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  • Obstacles to Apologetics

    How to recognize obstacles to effectively defending the Christian faith and how to overcome them

    In order to know that A is an obstacle to B, we have to know the specific ends that B is aiming towards that determine the very purpose of B (or what B is all about) and the relevant activities that B is engaged in which are designed to contribute to/bring about/realize B’s ends. An obstacle is something that hinders or obstructs B’s ends and the re...
  • A Christian Understanding of Personhood and Human Rights

    What is the value of human life? When does this life begin? What constitutes a person? What rights do the unborn have? And who has the right to end another’s life? The answers to these questions all address the issue of personhood and human rights and underlie one’s view on abortion. One’s belief on the issue of personhood and human rights is based on the presumptions which flow from their worldview. Accordingly, in order to clearly apprehend one’s view of a...
  • Inerrancy and Evangelism

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    The Inerrancy Argument in Evangelism

    Although Christians know of the Bible’s inerrancy, is it best to make that argument when trying to evangelize?

    The Ratio Christi team at Liberty University concluded that one could make a point on the reliability of the Bible, but should, in most circumstances, refrain from making the inerrancy argument. It is not that the Bible isn’t inerrant or that o...   More

  • 5 Ways to Help

    Those who know why they believe are more willing to say what they believe and evangelize.

    That's why we give philosophical, historical, and scientific reasons for following Christ.

    1. Promote

    Capture our vis...   More

  • ISIS, Islam, and Muslims

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    Fundamentals

    Islam- “submission” or “peace” to Allah espoused by Muhammad.

    • Some Muslims actually feel they are called in their faith to look out for Christians
    • “Enter into absolute peace” (Qur’an 2:208)

    ISIS- militant group seeking WW caliphate and rejected by moderate Muslims   More

    • Suicide bombings, beheadi...
  • 12 Historical Facts that Point to the Resurrection

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    Gary Habermas and Mike Licona lay out 12 historical facts which they see as best explained by the Resurrection of Jesus. These historical facts are:   More

    1. Jesus was crucified
    2. Jesus was buried in a tomb
    3. The disciples were fearful
    4. The tomb was found empty
    5. The disciples truly believed they saw Jesus
    6. The disciples became willing to die for their beli...
  • The Sins of our Fathers: 3 Responses to Arguments from Church History

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    The fact is Christians, even high regarded Christians, killed each other over doctrine. But when someone uses this as an argument that Christianity is false, how should we respond?

    1. This fact should not affect the way we view their doctrinal principles.   More

    • If we allowed their wrong-doing to affect if we bought into their ideas then we would not be able to believe/agree with anyon...
  • Proving God: How It Relates to Evangelism

    Weekly Small Group Meeting Notes: by Erica Broadbent

    The topic of the most recent discussion involving the Christi team at Liberty University was that of “Proving God.” There are many evidences that point to this proof, some of which were discussed – Ideas like “meaning of life” and “flaws of evolution.”1 However, the discussion quickly moved to evangelism.

    We all are aware of at least some of the facts that poi...   More

  • The Mission Field of the Western World

    Missions & The West

    Key Points   More

    • Christianity is in decline in the global West and growing in the global South. 
    • The more economically stable a country is, the less religious it is. 
    • Given the economic advances of the global West, it has naturally become less religious. 
    • A strategic mis...
  • What is an Apologist?

    What is an Apologist?

    LYNCHBURG, VA—When you scroll through an article in the daily news, you may come across this word and think, "What the heck is an apologist?"1 Because of its modern usage, one may (understandably) have a bad connotation associated seeing this word. In fact, you most likely first saw the term while reading an emotionally charged new...   More

  • Why Fideism Isn't an Option for Christians

    If you have never heard of the word fideism, it is quite common in Christian circles. It is true that many Christians and churches don’t use the word “fideism.” But the impact of fideism is everywhere. Let me give a definition here which is offered by Stanford Encyclopedia online:

    “Fideism” is the name given to that school of thought—to which Tertullian himself is frequently said to have subscribed—which answers that faith...   More

  • Hop on Board with Ratio Christi for the National Pray4America Bus Tour!

    In 2013, the National Day of Prayer Task Force expanded its mission with the launch of the Pray for America (P4A) Bus Tour to mobilize prayer among Americans.

    Mostly known for creating the once-per-year Day of Prayer in the month of May, the National Task Force’s P4A Bus Tour has led prayer groups in 43 states and 500 communities, impacting 130,000 people with 9,000 decisions for Christ. The 2015 theme...   More

  • Book Review

    Book Review:  A Reasonable Response

    A Reasonable Response by William Lane Craig and Joseph Gorra, is a compilation of Dr. Craig’s most insightful and instructive Q&A exchanges.  The book is meant to be a  “celebration and an example of the practice and ministry of answering questions.” [1] The questions are organized in six broad categories: (a) Knowing and Believing What Is Real, (b) God, (c) Origins and the M...   More