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  • Spend Time with Ratio Christi in South Africa!

    Greetings with Photos and Videos from our International Team in South Africa! 

    Simon Brace is Regional Director of Ratio Christi in South Africa where he also serves as RC's Chapter Director at the North West University in Potchefstroom. We've previously brought you news of their 2016 Symposium and the establishment of the chapter...   More

  • Ratio Christi is now on Campus at world-famous Moody Bible Institute!

    Ratio Christi is starting a campus chapter at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, considered one of the nation's premier Bible colleges. Bob Clapper is our regional director for Illinois. He lives in Wheaton, near the Windy City, and he explains what led up to this opportunity.   More

  • What Is Relativism?

    The following article is taken in part from the book, Right For You, But Not For Me, A Response To Moral Relativism by Steven Garofalo. Used with permission.

    The year was 1999, and I had just moved to Charlotte, N.C. from Washington, D.C. where I grew up. I joined the YMCA and one of the first people I met at the “Y” was a gentleman named Kent (not his real name). Kent was in his mid-5...   More

  • Ratio Christi Offers Students a Chance to Study at Oxford Study Centre in England!

    Ratio Christi is pleased to announce a partnership with The Oxford Study Centre (OSC) in Oxford, England. This is a study abroad program combining a unique worldview approach with the academic strengths of Oxford.

    The Centre fosters scholarly virtues and skills for the sake of church and culture, seeking to propel students forward as capable and significant Christian voices in their respective disciplines and professio...   More

  • Get an Advance Copy of a New Book and Chance to Win $50 Worth of Apologetics Books!

    Enter our Drawing!

    Ratio Christi is joining with award-winning author and speaker Pamela Christian in a random giveaway in celebration of the launch of her newest book Revive Your Life! Rest for Your Anxious Heart. Every contest entrant will receive a PDF advance copy of the book. Recipients who post an honest review of the book according to the contest rules will be...   More

  • 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