Some would say I recently lost my “man” card. Shocking, I know! Why you ask? Well, my wife and I owned a Jeep and Dodge Avenger. She drives the Jeep as the family car, and I drove the Avenger. Though it wasn’t a “monster truck”, or any kind of truck, an Avenger didn’t scream “chick” car. Well, the Avenger was sick. I took her to the mechanic and the cost to for life support was over 2000.00 dollars. It was time to say good bye. We were in no h... More
Does the resurrection of Jesus matter? We are presently promoting a large event at a large college campus that will be a discussion/debate between Dr. Michael Licona and Dr. Larry Shapiro on the plausibility of belief the resurrection of Jesus. By the way, if you live in Columbus, Ohio or near here, the event is Feb 26th, 8:00 pm, Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N High St. Columbus, OH 43210.
Not to my surprise, like most events that center on the existence of God or the... More
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
“In the beginning God...” – Genesis 1:1
The Story of Reality begins with God. God is the main character, not us. We come later.
In fact, the flow of the actual events (and of Greg’s book) follow a simple five-point outline: God, Man, Jesus, Cross, and Resurrection.
We begin Part 1: God, this Friday. (If you are new to this series, check out the More
As anyone can see our blog still isn't updated. This is my fault. I have been going through some struggles, physically and mentally. Each day I get up hoping it will be the day of normalcy. I am feeling better, but just not up to blog writing yet. Thank you for understanding! More
Anyone who has been in the apologetics endeavor knows that there is always the need to properly define apologetics. Every now and then, one objection I hear from my Christian friends is that those who are overly committed to apologetics must be somewhat weak in their faith. In other words, why should a Christian need all this reason and evidence stuff? After all, faith, not reason, is what God requires (Heb. 11:6). And if we are growing in our relationship with God, our faith sh... More
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
(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
If you haven't noticed I took the month of December off from blogging. However, starting next week my series on Apologetics scripture and examples in the Bible will continue. Thus far I have covered four different verses that support apologetics. Next week I will give at least one example before going back to scripture. I hope you join me in this journey of the importance of apologetics and the Biblical support! More
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By Marlon Bryant, Philosophy & Religion Major, Winthrop University
Abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. In today’s modern society, abortion is something that has become more and more common. According to the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 699,202 legally induced abortions were reported to the CDC from 49 reporting areas just within the year of 2012. The controversial... More
Report from Simon Brace, Regional Director of Ratio Christi in South Africa
The Ratio Christi South Africa family is growing! We now have two functioning chapters (North West University in Potchefstroom and Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch) and serious interest in establishing chapters at four more universities. Our first annual symposium was an attempt to bring together all interested parties in order to seek the Lord, forge relationships, and become bette... More
This is part four of an ongoing series about scripture and examples of apologetics in the Bible. You see, much of the opposition to apologetics come from within the church itself; believers. Dr. William Lane Craig states in his book, On Guard, that apologetics are used to strengthen the believer, reach the lost and change culture. Thus, if the opposition is coming from within, it would appear believers need to see and understand the Biblical mandate of apologetics. My personal goal in this... More
Introduction to RC - Simon Brace
Evangelism - Simon Brace
Spiritual Warfare - Simon Brace
Death of Science - Reitze Rodseth
Euthanasia - Reitze Rodseth
In Defence of the Resurrection - Rudi de Beer
Miracles - Rudi de Beer
Engaging in the Cults - Prof Henk Stoker
Textual Critisism - Nel Brace
Justice - Nel Brace
New Age Church - Daniel Maritz More
At least that's what one person noted online. I breathed a quick "pffffft," stirred by the unique ignorance of the historical significance of the day and moved on. However, in the days since, my mind has repeatedly returned to the statement and itched me in a way I have been trying to understand how to scratch.
Thanksgiving sans religion is a sentiment shared by many. The American Humanist Association More