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  • Sean McDowell Interviews RCCP Director Michael C. Sherrard

    Sean McDowell has come into his own as a Christian apologist, following in the footsteps of his father, Josh McDowell. Both have a heart for keeping Christian young people on the path of their faith amidst great secular opposition which influences our students and causes "youth flight" from churches. In this interview on his blog, Sean talks with Ratio Christi's Michael C. Sherrard about why he wrote the book Relational Apologetics: Defending the Christian Faith with Holiness, Respect and Truth (Kregel, 2015) and how this advice can help Christians share their faith through the historical, scientific and philosophical evidence for the Bible which apologetics teaches. Sherrard is RC's Director of RCCP - apologetics "college prep-style" for high school students. If Sherrard's book is ordered through Amazon's Smile program (with any user's regular Amazon sign-on), a small portion of the sale is donated back to Ratio Christi.  

  • Dr. Richard Land interviews Ratio Christi President Corey Miller

    Dr. Richard Land is president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, where Ratio Christi was originally conceived in 2008. Land's regular, popular radio broadcast is normally only a two minute Christian feature, but he recently took the time to do a special edition interview with our President Corey Miller. This is a thirty-five minute discussion of what Ratio Christi does, today's current academic secular environment which affects Christian students, and our new outreach to professors - "RC Prof." The interview is now available as an mp3  or podcast.

  • RC's Corey Miller, Julie Loos appear on "The One Minute Apologist"

    Ratio Christ President Corey Miller and our Director of Women and Prayer Julie D. Loos were interviewed by Bobby Conway, widely known for his quick 1-or-so minute streaming interview program, "The One Minute Apologist." Conway, Miller and Loos met during the National Conference on Christian Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary in October, 2015. Miller and Conway did two short video episodes, "What is Ratio Christi?" and "Why is Apologetics Important to College Students?" The former can be seen at YouTube or both videos can be watched, labeled episode 801 and 803, at The One Minute Apologist website video page. Loos covered "How Moms can Get Engaged in Apologetics" (YouTube) labeled episode 842 at Conway's website.

  • RC Student at Rutgers Gets a Voice in the College Newspaper

    A student from the Ratio Christi chapter at Rutgers University had the chance to voice a rebuttal to an earlier column in the school's newspaper, the Daily Targum. Jordan Karausky, our student who majors in philosophy and history, wrote his October 2015 opinion piece entitled "Christianity helps to convey what science fails to explain" in response to the Targum's regularly featured reporter, Jonathan Finnerty, who had claimed in a September article that Christian faith and true "reason" could not be merged as companions. Finnerty, whose bi-monthly column is titled "Waxing Philosophical," had written his post after seeing Ratio Christi's table at an Involvement Fair on campus. He concluded that stories written by men reflect the yearning to believe that God exists. But thanks to RC student Karausky, things were put in proper perspective with his rebuttal post which concluded there is enough existing evidence to make believing in God a "reasonable" position. 

  • Ratio Christi's Tony Gurule Speaks in Video Series for Outreach to Arabic Peoples

    Tony Gurule, RC's Assistant Director of Chapter Formation and Social Media & IT Specialist, is fast becoming one of RC's experts on Islamic issues. While working through his Certificate in Islamic Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary, he appeared in a series of October 2015 videos which streamed on the internet on the ABNsat's 'Trinity Channel' (www.TrinityChannel.com). It is a Christian outreach to Muslims and all Arabic people groups, and the series was broadcast on the station's only program to be in English. Of the four sessions, some of Gurule's most informative interactions come in these videos which can now be found on YouTube: "Beliefs of Islam" in which he speaks at the 11, 32 and 55 minute marks for several minutes each, and "Problems in Qu'ran" where he is also sourced for information throughout the program. UPDATE: See Gurule's latest appearance on the Trinity Channel, "Revealing the Jihad and Terrorism of Islam." November, 2015.  

  • RC President Corey Miller Featured in Biola University Newsletter

    Our President Corey Miller, PhD, is featured in the Fall 2015 issue of Biola University's "With All Your Mind" Newsletter. "WAYM" is a publication of Biola's Talbot School of Theology from which Dr. Mller received his masters in philosophy. The publication announces Talbot's pride in the rise of one of their alumni to this RC position, stating "Dr. Miller has the skills and expertise to take Ratio Christi to new levels of effectiveness," and that as a pastor, professor, lecturer and evangelist he is extremely well-suited to this ministry. Thank you, Biola, Talbot and WAYM.

