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Truth Matters (Ratio Christi Television)

Who?

Host & Apologist, Tony Gurule

Tony Gurule is a full-time missionary on Ratio Christi's National Staff. He is RC's Assistant Director of Chapter Formation and the Host of Ratio Christi Television ('Truth Matters'). He is also a Community Apologist who speaks in churches and organizations to inform and equip both adults and youth, especially in the areas of evangelism, apologetics, and Islam. Click HERE to go to Tony's bio page.

And a wide array of top-notch scholars, evangelists, theologians, philosophers, scientists, apologists, and lay people from around the world.

And You. . . 

What?

Conversations of Consequence. At your level. This is a show dedicated to providing believers and skeptics with the evidence for the Christian worldview, introducing 'Truth' with a capital T, and leading people to the person of Jesus Christ. Learn more about Ratio Christi, a campus apologetics alliance.

Show Format

The 90-minute show will consist of three, 30-minute episodes, often with a common theme. We want the show to appeal to a wide audience: from parents, children, and lay audience, to high school and college students, to university professors and other scholars. While each of the three episodes will be geared to a particular audience, they are meant to be one unified show of great content.

Block A: Answers Matter (Mondays 7:00pm - 7:30pm EST on ABN's Trinity Channel)
Introductory Level Content: For families, parents, children (junior high students and below), and everyone with a budding interest in apologetics, as well as people who don't know what 'apologetics' is.

Block B: Evidence Matters (Mondays 7:30pm - 8:00pm EST on ABN's Trinity Channel)
Intermediate Level Content: A strong resource for college and high school students, pastors, apologists, and lay leaders.

Block C: Scholarly Matters  (Mondays 8:00pm - 8:30pm EST on ABN's Trinity Channel)
Advanced Level Content: Taking it to another level and digging deeper into the issues. Geared toward professors, faculty, graduate students, and serious students of apologetics and 'Truth.'

Where? 

Everywhere!

Shows are broadcast via high-speed internet throughout the world, through many internet-based platforms (listed below), and through satellite television to the United States, Canada, Middle East, North Africa, Australia, and New Zealand!

When?

ABN's Trinity Channel: Watch our 90-minute LIVE show each Monday at 4:00 pm PST / 7:00 pm EST

NRBTV (DIRECTV Channel 378): Watch a 30-minute episode each Saturday evening at 7:30pm PST / 10:30pm EST
                                                       Also, that same episode is re-aired the following Monday at 2pm PST / 5pm EST

Or anytime. Watch past shows on RC's 'Truth Matters' YouTube playlist and other formats listed below.

How?

SHOW ARCHIVES

1) You can watch past episodes 24/7 on our 'Truth Matters' YouTube playlist.

2) NRBTV's Streaming On-Demand Archive Subscription   

SHOW BROADCASTS 

You can watch them on so many platforms, there is no excuse not to watch!
The following formats are for LIVE broadcasts:

1) Web

2) Android:

  • Get the ABNSAT app HERE
  • Get the NRBTV app HERE

3) iPad & iPhone:

  • Get the ABNSAT app HERE
  • Get the NRBTV app HERE

4) Roku:

  • Get the ABN Digital Tree Channel HERE
  • Get the Trinity Channel HERE
  • Get the NRBTV Channel HERE

5) Amazon Fire Stick:

  • Get the ABNSAT app HERE
  • Get the NRBTV app HERE

6) Apple TV (4th Generation & Up):

  • Get the ABNSAT App
  • Get the NRBTV App

7) IPTV Boxes: Zaap and Maax IPTV boxes

8) SmartTVs: Sony, Sharp Samsung, Android, Roku, RCA, Insignia, Hisense, and Hitachi

  • Get the ABNSAT App

9) Facebook: Trinity Channel Facebook page (A video window will be shown only when a LIVE show is being broadcast)

10) Satellite:

  • NRBTV (DIRECTV Channel 378)
    Available to more than 42-million U.S. households on DIRECTV® channel 378 and select local affiliates
     
  • ABN's Trinity Channel

VIEWERS IN NORTH AMERICA
            Satellite: Galaxy 19
            Frequency: 11966H
            Symbol Rate: 22,000
            FEC: 3/4

VIEWERS IN MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
            Satellite: NileSat
            Frequency:  11636V
            Symbol Rate: 27,500

VIEWERS IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
            Satellite: Optus 2
            Frequency:  12546V
            Symbol Rate: 22,500
            FEC: 3/4

Why?

