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2017 Ratio Christi Symposium and Student Apologetics Weekend

Alliance Defending Freedom

Date: Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 15, 2017

Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina

Featuring J. P. Moreland, Timothy McGrew, & Greg Koukl

    

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"Pre-Events:" NCCA & More 

Participate in an extended "Apologetics Gathering" from Thurs., Oct. 12 thru Sun., Oct. 15. It's not just an event. It's a gathering. Come to all or just portions of this intense four days.

In addition to the Sat. and Sun. Symposium/Student Retreat we encourage all attendees to attend other apologetics related events including the National Conference on Christian Apologetics hosted by Southern Evangelical Seminary on Oct. 13-14. The weekend of great apologetics training and fellowship will be extended by the Ratio Christi Symposium & Student Retreat. 

Sign up for one or all of the following if applicable:

SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) - Friday & Saturday, Oct. 13 & 14 -  Conference details can be found here

[$45]  Student Early Bird Pricing. Purchase on NCCA website. If you are also attending RC Symposium see below.

[$125]  Student Apologetics Weekend! Includes the NCCA conference PLUS the RC Student Retreat. 3 full days, Friday through Sunday and includes Saturday banquet, Sunday breakfast buffet & lunch - Save $25 of tickets purchased separately. Hotel purchased separately if needed.

[$45 Ratio Christi Staff Only Price. Save $30! Purchase on RC registration page.

Meeting for Ratio Christi Regional Directors Only - Thursday, Oct. 12 [$50]

Private Dinner for Ratio Christi Chapter Directors and Leaders and Guests Only ($10) - Friday, Oct. 13, 4:45 - 6 pm [Register]

Ratio Christi Banquet with J. P. Moreland - Saturday, Oct. 14, 6:30 pm

Banquet Keynote Address:  Secularism, Ratio Christi and the Loss of Christian Courage - Dr. J.P. Moreland (Biola University)

J. P. Moreland is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University in La Mirada, California where he has taught for 25 years. He has authored, edited, or contributed papers to ninety-five books, including “Does God Exist?” (Prometheus), “Universals” (McGill-Queen’s), “Consciousness and the Existence of God” (Routledge) and “Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology” (Blackwell). He has also published over 85 articles in journals such as “Philosophy and Phenomenological Research,” “American Philosophical Quarterly,” “Australasian Journal of Philosophy,” “MetaPhilosophy,” “Philosophia Christi,” “Religious Studies,” and “Faith and Philosophy.” He has also published 120 articles in magazines and newspapers. Learn more at www.JPMoreland.com

  • $25 - registration required
  • Be a table host and bring 7 other people with you.
  • You may sponsor the actual expense of the banquet for individuals or a whole table. Click to sponsor a table.
  • Location: Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center, 375 Starlight Drive, Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
  • You will be asked to provide your contact information. Ratio Christi will follow up with you after the event to discuss ways you may want to get involved with this movement.
  • Food Menu
  • Location, Schedule

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RC Symposium (non-students) - Oct. 14 (evening) & 15

Banquet Keynote Address:  Secularism, Ratio Christi and the Loss of Christian Courage - Dr. J.P. Moreland (Biola University)

On Sunday featuring Dr. Timothy McGrew, Greg Koukl, & Travis Barham (ADF), Dr. John Sanford, Dr. Corey Miller, Dr. Larry Baxter, and  more.

Includes FACULTY TRACK, Campus Ministry Track, Church/Ministry/Parent Track

Entire Ratio Christi Symposium for Non-Students (Sat. evening & Sun.) - [$110]  For Ratio Christi staff and leaders, pastors, the staff of other campus ministries, faculty/professors/teachers, ministry leaders, and lay people wanting to learn how to get involved in the apologetics movement. There will be sessions focused specifically on campus ministry and other sessions on various apologetics topics and implementation of apologetics into church and ministry settings.

*Price includes Saturday evening banquet, Sunday breakfast & lunch, and all conference sessions. Please note that this year rooms/lodging are NOT included in the registration prices. However, you are encouraged to stay at the conference center and you can book rooms in the "Hotel Accommodations" section of the registration page for a low price.

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Student Apologetics Weekend - Oct. 13 - 15 

Featuring J. P. Moreland, Timothy McGrew, Greg Koukl, Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Richard G. Howe, Dr. J. T. Bridges, actor Willie Herath, amd more

Students Only. College students or high school juniors and seniors. Students will select a topic of concentrated study for the weekend and spend extended time with top scholars in those fields. Please note that there will be NO Saturday afternoon Whitewater Center trip this year due to student participation in the extended Student Apologetics Weekend opportunity with NCCA. 

[$125]  Student Apologetics Weekend! Includes the NCCA conference PLUS the RC Student Retreat. 3 full days, Friday through Sunday and includes Saturday banquet, Sunday breakfast buffet & lunch - Save $25 of tickets purchased separately. Hotel purchased separately if needed. Register.

