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  • Free speech prevails in California for now – AB 2943 shelved in Legislature

    In 2018, California Assembly Bill AB 2943 posed a direct threat to free speech and presentation of the Gospel message. Had it passed, this bill would have made it a “consumer fraud” to operate a paid event or offer paid counseling utilizing a biblical approach to human sexuality regarding same-sex attractions and gender identity.1

    Passage of this bill would have prohibited Christian pastors, counselors, authors, educators, and ministries in California f...   More

  • Introducing Dr. Paul Gould

    RC Prof is excited to announce that Dr. Paul Gould is coming onboard as the Associate Director of RC Prof. Paul is a scholar, philosopher, apologist, and a person passionate about the life of the mind and encouraging professors to become missional. With a Masters from Talbot, a Ph.D. from Purdue University, and several years of experience with CRU, Paul will be a great addition to the team!

     

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  • Apologetics on the Campus of Wayne State University

    Thank you for your interest in Ratio Christi at Wayne State University! Ratio Christi is a Christian critical thinking club that specializes in apologetics, that is, on considering the truth claims of the Christian faith. We create a safe space for open discussions and friendly debates about faith, science and related topics. Christians, atheists, Muslims, students of other faiths (and of no faith) and skeptics bring much to these discussions. Our goal is for each of us to learn from each o...   More

  • A Visit from an Atheist...

    I recently had the opportunity to attend an event on the campus of Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. I challenged local pastors, Christians, and two campus ministries to join me in a Facebook post. Needless to say, no one accepted my challenge. I know, probably not the best idea anyway. The event was titled, Bringing Creationism to its Knees, and featured a popular internet atheist.   More

  • Ratio Christi at HBU is now on Instagram!

    Social media is a  powerful forum to convey images, share personal moments and connect with each other.   More


    Ratio Christi at Houston Baptist University is excited to share ,we are now on Instagram. 

    If you're not following us now, what are you waiting for??
     
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  • Why We Do What We Do? The Case for Apologetics

    Throughout the history of the church, there have always been vicious attacks on the existence of God and the Bible. Scripture commands believers to be prepared to give a defense.1 Peter 3:15 states: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear". The Greek word for defense here is "apologia", which is where we get the term apologetics. Apologetics is the branch of Christi...   More

  • Join Us for "The Reason for God" an Exploration into Questions Skeptics Ask about Christianity

    Starting Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 in UIowa IMU Room 339

    This small group study, The Reason for God, captures live and unscripted conversations with a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity.

    In his New York Times bestselling book The Reason for God, Timothy Keller established himself as a modern-day C. S. Lewis who brings togethe...   More

  • Musings on the Mall

    While making the rounds at the club fair I had some interesting dialogues on all kinds of topics ranging from concrete canoes to armor manufacture to acapella singing.  I had hoped to get folks at the Secular Student Alliance table to enter into a dialogue with me, but I failed.  I guess my question, "When you hear the word 'Christianity', what do you think of?" wasn't a very good opener.  "Ugh.  Ugh..."  When asked what the purpose of the club was, one...   More

  • September 7, 2018

    Come join us for a presentation and discussion on evolution - how can we think about and think through the evolutionary narratives we hear in class and read in books and articles?   More

  • Friday, August 31

    Our student president gave an informative presentation on "Why Can We Believe Anything At All?" and on Postmodernism.  We celebrated our chapter director's birthday with hot artichoke dip and fritos!   More

  • January 2018 Outreach

    In January, coinciding with the Veritas Forum - Are New Testament Claims Verifible? with Dr. Mike Licona and Dr. Courtney Friesen - Ratio Christi students had a table on the mall.  We had many interesting conversations.  We had a banner asking "What do you think?  Did Jesus rise from the dead?"  The action of voting was sticking a popsicle stick into either the foam block marked "no" or the block marked "yes".

    On Friday a student came up, told me that when she c...   More

  • OJ Simpson Innocent of Murder | Christianity True!

    The OJ Simpson trial could possibly be one of te most famous in history. A retired professional football player charged with killing his wife and possible boyfriend. There were blood stains in OJ’s car and in his home. He had a cut on his hand. His DNA matched blood found at both the site of the killings and his home. Overwhelming evidence, so it seemed. Except for the gloves. The famous quote by his attorney, “if the gloves do not fit, you must acquit”. They did not fit....   More

  • 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