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  • RC Chapter Director featured on Aramaic Broadcasting Network

    Adam Tucker, RC Chapter Director at UNC Greensboro, was featured in a March 2015 Aramaic Broadcasting Network discussion: "Why is 'Co-Exist' Wrong, and Jesus the only Way?" Among an illustrious group of apologists, Tucker speaks at about 14:39 and answers another question shortly after the 21 minute mark. ABN (also called "The Trinity Channel" but not to be confused with TBN) is a live-streaming network witnessing to the Arab world community about Jesus Christ as Savior.

  • Campus Renewal Ministries repeats support for Ratio Christi

    CampusRenewal.org has previously featured an article by RC's Julie Loos, Director of Boosters and Prayer, about how and why people can support Ratio Christi. More recently, they demonstrated their continued support for RC by publishing Loos' newer articles: On March 23, "Bringing Together" and on Feb. 17 "Ratio Christi and the Collegiate Day of Prayer" (the national day occurs on February 26) for all their subscribers. Campus Renewal is a ministry out of Austin, Texas, that has as its vision to cover college campuses with the Gospel and prayer. 

  • Tirzah Magazine features interview with RC Chapter Director at Rutgers

    March 2015 - Tirzah Magazine has featured "The Value of Apologetics: An Interview with Julie Miller," who is Ratio Christi's Chapter Director at Rutgers University. Tirzah is an online magazine for young Christian women embarking on college and career. It features articles, information and encouragement to help young ladies maintain their biblical principles amidst today's cultural confusion. Miller discusses what led her to RC and how the knowledge of apologetics that is dispensed within our chapters can lead to a deeper faith and confident, informed evangelism. Thanks to Tirzah for upholding and spreading godly standards. To read more, go to Tirzahmag.com.

  • Ratio Christi Gets Thumbs Up in Reasonable Faith's Newsletter

    Dr. William Lane Craig of the well-known apologetics organization Reasonable Faith gave kudos to the Ratio Christi chapter at Rutgers University after participating at a campus-wide event sponsored by RC. In his Reasonable Faith newsletter the month following the event (the newsletter also available by podcast), he noted the large capacity crowd, stated the question-peppered session was fun, and that RC had the ability to draw unbelievers as well as Christian students, yet the whole session remaining respectful, friendly and genuine. The topic was "The Existence of God and the Beginning of the Universe" where Craig was the keynote speaker. We thank leaders like Chapter Director Julie Miller and her students for pulling together events like this and making their mark on campus. 

  • "Thinking Christian" Blog Adds Exposure to Discriminatory incident at UNCW

    Feb. 2015 - The "Thinking Christian" Blog featured the Ratio Christi incident at UNCW that exposed intolerance toward Christian views on campus. Following suit to an article in Townhall.com by one of the college's conservative-thinking professors (see the coverage item cited directly below this one), Thinking Christian's Tom Gilson does his own analysis of why such bad behavior ensued from the campus crowd that claims to be the more tolerant and "open-minded." Gilson is co-editor of the book True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism and a member of Ratio Christi's national staff. 

  • UNCW Professor once again exposes intolerance toward Ratio Christi on Campus

    Earlier this month (see media entry citing February 2, 2015), we reported that Townhall.com writer Mike Adams had applauded Ratio Christi at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) for carrying the pro-life banner amidst opposition on campus. Adams is at it again. In a February 18 article, he exposes the new intolerance of those who say they champion "tolerance" for all.

    When invited by RC at UNCW to attend a lecture on abortion, the pro-abort powers-that-be on campus got together and sent a response rejecting the invitation. The rejection even includes a "threat of further action" if the mere act of invitation should occur again. Adams points out that in calling Ratio Christi closed-minded and narrow, these other groups do not even realize that it is themselves they are describing for refusing to even listen to a speaker, while RC members often attend opposing events.

    Adams not only writes for Townhall.com, but is himself a professor at UNCW who was previously retaliated against in 2006 by the school for expressing his Christian viewpoints. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals found the university guilty of denying him a promotion on that basis. Adams now freely voices his opinion while retaining his position at the university.

  • Discovery Institute Features a Ratio Christi Chapter Director's Article

    The Discovery Institute featured excerpts from a February 2015 article by RC's Chapter Director at the University of Washington, Timothy W. Foutz, in their Evolution News And Views periodical. Foutz's full article, originally posted at the RC website, was a response and rebuttal to a New York Times article by a professor at the same university entitled "God, Darwin and my Biology Class." In that article, evolutionary biologist and professor David P. Barash illustrates how he lobbies students in his class to believe Darwin's theory of evolution as fact and dispel theological arguments for a Divine Creator. 

