Almost 30 years ago, Charles Malik, in dedicating the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, remarked: “Save the university and you save Western civilization and therewith the world…. Wake up, my friends, wake up: the great universities control the mind of the world. Therefore how can evangelism consider its task accomplished if it leaves the university unevangelized? And how can evangelism evangelize the university if it cannot speak to the university.” Apologetics, the reasoned defense of the Christian faith, is the key to evangelizing the university. I commend Ratio Christi for taking seriously Malik’s call to reclaim the university for Christ.
William Dembski, The Design Inference (Cambridge University Press, 1998)