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  • 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

  • Building up the Church...

    I have coached both of my older daughters in softball and now my son in baseball. Most people who have done this know the parents are usually the hardest part of coaching. The kids are fun and eager to learn but, the parents, there is something always wrong. Either their son/daughter didn’t play enough, played the wrong position, or the parent had to work the concession stand, to name a few. It comes with the territory. But that isn’t the problem. The problem is telling all thei...   More

  • Why is Apologetics Important and Necessary?

    Continuing on into the Apologetics Awareness Week, let me share with you why I believe apologetics is very important and very necessary for Christians and for the Church today. Here is my "ugly statement." Believers who would like to be effective in their evangelism and discple-making must understand three reasons why apologetics is important and necessary for Christians and the Church. 

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  • Leaving Mormonism: New Book from Ratio Christi President Dr. Corey Miller

    Many of my family and friends are still Mormon. I love them dearly; I love the Mormon people.  In fact, Mormonism has been in my family since 1836. My great, great, great grandfather was Joseph Smith's personal body guard! But, I left Mormonism. Why? As President of the fastest-growing campus ministry in the United States, and as an adjunct professor of philosophy and comparative religions at Indiana University, I am pleased to announce my new book,   More

  • Could this be your child?

    Most people have heard the statement, especially concerning their children, "it could/would never happen to me/my kids. Unfortunately, all too often, it does happen. Whatever it may be, it happens. Typically, "it" is something bad. In this case, "it" is the worst scenario that could happen to a Christian parent. What is "it" that I am speaking? I am glad you ask!   More

  • What is an Apologist?

    What is an Apologist?

    LYNCHBURG, VA—When you scroll through an article in the daily news, you may come across this word and think, "What the heck is an apologist?"1 Because of its modern usage, one may (understandably) have a bad connotation associated seeing this word. In fact, you most likely first saw the term while reading an emotionally charged new...   More

  • When an Atheist says why should I believe in Jesus and all those other fairytales

    And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinfu...   More

  • The Rainbow Flag and God's Desire for Inclusiveness

    Recently, I heard a message concerning how various groups use the rainbow flag. There was one common denominator in terms of the rainbow's meaning: inclusion. The message concluded that from a Christian perspective, these groups are absolutely correct. Inclusion is, in fact, what the rainbow signifies. These groups include but are not limited to the LGBT community (since 1978), those who love the peace flag (popular in Italy since 1961), and those included with the Protest...   More

  • Great Interview Happened with 6 RC people on "iWork4Him" Streaming Radio!

    Six representatives of Ratio Christi were interviewed in a live August 25, 2017 radio and streaming internet program with the ministry "iWork4Him." The interview included students and leaders from Appalachian State University, Winthrop University, University of South Florida at Tampa, Colorado State University, and our RC Prof ministry. All came on the air to explain what we do at Ratio Christi, why w...   More

  • What Atheists Confuse

    It is our hope that through this video you will learn about the goal of Natural Theology, a branch of Philosophy that points out a designer as the most rationally inferred explanation for certain facts about our universe.    More

  • Help Us Kick Off the First-Ever Apologetics Awareness Week!

    Ap·o·lo·gi·a – apəˈlōj(ē)ə/

    The Greek word apologia means to give a reason or defense for what one believes. As the apostle Peter says in 1 Peter 3:15-16: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” (NIV)

    As a general rule, the Church is largely unaware of apologetics...   More