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    New Semester!

    We are gearing up for a new semester and welcoming 2019. Come join us as we tackle numerous topics from the reliability of the New Testament, the resurrection of Jesus, the differences in churches and religions, and many more! Wednesdays at 8:00pm. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates!

    Spring semester meetings!

    Our first meeting of the spring semester will be held Janusry 17th at 7"00 pm! We meet in the student resource center, upstairs in the student center, every Thursday. This semester we are focusing on science with such topics as Philosophy of Science, what science can and can't answer and Methodological Naturalism. Check our Facebook page or twitter each week for what topic will be discussed.

    The Ultimate Debate: Does God Exist?

    On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in the Community Arts auditorium on the Main Campus of Wayne State University, two WSU professors debated the question, "Does God Exist?"


    On the PRO side, Prof. Abert Spalding provided evidence for the existence of God. Dr. Spalding teaches in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and serves as faculty advisor and chapter director of Ratio Christi at Wayne State University.
     

    On the CON side, Prof. Bruce Russell argued against the existence of God, especially in light of the excessive unnecessary suffering that too often occurs in our world. Dr. Russell teaches in the Philosophy Department at Wayne State, where he formerly served as department chair.
     

    There are a couple of versions of the debate out on YouTube, but the best one (which shows the Powerpoint slides the best) is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXUEMEL2e08

    RC International 2018 Year-End Report and Photos

    See the Ratio Christi Blog article and Photos about our International activities in 2018!

    Coming Spring 2019!

    Ratio Christ at WVU currently plans to begin regular meetings during the Spring semester 2019! Join us as we Defend the Truth of Christianity! Times and days TBA!

    Hear our Rutgers Chapter Director in this "Stand Up for the Truth" Radio Interview

    Rutgers' Chapter Director, Vas Avramidis told about his return to Christianity after journeys through atheism and exploring other faiths, how he discovered apologetics, and why he feels strongly about the need for apologetics studies at the university level. With added conversation about whether man is "made in the image of God," hear him in this October 24, 2018 podcast interview on "Stand Up for the Truth" streaming Radio. 

    Ratio Christi Chapter at KSU wins Settlement in Restrictive “Speech Zones” case

    PRESS RELEASE

    INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., October 22, 2018 – Through a lawsuit last February, the Kennesaw State University chapter of Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance has prompted KSU to change its “speech zones” policies. On several occasions, KSU had relegated Ratio Christi’s pro-life displays to be presented in a “speech zone” that made up less than 0.08 percent of the 405-acre campus, stating the subject was “controversial,” and denying the use of other available space on campus. See the entire Press Release here.

    Apologetics on the Campus of Wayne State University

    Thank you for your interest in Ratio Christi at Wayne State University!

    Ratio Christi is a Christian critical thinking club that specializes in apologetics, that is, on considering the truth claims of the Christian faith. We create a safe space for open discussions and friendly debates about faith, science and related topics. Christians, atheists, Muslims, students of other faiths (and of no faith) and skeptics bring much to these discussions.

    Our goal is for each of us to learn from each other.

    For more information or to receive an invitation to be our guest at a Brainstorming Breakfast (breakfast provided), email us at wsu@ratiochristi.org. Let us know who you are and your interest in apologetics! Note: Brainstorming breakfast invitations are limited to currently enrolled Wayne State University students (graduate or undergraduate).

    When & Where

    Join us for our weekly apologetics study!

    University Church - 1201 O St. Lincoln Ne, 68508

    Wednesdays 8pm

    Fall semester meetings!

    Our fall semester meetings begin during the first week of classes, on August 23rd at 7:00 pm! We meet weekly upstairs at the student center in the student resource center. Everyone is welcome!

    Latest Legatus Christi Recipient Chosen!

    The Legatus Christi award was made in memory of Jordan slusher, a UNC Charlotte student who died do to a hiking accident in 2012. Jordan was a leader in the Ratio Christi chapter at his university. His motto was "win the person, not the argument". Ratio Christi awards this to other students like Jordan. Today that student is Ben Williamson.

    Click here to read our interview with Ben.

    Winthrop School TV program interviews RC!

    Winthrop's Campus TV program, "Winthrop Close-Up," did a short but terrific interview with our apologetics students and chapter co-director Devin Pellew, during a session. See the video here.

    Ratio Christi Chapter Sues Kennesaw State Univ. for Sending Pro-life Display to Tiny 'Speech Zone'

    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: ADF Media Relations, 480-444–0020, www.adfmedia.org/home/connect

    INDIAN TRAIL, N.C., Feb. 22, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance's chapter at Kennesaw State University filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday (February 20, 2018) to challenge policies that officials used to relegate its pro-life display to a "speech zone" that makes up less than 0.08 percent of the 405-acre campus.

    "Public universities are supposed to be the marketplace of ideas, where all ideas are welcome, not just those that university bureaucrats consider acceptable," said Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Travis Barham, one of the attorneys representing Ratio Christi. "Kennesaw State allows officials to quarantine any student speech they deem 'controversial'—including a pro-life display—to a tiny, difficult-to-access part of campus. But the First Amendment prohibits universities from restricting where students can speak."

    See the entire Press Release here.

    Apologists Needed! We're Hiring!

    Please contact John Mays at johnmays@ratiochristi.org, 304-688-8856 or the following website for more information:

    https://ratiochristi.org/partners/apologists-needed

    Apologists Need! We're Hiring!

    Please contact John Mays johnmays@ratiochristi.org, call 304-688-8856, or visit the following website for more information.

    https://ratiochristi.org/partners/apologists-needed

    Texas Regional Meeting 2018

    MARY JO SHARP is our speaker Feb 3rd at the Regional Meeting in College Station. 

    Regional meeting announcement

    Call DW 936-294-1529 to RSVP your spot. AWESOME ! 

    Apologists need! We're hiring!

    WVU is an active chapter, but needs leadership! Call or message me at johnmays@ratiochristi.org/304-688-8856.

    https://ratiochristi.org/partners/apologists-needed

    5 PM on Thursdays, Come and Join Us

    Are you a college student who feels overwhelmed by the attacks and criticisms that are being leveled against the Christian faith?  Do you have your own questions or doubts about the reliability of the Bible or the truthfulness of the Christian message?   There are answers.  

    Ratio Christ at Germanna Community College is a local chapter of a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give the historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.  (Click here to learn more about Ratio Christi's Vision).  Ratio Christi's mission is to transform lives in order to change tomorrow's culture.  Why not be a part of a great ministry movement at Germanna.   

    If you would like to know or learn more about Ratio Christi at Germanna Community College, contact Rob to learn more about Ratio Christi, a global movement that equips Christians at universities to defend their faith.  

    Email:  germanna@ratiochristi.org or
                roblundberg@ratiochristi.org
                call 540.424.2305