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  • Spotlight on a Chapter & Director: Eric Chabot of OSU

    Q: How did you become a director of Ratio Christi at Ohio State University? What led you to make that decision?

    Eric: As a missionary, I was already doing a lot of evangelism and discipleship at The Ohio State campus. I realized there were not any ministries that had any apologetic focus on the campus. I also had seen the first hand results of Christians leaving the faith on the campus. The skepticism is everywhere and is certainly not getting any better.   More

  • Soli Deo Gloria: In Memoriam of RC Student Leader Jordan Slusher

    by Joshua Erlien, UNCC Chapter Director

    I came to the first meeting not quite sure what to expect. The session was run by the interim director; a young athletic fellow with the characteristic little goatee common today. He was teaching on the tenets and factions of Islam. Very comfortable with speaking to the group, he was articulate and poised.

    In the following weeks, I was trying to get a feel for the group and if it was a good fit for me to ser...   More

  • The Reliability of Scripture

    On the Evidence 4 Faith Radio Show, Keith and Kirk discuss a study that shows that sex and drugs have more to do with students leaving the faith than just going to college does.  They also look at the problems with permitting homosexual marriage and discuss the evidence that suports the accuracy of the transmission of the scriptures.  (click on the play button below to listen) 

    (archived shows available at evidence4faith.com and podcasts on iTunes)   More

  • RC Misunderstood: It Is All About Evangelism (Part Two)

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    (Read Part One here)

    One of the main reasons I left public office in 2006 was because I wanted to be more involved in evangelism—the spreading of the gospel. Yet, in a self-assessment of my own abilities, I knew I would make a pretty mediocre preacher.  I figured the last thing the world needed was another med...   More

  • Apologetics Misunderstood: It Is All About Evangelism (Part One)

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    Recently a minister asked me how Ratio Christi was different from other college ministries. I explained that we focused on apologetics—equipping students and faculty with the philosophical, historical, and scientific evidence for why Christianity is true.  His next statement shocked me. He said, “So you are not focused on evangelism like these other campus ministries, right?" “No," I replied, "we are m...   More

  • 10 Myths about Christianity

    Richard Stockton College Director Keith Kendrex spoke to students on the topic "10 Myths about Christianity" (listen below)

    Evidence 4 Faith podcasts can be found on iTunes or at Evidence4Faith.com.   More

  • Ratio Christi–Creating Confident Witnesses for Christ

    Apologetics–It's About the Conversations

    by Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    Do you find most “methods” of evangelism forced and uncomfortable? We all know the Great Commission, yet how many Christians are regularly engaged in making Christian disciples of their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers?  From what I can tell, the average Christian goes year, even decades, without even a single con...   More

  • Ratio Christi Director Has a New Book

    Chapter director Stephen McAndrew of State University of New York University at Buffalo (UB) tells us about his new book and dives into its major themes in this insightful interview.

    What is the book called? What is it about?

    The book is called "Why It Doesn't Matter What You Believe If It's Not True."  The book examines the tension between international human rights and moral relativism, arguing that universal human rights don't...   More

  • Real Testimonies. Real Faith.

    The following are testimonials are from students this past semester at various schools across the country. Students meet weekly to discuss the vital questions of life and also plan events to bring Christian thinking into the spotlight. Ratio Christi is about discipleship of the mind. Hear what the students are saying:

    “The nights we had Ratio Christi were always my favorite of the week. Being a part of this group helped me understand how Christianity i...   More

  • The Role of the Church in Cult Growth

    Cults are growing around the world and especially in the United States. While it is hard to determine an exact number, it is estimated that 20-30 million Americans participate in a cult or some type of occult. Many factors attribute to the growth of cults. Ron Rhodes has attributed this growth to the failure of the church, dysfunctional families, secular humanism, invasion of eastern philosophy, increase in relativism, self-emphasis, emphasis on feelings, etc. The attribute that stands out...   More

  • Atheism, a debate about nothing?

    When defining atheism, it is a good thing to define terms, such as:
    Theist- one who believes in the existence of a god or gods
    Atheist- A person who does not believe in the existence of a god or gods
    God- (monotheistic religions) the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe
    (in certain other religions) A superhuman being or spirit worshipped as having...   More

  • Clearing roadblocks to the truth, a Non-Christian view

    What is apologetics?
    Apologetics which derives from the Greek word apologia means to defend verbally. We do not defend a Christian faith from feelings or experiences but rather a focus on thought and reason. We use philosophy, theology, science, and biblical worldview applications to answer objections to the Christian faith.   More

  • I'd like to believe the bible, but.....series

    Summer is now here, and the spring semester is "in the books".  The Spring semester was a very busy time for RC at UNC Charlotte.   We had a wonderful set of speakers this spring for our popular series  "I'd like to believe the bible, but..."

    The Topics and Speakers are below:

    Feb. 9th - Two origins? A look into the alleged contradiction of Genesis 1 & 2

    Feb. 16th - God in the Old Testament vs. Jesus in the New:  judgment vs. love?...   More

  • Clearing roadblocks to the truth, God's commandment to Christians

    What is apologetics?
    The term apologetics is derived from the Greek word apologia, which means to defend verbally. We do not defend the Christian faith from feelings or experiences but rather through thought and reason. We use philosophy, theology, science, and biblical worldview applications to answer objections to the Christian faith.

    Why isn't this Truth apparent to everyone?
    There are many roadblocks to the Truth. One of these...   More

  • Is Truth Relative?

    Evidence 4 Faith interviews Stephen McAndrew Chapter Director at University of Buffalo about his book "Why it Doesn't Matter What You Believe if its not True"  (listen below)   More