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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sociopathy and Responsibility for Crime

    For people who lack the ability to feel emotions or to empathize i.e. sociopaths, they still held responsible for their crimes. Of course. But, if humans are only material beings, and if their sociopathy is a brain disorder, and if the center of knowing right and wrong is in the brain, how can we hold someone responsible for their crimes? After all, it's a brain disorder, and the brain determines behavior. Nothing else does.

    But if humans have a soul, this makes things entirely...   More

  • On Suffering, Evil, and the Goodness of God: Some Basics

    Why do you make me look at injustice?

         Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? 

         ~Habakkuk 1:3

    We can ignore it by sweeping through our so-called newsfeed, or get lost in a screen somewhere, whether a movie, video game, or something similar.  We can ignore it or bury it with drugs, sex, pornography, fant...   More

  • I AM A LIVING, BREATHING “DOUBTING THOMAS”!

    Testimony time! This guest post is written by Ken Klos, who is an apologist wtih Reasons to Believe, an apologetics ministry which focuses on the intersection between Science and Faith, and a partner with Ratio Christi.  

    By Ken Klos, RTB Apologist:


    I grew up as a Christian, and I never doubted that I believed in Jesus as my Lord and Savior.  But I can remember telling my parents that I believed in evolution “be...   More

  • THE MOST COMMON OBJECTION TO GOD’S EXISTENCE ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS

    Today's Guest Post is brought to you by Eric Chabot, Ratio Christi Chapter Director at The Ohio State University.  

    DISCLAIMER: From what I gather, atheists and skeptics have told me “Well, I never bring up the arguments to theists that are mentioned in this post. Thus, no atheist or skeptic that I know would bring up these objections.” My response: This is based on my experience from the last 12 years of doing apologetics on a major college campus. So whether...   More

  • A Chilled Out Approach to Sharing Your Faith

    Stumbling, tumbling, rumbling, and bent over, we reached the top. My lungs bursting, and veins pulsating in my throat from exhaustion and high altitude, I felt an exuberance at the panoramic view on top of Mt. Mitchell in western North Carolina.  Mt. Mitchell is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi.  My friend Tim, a theologian and a writer, and I hiked 5.6 miles to the top.  The scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers plays over and over in my mind: the figh...   More