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    Ratio Christi Associate Releases Apologetics Curriculum for Tweens

    Tom Griffin, project manager for Ratio Christi's Truth Matters TV show, has taken his 13 years of experience teaching fifth grade Sunday School in his local church and developed it into a published curriculum for use by homeschool teachers, parents, grandparents, and Sunday School teachers.  The one-year curriculum includes weekly scripture and apologetics lessons.  The Leader's Guide is an essential tool for getting the most out of the study which is available for fifth through eighth graders.  For downloadable samples of each grade, go to this link where you will also find information on ordering.

    Ratio Christi to Provide Apologetics Resources on Major Motion Picture App

    Kevin and Sam Sorbo are teaming up with Sean Hannity to produce a faith-based filmed.  Let There Be Light​ will arrive in theaters on Oct. 27.  Sam Sorbo has invited Ratio Christi to provide apologetics related material for the movie app in hopes of answering movie goers' initial inquiries into Christianity.  Ratio Christi has called on its partnerships with The Poached Egg, Mama Bear Apologetics, and our own Truth Matters television show to provide material for the app.  Stay tuned for more information when the movie and the app release.

    RC at U of TN Knoxville 8/18/17 event promoted in Local Newspaper!

    An August 18, 2017 event led by our RC chapter at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville was promoted in a nice article in the Blount County newspaper, The Daily Times. Chapter Director Anna Rose Kitko would speak about "Defending the Faith" at the Blount County Library.

    Summer classes continue!

    Defending the Truth of Christianity, apologetic class, will continue each Sunday evening until further notice. The classes are held in Scott Depot at the Devonshire subdivision clubhouse. The topics vary, and the class starts at 6:30 pm. For more information contact John Mays at 304-688-8856 or johnmays@ratiochristi.org.

    Ice Cream Social - Thursday, Sept 14 - 7pm

    Come join us for coffee and ice cream sundaes and to hear one of Montana State University's Christian professors share their world view. Casual, yet informative.

    Thursday, September 14th, 2017

    7pm - 8:30 pm at E-Free Church (West Entrance)

    FSU Chapter Director to be heard on Local and Streaming Radio!

    Our Chapter Director Ken Klos at FSU will be heard in an interview on Tallahassee's own Wave 94.1 FM and straming on their website Wednesday August 9 at 5:00 pm, with repeats of the program on:

    Thursday, Aug. 10 at 12:15 p.m.
    Friday, Aug. 11 at 3 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 13 at 4:30 p.m.
    Monday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.

    You can listen in the Tallahassee area on 94.1 FM, or from anywhere on Wave94.com, or with the free Wave 94 apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, or the TuneIn app.

    Greetings with Photos and Videos from our International Team in South Africa! May, 2017

    Simon Brace is Regional Director of Ratio Christi in South Africa where he also serves as RC's Chapter Director at the North West University in Potchefstroom. We've previously brought you news of their 2016 Symposium and the establishment of the chapter at North West as well as the one at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch. Brace now announces that two more chapters are on the move, and the 2017 Symposium is coming up in July. There's an opportunity to work with our team. See the full article and photos here!

    Join Us At Ratio Christi UAB

    So many students are wondering about the BIG questions of life. 

    • "Why am I here?" 

    • "What is the 'good' life?"

    • "Am I a good person?"

    • "Is there a God out there somewhere?"

    If you are a student who wants to discuss how we can find reasonable answers to these questions then join us for a weekly discussion beginning in August.  

    Join Us At Ratio Christi UAB

    So many students are wondering about the BIG questions of life.

    • "Why am I here?"

    • "What is the 'good' life?"

    • "Am I a good person?"

    • "Is there a God out there somewhere?"

    If you are a student who wants to discuss how we can find reasonable answers to these questions then join us for a weekly discussion beginning in August.

    Announcing the 2017 Symposium Faculty Track

    The Ratio Christi Symposium in October in Charlotte, NC will feature a track designed just for faculty. The focus of the track will be the why and how of bridging the gap between Christ and the Campus. What is the role of the professor? What are different approaches to living out this role? What are the key factors to emphasize, avoid, and implement? This track will feature a high level of interaction with other professors, and with several speakers and panelists.  Check it out and register.

    Keep in touch over the summer!

    Hey everyone things are a little bit slower over this summer, but please keep up to date with events that we are doing over the summer on our Facebook group page!

    Summer apologetics classes!

    John Mays will be conducting apologetic classes, on a variety of topics, every other week beginning June 4th during the summer! For more information, and a list of topics, please visit our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/RatioChristiMarshall/

    Ratio Christi to Exhibit at Major Grandparenting Conference in November

    Ratio Christi has joined the list of exhibitors for the 2017 Legacy Coalition's Grandparenting Summit. Our representatives will be interacting at this national conference for today’s Christian grandparents who want to be inspired and equipped to pass their faith on to their grandchildren. In growing numbers over recent decades, grandparents are raising or helping to raise their grandchildren and can play an influential role in these young lives. This will be the second year for this conference, which is a ministry of Awana International. Grandparents and church leaders are invited to attend, November 2-4 at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. See more about the Conference and how to register.

