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  • Ratio Christi's New Director of Prayer & Women's Outreach

    We are pleased to announce the addition of Julie Loos to the Ratio Christi Advancement Team. Julie will initially assist RC President Rick Schenker with administrative duties while developing her role as Director of Prayer & Women’s Outreach. She will implement a corporate prayer ministry for the organization and cast the vision for RC to women. By introducing more women to basic apologetics and how RC and Ratio Christi College Prep can help train...   More

  • Militant Atheists and the 'Other' Holocausts

    Where Are the New Atheists Leading Us?

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    In a letter that General Dwight Eisenhower wrote to General George Marshall on April 15, 1945, he described some of the horrors he saw in Nazi Germany’s Holocaust. He indicated that it was necessary to preserve the evidence so that, “if ever, in the future, there develops the tendency to charge these allegation...   More

  • Getting the Greatest ROI

    By Rick Schenker, President-Ratio Christi

    ROI is a business term that means Return on Investment.  Over the past half dozen years I have been evaluating my giving to Christian causes with much more scrutiny concerning the ROI that I am getting for Jesus. I have been doing this with consideration of both the time and the money that God is giving me to invest in His kingdom.   More

  • The 3rd Year is Vital

    by Rick Schenker, President (January 1, 2013)

    February 2nd will mark our 2 year anniversary. Our third year of operations (2013) will be a critical year.  Why? Because what is true for most businesses is also true for nonprofits; if you can make it past the first three years, your chances of succeeding long-term are tremendously improved. If God's blessing continues as it has been, we should have the financial stability this year to hire a few support staff that will giv...   More

  • Evangelism—the Way Jesus Did It (Gimme Five!)

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    Lately, I have been saying to our Chapter Directors for Ratio Christi, “Gimme Five.” But in this case I am not talking about hand slapping. I am talking about preparing—each year—five new Christian leaders that are truly Ambassadors of Christ. I am asking them to just give us at least five well trained believers every year that have become not only incredibly confident evangelists, but who can also teach...   More

  • RC Misunderstood: It Is All About Evangelism (Part Two)

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    (Read Part One here)

    One of the main reasons I left public office in 2006 was because I wanted to be more involved in evangelism—the spreading of the gospel. Yet, in a self-assessment of my own abilities, I knew I would make a pretty mediocre preacher.  I figured the last thing the world needed was another med...   More

  • Apologetics Misunderstood: It Is All About Evangelism (Part One)

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    Recently a minister asked me how Ratio Christi was different from other college ministries. I explained that we focused on apologetics—equipping students and faculty with the philosophical, historical, and scientific evidence for why Christianity is true.  His next statement shocked me. He said, “So you are not focused on evangelism like these other campus ministries, right?" “No," I replied, "we are m...   More

  • Ratio Christi–Creating Confident Witnesses for Christ

    Apologetics–It's About the Conversations

    by Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    Do you find most “methods” of evangelism forced and uncomfortable? We all know the Great Commission, yet how many Christians are regularly engaged in making Christian disciples of their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers?  From what I can tell, the average Christian goes year, even decades, without even a single con...   More

  • Financial Accountability—Personal Sacrifice & Monthly Matching Challenge

    I have attached the required annual information return that Ratio Christi provides to the IRS.  The purpose of sharing this with you is twofold:  First, I want to make sure we are totally transparent about or finances; second, I am asking you to consider helping us toward financial stability by matching a challenge of $2,000 per month from a single donor.   More

  • Remember RC for Christmas

    Year-end giving opportunity

    No beating around the bush; please consider giving to Ratio Christi as you are able. We need your help to continue equipping university students and faculty with the historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.

    Our first year operating as an independent 501c3 has been a tremendous success.  God has been good to this ministry. All of our needs have been met. Many of you have given to this vit...   More

  • Women in Apologetics?

    When I first started with Ratio Christi, I noticed that the all chapter directors were male. All the people I talked to about turning Ratio Christi into an independent organization were male. Most of the ministries I knew about were run by men. I wondered where the women were.   More

  • Final Push for Matching Grant

    We only need $4,350 to finish this matching grant campaign.

    Why is this so important?

    The next phase of Ratio Christi existence involves long term financial stability. Your donation and the match we will receive will immediately be put to use to purchase our donor software for our supported missionary program, and to pay for the launching of our dinner event speaker series.  Both these programs are designed to bring on monthly support for local chapte...   More

  • The Age of the Apologist

    Creating confident witnesses—A new strategy for church growth

    The modern church is under intellectual attack. The university is the breeding ground of skepticism, secularism, atheism, and neo-Darwinism. In the past, this was a relatively non-toxic situation. Intellectuals at the university used to simply dismiss Christianity as anti-intellectual, but all that has changed. Today they are on the attack and they are aggressively recruiting students to their cause. Neo...   More

  • Help Turn $11,895 Into $22,195

    HOW CAN YOU HELP US TURN $11,895 INTO $22,195?

    RATIO CHRISTI RECEIVED A MATCHING GIFT OF $25,000 EARLIER THIS YEAR.
    SO FAR, WE HAVE RAISED A TOTAL OF $13,105 TOWARD THIS GIFT.
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  • A Message to All Apologists: Your Success is Our Priority

    Creating a Movement—Not an Organization

    by Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    I didn’t join Ratio Christi to build an organization; I did it to help create a movement.  From the moment I saw Ratio Christi’s web site, I realized that God was up to something big—I believed that He was about to start a mass movement that would make “apologetics” a household word.   More

  • Reversing the Decay of London Undone (WSJ)

    From the Wall Street Journal  by JONATHAN SACKS

    Britain's chief rabbi on the moral disintegration since the 1960s and how to rebuild

    . . . Britain is the latest country to pay the price for what happened half a century ago in one of the most radical transformations in the history of the West. In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was...   More

  • Chasing Away the White Elephant in the Room

    “We MUST double the number of students getting an M.A. in Apologetics”
                                                    Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    Ratio Christi is deploying apologists to gras...   More