Reprinted with permission from the "Unboxing Faith" blogsite by Jenna Shackelford, RCCP Alumnus and Ratio Christi media intern.
“I don’t feel led by the Holy Spirit.”
“I would preach the Gospel to a lost world, but I just don’t think that’s my calling.”
Jesus told us in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20 ) to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the... More
Michael C. Sherrard, Director of our College Prep apologetics training for high school students (RCCP), was featured in November 2016 on the Bible Broadcasting Network's "Weekend Connection" with host Hank Farrior to discuss our high school outreach. BBN is heard on over fifty U.S. stations plus streaming on the internet every Saturday. Scroll down here to listen to t... More
Correcting our Vision: Changing How We See our College Students.
(This is the next part in my series "The Top 10 Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus." This entry focuses on what the church can do from the home front while students are away at school.)
I’ll never forget the first ti... More
This interview was conducted and written by Ryan Huxley, a member of the RC Boosters team. Read more about Ryan here.
This interview was conducted and written by Ryan Huxley who is part of our Ratio Christi Boosters network. Read more about Ryan here.
Anthony Wilcox is a software engineer specializing in Cloud and mobile applications. He recently spoke at a church event where he provided valuable suggestions to help protect children from harmful content associated with the Internet and social media. As ... More
(Reprinted with permission from the blog "An Abundant Singleness" by Allison Zeigler)
Nine months ago I didn't know what emotional porn was. In fact, I'm not sure how it even became the topic for my senior thesis. But I immersed myself in the subject for five months of the school year, discovering in the process how dangerous emotional porn is a... More
Ratio Christi's VP of Operations Michael F Bossman, RC Chapter Director Conor Anderson from San Diego State University, and graduating student Evan Young from our North Carolina College Prep outreach were interviewed on Educate For Life's streaming internet program with EFL's host and creator Kevin Conover.
The lively video conversation encompassed RC's vision and purpose, discrimination of Christian students in academia, and how apologetics training can add s... More
In my series on “Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus,” I’m serving up way number three: Develop or reinforce the basic spiritual disciplines of Bible Study and prayer.
It's doubtful parents would send their kids to college without a meal plan. Are we as diligent to help set up a spiritual meal plan? Once that dorm room key is issued, there will be no more spoon... More
It's a faith-building booster shot called apologetics.
In my blog series The Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus, I proposed that way number two was building confidence for the truth and evidence of Christianity and a biblical worldview through the study of apologetics. Let’s delve in... More
In my blog post “Top Ten Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your College Freshman for Campus,” I promised individual posts on each way with resources and action steps to help you accomplish spiritual preparation. Here’s number one.
I remember it like it was yesterday--the first Sunday I woke up in my... More
If you are the mom of a soon-to-be-college freshman, hang on. You will survive. But the more important question might be—will your child survive spiritually? Even if he or she has checked all the boxes associated with growing up in the church? I have walked in your shoes twice. And so far, my young men are thriving in college and are still striving to walk with Christ. Personally and professionally, I've gained insights I'd like to share with you. More
It all began when we heard our RC college students say things like:
"I never learned this in high school — not in church or in my youth group."
“I didn't really know what substantiated my Christian faith."
"I haven't been able to answer questions on campus about my biblical beliefs."
An idea was born. It was time for Ratio Christi to start reaching out to high school students in addition to what we were doing at... More
Winding through a town north of north and mostly forgotten, I was reminded that New England is all that it's cracked up to be . . . including the roads: potholes and all. The scenic views, rustic streets, and refreshing chill in early May was a reboot of my youth and early married years in New England. But this wasn't just New England. I was in Bangor, Maine for the Why Jesus? 2016 Northern New Eng... More
The Collegiate Day of Prayer, Thursday, February 25. (Adapted from the Collegiate Day of Prayer website with thanks to Dave Smithers.)
One day. February 25, 2016. The Collegiate Day of Prayer. 4,706 colleges and universities in America. 21 million students. 1.5 million professors.
One example. In the 1800s, evangelist D. L. Moody called on 300 moms to pray for college students who had been resistant to his message. M... More
View a graphic report of what God has accomplished this year through your participation, giving, and prayers this year! More
As many of our readers know, Ratio Christ has launched RCCP – Ratio Christi “College Prep” as a local club mentoring Christian high school youth to face intellectual challenges when they get to the university level. RC College Prep chapters may form in public or private high schools, Christian high schools or homeschool groups, churches, home meetings or even restaurants in a community. With Director Michael... More
As the scintillating Richard G. Howe says, “three out of two people are bad at fractions.” Fewer, I imagine, are good at statistics. Statistics are useful and powerful in telling a story but are often misleading. In fact, statistics can be used to tell any story you want depending on how the questions are asked and the findings presented. And so goes it with the mass exodus of y... More
These wise words were once spoken to me: “What you have to offer meets a need. Be steadfast, keep it in front of them, and when they have that need, they will call on you.” More
Rick Schenker, presiden... More