Have you talked to a friend about Christ? Have you witnessed to a co-worker? Are you searching for answers? Have you watched the news? Do you want to understand why you should believe in one religion over another?

If so--or if you want to--this show is for you.

Donate

Yes, it costs money to have an international television broadcast.
We welcome your financial investment with us.

If you watched Truth Matters on NRBTV, please donate here. Otherwise, donate here.

Contact Us

Please contact 'Truth Matters' in the online form here. Begin your comment with "Truth Matters:" so we know it is about the show.

Syndication

'Truth Matters' is available for potential rebroadcast / syndication as television or radio (audio only) on other stations and networks.
If you are interested in having 'Truth Matters' on your media outlet please fill out this Contact Form.

Scheduled Shows on ABN's Trinity Channel

All LIVE shows are from 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST. Past shows can be watched at any time (see above).
All topics listed are tentative and subject to change without notice.

2017

Sept. 25th: Judaism

Oct. 2nd: Apologetics in Churches & Conferences

Oct. 9th: The Problem of Pain & Suffering

Oct. 16th: No LIVE Show (Rebroadcast)

Oct. 23rd: TBD

Oct. 30th: The Occult & The Reformation

Nov. 6th: Apologetics in the Military

Nov. 13th: Generation Z

Nov. 20th: Thanksgiving

Nov. 27th: Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Dec. 4th: Christmas & Paganism

Dec. 11th: Hanukkah

Dec. 18th: The Birth of Christ / Incarnation

Completed Shows

Helping Your Grandchild Grow a Stronger Faith (Ep. 75)
Guest: Dan Britton, Pastor of Equipping & Apologetics, Hill Country Fellowship (Burnet, TX)

Apologetics Solutions for Grandparents (Ep. 74)
Guest: Tom Griffin, Project Manager & 'Truth Matters' Syndication Manager, Ratio Christi

Intentional Grandparenting (Ep. 73)
Guest: Michael Bossman, Vice President of Strategic Parnerships, Ratio Christi

The Wise Apologist (Ep. 72)
Guest: Dr. Clay Jones, Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics, Biola University & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ratio Christi

Key to Effective Apologetics: Partnering with Others (Ep. 71)
Guest: Ross Hickling, Vice President of Campus Operations, Ratio Christi

The Strategic-Pastoral Nature of High School Apologetics Ministry (Ep. 70)
Guest: Joe Whitchurch, National Chapter Communications Director & Regional Director for Indiana and Ohio, Ratio Christi

The 'Good Life' According to Mormonism (Ep. 69)
Guest: Dr. Corey Miller, President & CEO, Ratio Christi

Logical Fallacies in Mormon Teachings (Ep. 68)
Guest: Dr. Lynn K. Wilder, Professor & Co-Founder of Ex-Mormon Christians United for Jesus

Is a Mormon a 'Christian'? (Ep. 67)
Guest: Matt Schmidt, Director of Chapter Formation & Vice President of Human Resources, Ratio Christi

Adha in the Injeel (Ep. 66)
Guest: Fouad Masri, Pastor, Author, Lecturer, and Founder of Crescent Project

Eid al-Adha: A Gospel Opportunity (Ep. 65)
Guest: Jonathan McLatchie, Christian Writer & International Speaker

How to Witness to Muslims During Eid (Ep. 64)
Guest: Stephanie Potts, Missionary for Haven Ministry

Faith & Doubt: Friends or Foes? (Ep. 63)
Guest: Dr. Travis Dickinson, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Christian Apologetics

Doubting What You Think About Doubt (Ep. 62)
Guest: Blake Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Ratio Christi

Diagnosing Doubt: Addressing Misconceptions About Doubt (Ep. 61)
Guest: Hillary Morgan Ferrer, Founder of Mama Bear Apologetics

The Most Important Thing Your Children Need to Stand Strong in a Secular World (Ep. 60)
Guest: Dr. Nancy Pearcey, Author of Total Truth and Finding Truth

Apologetics for Moms (Ep. 59)
Guest: Cathryn Buse, Christian Apologist & Author of Teaching Others to Defend Christianity

