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  • Chasing Away the White Elephant in the Room

    “We MUST double the number of students getting an M.A. in Apologetics”
                                                    Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    Ratio Christi is deploying apologists to gras...   More

  • What Is Apologetics? Why Should We Use It?

    Apologetics comes from the Greek word apologia, which means to give a defense. Apologetics defends Christianity from attack. The field of apologetics gives a defense of the Christian faith, both from attacks that originate externally and internally.

    As Norman Geisler has said, we should do apologetics because the Bible commands it, reason demands it, and because the world needs it.

    The bible commands it:   More

    •     1 Peter 3:15: tells us to always...
  • The Cultural War that Wages Violence against Men's Souls.

    Can you imagine anything more violent than condemning someone to hell?  Yet, according to scripture, no one is forced into hell, they go there based on their choice to accept or reject the free gift of eternal life that God has made available by the death of Jesus Christ. But if someone seeks to persuade others to reject this free gift by purporting lies, half-truths and deceptions, are they not then committing the most violent act possible against men by giving them reasons to reject...   More

  • Oral Tradition and the Gospels

    I recently had an interesting conversation with someone concerning the lack of intellectual honesty amongst scholars who write books on a popular level. The allegation being that in order to persuade the reader to find the authors arguments convincing they may intentionally ignore or push aside evidence that could pose a problem to the view they are advocating. After reading an excerpt from Dr. Bart Ehrman’s Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium I could not help bu...   More

  • Is God Real? William Lane Craig vs Michael Tooley (Part 4)

    Video of Debate between William Lane Craig and Michael Tooley on "Is God Real?" Sponsored by Ratio Christi at University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC) on March 24, 2010

    Part 4 (33 minutes) Parts 1-3 have already been uploaded. Part 5 plus bonus material will be uploaded in the coming days. Bonus material includes post-debate interviews with Dr.s Craig and Tooley and their visual presentations.   More

  • God or "We Got Lucky"

    Used by Permission from Clay Jones (rev. 7/31/2011)

    So how did the universe, and all the complexity we find in living things, arise? There are only two explanations: God or luck. Now, if the Darwinists are correct, this luck is operated on by natural selection but don’t let that fool you: natural selection is still working upon lucky mutations. For the naturalist luck is still at the bo...   More

  • Is God Real? William Lane Craig vs Michael Tooley (Part 3)

    Video of Debate between William Lane Craig and Michael Tooley on "Is God Real?"
    Sponsored by Ratio Christi at University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC) on March 24, 2010
    Part 3 (33 minutes)

    Parts 1 & 2 have already been uploaded. Parts 4 through 5 plus bonus material will be uploaded in the coming days. Bonus material includes post-debate interviews with Dr.s Craig and Tooley and their visual presentations.   More

  • Biola Student Starts Apologetics Internship (for Credit) by Forming a Ratio Christi Club at Rutgers

    As part of Ratio Christi’s partnerships with seminaries, we are working on ways to develop internships and field experience for students in Apologetics programs.  The first person to take advantage of this opportunity is Julie Miller, who is finishing her M.A. in Apologetics at Biola and starting a Ratio Christi chapter at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Here is her story:   More

  • How Does Ratio Christi Fit into the Apologetics Movement?

    Wholesalers and Retailers

    Ratio Christi is a different type of ministry. Many current ministries in apologetics and worldview fit into one broad category. They are ministries that provide speakers, books, CD’s, DVD’s, curriculum, blogs, training, and tons of materials and conversations in worldview or apologetics. For the sake of an analogy let's call them “wholesalers.” They provide large volumes of Christ centered and crucial&...   More

  • Who is the True Evangelist? We Need a Paradigm Shift.

    We are all called to carry out the great commission, but who really holds the office of an evangelist?

    Many Christians would describe an evangelist as someone that travels from church to church to preach messages. Their messages inspire believers to give to ministries that focus on taking the gospel to the unreached. Perhaps they would mention someone that preaches a message to bring revival to the church and convince people we bring to their meetings to become a follower of Christ...   More

  • Spiritual Hunger is Driving Force at Lenoir-Rhyne College

     

    “The Ratio Christi group here at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina is doing very well. We will continue to meet during the summer as there is still interest from members of the community and also students who will be staying in the area.  Amazingly, even after exams were over and the students had gone home, one young man drove an hour from his home to attend our 7:00 am Ratio Christi meeting, and another young lady drove 3 hours!&...   More

  • Is God Real? William Lane Craig vs Michael Tooley (Part 2)

    Video of Debate between William Lane Craig and Michael Tooley on "Is God Real?"
    Sponsored by Ratio Christi at University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC) on March 24, 2010
    Part 2 (33 minutes)

    Par 1 has already been uploaded. Parts 3 through 5 plus bonus material will be uploaded in the coming days. Bonus material includes post-debate interviews with Dr.s Craig and Tooley and their visual presentations.   More

  • Unless the LORD Builds the House

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”

    Sometimes when people tell me what a great job Ratio Christi is doing and how incredible it is that we are growing so fast, I have the tendency to think that maybe I have been the cause of these wonderful achievements. But it doesn’t take long before I realize that I am just moving along with God as He is unveiling His strategic plan...   More

  • Philosopher Farmers (July 4th)

    Plato described the ideal of Philosopher Kings. In The Republic he observed that for the ideal state to come to fruition "philosophers [must] become kings…or those now called kings [must]…genuinely and adequately philosophize."(1)  He understood that force alone would never produce an equitable and stable society. To obtain his desired Utopia, Plato knew that the "Guardians" must know. That is, they must...   More

  • Help Raise Our Mission Critical Budget by the End of June

    YOUR MONEY WILL BE MATCHED $ FOR $

    Ratio Christi has grown from 12 chapters to over 40 chapters in the last 90 days. For that momentum to continue, we will need to raise another $41,000. One very generous donor has put up a $25,000 matching gift to help us meet this Mission Critical Budget.   More

    What is “Mission Critical”?