technology, to make us more aware of what is going on in the world. Regardless, it amuses me, there are so many experts in every case. Have you ever heard the saying concerning “armchair quarterbacks?” Seriously, and of all the experts, many of the most watched or listened to are preachers! Yelp,...   More

  • Why Fideism Isn't an Option for Christians

    If you have never heard of the word fideism, it it quite common in Christian circles. It is true that many Christians and churches don’t use the word “fideism.” But the impact of fideism is everywhere. Let me give a definition here which is offered by Stanford Encyclopedia online:

    “Fideism” is the name given to that school of thought—to which Tertullian himself is frequently said to have subscribed—which answers that faith is in some sense...   More

  • The Mutist: the Limits of Apologetics, and Dude, Get Some Help

    The moniker, ‘mutist’ hit me in the face like a good Metallica (or Megadeth) riff: it rung my bell.  The term is found on page 47 of Frederick D. Wilhelmsen’s book Man’s Knowledge of Reality: An Introduction to Thomistic Epistemology. It’s a must read for our skeptical “What-if-we’re-living-in-the-Matrix?” culture. (Well, unless you’re a nominalist or a Platonist or a conceptualist or…. Still, I commend the book to you). The...   More

  • A Free Gift for You

    Here's The Good News That's Combatting the Sad News on Campus. Read on and Receive a Free Gift.

    Dear Readers,

    What's the saddest statement about today's college students? They have no memory of the gospel.

    In his book "Meet Generation Z," James Emery White states,


    They do not know what the Bible sa...   More

  • Division in the Church

    Have you been unfriended on Facebook lately? Sent out some type of communication such as a newsletter; and had people “unsubscribe”? Do you wonder why people, normally adults, do these types of things? Yeah, I know, we usually already know why when these things happen. Do you lose as much sleep as I do when these things happen? Sarcasm, sorry. Anyway, what does this have to do with causing division in the church? I am glad you ask!   More

  • “My Teenage Years Brought a Crisis That Challenged Me to Own My Faith”

    We admit it. We love our Legatus Christi students! Summer is an exciting time for us to recognize the many students in our Ratio Christi chapters who received the Legatus Christi certificate at the end of the school year.

    Ratio Christi chapter directors select students who are both well-versed in Christian apologetics and capable of meeting the challenge of being an “Ambassador of Christ” (see the    More