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  • Ratio Christi International Report: Return Trip to Indonesia

    Our Executive Director of RC International John Stewart and his wife/missions partner Laurie went to Indonesia in 2015 and were rapidly invited back to the country. Here’s a report of their second visit in February 2016.

    “We arrived in Indonesia on Saturday after some travel delays,” John says. “I spoke at a church in Jakarta on Sunday, bringing a Valentine's Day message: ‘Crucifixion--A Love Story.’   More

  • Introducing: 'Keeping Your Kids on God's Side' by Natasha Crain

    Ratio Christi is proud to introduce our readership to Natasha Crain’s book, Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help them Build a Lasting Faith. Released by Harvest House within the last few days of February 2016, it comes at a time when we are seeing young people walk away from church and their Christian faith in larger numbers than ever. Keeping kids on God’s side is of course a main purpose of Ratio Christi, so partnering with Crain on promotin...   More

  • Rutgers School Newspaper Runs Interview with RC Alum as one of their "Success Stories"

    The Rutgers University newspaper, Rutgers Today, ran a February 2016 "Success Story" interview catching up with one of their alumni, Isaac Wooward. Woodward was also a member of the Ratio Christi chapter at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey until his 2014 graduation, and earned RC's Legatus Christi Certificate recognizing students' outstanding application of apologetics. Woodward has now moved on to a position as a staffer in the Wisconsin Congressional office. We receiv...   More

  • How C. S. Lewis Predicted Today’s College Campus Craziness—in 1944

    Excerpt of an article by columnist Tyler O’Neil for PJ Media, December 1, 2015. Reprinted with permission. Links below.

    When events at Yale University and the University of Missouri propelled college politics to national news, many conservatives were caught off guard by the power of “political correctness.” To those familiar with the works of C.S. Lewis, however, these events were of little surprise. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man explains both...   More

  • Determined Not to be Deterred

    West Virginia University student Luke Prudich couldn’t find anyone else interested in starting a Ratio Christi chapter on campus. So he decided to start one himself by contacting a national RC staff member. With the guidance of Blake Anderson, our COO, Prudich was able to get a chapter off the ground at WVU. It is now well-established.

    Anderson presented Prudich with the Legatus Christi certificate for outstanding stud...   More

  • Ratio Christi Invites You to Israel!

    A “Best of Israel” tour of the Holy Land is being organized out of the RC chapter at the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus (UNCW). Anyone can go – students, RC supporters, and website readers.

    Leading the trip will be David HaLevy,* who is involved with us at that chapter. HaLevy is a Jewish believer in Jesus.

    “My father was the first Jewish believer in...   More

  • Who's Waiting for Your Kids?

    by Brett Kunkle, Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason. Excerpt reprinted with permission.

    Who’s waiting for your kids?  In a few short years, they will leave the safety of your home and church and head off to college.  Who will they meet?  What ideas will they encounter?  What moral choices will they face?   More

  • Post-Symposium Report: Great Things Happened! "RC Prof," Historic Scrolls and More...

    We want to share a report with our readers about the great things that happened during Ratio Christi’s fifth annual Symposium and Student Retreat! The event gathered RC leadership, students, sponsors, and other attendees who wanted to learn more about apologetics and our ministry. It was held in mid-October, 2015 in conjunction with the National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) led by Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Charlotte, North Carolina.   More

  • Introducing Our First Group of Outstanding RC College Preppers!

    As many of our readers know, Ratio Christ has launched RCCP – Ratio Christi “College Prep” as a local club mentoring Christian high school youth to face intellectual challenges when they get to the university level. RC College Prep chapters may form in public or private high schools, Christian high schools or homeschool groups, churches, home meetings or even restaurants in a community. With Director Michael...   More

  • Ratio Christi in Capetown, South Africa

    Who would have thought just a few years ago, when Ratio Christi was first birthed at Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) in Charlotte, North Carolina, that today we would be on mission as far away as Capetown, South Africa?

    Here is a report about the summer 2015 trip from Simon Brace, who has been the Director of Evangelism at SES, but will soon head back to South Africa, the home of his childhood, to fully represent Ratio Christi’s ministry in that country!

    “T...   More

  • RC's Ohio State University Director Interviewed in Podcast for Dallas Theological Seminary

    Our Chapter Director Eric Chabot from Ohio State University was interviewed in this September, 2015 podcast for Dallas Theological Seminary. Host Darrell Bock interviews key apologetics experts in the podcast series "The Table" for DTS' Hendricks Center for Christian Studies and Cultural Engagement. Bock and Chabot discussed intellectual challenges on college campuses in accepti...   More

  • RC Grads Return to Help Their Chapter

    The Ratio Christi chapter at Florida State University (FSU) has given us two previous Legatus Christi recipients (our outstanding student recognition) – Czar Bernstein and Tim Hsaio. This year, Chapter Director Ken Klos acknowledged two more chapter members.

    “I presented the Legatus Christi certificate to Dan Palmere and Tina Rucker because they have been real stalwarts in our small group, and we are blessed to have them continu...   More

  • Ratio Christi's International Team: Report from Indonesia

    In early August 2015, John and Laurie Stewart, along with Darrell Furgason of Ratio Christi’s Canada division, took RC apologetics to Indonesia. We’re overjoyed to share the news of an extraordinary movement for the Kingdom.

    “God is working in this country of over 250 million people,” Stewart says. “We ended up doing a two-day apologetics conference in front of lawyers, government officials, and all kinds of people. Our Canadian director, apologist Dar...   More

  • Hop on Board with Ratio Christi for the National Pray4America Bus Tour!

    In 2013, the National Day of Prayer Task Force expanded its mission with the launch of the Pray for America (P4A) Bus Tour to mobilize prayer among Americans.

    Mostly known for creating the once-per-year Day of Prayer in the month of May, the National Task Force’s P4A Bus Tour has led prayer groups in 43 states and 500 communities, impacting 130,000 people with 9,000 decisions for Christ. The 2015 theme...   More

  • Christians Today Are Expatriates, Not Exiles

    The Benedict Option, with its talk of "exile," drives us to nostalgic fantasy, not witness.

    By Tom Gilson, Ratio Christi's Vice President for Strategic Services
    Originally published July 27, 2015 at The Stream. Reprinted with permission.

    Rod Dreher has been attracting attention promoting his “Benedict Option” to believers livin...   More