If attending Ratio Christi Student Retreat ONLY (Sat. evening thru Sun.) - [$99] * This option does not include NCCA. Includes Sat. Banquet, Sunday breakfast and lunch, and all sessions at RC Student Retreat. Please note that this year rooms/lodging are NOT included in the registration prices. However, you are encouraged to stay at the conference center and you can book rooms in the "Hotel Accommodations" section of the registration page for a low price.

If attending NCCA ONLY - [$45]  Student Early Bird Pricing; $55 after Aug. 1. Purchase on NCCA website. If you are also attending RC Symposium see below. 

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Lodging

Inexpensive lodging/rooms at the RC Symposium conference center are available for anyone attending or participating in some way in the Ratio Christi or National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) events from Wednesday, Oct. 11 through Monday, Oct.16th. Registration for Ratio Christi events is not necessary to book rooms. However, there are limited rooms, so they will be booked on a first come first serve basis. Symposium and student retreat attendees can also room elsewhere, though we highly encourage attendees to room in this location for convenience and fellowship. More Details and Location

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More information to be posted as it becomes available. Details such as specific speakers and topics subject to change without notice.

See "Additional Links" below for Student Retreat Information, Symposium Roster, detailed schedule, food menu, and accommodation information.

Additional Details

Time:
Friday: 5:00PM - 6:30PM; Saturday 12:00PM - 9:00PM; Sunday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Location Name:
Heritage International Ministries Conference Retreat Center
Address:
375 Starlight Drive

Fort Mill, South Carolina 29715
Phone:
(704) 763-3073
Admission Details:
Open to all

Purchase Here

For More Info:
carolanderson@ratiochristi.org
Additional Links
Registration Page/
Student Retreat Details (incl Topics/Speakers)/
Symposium Details (incl Topics/Speakers)/
Faculty Track Details (incl Topics/Speakers)/
Student Retreat Facebook Event Page/
Symposium Facebook Event Page/
Accommodations, Transportation, and General Schedule/
Food Menu/
National Conference on Christian Apologetics/
Related Organizations
Alliance Defending Freedom
Biola University - Apologetics
Ratio Christi
Southern Evangelical Seminary
Stand to Reason

Speaker Information

  • Aaron Marshall

    Aaron is the Chapter Director for the UNC Wilmington chapter of Ratio Christi and the Regional Director for the state of North Carolina. Aaron is also a licensed attorney in the state of North Carolina.

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  • Corey Miller

    Corey Miller is the President/CEO of Ratio Christi and has a PhD in philosophy and theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

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  • Devin & Melissa Pellew

    Devin has been involved in apologetics his entire life being born into a Mormon household that left Mormonism. He's taught on apologetics issues on national and local platforms.

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  • Eric Chabot

    Eric is the Chapter Director for The Ohio State University and a full time missionary with CJF Ministries.

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  • Greg Koukl

    Founder and President of Stand to Reason, host of weekly radio show, adjunct professor at Biola University, and nationally known speaker on Christian apologetics and evangelism.

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  • Greg Walker

    Greg is the Chapter Director for the ASU chapter of Ratio Christi

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  • J. P. Moreland

    J.P. Moreland is a professor, speaker, and author who integrates Philosophy and the Christian mind with strong Christian faith.

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  • Joe Whitchurch

    Joe is the Regional Director for Indiana.

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  • John Sanford

    John Sanford is a geneticist and the Ratio Christi Chapter Director at Geneseo University in New York.

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  • Larry Baxter

    Director of Ratio Christi Prof, Larry has a Ph.D. in Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, an M.Div., and is working towards a D.Min. in Transformational Leadership.

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  • Matt Schmidt

    Matt is the National Director of Chapter Formation as well as the Chapter Director at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Philosophy and Apologetics program at SES and is a regular national and international contributor to SES/TEAM's missions and outreach.

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  • Prem Isaac

    Prem Isaac became an evolutionist and an agnostic in His pre-teen years until he came to Christ in his junior year in college. Since 1998, Prem has taught Apologetics at churches and colleges across the United States and in India, South Africa, Norway and Qatar. His primary area of focus is the interface between Science and Faith. His background is in Physics, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

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  • Ross Hickling

    Ross is the Regional Director for North and South Carolina and functions as the chapter director for UNC Greensboro as well. Ross is also a retired law enforcement veteran of 26 years (U.S. Marshals Service) who is currently working on his PhD.

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  • Timothy J. McGrew, Ph.D.

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  • Tom Jaski

    Tom Jaski is the Chapter Director for Cape Fear Community College and Director of Ratio Christi College Prep in Wilmington.

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  • Travis Barham

    Travis Barham serves as litigation staff counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom.

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