    Casey Luskin, the writer of the piece at DI's Evolution News and Views, congratulates Foutz for aptly pointing out Barash's failure to define "evolution" and explain exactly why it conflicts with religion, and sites several informative passages from Foutz's article. We are proud to have Chapter Directors like Tim Foutz, who holds a M.A. in apologetics and is so able to respond to articles like Barash's, and also thankful to Luskin for keeping an eye peeled toward news that can be related to the Discovery Institute's purpose.

  • Ratio Christi Praised in Townhall.com Magazine

    Ratio Christi received glowing comments in a February 2, 2015 Townhall.com column by writer Mike Adams. Specifically, Adams said Ratio Christi dares to go where other college campus ministries don't tread. He was invited to speak at a pro-life event put on by our chapter at University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). Adams considers UNCW to be quite hostile to conservative causes, and appreciated the fact that RC at UNCW asked the campus Student Government Association to fund the event.

    "Apparently, hell did freeze over," Adams said, "The SGA did fully fund the event including an honorarium for yours truly." He predicted this would make campus liberals angry, as it is very common for student governments to deny funding to conservative club events. In fact, chapters of Christian clubs in various parts of the country are being "de-recognized" on campus and turned down for official recognition, including funding and the right to appear in forums with other student clubs. Further going against abortion rights activists on campus who objected to the event, Adams donated his honorarium to a pastor who is starting a Crisis Pregnancy Center.

    Thanks to our Chapter leaders at UNCW, Tom Jaski and Aaron Marshall, and their students for their courage in going against the tide. 

  • Campus Renewal Ministries features Ratio Christi article

    In December 2014, Campus Renewal Ministries featured our Prayer & Boosters Director Julie Loos' article "Christianity on Campus–Time for Our Voice to Be Heard" on their website. Loos talks about campus ministries working together, how Ratio Christi can help students on campus, and preparing for America's national Collegiate Day of Prayer which happens in February of each year. Since 1997, Campus Renewal Ministries has been an organization with a mission: To stimulate dialogue around the topics of unity, prayer, and missional communities on college campuses. CRM helps students and ministers see their campus as a mission field and develop specific strategies to reach every student with the gospel. 

  • Media Takes Notice of Ratio Christi's "De-Recognition" at San Jose State

    On December 4, 2014, we posted an article about how our chapter at San Jose State University has been "de-recognized" on campus because of our Christian principles. De-recognition means the Ratio Christi chapter would not be able to meet on campus, hold events or host tables on campus, get student funding or participate in student organization fairs, ceremonies, or training. Because Ratio Christi requires that chapter officers adhere to the Christian faith and biblical beliefs, the university considers us as "discriminatory." Some media outlets are sitting up and taking notice. Since then, our article has been cited and quoted with the addition of commentary by various outlet contributors at The Christian Post, The Global Dispatch, Free Republic, and various other online publications and blogs. We are grateful for all the coverage of this issue. As the article states, we are having legal counsel examine our options for action.

  • RC's President interviewed on Family Life Radio

    RC's President Rick Schenker was interviewed on Family Life Radio's program "Inside Out" with "A Faith That Sticks" – posted Nov. 18, 2014. He explores with host Martha Manikas-Foster how Ratio Christi students develop Critical Thinking skills and apply it to strengthening the basis for their faith personally, and with people of other worldviews. Read a great synopsis and hear the podcast. With over 70 radio outlets across New York and Pennsylvania plus online streaming and publications, Family Life has a mission to strengthen families and individuals through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Ratio Christi Sides Against Outrageous Abortion Campaign

    October 27, 2014 | Campus Reform, an online site for college news, has exposed a Mid-October event at The University of North Carolina's Wilmington campus. The event celebrated “abortion heroes,” including those who performed illegal abortions before legalization, and was sponsored by the school’s LGBTQIA Resource Office along with the Women’s Studies and Resource Center. The university also used taxpayer dollars to promote and hold this one-sided affair favoring abortion.

    Campus Reform interviewed students and faculty who spoke up against this event, including Madison Marston, student president of Ratio Christi's chapter at UNCW. Marston stated, "The LGBTQIA and [WSRC] have put on many events like this in the past using taxpayers’ dollars to not only bring awareness to the feminist movement but to campaign and celebrate abortion.” She also said the leaders of these groups never acknowledge the pro-life and adoption viewpoint. 

    Dr. Mike Adams, a criminology professor at UNCW, told Campus Reform that the school's consistent backing of only one side of this issue is a violation of a previous Supreme Court college decision, and expounded on more of the school's violations that favor the adamant abortion campaigners.

    We encourage our readers to take the time to read the story linked above as an example of the extreme liberal agendas being promoted at universities.   