  • RC's Ohio State University Director Interviewed in Podcast for Dallas Theological Seminary

    Our Chapter Director Eric Chabot from Ohio State University was interviewed in this September, 2015 podcast for Dallas Theological Seminary. Host Darrell Bock interviews key apologetics experts in the podcast series "The Table" for DTS' Hendricks Center for Christian Studies and Cultural Engagement. Bock and Chabot discussed intellectual challenges on college campuses in accepting God's existence and Christianity as truth. Chabot also specializes in Jewish objections to Jesus, and Bock is the author of many in-depth studies of the gospels and the history of Jesus. Take the opportunity to see the full YouTube video here.

  • Media Coverage of RC in the Philippines Goes Viral

    Ratio Christi's Philippines Team completed the Second Annual RC Apologetics Academy and Conference in Manila in June, 2015. Thanks to a compelling photo posted online, an article was published at WheninManila.com. The photo and interview feature a medical student who is an RC member at the University of the Philippines in Manila. On Facebook, the photo garnered over 6,900 hits before the Conference was over. The internet media in the Philippines is viewed by over ten million people. Because the photo and article went viral, one of our U.S. leaders who is working for us in the Philippines, John Phillip Pesebre, was invited to host a radio broadcasting slot on Manila’s only Christian radio station.

  • Ratio Christi highlighted in American Family Association Journal

    In a feature article entitled "Campus Culture Special Ops," The American Family Association Journal for July 2015 highlights Ratio Christi. Reporter Stacy Long interviews RC President Corey Miller and three students from our clubs at various universities. Miller explains our strategies to address the challenges of extreme political correctness in academic environments, and the students explain how RC has helped them, through apologetics, to develop stronger evangelism and conversation techniques and to strengthen their own walks with the Lord. 

  • Called2Action Radio's Steve Noble interviews RC Reps on Newly Syndicated Show

    "Called2Action" radio host Steve Noble has interviewed representatives from Ratio Christi twice before. Now, recently syndicated on USA Radio Networks, Noble hosted Michael C. Sherrard of our College Prep division and Curtis Hrischuk, chapter director of RC at North Carolina State University, on June 30, 2015. The topic this time was "Teaching Church Kids How to Think" in order to keep them from falling prey to the liberal and atheistic culture on college campuses. This may stop the flow of youth exodus from the church and their Bible-based faith. We thank Noble for his support of Ratio Christi through giving us repeated airtime on the program. Due to his new syndication on more than 30 nationwide stations beside his earlier North Carolina area affiliates, Sherrard and Hrischuk were heard far and wide. 

  • RC Staff member's Culture-Challenging Book published by Kregel

    Relational Apologetics: Defending the Christian Faith with Holiness, Respect, and Truth by Director of Ratio Christi's College Prep division, Michael C. Sherrard, was released through Kregel Publications on June 27, 2015. Sherrard had self-published an earlier edition and was signed by Kregel for this second edition with new chapters on how Christians may address the current liberal culture through the use of apologetics. The release came one day after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country. Sherrard had already re-written his chapter on truth to reflect "our culture's use of right and wrong, particularly in LGBT issues, and how we can leverage that to raise questions like the origin and basis of human rights," he says. The book is available at the Kregel link on the title above, at AmazonSmile.com where a portion of the proceeds are donated back to our ministry at Ratio Christi, and at most other booksellers. 

  • RC's Julie D. Loos Featured in Missouri Baptist Convention's Apologetics Newsletter

    Earlier this year, we announced that Ratio Christi's Prayer and Boosters Director, Julie D. Loos, was named as the first female member of the Missouri Baptist Convention's newly created Apologetics Network. The MBC has now created an Apologetics Newsletter and the July 2015 issue features a profile of Loos where she talks about how she discovered apologetics and her involvement with RC and Moms in Prayer International. We thank the Lord for this recognition.

  • Ratio Christi Student Featured on Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl

    Ryan Moore, an outstanding Ratio Christi student from Tennessee Tech, was interviewed on Stand to Reason by Greg Koukl. Moore, now at Frank Turek's CrossExamined Instructors Academy, talks with Koukl about the hard cultural issues of our day and more. Click here and scroll down to "Ryan Moore" Tuesday June 2, 2015 to listen. RC previously featured Moore in a website article about how he made influential inroads with atheists on campus. 

