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  • Final Push for Matching Grant

    We only need $4,350 to finish this matching grant campaign.

    Why is this so important?

    The next phase of Ratio Christi existence involves long term financial stability. Your donation and the match we will receive will immediately be put to use to purchase our donor software for our supported missionary program, and to pay for the launching of our dinner event speaker series.  Both these programs are designed to bring on monthly support for local chapte...   More

  • The Age of the Apologist

    Creating confident witnesses—A new strategy for church growth

    The modern church is under intellectual attack. The university is the breeding ground of skepticism, secularism, atheism, and neo-Darwinism. In the past, this was a relatively non-toxic situation. Intellectuals at the university used to simply dismiss Christianity as anti-intellectual, but all that has changed. Today they are on the attack and they are aggressively recruiting students to their cause. Neo...   More

  • What’s Wrong with “The God of the Gaps” Argument

    Over the years, I have had my share of discussions with atheists and skeptics about the existence of God. Any attempt to point to God as an explanation for observable phenomena such as anticipatory, irreducible or specified complexity can invoke the atheist or naturalist to cry “ foul play.” Many of these people tend to have faith that science will be able to fill in any gaps in our knowledge. Let’s try to clear up this misunderstanding.

    First of all, in h...   More

  • OSU Graduate Discusses Ratio Christi Experience

    by Kyle Reid---  physics graduate at OSU

    I came to  Ohio State my freshman year as a Christian, hoping  to share my belief with others. Within the first fortnight at the dorms I was challenged with questions and assertions which I had never heard before. They revolved around subjects I had never encountered before such as questions about morality, statements why the Pentateuch could not have been solely written by Moses, and why other books were not included in the N...   More

  • Help Turn $11,895 Into $22,195

    HOW CAN YOU HELP US TURN $11,895 INTO $22,195?

    RATIO CHRISTI RECEIVED A MATCHING GIFT OF $25,000 EARLIER THIS YEAR.
    SO FAR, WE HAVE RAISED A TOTAL OF $13,105 TOWARD THIS GIFT.
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  • What Do Ratio Christi Meetings Look Like?

    by Glenn Smith, Chapter Director at Texas A&M University

    Ratio Christi operates differently from how Christian apologetics have traditionally been done. In the past, apologists were alone, doing work that was breaking new ground. Therefore, the only avenue available to them was through teaching, writing books and articles, and debates. So, when Ratio Christi came along, many Christians and apologists simply did not understand how we went about our work. From the perspectiv...   More

  • A Message to All Apologists: Your Success is Our Priority

    Creating a Movement—Not an Organization

    by Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    I didn’t join Ratio Christi to build an organization; I did it to help create a movement.  From the moment I saw Ratio Christi’s web site, I realized that God was up to something big—I believed that He was about to start a mass movement that would make “apologetics” a household word.   More

  • Reversing the Decay of London Undone (WSJ)

    From the Wall Street Journal  by JONATHAN SACKS

    Britain's chief rabbi on the moral disintegration since the 1960s and how to rebuild

    . . . Britain is the latest country to pay the price for what happened half a century ago in one of the most radical transformations in the history of the West. In virtually every Western society in the 1960s there was...   More

  • 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