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  • Did Moses really write the Pentateuch?

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

    Quick Summary: There is significant internal and external evidence for Mosaic authorship of the first five books of the Bible in spite of and contrary to what the Documentary Hypothesis postulates.

    On March 14th, Engage Media Partners will release Patterns of Evidence: the Moses Controversy in theaters across the US. The follow-up to   More

  • I Blame the Church!

    One of the top news items, currently, is the subject of abortion. First, New York passed a law allowing abortion to be legal up to birth. Last week there was an abortion debate on the campus of UNCW sponsored in part by Ratio Christi. Our students at Marshall watched the live stream. Recently, I have written a blog providing common objections to abortion, with answers, or how to at least have a conversation on the subject. And this week, the United States senate blocked a bill that would al...   More

  • The Good, The Good Life, and the Good Professor

    By Dr. Paul M. Gould

    In my last post, I suggested that a good professor is one who joins with God in the task of making fully functioning humans as part of her role within the university. This led directly to the question: what does human flourishing look like? The answer comes in three parts. Human flourishing has an individual, social, and teleological component...   More

  • Join in on the Collegiate Day of Prayer

    1,823 campuses spanning the United States have one thing in common: they have been adopted by teams and individuals who will pray for an awakening amongst our college students.

    Thursday, February 28, marks the annual Collegiate Day of Prayer. Individuals, campus groups, local churches, and communities will rally together to cover our students and campuses in prayer. And you can get involved! Here's how:

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  • Please, Help Me Understand...

    From birth, and throughout life, there is, and always will be, those that know more than we know. As children it is our parents. As parents it is other experts in their respective fields. We send our children to school to learn from teachers. We trust them to teach our kids as they have been to school and are qualified to teach. And this concept applies to most everything, from doctors, to lawyers, mechanics, and of course our money. We are always relying on others. Experts, or those qualif...   More

  • Alvin Plantinga on the Problem of Evil

    by Paul M. Gould, Associate Director of RC Prof

    One complaint leveled against philosophy is that nothing ever gets done. The history of philosophy is viewed as one extended conversation, an endless back-and-forth, over the nature of knowledge, reality, and morality. Just about everything seems up for grabs. The normal objects of our everyday experience—tables, chairs, heaps of sand—are transformed by the metaphysician into space-time worms or fusions of...   More

  • Abortion | Arguments and Answers

    Greg Koukl, President of Stand to Reason, states” if the unborn is not a human person, then no arguments for abortion are necessary. If the unborn is a human person, then no argument is sufficient”.

    I have written and recorded many blogs and podcasts concerning the church and its relevance in society. If you have read or listened to either my position is obvious. If not, in short, my belief is most churches are dying and the others have no impact on culture. Please read...   More

  • The Good Professor

    By Dr. Paul M. Gould

    We’ve been making our way through the three great transcendentals: truth, beauty, and now, goodness. We saw that truth obtains when we stand in a right relationship to ideas, and ultimately, in right relationship with the person Jesus. We noted how beauty awakens longing and sets us on a journey to God. But what about goodness? Perhaps unsurprisingly, like truth and beauty, we can only understand goodness in relation to...   More

  • Love’s Labors Lost: The End of the American Era

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

    Executive Summary: Identifying and understanding the concept of “love” has been completely lost by modern society. And this is not a phenomenon that is new to human history. One of the marks of a failing empire is that human sexual relationships devolve into an exclusive focus on satisfying individual appetites. When humans chase after a feeling as oppos...   More

  • Scientific "proof"?

    At the outset it should be stated that there is no “scientific method,” no formula with five easy steps guaranteed to lead to discoveries. There are many methods, used at different stages of inquiry, in widely varying circumstances. – Ian Barbour, Issues in Science and Religion   More