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  • ISIS, Islam, and Muslims

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    Fundamentals

    Islam- “submission” or “peace” to Allah espoused by Muhammad.

    • Some Muslims actually feel they are called in their faith to look out for Christians
    • “Enter into absolute peace” (Qur’an 2:208)

    ISIS- militant group seeking WW caliphate and rejected by moderate Muslims   More

    • Suicide bombings, beheadi...
  • Ratio Christi Event at Winthrop Gets Covered by School Newspaper

    RC's October 2017 event at Winthrop University received coverage in the School Newspaper, The Johnsonian. The event featured author/apologist Frank Turek presenting evidence for Christ from his book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. The coverage was very positive, ending with the statement, "If atheists in the room didn’t have faith by the end of the event, at least they...   More

  • 12 Historical Facts that Point to the Resurrection

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    Gary Habermas and Mike Licona lay out 12 historical facts which they see as best explained by the Resurrection of Jesus. These historical facts are:   More

    1. Jesus was crucified
    2. Jesus was buried in a tomb
    3. The disciples were fearful
    4. The tomb was found empty
    5. The disciples truly believed they saw Jesus
    6. The disciples became willing to die for their beli...
  • The Sins of our Fathers: 3 Responses to Arguments from Church History

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    The fact is Christians, even high regarded Christians, killed each other over doctrine. But when someone uses this as an argument that Christianity is false, how should we respond?

    1. This fact should not affect the way we view their doctrinal principles.   More

    • If we allowed their wrong-doing to affect if we bought into their ideas then we would not be able to believe/agree with anyon...
  • Proving God: How It Relates to Evangelism

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    The topic of the most recent discussion involving the Christi team at Liberty University was that of “Proving God.” There are many evidences that point to this proof, some of which were discussed – Ideas like “meaning of life” and “flaws of evolution.”1 However, the discussion quickly moved to evangelism.

    We all are aware of at least some of the facts that poi...   More

  • Altruism, Nihilism and naturalism...oh my!

    As a child, my parents had a couple of sayings that I have remembered my entire life. The first being " do whatever you think is right." I hated when they would tell me to "do whatever you think is right" because normally I wanted to do something that I knew was not "exactly" right. The other was "if you ask the question, you probably already know the answer". Of course, I knew the answer. I was looking for approval to do something I knew was not right. So, what does any of this have to do...   More

  • The Mission Field of the Western World

    Missions & The West

    Key Points   More

    • Christianity is in decline in the global West and growing in the global South. 
    • The more economically stable a country is, the less religious it is. 
    • Given the economic advances of the global West, it has naturally become less religious. 
    • A strategic mis...
  • Is Atheistic Evolution Intellectually Sound?

    One of atheismʼs champions, Richard Dawkins, believes that the greatest contribution of Charles Darwin was to make atheism “intellectually satisfying.” I think that Dawkins is wrong on two counts.

    There is increasing evidence that the appearing of the universe (complete with a host of physical laws by which it functions in a precise manner) cannot be a product of chance. The former leading atheist, Antony Flew (There Is a God), contends for&nbsp...   More

  • Postmodern Denial of Biblical Sexual Morality

    A New Testament professor (name and school left out) has said that Paul's rules regarding sexual morality, say, in Ephesians 5:3, would not have an impact on us today, because "Paul was speaking to his own culture, and not ours." Now, Ephesians 5:3 says, "But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints." Paul follows up on this injunction with a strong warning: "Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude jokin...   More

  • It ALL Goes Back to God!

    Everyone that enlists in the United States Air Force gets a "FREE" trip to San Antonio Texas. I went on my trip in 1983. It was only six weeks, I thought, "how hard could it be?" Well, the physical part was not too bad. It is the Air Force. However, the mental part was pretty exhausting. The days started early and ended late. A lot of the time was spent in a classroom. I was taught customs and courtesy's, history, and many other things about military life. I will never forget the pride...   More

  • The New Movie 'Let There Be Light' is Coming to a Theater near You!

    Ratio Christi is excited to be part of a networking team to promote the upcoming movie, Let There Be Light. Directed by actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, God’s Not Dead and numerous other TV and movie projects), the film stars Kevin and his wife Sam, their two sons Braeden and Shane, and features Dionne Warwick, Michael Franzese, Travis Tritt, Daniel Roebuck, Gary Grubbs, and Donielle Artese. Execut...   More

  • “I Didn’t Have to Look for a Purpose – I Had It in Jesus”

    “I attended a high school youth group. During this time of my life, however, I was ignoring my faith and drifting away from God. As a result, I was not engaged or eager to learn about the Christian faith.”

    So says Jordan Andershock, but God had a plan for him. Jordan went on to become interested in apologetics. He later joined Ratio Christi at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK ), became student presiden...   More

  • Indiana Ohio Ratio Christi Student Retreat

    On Saturday September 16th, 2017 students and staff from Indiana and Ohio held their 2nd annual chapter retreat.  This year it was held in Kokomo, Indiana home of Indiana University Kokomo.

    Students and staff came from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, Indiana University Kokomo, I.U.P.U.I. in Indianapolis, Purdue University Main Campus in West Lafayette, IN, Purdue Northwest in Hammond, Indiana near Chicagoland for pizza, fun, training, inspiration, and ice cream at t...   More

  • Always be prepared...

    People don't typically like to look or feel stupid. Stupid may be a little harsh but, I am not sure how else to say it? Consider you are part of a group, oh let's go extreme, Westboro Baptist, I would think many would find it stupid to tell people they were a part of such a fanatical group. Maybe not. But for the most part looking stupid is not a goal of the typical individual. So, what does this have to do with always being prepared? I am glad you ask!   More

  • What is the Goal of Apologetics?

    As we continue some short posts in preparation for next week's nationwide Apologetics Awareness Week (Sept 10-17), I am often told by folks who really don't understand the goal of apologetics or the purpose of apologetics that apologetics is divisive. Many think it is about winning an argument.  But this posting is going to show that apologetics has a broader purpose than winning a debate in a formal setting, or demo...   More