Ratio Christi's Fourth Annual
Benefit Banquet, Symposium, & Student Retreat
Featuring Josh McDowell (Keynote) and David Limbaugh
Banquet: 6:30pm, Oct. 11
Entire Ratio Christi Student Retreat (Saturday afternoon thru Sunday) - [$199] *Students Only. College students or high school juniors and seniors. Price includes: Saturday lunch, Saturday afternoon activity at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, evening banquet with Josh McDowell, Saturday night accommodations, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, and all student conference activities and mentoring groups. Students will select an topic of concentrated study for the weekend and spend extended time with top scholars in those fields.
Entire Ratio Christi Symposium for Non-Students (Saturday Evening & Sunday) - [$150] *Non-students only. For Ratio Christi staff and leaders, pastors, staff of other campus ministries, faculty/professors/teachers, ministry leaders, and lay people wanting to learn how to get involved in the apologetics movement. Price includes: Saturday evening banquet with Josh McDowell, Saturday night accommodations, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, and all adult conference activities/lectures. 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.
Keynote speaker for Saturday night Ministry Building and Benefit Dinner: Josh McDowell
Listen to a challenging talk from one of the pioneers in the apologetics movement. Josh McDowell came to Christ in college after being an agnostic and trying to discredit the truth of Christianity. The overwhelming evidence for the Bible and Christ's resurrection convinced him that following Christ was reasonable. Since then he has addressed more than 25 million people, giving over 26,000 talks in 125 countries, and has written or co-authored 138 books including New Eveidence that Demands a Verdict and More Than a Carpenter which sold over 15 million copies.
Also speaking: David Limbaugh
Limbaugh's book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, has just been released. In Jesus on Trial New York Times bestselling author David Limbaugh applies his lifetime of legal experience to a unique new undertaking: making a case for the gospels as hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus Christ. Limbaugh, a practicing attorney and former professor of law, approaches the canonical gospels with the same level of scrutiny he would apply to any legal document and asks all the necessary questions about the story of Jesus told through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. His analysis of the texts becomes profoundly personal as he reflects on his own spiritual and intellectual odyssey from determined skeptic to devout Christian. Ultimately, Limbaugh concludes that the words Christians have treasured for centuries stand up to his exhaustive inquiry—including his examination of historical and religious evidence beyond the gospels—and thereby affirms Christian faith, spirituality, and tradition.
Unless you are only attending the Saturday evening banquet, all Symposium and Student Retreat attendees will stay at the conference center. See details here.
More information to be posted as it becomes available. Details such as specific speakers and topics subject to change without notice.
See links below for Student Retreat Information, Symposium Roster, detailed schedule, food menu, and accommodation information.
Dr. Bridges grew up in Iowa where he did his undergraduate work. After Seminary, realizing the role that philosophy plays in apologetics, he went on to graduate and doctoral work in philosophy. Dr. Bridges teaches graduate level courses in Philosophy and Systematic Theology at Southern Evangelical Seminary; he has studied Christian apologetics and philosophy for over 15 years.Learn More
Former cold-case homocide detective who has used his investigative skills to determine and defend the truth of ChristianityLearn More
John Sanford is a geneticist and the Ratio Christi Chapter Director at Geneseo University in New York.Learn More
John is an American lawyer, apologist, and international speaker, and holds four earned degrees. He formerly co-hosted the nationally-syndicated radio show the Bible Answerman with the late Walter Martin. Dr. Stewart served as professor of law and apologetics at Simon Greenleaf University in America, was a Director of the Christian Research Institute, and is authored of several books and articles.Learn More
Dr. Joseph Bergeron is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist who publishes evaluations on the cause of Jesus's death.Learn More
Ground breaker and pioneer in the apologetics movement. Prolific author and speaker.Learn More
Michael is the Director of Ratio Christi College Prep program for high school students.Learn More
Mitzi Fields speaks at women's conferences, small forums, and has sat on various Q & A panels on apologetic topics through the National Apologetics Training Center.Learn More
Conference/Seminar Speaker; Author of "Apologetics for the Rest of Us."Learn More
Simon Brace is Regional Director, South Africa & RC International Chapter Development, and a member of the Ratio Christi Board of Directors.Learn More
Founder and President of the National Apologetics Training Center.Learn More
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