  • Ratio Christi Spotlighted on Mars Hill Radio Network

    Julie D. Loos, RC's Boosters Director, had the chance to talk about Ratio Christi's mission and vision not once, not twice, but three times on the Mars HIll Radio Network in May of 2015. In three five-minute spotlights which were aired three days in a row, Loos spoke with host Dan Dunn and gave the particulars of how people can get involved in helping to spread the word about RC's apologetics clubs on college campuses. MP3's are coming soon so our readers can listen. The Mars Hill Network streams Christian topics on the internet and broadcasts on radio stations within concentrated areas of New York and nearby regions of Canada. UPDATE: In June 2015, RC's International Director John Stewart was featured on Mars Hill's "Open Mic" Friday night program. He made listeners aware of the denial of free religious speech on college campuses and spoke with Dunn about other challenges for Christians in today's politically correct culture.

  • Ratio Christi Listed as Great Apologetics Resource by Author/Apologist J. Warner Wallace

    In a May 2015 post at his "Cold Case Christianity" website, J. Warner Wallace mentioned Ratio Christi as one of the best Christian case-making apologetics ministries to be active on Twitter. Stating that he is a big fan of Twitter and scans an average of 400 blogs on a daily basis, Wallace created his own criteria for great content shared on Twitter and included RC among other accolades. Our Director of RCCP (College Prep) Michael C. Sherrard's own Twitter page also made the list. Wallace's experience as an atheist cold case homicide detective led him to accept the Lord when he applied his investigation skills to the gospels. He recently followed up his best-selling book Cold Case Christianity with a new book, God's Crime Scene. Twitter is the second most populated and utilized social media website on the Internet, next only to Facebook.

  • RC's John Stewart heard Nationwide on "The Christian Worldview"

    Ratio Christi's International Director, John Stewart, had the opportunity to explain our Mission and Vision on "The Christian Worldview" with host David Wheaton, author of the book University of Destruction: Your Game Plan for Spiritual Victory on Campus, Wheaton's program is broadcast on over 250 radio stations and streams on the internet. Stewart and Wheaton also discussed legal challenges to Christian free speech being experienced by students on college campuses, and how learning apologetics such as taught by Ratio Christi can have a great impact. Stewart is also an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Hear the podcast at the first link above.     

  • RC Colorado Event Reported on Examiner.com, picked up by Google Alerts

    "Think Week," an event in Golden, Colorado sponsored by three Ratio Christi Chapters was covered by Denver's Christian Perspectives Examiner Shawn Mathis. This report was then circulated on Google News Alerts. Our chapters from Colorado School of Mines, Portland State University and San Jose State University hosted speakers including Christian apologists Hugh Ross of Reasons to Believe and Michael Behe, author of Darwin's Black Box during the last week of April 2015 and turnout was excellent. The event was a spinoff after the success of a similar event earlier that month in Portland, Oregon where all three chapters had also participated.

  • Ratio Christi‚Äôs Julie Loos announced as a member of Missouri Baptist Convention's Apologist Panel

    The Pathway, the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Newspaper, has announced Julie D. Loos, RC’s Boosters and Prayer Director, as the first female member of their newly created Apologetics Network.

    "Our vision is to equip every Missouri Baptist to defend the Christian faith with gentleness and respect according to 1 Peter 3:15-16," says Rob Phillips, MBC’s network coordinator and apologetics strategist. 1 Peter 3:15 is also Ratio Christi’s signature verse.

    Loos, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, is also a member of the International Society of Women in Apologetics. We are thankful to have her as one of our spokespersons.

  • Ratio Christi chapter receives coverage on local TV station

    WECT-TV (channel 6) in Wilmington, North Carolina reported what they called a "controversial” display being featured on campus by the Ratio Christi chapter and College Republicans at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). The display boards presented by the two groups were featured April 8 and 9, 2015, and are from the Genocide Awareness Project, a project of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. The news report acknowledges the display has been shown more than 200 times at nearly 75 universities across the nation, and is known for its graphic imagery lending credence to the humanity of unborn babies. Our chapter at UNCW consistently stands for the truth about abortion from a pro-life viewpoint.

  • Geneseo State University Newspaper Covers Ratio Christi Event on Campus

    The Ratio Christi chapter at the Geneseo State University of New York hosted an event which received coverage in The Lamron, the school’s newspaper. In March 2015, the RC chapter brought in speaker Paul Nelson, one of the founders of the Intelligent Design theory. The newspaper credits Ratio Christi for providing a space in which faith can be better analyzed and understood. Several chapter members were positively quoted in the article and turnout for the event was good.