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    Upcoming Events: Ratio Christi at Wayne State University

     

    Check out our Wayne State University chapter's Events page for upcoming events:

    • Debate on the "Problem of Evil" as it pertains to belief in God, on February 18, 2015 in the Bernath Auditorium of the UGL on Main Campus.
    • Follow-up open discussion and student debates, on Thursday afternoons at 4 pm, in the first floor 103 Conference Room of the Rands House on Main Campus, 5229 Cass Avenue.
    • Debate: What is God Really Like: Tawid or Trinity? A debate between Shabir Ally, a prominent Muslim scholar, and Nabeel Qureshi, a former Muslim who is now a Christian speaker and author. April 8 in General Lectures on Main Campus.
    • Follow-up open discussion and student debates, on Thursday afternoons at 4 pm, in the first floor 103 Conference Room of the Rands House on Main Campus, 5229 Cass Avenue.

    New Semester-First Meeting!

    Our first meeting of 2015 will be 1/25/15 at 8:00pm.  MUB Room 302

    First Meeting of the Spring Semester

    Ratio Christi at Marshall University will hold their first meeting of the Spring semester Tuesday, January 13, at 6:30 pm. Our meetings are held upstairs in the student center, room 2W37. Everyone is welcome!

    Happy New Year!

    Our meetings will resume for the Winter 2015 semester on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Join us in our new meeting room, 1720 Sangren!

    Christmas Party

    We will have our Christmas party on 12/7.  Come and have fun, food, Christmas cookies, Veggie Tales and a special "quiz" and a prize for the winner!

    MUB Room 302 December 7, 2014 7:00-9:00pm

    This Saturday - Free Online Apologetics Event from Ole Miss (Oxford, Mississippi)

    Faith, Evidence, & Ethics

    Oxford, Mississippi - FREE 2014 Seminar in Christian Apologetics

    Live Online Stream Available

    Special event!

    Don't forget our special guest, Paul Compton, on 11/23/14 as he brings the latest discoveries of ancient New Testament manuscripts and discusses their reliability.

    Fall Semester Schedule

    Please check our Facebook for our location. We will be meeting on and off campus.

     

    Here is the schedule for the semester:

    9/15: What is Apologetics?

    9/22: What Difference Does it Make if God Exists?

    9/29: Dr. Adam Groza- Pascal's Wager

    10/6: Why Does Anything Exists at All? Pt.1 

    10/13: Why Does Anything Exists at All? Pt. 2

    10/20: Why Did the Universe Begin?

    10/27: Why is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?

    11/3: Ken Jung: Jesus in the Eyes of Hindus

    11/10: Can we be Good without God?

    11/17: What about Suffering?

    11/24: Who was Jesus?

    12/1: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

    12/8: Is Jesus the Only Way to God? Christmas Party!

    Ratio Christi Announces Book Imprint Partnership with Kregel Publications

    Ratio Christi and Kregel Publications are pleased to announce that Ratio Christi will have an imprint partnership with Kregel for book publication.

    The agreement came about when Tom Gilson, Ratio Christi’s National Field Director, was in the editing process with Kregel for his co-edited (with Carson Weitnauer) book, True Reason: Confronting the Irrationality of the New Atheism, a collaborative work of more than a dozen authors to show that Christianity, much more than atheism, can claim to be a reasonable worldview. Gilson’s chief contact at Kregel was Dennis Hillman, Kregel’s publisher, who in the course of their conversations proposed the idea of working even more closely with Ratio Christi. 

    Hillman and Gilson revealed their thoughts on how they brainstormed the idea and answered questions about what the partnership will encompass. Read the entire article.

    First Meeting of the Fall 2014

    Come to our first Ratio Christi meeting for the Fall 2014. 9/7/14 8:00pm MUB Room 302

    SCOTUS Sides with Ratio Christi

    OK, so the headline has some spin. However, on June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court did decide on the side of religious freedom in the well-known Hobby Lobby lawsuit. Ratio Christi was among those that signed an amicus brief ("friend of the court brief") submitted to the Supreme Court in support of Hobby Lobby in this case (see our previous blog). So, SCOTUS sided with those we supported. Obviously, not because of Ratio Christi, but we are glad to do whatever small part we can to champion religious freedom. Read more about the recent decision from RC's International Director here.

    Summer meetings and World Religions!

         Join us for an 8 week study of different world religions!  Our summer meetings are held each Thursday at 6:30 pm and everyone is welcome.  Refreshments will be served, and on some occasions, you can join us for an after meeting discussion at a local restaurant!  So if you have questions on what other religions believe, plan to join us over the next 8 weeks to find out!  

    Marshall blog to go DAILY!

    Starting this week the Marshall blog will begin updating daily instead of weekly!  Tell your friends, and be sure to stop by and check it out!!

    First meeting of Summer!

    We will be having our first meeting of the Summer on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, 5865 Davis Creek Rd, Barboursville, WV 25504.  Everyone is invited!

    Summer Mettings!

    We are excited to announce Ratio Christi at Marshall University will be meeting during the Summer!  Meetings will be held on Thursday's at 6:30 pm!

    Summer Break!

    We are off for the summer, however we will be having some events over the summer.  Contact us for more information!

    Summer and Fall Planning!

    We are currently considering meeting over the Summer and deciding what day and time to meet next Fall!  If you have wanted to be a part of The Apologetic Connection of the Thundering Herd, please contact us for the days and times that best fit your schedule!  Tuesday's from 6:30 to 8:00pm is leading the votes right now!  Make plans to be a part of one of the fastest growing ministries, not just on campus, but across America! 

    Information Table in the MUB

    We have an information table on the second floor of the Memorial Union Building.  Come check us out!

    A Look at Islam

    At our next RC meeting, April 24th, we will be discussing Islam.  The beliefs, practices, and how to overcome objections, while presenting the Christian worldview to one of the largest religions in the world!

    Ratio Christi's First Campus Event at Winthrop University

    Please join Ratio Christi at Winthrop University as we hold our first public event on campus! This event is being sponsored by the Winthrop Organization of Freethinkers, a secular group, and they are giving us the open floor to make a case for God's existence! Our speaker will be Prem Isaac, graduate from Southern Evangelical Seminary and member of SES's speaking T.E.A.M. This event will take place on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:30pm and is free and open to the public. Please come out to hear some great information regarding the topic of God and Science with Q&A afterwards! Please visit ratiochristi.org/winthrop for more details!