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  • The Ultimate Debate: Does God Exist?

    On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in the Community Arts auditorium on the Main Campus of Wayne State University, two WSU professors debated the question, "Does God Exist?"
    On the PRO side, Prof. Abert Spalding provided evidence for the existence of God. Dr. Spalding teaches in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and serves as faculty advisor and c...   More

  • Teaching and our Posture toward Truth

    By Dr. Paul M. Gould

    What is our posture on truth?

    In my last post, we examined the nature of truth. Truth is objective. Truth is discoverable. We also saw that we can stand in right relationships to both propositions (knowledge that) and persons (knowledge of). For example, we can know truly things about God and we can also know God...   More

  • Church Dilemma...

    My prayer n writing blogs and recording podcasts is to help others understand the importance of truth and apologetics within and outside of the church. Over the past three weeks I have written in a way that, if applied, could be used immediately. Today, some may not take this as being helpful. Yet, consider the points I am suggesting with an open mind and please do not be offended.   More

  • Lauren Daigle: A Case Study in an Ancient Heresy

    by Anna Kitko, Ratio Christi Regional Director for Tennessee and South Carolina

    If you clicked on this article thinking it was going to be a hit piece on the latest Christian pop sensation Lauren Daigle, then you are in the wrong place. No, quite the contrary, this article is about a false teaching that crept into the Christian church early into the fourth century. Wait, so exactly what does that have to do with Lauren Daigle? I will explain in a minute.

    T...   More

  • Imago Anthropos: The Transhumanist Temptation

    Just about everything is up for grabs these days. Belief in God, as is well known, is not assumed. Most Traditional views are contested, including views on sexuality, gender, human flourishing, family, and marriage. When it comes to science, we are told that it delivers to us a vast and indifferent universe. The appearance of humans is nothing special. The cosmic dice rolled, and we got lucky. Through a vast calculus of improbabilities, minds appeared late and local on this one tiny corner...   More

  • Understanding Critical Theory and Christian Apologetics

    By Dr. Neil Shenvi and Dr. Patrick Sawyer

    “Stop the Christian fascists!” the woman was shouting as she passed out pamphlets. Neil wasn’t particularly surprised to hear this message as a graduate student at UC – Berkeley in the early 2000s. But in the last few years, both of us have seen more and more people voicing objections to Christianity that seem to fit a similar profile:

    “Christians want a theocracy.”
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  • If Resurrection Isn't Real, It Can't Comfort Us

    A few weeks ago, I attended the funeral of my dear grandmother. As I talked with people at the viewing, it seemed that my impression of my Grandma as someone who loved people and loved her God was shared by everyone. Especially in talking with my Grandpa, the overall feeling in the room was one of great loss, but it was tempered with something. Many tears were shed, but there were smiles all around. My grandparents' longtime pastor gave the eulogy and he spoke of her as if she wasn'...   More

  • RC Recommends | Unbelievable: 7 Myths about the History and Future of Science and Religion

    Ratio Christi is constantly on the lookout for quality publications to recommend to thoughtful Christians. We are pleased to add to our list Unbelievable: 7 Myths about the History and Future of Science and Religion (ISI Books, January 2019). We anticipate this book will be well received by its readers, and that it will spark fruitful discussion in our RC student chapters. An interview with historian and philosopher of science Dr. Michael Keas explains why.

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  • Teaching that Nourishes the Soul: Truth

    By Dr. Paul M. Gould

    God created us to be nourished on goodness, truth, and beauty. Truth sets us free. Goodness makes us whole. Beauty calls us home. Each of these transcendentals (as they are called by philosophers) find their source in Jesus. All truths discovered, all knowledge gained, point to Jesus. Jesus is the good in all good things and the beauty of all beautiful things. Part of our job as Christian professors is to serve as guides on the human q...   More

  • Listening and Logical Fallacies

    Last week I wrote about self-defeating statements, such as there is no truth, or all truth is relative. I also mentioned the three questions concerning how to have a non-confrontational conversation; “What do you mean by that” “How did you arrive at that conclusion” and “Have you ever considered”? All three coming from Greg Koukl’s book Tactics.   More

  • A Broken Cord, A Dungeon, A Shopping Mall: Understanding "Our Athens" in Apologetics

    Paul M. Gould, Associate Director of RC Prof

    One of the things I love about Paul’s encounter with the Greeks in Athens is how he models for us how to effectively build a bridge from the culture to Jesus and the gospel. Importantly, he begins by seeking to understand the city of Athens—its objects of worship, its history, its leading thinkers and story-tellers—so that he can understand their loves and longings, their beliefs and shared stories.   More

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