Logical Faith Parenting (Ep. 58)
Guest: Kim Van Vlear, Director of DeepRoots Bible Curriculum

The Intellectual Challenge of the Gospel (Ep. 57)
Guest: Dr. Philip R. Olsson, Instructor at Providence Academy (Green Bay, WI)

Engaging Culture Today (Ep. 56)
Guest: James Pannafino, Ratio Christi's Regional Director of New York

Evangelism 101: The Basics (Ep. 55)
Guest: Mark McGee, Ratio Christi's Regional Director of Alabama

Why Does God Allow Evil? (Ep. 54)
Guest: Dr. Clay Jones, Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics, Biola University

Is the 'Problem of Evil' Actually Evidence for God? (Ep. 53)
Guest: Matt Schmidt, Director of Chapter Formation & Vice President of Human Resources, Ratio Christi

Why the Problem of Evil is Not Really a Problem for Christianity (Ep. 52)
Guest: John Henson, M.A. in Apologtics, Biola University

Addressing the Most Common Objections Against the Christian God (Ep. 51)
Guest: Dr. Khaldoun A. Sweis, Tutor at Oxford University & Associate Professor of Philosophy at Olive-Harvey College

Christin Identity and the College Student (Ep. 50)
Guest: Mark S. Phillips, Assistant Chapter Director, Ratio Christi at Marshall University

What You Need to Know Before You Talk to an Atheist (Ep. 49)
Guest: Tricia Scribner, Author of LifeGivers Apologetics & Online teacher of Why I Still Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

How Does the Traditional Story of the Origins of Islam Compare to History, Archaeology, and Science? (Ep. 48)
Guest: Dr. Daniel Janosik, Apologetics Professor, Adjunct Faculty at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Columbia International Univ.

The Basics to Understanding Islam (Ep. 47)
Guest: Steven Garofalo, Author, Speaker, and Teacher

Sharing the Gospel with Muslims (Ep. 46)
Guest: Darryl Giles, Pastor & Christian Apologist

Beauty is Real (Ep. 45)
Guest: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, President of The Saint Constantine School

Christ is Lord of the Arts (Ep. 44)
Guest: Scarlett Clay, Artist & Ratio Christi Chapter Director at University of Texas - Austin

Love the Lord with All Your Art (Ep. 43)
Guest: Rachel Shockey, Artist & Director of Development for the International Society of Women in Apologetics

How Should a Christian Respond to the Gay Revolution? (Ep. 42)
Guest: Dr. Michael L. Brown, Founder of FIRE School of Ministry

Sexual Morality, Natural Law, and God (Ep. 41)
Guest: Adam Tucker, Director of Missions & Evangelism at Southern Evangelical Seminary

Helping the Next Generation to Understand Sexuality and Gender from a Biblical Worldview (Ep. 40)
Guest: Michael C. Sherrard, Pastor, Author, and Co-creator of Ratio Christi College Prep

The Power of Prayer at the University (Ep. 39)
Guest: Dr. Erica Carlson, Professor of Physics at Purdue University

Prayer & Revival on College Campuses (Ep. 38)
Guest: Chris Ngai, Visionary & Pray-er

Why Should the Church Pray for the College Campus? (Ep. 37)
Guest: Julie Loos, RC's Director of Prayer & Community Outreach

Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich (Ep. 36)
Guest: Dr. Richard Weikart, Professor of History, California State University - Stanislaus

The Holocaust as an Idea and a Terror with Consequences (Ep. 35)
Guest: Dr. Barry Leventhal, Distinguished Senior Professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary

Ideas Have Consequences (Ep. 34)
Guest: Dr. Kathryn V. Camp, Apologist

The Moral Arena Evidence for the Existence of God (Ep. 33)
Guest: Jonathan McLatchie, Biologist & Apologist

Are Science and Religion at War? (Ep. 32)
Guest: Jon Meyer, Ratio Christi Chapter Director

Conversations on Science and Faith (Ep. 31)
Guest: Melissa Cain Travis, Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University

The Purpose and Evidence for Christ's Death and Resurrection (Ep. 30)
Guest: Alex McFarland, Director of the Center for Apologetics & Christian Worldview at North Greenville University

Justice, Mercy, and Grace (Ep. 29)
Guest: Michael Bossman, Ratio Christi's VP of Campus Operations & Strategic Initiatives

