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  • Blind Faith or Rational Faith?

    Blind Faith or Rational Faith?
    Blind faith in Greek and today means:

    • Greek word pistis: conviction of the truth of anything, belief;

    • Faith today: Complete trust or confidence in someone or something

    • Definition of blind: Done without being able to see or without being in possession of certain information, lacking perception or discernment; unwilling or unable to appreciate or notice something apparent to others.   More

  • Please Convince Me Podcast

    J. Warner Wallace talks about Ratio Christi on the "Please Convince Me" podcast.  Tuesday February 14, 2012. Start Listening at 1:08 (hour 1, minute 8). On original site here or listen below.   More

  • Financial Accountability—Personal Sacrifice & Monthly Matching Challenge

    I have attached the required annual information return that Ratio Christi provides to the IRS.  The purpose of sharing this with you is twofold:  First, I want to make sure we are totally transparent about or finances; second, I am asking you to consider helping us toward financial stability by matching a challenge of $2,000 per month from a single donor.   More

  • K-LOVE Feature Story on Ratio Christi

    K-LOVE Christian Radio Featured Story February 25th & 26th

    "Christian College Groups Rally to Defend Faith"  by Jennifer James

    "As college Christians see more faith challenges, a fast-growing new group is working to explain why so many put their trust in the Bible and Christ."  Listed here

    Listen below.   More

  • I Found an Altar to No God

    I observe that you are very religious in all respects. For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD'  ~Acts 17:22,23

    Faced with a decision of how to respond to the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers in Athens he could have chosen to ignore them or berate them. After all, they had just been calling him an "idle babbler" and a proclaimer of strange dei...   More

  • Is there life on other planets?

    I've written a guest post (for JW Wartick's site) on life on other planets. In summary, I compare the worldview thinking of life on other planets to the thinking from a more open perspective (ie, open to the possibility of theism).  Our current evidence leans far more towards theism than natrualism.  Take a look here.   More

  • Why It Doesn’t Matter What You Believe If It’s Not True (Book)

    Humanity has moved from a philosophical worldview that accepted the existence of absolute truth to a world of relative truths contingent on society. From Plato’s ancient paradigm of absolute truths transcending space and time to the post-modern paradigm of twentieth century philosophers, such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, that truth is contingent on society.

    This paradigm shift was primarily motivated by a desire to render philosophy more scientific. The shift was further propelled...   More

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

    Is there something you've read in the bible that's holding you back from belief or has caused you to doubt the scriptures?

    Starting this Thursday, Feb. 9th and for the next several weeks, each week we will examine a question or scriptural difficulty  that people have with the content in the bible.
    We meet each week in Fretwell 124 from 7PM - 8PM.

    (Hungry?  You may also come early and eat with us at the campus Chick-Fil-a at 6:15 PM...   More

  • PowerPoint Presentations from RC at UNC Charlotte

    I've posted all of the powerpoint slides that were created by my good friend Chris who led our chapter of RC last year.  Our group benefited greatly from his hard work doing the research and preparation for them, and so we want to share them with you.  Please feel free to use them if you find them helpful.    More

  • South American Prison Speaks to Atheist Professor

    The captive prisoner smiles as he notes he has been awaiting trial for two years now. The crime? Stealing a pack of gum. "I'm so very happy you've come to see me," he says to his American visitor. In the upper portion of this South American prison, where beatings and filth co-join as malevolent twins in a quagmire of bureaucratic arrest, the professor of criminology stares in awe at the man's happy demeanor. He notices the prisoner's Bible on the shelf of his cell, along wit...   More

  • Why the Hypothesis that God Raised Jesus from the Dead is the Best Explanation

    Introduction

    When it comes to the Christian faith, there is no doctrine more important than the resurrection of Jesus. Biblical faith is not simply centered in ethical and religious teachings. Instead, it is founded on the person and work of Jesus. From a soteriological perspective, if Jesus was not raised from the dead, we as His followers are still dead in our sins (1Cor.15:7).

    Here are four reasons why I think the hypothesis tha...   More

  • Prayer Request for Ratio Christi Team Member

    Urgent Prayer Request...

    JD Holmes, a member on the Ratio Christi apologetics team at Georgia Tech, had a critical skiing accident in Colorado. He broke 20 ribs and a couple vertebrae, has a punctured lung, and has other injuries. He can barely breathe. He is in serious condition in a trauma center in Denver. Please pray for God's healing and for support for his family and friends.   More

  • The Highlight of My Week

    by Jamie Crook - Ratio Christi member and recent graduate from University of North Carolina Greensboro

    Ratio Christi was usually the highlight of my week at UNCG. I’ve been interested in apologetics since early high school when I read The Case for Christ. I was already aware that something was very wrong in much of the culture, with most movies, TV shows, school curriculums, teachers, trolls on the internet, and even other students acting on the false assumption that...   More

  • Ratio Christi: Promoting Symbiotic Apologetics

    by Melissa Travis (Hard-Core Christianity)

    In November I had the privilege of speaking to the Texas A&M University Ratio Christi chapter. It was my first time addressing students on a university campus, and it was a fantastic experience.
    There was a great turnout for the meeting, despite the fact that finals are quickly approaching. I presented on the proper relationship of science and Christianity, and us...   More