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  • Apologetics misunderstood...

    Here we go again! It is a daily struggle doing apologetics, or in other words, being an apologist. What do I mean by that? I am the bad guy. I am the one that believes scripture is the ultimate authority. I am the guy most Christians do not appear to like. It is frustrating. It is lonely. I feel like I am wasting my time. In fact, I am told “you cannot change people”. Though I am not sure I am trying to change anyone. My goal is to share truth/Truth. My hope is that people will...   More

  • 10 Tips from a Church Leader to Get Apologetics Accepted in the Church

    From the website "Dyer Thoughts: Coffee Table Apologetics" by Billy Dyer. Reprinted with permission.

    Chances are if you are reading this blog post then you are interested in apologetics at some level. Also, it could be that you consider yourself an apologist and love to teach this stuff. But we have all run into "THE PROBLEM"! That is, the local church doesn't share our same passion for Apologetics and even lo...   More

  • RC, me and thee...

    To be a recruiter in the Air Force one must volunteer, go through a screening process and be selected. Once selected, the individual is given a free trip to San Antonio for a six to eight-week intense sales training school. Those attending are taught a script from "hello, can I help you" to "press hard four copies." Meaning what to say from the time someone arrives for an appointment to closing the "sale." Among, such things as "closing the sale", to "handling interruptions" and "overcoming...   More

  • ISIS, Islam, and Muslims

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    Fundamentals

    Islam- “submission” or “peace” to Allah espoused by Muhammad.

    • Some Muslims actually feel they are called in their faith to look out for Christians
    • “Enter into absolute peace” (Qur’an 2:208)

    ISIS- militant group seeking WW caliphate and rejected by moderate Muslims   More

    • Suicide bombings, beheadi...
  • Ratio Christi Event at Winthrop Gets Covered by School Newspaper

    RC's October 2017 event at Winthrop University received coverage in the School Newspaper, The Johnsonian. The event featured author/apologist Frank Turek presenting evidence for Christ from his book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. The coverage was very positive, ending with the statement, "If atheists in the room didn’t have faith by the end of the event, at least they...   More

  • 12 Historical Facts that Point to the Resurrection

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    Gary Habermas and Mike Licona lay out 12 historical facts which they see as best explained by the Resurrection of Jesus. These historical facts are:   More

    1. Jesus was crucified
    2. Jesus was buried in a tomb
    3. The disciples were fearful
    4. The tomb was found empty
    5. The disciples truly believed they saw Jesus
    6. The disciples became willing to die for their beli...
  • The Sins of our Fathers: 3 Responses to Arguments from Church History

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    The fact is Christians, even high regarded Christians, killed each other over doctrine. But when someone uses this as an argument that Christianity is false, how should we respond?

    1. This fact should not affect the way we view their doctrinal principles.   More

    • If we allowed their wrong-doing to affect if we bought into their ideas then we would not be able to believe/agree with anyon...
  • Proving God: How It Relates to Evangelism

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    The topic of the most recent discussion involving the Christi team at Liberty University was that of “Proving God.” There are many evidences that point to this proof, some of which were discussed – Ideas like “meaning of life” and “flaws of evolution.”1 However, the discussion quickly moved to evangelism.

    We all are aware of at least some of the facts that poi...   More

  • Altruism, Nihilism and naturalism...oh my!

    As a child, my parents had a couple of sayings that I have remembered my entire life. The first being " do whatever you think is right." I hated when they would tell me to "do whatever you think is right" because normally I wanted to do something that I knew was not "exactly" right. The other was "if you ask the question, you probably already know the answer". Of course, I knew the answer. I was looking for approval to do something I knew was not right. So, what does any of this have to do...   More

  • The Mission Field of the Western World

    Missions & The West

    Key Points   More

    • Christianity is in decline in the global West and growing in the global South. 
    • The more economically stable a country is, the less religious it is. 
    • Given the economic advances of the global West, it has naturally become less religious. 
    • A strategic mis...
  • Is Atheistic Evolution Intellectually Sound?

    One of atheismʼs champions, Richard Dawkins, believes that the greatest contribution of Charles Darwin was to make atheism “intellectually satisfying.” I think that Dawkins is wrong on two counts.

    There is increasing evidence that the appearing of the universe (complete with a host of physical laws by which it functions in a precise manner) cannot be a product of chance. The former leading atheist, Antony Flew (There Is a God), contends for&nbsp...   More