Why Christ Had to Die & Why God Must Punish Sin! (Ep. 28)
Guest: Neil Mammen, Chief Technologist - Tentmaker Systems

Free Speech and the Law (Ep. 27)
Guest: Aaron Marshall, Attorney & RC Chapter Director at University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Academic Freedom vs. Ideological Fascism (Ep. 26)
Guest: Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Understanding & Standing Firm (Ep. 25)
Guest: Abigail Hohenstreet, Teaching Apologist & Crisis Counselor at UC Berkeley

Clarifying the Case for Life (Ep. 24)
Guest: Dr. John D. Ferrer, Educator & Mentor with Central Students for Life

Loving the Least of These (Ep. 23)
Guest: Lori Peters, RC Regional Director, Northern New England

A Basic Case for Life (Ep. 22)
Guest: Dr. Darren Williams, Faculty Advisor & RC Chapter Director at Sam Houston State University

Can We Trust the New Testament? (Ep. 21)
Guest: Dr. Michael J. Kruger, Professor of New Testament & Early Christianity          

Is the New Testament Reliable? (Ep. 20)
Guest: Clark Bates, Apologist & Public Speaker

Bible Reliability: Simply the Facts (Ep. 19)
Guest: John Mays, RC Chapter Director at Marshall University

Evidence from Science that God Exists (Ep. 18)
Guest: Dr. Michael G. Strauss, Physics Professor

The Existence of God: A Philosopher's Take (Ep. 17)
Guest: Conor Anderson, Lecturer in Philosophy at University of San Diego & RC Chapter Director at University of CA - San Diego

Is There Evidence to 'Prove' that God Exists? (Ep. 16)
Guest: Rob Lundberg, RC Chapter Director at Germanna Community College

The Youth Exodus As Seen in the Beliefs of Emerging Adults (Ep. 15)
Guest: Steve Cable, Senior Vice President of Probe Ministries

The Youth Exodus: Why the Solutions Won't Be That Simple (Ep. 14)
Guest: Ryan Huxley, RC Boosters' Youth Study Leader

Why Young People Leave Church: Causes & Solutions (Ep. 13)
Guests: Julie Loos, Director of Ratio Christi Boosters, and Hillary Morgan Ferrer, Founder of Mama Bear Apologetics

Challenges to Darwin's Tree of Life (Ep. 12)
Guest: Dr. Paul A. Nelson, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute

Darwin Was An Ideological Figurehead, Not A Scientist (Ep. 11)
Guest: Dr. J.C. Sanford, Courtesy Associate Professor, Plant Biology Section, Cornell University

Darwinism and Discernment (Ep. 10)
Guest: Hillary Morgan Ferrer, Founder of Mama Bear Apologetics

Objective Morality (Ep. 9)
Guest: Adam Lloyd Johnson, Ratio Christi Chapter Director at University of Nebraska

A Response to Moral Relativism (Ep. 8)
Guest: Steven Garofalo, Speaker, Author, and Teacher (ReasonForTruth.org)

The Absolute Truth About Moral Relativism (Ep. 7)
Guest: Ben Jones, Certified Apologetics Instructor (AngelDownAnswers.com)

Are Miracles Fact or Fiction? (Ep. 6)
Guest: Dr. Craig Keener, Distinguised Professor of New Testament

Are Miracles Possible? (Ep. 5)
Guest: Dr. Joseph Bergeron, M.D., Specialist: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Are Miracles Fact or Fiction? (Ep. 4)
Guest: Joe Whitchurch, RC Regional Director of Indiana & Ohio

What is Truth? (Ep. 3)
Guest: Dr. Corey Miller, President & CEO of Ratio Christi

Why Apologetics? (Ep. 2)
Guest: Michael Sherrard, Director of Ratio Christi College Prep

Why Apologetics? (Ep. 1)
Guest: Julie Loos, Director of Ratio Christi Boosters

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A 'Thank You' to ABN

Our host broadcast network and ministry partner for Truth Matters is ABN (Aramaic Broadcasting Network). This endeavor would not have been possible without their generous partnership. Ratio Christi owes them a great debt of gratitude and we are honored to work for the Gospel with them. In addition to the Trinity Channel, which is their English channel, ABN also has channels in other languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Kurdish, and others.