Defending Truth & Christianity at the University

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Andrew Foland

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Andrew Foland

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  • P.U.M.A. Tactic - The Bible as the Word of God

    Learn the P.U.M.A. acronym, an easy way to remember four lines of evidence Christians can use to provide a postive case for the Bible being the Word of God. 

  • O.W.L.S. - Arguments against relativism

    Relativism makes my head spin! Learn four easy ways to remember arguments that demonstrate that the nature of truth cannot be relative. 

  • The C.I.A. Proves God's Existence?

    If you want to learn three of the strongest arguments for God's existence, just turn to the C.I.A. (No, not the Central Intelligence Agency!) Cosmological Argument, Intelligent Design Argument, Absolute Moral Law Argument

  • I.'M. S.A.V.E.D. - Tactics for evangelistic and apologetic dialogues

    How do you engage in apologetic/evangelistic dialogue with someone and maintain control of the conversation? How can you effectively communicate with someone who has more expertise in a given area than you? When someone asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have, how do you go about dialoguing with that person in a way that comes across as gentle and respectful? The I'M SAVED acronym will help SAVE you from the tough questions/situations by showing common flaws in argumention and by suggesting important questions you can raise to help you stay in control of the conversation.  

  • Using The New World Translation Against Jehovah's Witness Theology

    Witness Jehovah to the Jehovah's Witness by learning to demonstrate that the New World Translation of the bible contradicts Watchtower theology. 

  • Evolution: Something's M.I.S.S.I.N.G.

    We've all heard of the MISSING links in the fossil record. But there are seven additional lines of argumentation against Neo-Darwinian evolution which can be remembered with the acronym M.I.S.S.I.N.G. Learn these additional, powerful arguments that demonstrate that the God Hypothesis is superior to the Neo-Darwinian Evolution Hypothesis. 

  • The Problem of Evil and Suffering: a Biblical Response

    If you could ask God why He has permitted evil and suffering in the world, what do you think He'd say? The truth is He's already given us a number of reasons in His word. Learn 10 reasons why God allows evil and suffering and His plan to defeat it.

  • Got Tolerance?

    Christians are frequently accused of being "intolerant." What are we to do with this? Are we supposed to be tolerant or intolerant? What do the terms even mean? What is the biblical perspective? In this discussion, we try to bring some clarity to the issue by examining two issues: 1) how to respond to the cry for religious tolerance. 2) how to respond to the cry for cultural tolerance.  

  • A Defense of the Resurrection

    What are the historical facts surrounding the death and resurrection agreed upon by the vast majority of contemporary New Testament scholarship? Learn the competing hypotheses regarding what happened Easter Sunday, and how the resurrection the best explanation of the facts.  

  • Pluralism v. Exclusivism

    Religious pluralism is the darling child on many university campuses. The Bible claims that Jesus is the only way to God. In this presentation, learn why pluralism cannot be true.

  • M.A.P.

    Learn 3 lines of evidence that validate the Divine inspiration of Holy Writ. 

  • The Bible on Trial

    Learn to give a response to the most common arguments attacking the Bible. Moral, logical, scientific, historical, and metaphysical attacks will be noted along with responses. 

  • The Deity of Jesus Christ

    Learn 5 lines of biblical evidence that Jesus is God. 

  • John 9 - Apologetics in Action

    In this sermon, we see Jesus' dramatic display of a miracle that validates His Deity, and how we as followers of Christ can enlighten the world to the Light of the world. 

  • Prophecy Pillars

    Learn the most powerful fulfilled prophecies in scripture that support claims of Divine inspiration. An examination of skeptical critical responses, along with refutations, will be presented. 

Availability

Please contact Andy at andrewfoland@ratiochristi.org for availability.