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  • Why Support a Missionary part 1

    A lot of people do not know or understand what I do for a living. When I share with them I am a missionary they ask where I serve overseas. When I share I teach apologetics, well, they ask what is apologetics? Both provide an opportunity to share more about God’s ministry through Ratio Christi and myself but, for the most part it doesn’t seem to click with those asking the questions. So, what does Supporting a missionary have to do with this? I am glad you ask!   More

  • Student Testimony - Apologetics as an Aid to Faith's Renewal

    Testimonial – Joshua Johnstone, University of North Carolina, Greensboro 

    I started going to the weekly meetings on Monday nights. Here was a group of intelligent, respectful people who fully and completely believed in the Word. The difficult questions long-seeded in my mind were addressed, one after another, in ways to which I simply could not find a rational counter-argument...

    My name is Joshua Johnstone, and the following is my t...   More

  • Context and Acts 2:38

    The internet is full of information. Pretty obvious statement huh? However, of all the good the internet serves, there is possibly just as much bad. With all the information, available today, in fact, just a mouse click away, it seems it has become more and more difficult to determine “good” information from “bad”. People appear to believe anything they read online. After all, as we all know, if it is on the internet it must be true…So what does this have to d...   More

  • Anti-intellectualism in the American Church is Not a Spiritual Gift

    Over the past few months, even years, I have been wrestling with a gnawing issue on why the church is not amenable to apologetics. This is evidenced by the overwhelming anti-intellectualism that has been plaguing the church ever since 1859 when Darwin wrote his On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life as well as other influences. 

    This post is by no means going to be exhaust...   More

  • 260,000 Reasons to Not Let Your Giving Take a Vacation

    Dear Readers,

    There's so much exciting news about what Ratio Christi is accomplishing through the teaching of apologetics to college and high school students, the networking and inroads we are experiencing with schools, churches, families and communities, and the expansion of strategic alliances with new and possible partner organizations.

    Every piece of exciting news comes with the challenge of a need and the opportunity to meet that need -- a need to...   More

  • AUDIO: "Impacting & Equipping a Strategic Generation"

    Our director of Prayer, Women's Outreach and Boosters, Julie Loos, was interviewed on the "StoryWave" streaming radio program with host Nancy Wilson. The topic is "Impacting & Equipping a Strategic Generation" - how we can strengthen today's youth for the colliding of many worldviews they face in their educational years. Hear the mp3 below, during which Julie joins the show at about the 8-minute mark.

    This program can also be found at the   More

  • A Practical Guide to Culture By Brett Kunkle and John Stonestreet: A Review

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    John Stonestreet is a speaker and fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, as well as the co-host with Eric Metaxas of "Breakpoint", the Christian worldview radio program founded by Chuck Colson. John is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, and churches on the subjects of theology, apologetics, and faith and culture. He holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Bryan College and is the coauthor of "Making Sense of Your World".<...   More

  • Book Review: A Grander Story

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    A Grander Story: An Invitation to Christian Professors

    Two CRU Faculty Commons staff members (Richard Hove and Heather Holleman) and a half-dozen dedicated Christian faculty members at secular universities have teamed up to create an incredibly engaging and helpful resource for all Christ...   More

  • Things Jesus said...

    One of the most frustrating things, when writing blogs, is to come up with the opening paragraph. I always try to write something original. Something to grab the reader’s attention. I’m not sure it is always successful. The idea, in my head, is to somehow write something that, in a way, must do with the blog. If I can figure out the first paragraph, the blog, or meat of the writing seems to come much easier. As with this opening for example. You are probably wondering what I am...   More

  • Socrates and Socialism

    Equality is a word on everyone’s lips. You might say it’s ‘all the rage’ these days. There are calls for equal pay, equal opportunity, equal voices, equal preferences, equal choices. Of all the American ideals, equality is at the top of the list (recreation & individual autonomy are up there, too). Equality, of course, is a good thing; its application to human affairs is a necessary component to a just, fruitful society. And that is the key question: what is the...   More

  • Why Katy Perry’s Rejection of Her Childhood Faith Should Concern Every Bible-Believing Christian

    By Jenna Shackelford, RC Journalism Intern and RC College Prep alumnus. Full article published at Faithwire.com. Here is a first glance:

    Katy Perry’s intimate conversation about her religious upbringing shows the desperate need for apologetics in the church.

    Perry, while promoting her newest album, “Witness” — as well as her tour — decided to stage a therapy session and air it on Viceland and Youtube. In the session, she pushed aside...   More

  • Jesus loves you, Noah's ark, and a big fish...

    Working from home has its advantages. But, like most things, advantages bring disadvantages as well. Typically, for those able to work from home means many things. Such as not showering, wearing what you slept in to work, and setting your own schedule. Yes, I know, not showering may not appear to be an advantage. Anyway, setting your own schedule is nice! Except when your wife is a teacher. You see, teachers and kids stay home during the summer. This my friend’s changes everything! In...   More