    Sign Up for a Summer Term at the Oxford Study Centre in England

    The Oxford Study Centre has joined Ratio Christi. Sign up now to study abroad in Oxford this summer.

    Another semester comes to an end...

    We held our final meeting with a huge event outside the student center on April 20th! Look for us at your local church and freshman orientation over the summer. See you in the Fall!

    Meeting cancelled

    Our regularly scheduled meeting for this Thursday is cancelled due to our outreach event the same day from 12-3pm! Join us there for Live music, free food, drinks, and other giveaways!

    Ratio Christi's "Truth Matters" Begins on All NRBTV Outlets April 8, 2017

    PRESS RELEASE -- Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance announces an agreement with NRBTV for the RC-TV streaming/satellite show, “Truth Matters” to begin airing weekly on NRBTV on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:30 PM Eastern, 7:30 PM Pacific. This includes nationwide viewing on DIRECTV channel 378 in the U.S.

    RC-TV’s “Truth Matters” began airing on various streaming and satellite stations in January 2017. The program is dedicated to providing believers and skeptics with the evidence for the Christian worldview. It is a weekly show appealing to a wide audience: from parents, pastors and lay people, to high school and college students, to university professors. “Truth Matters” is the broadcast outreach of Ratio Christi.

    About Ratio Christi: RC is a non-denominational, non-profit global movement with more than 200 boots-on-the-ground college and university chapters and high school clubs equipping students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ. RC also has a special outreach to professors with a goal of bringing a “renaissance of Christian thinking” and consideration of the Christian worldview back into academia.

    RC meetings provide a safe and charitable venue for atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and adherents to any religion to investigate the claims of Christianity, discuss religious beliefs, and seek truth without fearing reprisal.

    About NRBTV: NRBTV is a Christian TV channel headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. It is seen nationwide on DIRECTV and select broadcast affiliates. The channel is also streamed worldwide on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV (fourth generation) streaming players, via a free mobile app, and online streaming. NRBTV is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization reaching a global audience 24 hours a day with thought-provoking, Christ-centered programming. 

    President/CEO of Ratio Christi Dr. Corey Miller:
    "We are very grateful for NRBTV giving us the opportunity to expand our ministry of equipping people with reasons to follow Jesus in an increasingly skeptical world.”

    NRBTV Senior Director of Programming, Arline Bell:
    “NRBTV is excited to be adding this resourceful apologetics program to our lineup. Our viewers look to us for this type of educational content and we are honored that Ratio Christi has chosen to partner with us.”

    See the "Truth Matters" Promo Video on the NRBTV website. Members of the media can arrange interviews with Dr. Miller or other Ratio Christi spokespersons by contacting Sheryl Young, Media Outreach Coordinator, sherylyoung@ratiochristi.org or (813) 486-8594.

    Mark Phillips to present on "Natural Law"

    Mark is an educator and designer. He teaches Christian Counseling at Tri State Bible College, and currently has an international client base for his graphic design work for publishers. Mark resides in Proctorville, Ohio, where he leads an apologetics group for high school students at his church, teaches adult Sunday school, and leads regular Bible studies on matters such as apologetics, church history, and hermeneutics. 

    Mark will be teaching on the subject of Natural Law - What Paul uses in Romans 1-2 to establish the guilt of the gentiles. His discussion Includes a discussion of objective morality, especially a close look at Nuremberg. 

    Marks education includes: 

    Southern Evangelical Seminary, Pursuing D.Min. Apologetics

    Luther Rice University & Seminary, MDiv Apologetics (2014)

    Liberty Theological Seminary, M.A.R., Biblical Studies (2008)

    The Ohio State University, B.S., Industrial Design (1985)

    The meeting is free to everyone and will be stremed live on Facebook at 6:30 pm Thursday, April 13th.

    Buddhist to present at Ratio Christi meeting "Live"!

    Next Thursday, Adam Hamby, a professing Buddhist, will be presenting what he has titled "Polar Opposites: Comparing morality in Christianity and Buddhism." The event will be streamed "live" on Facebook. Adam is a junior at Marshall University majoring in Psychology. This presentation is part of our regular meeting in room 2W37 upstairs at the Memorial Student Center. Everyone is welcome to attend or watch live on the Ratio Christi Marshall University Facebook page.

    Student to lead "Live" Facebook class!

    In an attempt to strengthen the follower, reach the lost and change culture, Jon Muncy, a sophomore at Marshall University, and treasurer of Ratio Christi, will present Did Jesus really Rise from the Dead! Muncy, a native of Kermit WV, will be live at approximately 7:00 pm Thursday, March 30th! This is a free presentation and part of the mission of Ratio Christi in training ambassadors for Christ. Tune in to the Ratio Christi at Marshall University Facebook page to see how God is moving in this movement on the campus of Marshall University and beyond! www.facebook.com/ratiochristimarshall