  • David Limbaugh Endorses Ratio Christi on YouTube

    After speaking at our Annual Symposium Dinner on October 11, 2014 and spending time with our attending members and other presenters, David Limbaugh endorsed Ratio Christi on YouTube. He tells how important and impactful our training can be in today's culture. See the full video here at our President's Blog. Limbaugh, an attorney, is the author of the new book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel. 

  • RC's President Rick Schenker on "Beyond Words" with Dr. William Campbell

    Hear Ratio Christi's President Rick Schenker explain our Mission, what our students learn, and how they can relate it to today's cultural issues on "Beyond Words" radio program with Dr. William Campbell. The discussion took place live on October 6, 2014, in Hendersonville, N.C. and can now be heard online

  • Ratio Christi one of "Three Effective Apologetics Models for Motivation" on Apologetics.com

    Schenker was also featured talking about Ratio Christi on "3 Effective Apologetics Models for Your Motivation" at Apologetics.com Radio, September 27, 2014. We are thankful to host Jeremy Livermore for including Ratio Christi in this group of three apologetics movements, where he also interviewed Rodney Lake of Thinking Matters in New Zealand and David Illman of Christian Heritage at Cambridge University in the UK. Scroll down past the descriptions to the download, where you can fast-forward to RC's Schenker beginning at about 43 minutes. However, the other two gentlemen also have very good insight into Western civilization's current cultural void of truth and the need for Christian apologetics.

  • RC Boosters' Director Julie D. Loos Talks with Stand To Reason's Greg Koukl

    Julie D Loos, Director of Ratio Christi's Boosters division, was interviewed Sept. 30, 2014 by Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason on his radio broadcast. Koukl and his ministry have been longtime front-runners in the apologetics movement. He is the author of the popular Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions among other books. Julie and Greg chatted live at his California radio station. This interview is now available by podcast or MP3 at STR.org: Scroll down on this page to listen. 

  • Article about Ratio Christi in Salvo Magazine

    Salvo Magazine featured an article about Ratio Christi in their Fall 2014 issue. "Reason Renaissance: Ratio Christi" by writer Terrell Clemmons discusses the foundation of Ratio Christi, how we started, and the exponential factor involved in creating new evangelists through teaching apologetics on college campuses. Clemmons relates an incident where Rich Porter, Director of our chapter at Middlesex Community College, stood up after a Sunday matinee showing of the movie "God's Not Dead" and invited audience members to get familiar with Ratio Christi! Salvo is a Christian magazine which readers receive by subscription. 

  • RC President Rick Schenker Interviewed on BBN Radio Network

    Go to this MP3 interview to hear RC's President, Rick Schenker, discuss Ratio Christi with Bible Broadcasting Network's host Hank Farrior on "Weekend Connection" from 9/13/14. This was broadcast across BBN's network of stations. Thanks to Hank and BBN Manager Jason Padgett for giving Rick a chance to explain what we do at Ratio Christi.

  • Ratio Christi Revisits Called2Action Radio Show

    Earlier this year, RC President Rick Schenker was interviewed on Called2Action Radio by Ben LaCorte who was sitting in for regular host Steve Noble (see a previous entry below). C2A was so impressed with Ratio Christi's mission that Noble wanted a chance to re-interview Schenker himself. This time, they were joined by Josh McDowell, a forerunner of the apologetics movement and author of such best-selling books as More than a Carpenter and Evidence That Demands a Verdict. McDowell revealed how excited he was to be the Keynote Speaker at the culminating Dinner during RC's upcoming Annual Symposium and Student Retreat (Oct 10-12, 2014). He described his relationship with Ratio Christi:

    "Well my relationship with them is that I’m one of their biggest fans. I thank God for Intervarsity, Navigators, Cru—whom I’m with. And boy, do I thank God for Ratio Christi because they have that enthusiasm, they have that intellectual know how and knowledge to pass on the why’s of our faith to students. I believe they are doing something that is not really being done in the universities right now by anyone else. And I want to be behind it."

    It's not too late to hear this great interview! Listen to the podcast by clicking here  - September 23, 2014, "Teaching Christian Students to Think with Ratio Christi."

  • RC's President Interviewed on Called2Action Internet Radio Show

    RC's President Rick Schenker was interviewed on the Called2Action streaming radio program on July 18, 2014. Here's the podcast, scroll down to July 18, "Reaching College Kids with Biblical Truth": Rick spoke with Ben LaCorte who was standing in for the regular host, Steve Noble, and explained Ratio Christi and the importance of such a mission as ours. Called2Action comes out of Raleigh, N.C. on 1030 AM and out of Charlotte on 105.7 FM, and has been on the air in various formats since 1997.