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  • An Open Letter to American College Students - Part 1: What Shall We Do With Our Anger?

    It’s becoming a common occurrence on college campuses. A public speaker is scheduled to address an unpopular topic in an open forum. Students who oppose this viewpoint find out about the upcoming event. Word spreads. One of two things will likely happen:   More

    • Members of the group offended by the topic will ask the school administration to stop the event. The administration may cave to the pressure and cancel the event, because (1) anyone can claim to be the victim of a &ld...
  • Morality...how do we know?

    Morality…how do we know right from wrong? There are many that do not think about the question. There are others looking for ways to show God is not needed to know right from wrong. However, I would suggest, as with a significant number of others, without God, there would not be a right and wrong. This can be one of the strongest arguments for the existence of God called the moral argument!

    1. If God does not exist, objective morals and values do not exist.

    2. Object...   More

  • Who's Reaching Your Kids at College? Eye-Opening Church Video

    We are privileged to have pastors among Ratio Christi's ranks who are willing to present to their congregations the whole truth about how today's culture is affecting our college campuses. Recently, a great bit of teamwork went on between Scott Ingram, who is on our national IT staff and is also a pastor, and our Regional Director of Tennessee and South Carolina, Anna Kitko. Beside her regional directorship, Anna personally does boots-on-the-ground...   More

  • RC Chapter Director joins forces with noted Apologist Norman Geisler for new study on Ecclesiates

    Having Fun Under the Sun: A Study of Ecclesiastes, by Norman Giesler and RC Chapter Director Paul A. Compton 

    Paul Compton is Ratio Christi's Chapter Director at the University of New Hampshire Manchester campus, where he has been gathering interest among students in learning RC apologetics since 2016. He is also a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and...   More

  • Faith and Truth...

    I would suggest the majority, if not all, people do not believe something unless they think it to be true. I would go on to suggest said beliefs are based on something, or some type, of evidence and reason. Here I in lies the point of this writing. The one and only exception would be when it pertains to one’s beliefs concerning religion. The most important belief anyone could possibly consider, their eternal life. Yet, it would appear the majority base that on feelings. Please keep in...   More

  • Newly Released Book by RC Chapter Director Refutes New Atheist Claims about Christ

    An Evidentiary Analysis of Doctor Richard Carrier’s Objections to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ by S. Ross Hickling, Ratio Christi Chapter Director at UNC Greensboro.

    During his seminary studies, Ross Hickling became acquainted with the positions of the “new atheists.” He observed that one of these scholars, Richard Carrier, was making bold assertions about the resurrecti...   More

  • What Did You Learn at Church Sunday?

    Every Sunday, after church, I ask my children what they learned. They have gotten smarter, not biblically, and answer the same thing weekly; Jesus. Which obviously leads to another question, “what did you learn about Jesus”? Of course, at this point, it is either an “I do not know” response or bits and pieces of a Bible story. The point being, what did you learn at church Sunday? Seriously…   More

  • Scripture for "naming names" and "calling out" False Teachers

    Some have stated I would have received more support both financially and otherwise if my writing and speaking were not as harsh. I always ask, “what do you mean by that”? (Tactics) More often than not the answer has something to do with calling out false teachers. Of which my next question is, “how did you arrive at that conclusion”? (more Tactics) Of course, I am told, people do not like to hear their favorite teacher is not teaching sound doctrine...   More

  • 2 "real life" Encounters!

    I often wonder what a Christian would talk about with a non-Christian. It seems the non-Christian would have little knowledge, interest or understanding of Christianity. And the Christian, what possibly could he understand about the secular world. I know, both statements are extreme examples but, here in lies why I like to share “real life” experiences.   More

  • How Should a Christian View Israel? | Part 3

    The nation of Israel has a central role in biblical history, including both the Old and New Testaments. But how should Christians of today view Israel? Ratio Christi's Chapter Director at Ohio State University, Eric Chabot, has researched and written extensively on this topic and provides thoughtful insight within a multi-part blog series. Part I of this series introduces...   More

  • Book Review | Sharing the Good News with Mormons | Johnson and McDowell

    Possibly more times than not the scenario goes something like this: Sitting at home with the family and you hear a knock at the door. We scream to the kids not to answer until we see who has come to visit. Lo and behold it is two young gentlemen dressed in their white shirts, name tags and ties. Oh no! The Mormon elders are here! Quick kids, hide.   More

  • How Should a Christian View Israel? | Part 2

    As defenders of the Gospel message, we need to have a working understanding of the major stakeholders within biblical history. The nation of Israel is central to this history in both the Old and New Testaments. What may not be clear is how the Christian of today should view Israel. Ratio Christi's Chapter Director at Ohio State University, Eric Chabot, has researched and written extensively on this topic and provides thoughtful insight within a multi-part blog series.   More

  • On Tolerance

    Four propositions considered by Caleb Johnson: (1) Tolerance has lost its real meaning. (2) The modern understanding and use of “tolerance” is not actually tolerant at all. (3) Tolerance is an awful moral standard by itself. (4) Love is greater than tolerance. Read more at Subjected to Truth.    More

  • RC Graduates Using Apologetics as an Everyday Tool for Relationships

    We’re highlighting two outstanding students from the RC chapter at the University of Georgia. Victoria Davidson and Tyler Garmany were both presented with our Legatus Christi Certificate by Chapter Director Beth Sims.

    “Both of these amazing young people have similar commitments to Jesus Christ, as well as to the evangelical endeavor of bringing others to an awareness o...   More

  • Church...we have a problem

    I have had the opportunity over the past couple of weeks to speak to a group of individuals at a church and another group at a church camp. The average age at the church was probably fifty or above and those at camp were high school students. Church, we have a problem! If you do not believe me, then you need to at least ask yourself, and others, some questions. It does not matter if you know the answers. Well, it does, but to make a point for now, just ask the questions. Start with why are...   More

  • Scripture Supporting Apologetics | The End of the Series

    I have decided to end this series of scripture supporting apologetics today. I have reviewed four New Testament verses and three Old Testament verses. I could continue until further notice. There is so much support and examples of apologetics within the Bible I feel it should now be obvious to most readers of this blog. My point has been well documented throughout this series. The Bible indeed supports apologetics.   More

  • How Should a Christian View Israel? | Part 1

    One component of effective apologetics is to have a working understanding of the major stakeholders within biblical history. We readily recall the forming of the nation of Israel through Jacob (Genesis 32). What can be more difficult is understanding how to view the nation of Israel through the lens of the New Testament, especially within its historical, cultural, and political settings. Ratio Christi's Chapter Director at Ohio State Un...   More