Joe Whitchurch is Ratio Christi’s regional director over the chapters in Indiana and Ohio. In addition, his friendly and outgoing personality made him the perfect choice to be Ratio Christi’s campus operations relations person.
“I’m a big picture guy,” Joe says, and that fact was obvious early in his work with RC. He has a talent for pulling everything together and challenging students to think ‘Christianly’ and in terms of a biblical world... More
The annual Collegiate Day of Prayer is February 23, 2017. RC President Corey Miller explains the importance of prayer on this day in the mp3 audio recording below. "CDOP" is a nationwide initiative asking people to pray for college students and the environment at colleges and universities today. The website link allows people to "Adopt a College, prayer in general, or instructs us as to what to pray specifically. CDOP... More
Reprinted with permission from the "Unboxing Faith" blogsite by Jenna Shackelford, RCCP Alumnus and Ratio Christi media intern.
“I don’t feel led by the Holy Spirit.”
“I would preach the Gospel to a lost world, but I just don’t think that’s my calling.”
Jesus told us in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20 ) to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the... More
(In January 1973, the United States Supreme Court made its Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Each January, the National Right to Life and other pro-life organizations have called for a week of prayer and remembrance of unborn babies called Sanctity of Human Life Week, culminating in Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. This Two-Part Series was written and researched by Sheryl Young, RC's Media Outreach Coordinator, in conjunction with that week.)
Part I... More
Grant and Lexi Forrester are students at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where they attend the Ratio Christi chapter. This past October, Chapter Director Aaron Marshall presented them with RC’s Legatus Christi certificates at our annual Symposium and Student Retreat Banquet. Marshall felt this young married couple had earned the outsta... More
1. Ratio Christi defends truth and Christianity at the University through campus clubs that meet regularly to study the historical, scientific and philosophical evidence supporting Christ and the Bible -- no other campus ministry does this. More
Michael C. Sherrard, Director of our College Prep apologetics training for high school students (RCCP), was featured in November 2016 on the Bible Broadcasting Network's "Weekend Connection" with host Hank Farrior to discuss our high school outreach. BBN is heard on over fifty U.S. stations plus streaming on the internet every Saturday. Scroll down here to listen to t... More
From time to time, we get testimonies from our partner organizations who also work with students to share the tangible evidence they need to substantiate the Christian faith. This is one of those great stories, coming to us from Truth Matters Ministries (TMM). Portion reprinted with permission.
by CALEB LEE
If someone were to ask me, “When did you become a Christ... More
Ratio Christi's International Director Tyler Geffeny and our Chapter Director Conor Anderson at UC San Diego were interviewed at White Horse Inn Radio by host Mike Horton. Horton established WHI more than twenty years ago in regular radio and it is now a very popular streaming Christian conservative program that airs each Sunday.
This October 2016 discussion is a "must listen" for parents, grandparents, clergy, and church members. Scroll down right on this page... More
You can help Ratio Christi get on television. A valuable first-time chance has arisen for Ratio Christi to have an "RC-TV" outreach. We are now reaching millions of people all over the world! We premiered our streaming and satellite program, "Truth Matters," in mid-January, 2017. At left is a photo of the show's host, RC's own Tony Gurule, and our Boosters Director Julie Loos in one of the first installments.
We have some great photos from Ratio Christi's Sixth Annual Symposium and Student Retreat which took place near Charlotte, North Carolina in October 2016. This is the one weekend, open to the public, where Ratio Christi staff, field representatives, and students gather to take part in a wide collection of seminars, informative sessions, and break-out discussions on a wide variety of apologetics and practical ministry implementation topics. Some of RC's folks also at... More
“Apologetics is something that is integrated into my faith, so in a sense I am always doing it. It is the way that I love God with all of my mind. So I would never want to stop.”
These are exciting words from Jessica Thompson about using our minds along with our heartfelt faith. Jessica is the outgoing student president of Ratio Christi at Rutgers University. Upon graduating this past spring, she was acknowle... More
Professor Carol M. Swain of Vanderbilt University was the Keynote Speaker at our October, 2016 RC Symposium and Student Retreat. Swain has gained national attention for being a conservative Christian female African American professor - almost a non-existent combination in today's culture - who faces discrimination on campus for her biblical worldview. After her keynote speech, she was interviewed by Assistant Editor Tyler O'Neil of PJ Media. O'Neil had More
Lexi and Grant Forrester met while both attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington. They each became part of Ratio Christi's UNCW chapter and began learning apologetics under the leadership of Chapter Director Aaron Marshall.They fell in love, prayed about what their future might look like together, and married in 2016.
At the RC National Symposium and Student Retreat in October 2016, the Forresters spok... More
Matthew Adamson is the current president of the Ratio Christi chapter at the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). This aerospace engineering major says he likely would have abandoned Christianity if he had not discovered apologetics through our chapter there.
“Apologetics and RC saved me from leaving the faith after high school,” he says. “I had experienced a couple years of extreme doubt and had... More
Carol M. Swain, Ph.D., is a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She also happens to be a Conservative Christian African American with traditional family views. As far as secular universities go, this makes her a rare bird. In an academic setting where "tolerance" has ironically become "intolerant" toward Judeo-Christian worldviews and African Americans who are conservative, she's got two strikes against her. And she cour... More
Recently, we published a post about how our relatively new apologetics program for high school students is exploding in numbers and in requests for more chapters. RC College Prep prepares high schoolers early for the tough questions they may face about Christianity when they get to college.
Kevin Duffy, Pastor at Village Baptist Church i... More
Luke Long is a spring 2016 graduate from the University of Kentucky. He credits the Ratio Christi chapter at UK for his awareness of apologetics and how to mix intellectual reasoning with his faith. Long found Christ in middle school, but then floundered during high school until a crisis got his attention. More