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  • RC Graduates Using Apologetics as an Everyday Tool for Relationships

    We’re highlighting two outstanding students from the RC chapter at the University of Georgia. Victoria Davidson and Tyler Garmany were both presented with our Legatus Christi Certificate by Chapter Director Beth Sims.

    “Both of these amazing young people have similar commitments to Jesus Christ, as well as to the evangelical endeavor of bringing others to an awareness o...   More

  • RC Leaders & Student Interviewed on "Educate for Life" Radio & YouTube

    Ratio Christi's VP of Operations Michael F Bossman, RC Chapter Director Conor Anderson from San Diego State University, and graduating student Evan Young from our North Carolina College Prep outreach were interviewed on Educate For Life's streaming internet program with EFL's host and creator Kevin Conover. 

    The lively video conversation encompassed RC's vision and purpose, discrimination of Christian students in academia, and how apologetics training can add s...   More

  • February 25: One United Day of Prayer for Colleges by Christians in America!

    The Collegiate Day of Prayer, Thursday, February 25. (Adapted from the Collegiate Day of Prayer website with thanks to Dave Smithers.)

    One day. February 25, 2016. The Collegiate Day of Prayer. 4,706 colleges and universities in America. 21 million students.  1.5 million professors.

    One example. In the 1800s, evangelist D. L. Moody called on 300 moms to pray for college students who had been resistant to his message. M...   More

  • Hop on Board with Ratio Christi for the National Pray4America Bus Tour!

    In 2013, the National Day of Prayer Task Force expanded its mission with the launch of the Pray for America (P4A) Bus Tour to mobilize prayer among Americans.

    Mostly known for creating the once-per-year Day of Prayer in the month of May, the National Task Force’s P4A Bus Tour has led prayer groups in 43 states and 500 communities, impacting 130,000 people with 9,000 decisions for Christ. The 2015 theme...   More

  • Meet Jackson Turner, the "Backbone" of his RC Chapter

    Ratio Christi’s chapter at the University of Georgia (UGA) is sending a graduate off to law school as another ambassador for Christ. Jackson Turner was recently recognized with RC’s Legatus Christi certificate for his grasp on Christian apologetics and the way it can be used to reach more people.

    “I really feel like I truly hadn't earned it yet,” Turner says of his surprise in being presented with...   More

  • Book Review

    Book Review:  A Reasonable Response

    A Reasonable Response by William Lane Craig and Joseph Gorra, is a compilation of Dr. Craig’s most insightful and instructive Q&A exchanges.  The book is meant to be a  “celebration and an example of the practice and ministry of answering questions.” [1] The questions are organized in six broad categories: (a) Knowing and Believing What Is Real, (b) God, (c) Origins and the M...   More

  • Militant Atheists and the 'Other' Holocausts

    Where Are the New Atheists Leading Us?

    By Rick Schenker, President of Ratio Christi

    In a letter that General Dwight Eisenhower wrote to General George Marshall on April 15, 1945, he described some of the horrors he saw in Nazi Germany’s Holocaust. He indicated that it was necessary to preserve the evidence so that, “if ever, in the future, there develops the tendency to charge these allegation...   More

  • Chick-fil-A: It is not Hate

    On Wednesday August 1, 2012, many rallied around the Atlanta-based chicken restaurant Chick-fil-a. Many on the other side chose to boycott the restaurant today and presumably forever. All over the statements of the COO Dan Cathy of the successful restaurant chain about same-sex marriage. The speech he gave was well within his rights as an American and reasonable for a Christian. Many are boycotting the chain claiming the statements were bigoted and hateful. As a Christian minister, I want t...   More

  • Ethics of Social Medicine

    All of us have certainly heard of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) debate over the past few years and especially the past few weeks. I am not going to get into the Constitutionality or politics on the matter. I do want to raise some questions that certainly will be raised as the Act is implemented. There are some serious medical ethic issues that will surely come up over time.   More

  • The Role of the Church in Cult Growth

    Cults are growing around the world and especially in the United States. While it is hard to determine an exact number, it is estimated that 20-30 million Americans participate in a cult or some type of occult. Many factors attribute to the growth of cults. Ron Rhodes has attributed this growth to the failure of the church, dysfunctional families, secular humanism, invasion of eastern philosophy, increase in relativism, self-emphasis, emphasis on feelings, etc. The attribute that stands out...   More

  • Why Apologetics?

    Apologetics is an interesting discipline in Christian theology. In simple terms, apologetics is giving a defense of the Christian faith. There are many applications and views of apologetics in Christian culture. There are those that put too much emphasis on it; simply striving to “prove” themselves and their thoughts to be correct. Some say it is not useful and refute it outright. There are even some that say it is not useful, yet use apologetic techniques unknowingly. The prope...   More

  • The Necessity of the Resurrection

    I would have a hard time being a Christian if Jesus Christ's resurrection were a farce. The resurrection is proof that Christ's sacrifice was accepted by the Father. Without the resurrection, the claims of achievement of His sacrificial death would be reduced greatly. It would logically lead me to wonder about Vicarious Atonement as a whole. "From the standpoint of an apologetic for Christian theology, belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God stands or falls with the question of His...   More