When one thinks of a Christian apologist, the image that often comes to mind is that of an outspoken “expert”, eagerly anticipating her next utterance in the conversation. Corie Cozia completely stands this on its head. Ever since she joined our group over 2 years ago, she has been the most dependable attendee, and also the least animated in the discussion. She would sit quietly, absorbing the entire dialogue, awaiting the invitation to speak. Given the floor, Corie would share some of the deepest insights of the conversation, demonstrating that apologetics is not just about making an impression, but presenting her Saviour to the lost.
When other members were unable to assist with our booth at the Club Fair, Corie became that powerful advocate for Ratio Christi, articulating our mission to one and all, inviting them to join us.
She stepped up to masterfully guide two challenging discussions: God and Evil and Homosexuality (pictured here).
It has been my privilege to know Corie, and to learn from her the effective application of humility in apologetics.
Q: When did you come to Christ as Lord and Savior, and how did that come about?
I’ve always believed in the God of the Bible. However, I didn’t understand the meaning of the gospel because it had never really been explained to me. When I was in high school, I became close friends with someone who gave me my first Bible and we had many conversations about Christianity. One night, when I was alone in my room, I repented of my sins and became a follower of Christ.
Q: How did you become interested in apologetics, and how did you get involved with Ratio Christi?
I went to public school and was always surrounded by non-believers. I’ve always had a heart for evangelism, and I wanted to learn how to better communicate the Gospel in a graceful manner without compromising on essential truths. I came across a booth for Ratio Christi. Afterwards, I began attending weekly club meetings. Each week we discussed difficult questions regarding the faith, and I realized how important it is to regularly have these important conversations.
Q: What impact has the Ratio Christi College Prep ministry had on your walk with God and your personal ministry?
Ratio Christi has taught me how to communicate what the Bible says in a compassionate and truthful manner. I’ve learned the importance of sharing the biblical worldview with humility and being swift to hear and slow to speak. Ratio Christi has also taught me that it’s okay to ask questions and search for answers.
Q: What is this RC chapter like?
Our Ratio Christi chapter is attended by undergrad students, graduate students, aas well as a few local residents once in a while. Our topics for each night range from contemporary issues, timeless arguments against the faith, doctrine, and methodology.
Q: What were some of your favorite areas of involvement with your local RCCP chapter?
I enjoy our weekly discussions the most. I love hearing different perspectives and ideas from other attendees. I also love discussing difficult topics such as the problem of evil, and essential doctrine like the resurrection. These weekly club meetings are very edifying and provide great fellowship. I also love the events that we conduct as well. Once in a while we conduct panel discussions on a specific apologetics issue.
Q: What does the Legatus Christi award mean to you?
The Legatus Christi award is going to help me further my career as an apologist. Before, I had very little credibility as an apologist because of my age, but now, I feel confident enough to pursue apologetics as a career with even more conviction.
I am truly thankful to receive the Legatus Christi award. This award encourages me to continue studying apologetics and learning how to defend my faith and it also reminds me to be vigilant in walking in the Spirit and being salt and light in the world.
Q: What would you say to other students who might be considering getting involved in Ratio Christi, whether they be skeptics, seekers, or believers?
I encourage believers to get involved in Ratio Christi because it is an amazing opportunity to engage in difficult conversations regarding the faith, conversations that the church is sometimes afraid to discuss. You will learn that it’s okay to ask questions and to seek answers. Ratio Christi is a great place for fellowship and exhortation. I also encourage seekers and skeptics to get involved in Ratio Christi because you will be welcomed with open arms and encouraged to ask questions about Christianity.