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  • The State of Christian Free Speech in America

    This report is taken from a series of Public Policy Sessions at the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention 2017. Ratio Christi was blessed to have an exhibit booth at this convention and someone attending the sessions.

    Three clients of the Christian legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) took the platform at the NRB convention to talk about their legal battles – lawsuits which stem from challenges...   More

  • Our Ministry in the Philippines Keeps Growing

    Ramon and Nini Margallo, RC International’s team leaders to the Philippines, have just returned from their latest mission trip there. Nini shares an update:

    “God’s provision was upon us as Ratio Christi Philippines held a three-event apologetics marathon:
    1) Pasig City, Metro Manila hosted by Baptist Bible College of Asia and Global Surge Ministries.
    2) Iriga City, with the help of InterVarsity student leaders.
    3) San Fernando, Pampanga hosted...   More

  • What to Say in Resurrection Conversations

    Easter is just ahead of us. What will you say if someone asks you about the Resurrection? Tim Hull is RC's (waiting for newer title). He's invited us to use this guest post from his website, Plugged Into Apologetics.

    “How does the death of a guy, even if he is God, do anything for me now?” A friend asked me this a short time ago. This p...   More

  • Ratio Christi's "Truth Matters" adds NRBTV Channels to Viewing Outlets

    We're pleased to announce that Ratio Christi has reached an agreement with NRBTV for our streaming/satellite show, “Truth Matters” to begin airing weekly on NRBTV on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:30 PM Eastern, 7:30 PM Pacific. This includes nationwide viewing on DIRECTV channel 378 in the U.S.

    RC-TV’s “Truth Matters” (with host Tony Gurule, pictured here) began airing on various streaming and satellite stations in January 2017. ABN (The A...   More

  • A Personal Letter to Ratio Christi from Author Lee Strobel

    Here's a great letter our Chapter Leaders and Staff received from a good friend of RC's ministry, Lee Strobel, in connection with his movie The Case for Christ coming out on April 7, 2017. But everyone who reads this can use the links and take his message to heart:

    "Dear Ratio Christi leader:
    I want you to know how excited I am about the ministry of Ratio Christi. I thank God for the influence you’re having on university campuses – bringing truth...   More

  • The Big Picture in Indiana and Ohio

    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

  • How Important is the Collegiate Day of Prayer?

    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

  • Charging Bears

    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

  • Exploring Twelve Common Myths About Legal Abortion - Part I

    (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

  • “Apologetics Works Because It’s Built on the Narrative of Jesus”

    RC is blessed to have many workers in our ministry supporting this viewpoint expressed by our New York Regional Director James Pannafino. His directorship currently consists of the RC chapters at the University of Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University,   More

  • Exploring Twelve Common Myths About Legal Abortion - Part II

    PART II – Myths #7-12 (Please read Part I here first).

    We have so far seen discrepancies in six reasons that abortion activists and the pro-choice community use for keeping abortions legal. Here are six more.

    MYTH #7: “The ‘fetus’ feels no pain.”

    The unborn baby’s thalamus (brain portion re...   More

  • RC Married Student Couple Takes Mentoring Others Seriously

    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

  • Top Ten Reasons to Support Ratio Christi

    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

  • Hear RC’s Director of College Prep in BBN Radio Interview (Audio)

    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

  • "Apologetics Restored My Faith"

    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

  • What Our College Students Are Dealing With on Campus Today - Audio

    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

  • Help Ratio Christi Share Our Mission on Television!

    Exciting Opportunity!
    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. 

    You,...   More

  • Videos and Slideshow from RC's 2016 Symposium and Student Retreat

    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

  • Becoming All Things to All People with Apologetics

    “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

  • Dr. Carol M. Swain on Satanism, Wicca, and Black Lives Matter - Video

    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