Ratio Christi at Grand Valley State University

Ratio Christi at Grand Valley State University A Student Apologetics Alliance. We're meeting in Kirkhof 2259 at 7:00 on Thursday nights for the 2019 fall semester.
Ratio Christi seeks to encourage and strengthen the faith of Christian students at secular and liberal institutions across the country, while also sharing Christ's message and love to those that have yet to receive it, through the use of intellectual investigation and apologetics. Ratio Christi believes that Christians have failed to address the pressing questions of worldview, science, philosophy, history, etc. Consequently, the Secular Humanist worldview has overtaken the university and the minds of students. By situating apologetic clubs at universities across the nation, we hope to take part in the battle for the mind and begin to reverse the Humanist trend of thought by providing and equipping students with the answers, or means of getting the answers, to the pressing questions of life. *Ratio Christi appreciates financial support. (Visit www.ratiochristi.org/donate for details).
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For the 2019 Fall semester, we are meeting at 7:00 pm on Thursday in Kirkhof 2259 Bringing together faith & reason... Establishing the intellectual voice of Christ at the university.

Mission: Ratio Christi is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.

Ratio Christi had a great time at Campus Life Night!Shoutout to our army of volunteers!
08/26/2019

Ratio Christi had a great time at Campus Life Night!

Shoutout to our army of volunteers!

We are very excited to have our first RC meeting for the semester! We are discussing this question we were asking at Cam...
09/06/2018

We are very excited to have our first RC meeting for the semester! We are discussing this question we were asking at Campus Life Night.

Join us at 7pm in Kirkhof 0042 by the Women's Center

04/12/2018

Facts and Faith in the Age of Fake News with Dr. Rob Bowman

01/19/2018

Announcement: While we don't post often on this page we are still a very active ministry and would love for you to get in touch with us through this page.

Had a great night at Campus Life Night!
01/13/2018

Had a great night at Campus Life Night!

God has done great things this year. All thanks and praise goes to Him.
12/31/2017

God has done great things this year. All thanks and praise goes to Him.

2,000 years ago a baby was born in small town in a small country on the other side of the world. Billions of children ha...
12/25/2017

2,000 years ago a baby was born in small town in a small country on the other side of the world. Billions of children have been born before and after, but none would impact the world like this one.

This child would go on to spark a movement that shook the world. Calendars would be remade according to his birth. Thousands of schools, hospitals, and charities would open in his honor. Histories of his life would become the greatest best-sellers of all time.

Who was this child?

Jesus Christ. The one true God who became a man so that he could save us from our sins. It is because of His life, His death, and in His name that we celebrate today. We celebrate salvation. We celebrate our hope. We celebrate because God has shown His love to us.

Merry Christmas.

An apologist needs to be an adept improviser, and the best improvisers pay their dues to understand the basics. Aspiring...
12/19/2017
How Jazz Can Shape Apologetics

An apologist needs to be an adept improviser, and the best improvisers pay their dues to understand the basics. Aspiring Apologists need to understand this.

Jazz is a national treasure, but is no longer a common pastime. First rock and then hip hop eclipsed its popularity long ago. Historian Gerald Early claims that three things uniquely define America…

I loved RC's heart for evangelism
12/16/2017

I loved RC's heart for evangelism

12/15/2017
Did the Gospels Copy Pagan Myths?

Christmas is the time of year when many call Jesus a copycat.

Dr. Doug Potter shows us some of the arguments made against the originality of the Gospels and how we can repel them.

I'm thankful for RC Sproul's ministry and everything I have learned from him, but I am especially thankful and indebted ...
12/14/2017
Ligonier Ministries

I'm thankful for RC Sproul's ministry and everything I have learned from him, but I am especially thankful and indebted to him for growing a desire in me to study hard and to think well. RC was truly a man who was given 5 talents and multiplied them. I thank the Lord for his life and ministry.

Known to millions of Christians as simply “R.C.,” he was used of the Lord to proclaim, teach, and defend the holiness of God in all its fullness. —Chris Larson

12/13/2017
Can We Know History?

It's the 12 Day of Apologetics! Here's day 3.

Some may argue that because of bias among historians, we cannot accurately know history. Dr. Brian Huffling, professor at SES, sheds some light on this debate.

This made me laugh 😄
12/07/2017

This made me laugh 😄

Combating a popular belief that the virgin birth of Jesus copied the pagan myth about Mithras.

12/06/2017
How Can You Believe In A God Who's Jealous?

I've been asked this question many times, and I think's Frank Turek's first example is spot on.

Isn't jealousy a petty, human emotion? Does it make sense that Christians would worship a God who is characterized by fits of temper tantrums? At Fresno Stat...

We're in for a great discussion tonight!
11/30/2017

We're in for a great discussion tonight!

Happy #GivingTuesday! Help keep the ministry going at Ratio Christi at Grand Valley!
11/28/2017
Grand Valley State University

Happy #GivingTuesday! Help keep the ministry going at Ratio Christi at Grand Valley!

Please consider donating to help Ratio Christi defend Truth and Christianity at Grand Valley State University.

Love God with your mind and you will love Him more with your heart.
11/27/2017

Love God with your mind and you will love Him more with your heart.

Happy Thanksgiving! Take some time to rest!
11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Take some time to rest!

Have you had a hard time helping other Christians see how important apologetics are? I know I have. But recently, I've h...
11/21/2017
How I Got 100 Average Church Goers to Attend An Apologetics Conference

Have you had a hard time helping other Christians see how important apologetics are? I know I have. But recently, I've had some great success and I wanted to share my experience with you.

The Hardest Question For Apologists I often attend apologetics events and my favorite part is always the Q&A. The apologists usually tackle the Ehrman references with ease and variations of the Problem of Evil with carefully thought out responses. But I have noticed one question that seems to

For the Christian, Jesus needs to be the center of every aspect of their lives.
11/20/2017

For the Christian, Jesus needs to be the center of every aspect of their lives.

Try to think of one time in the Bible when God demands blind faith.
11/17/2017
God Never Requires Us to Believe without Evidence - The Benefit of the Doubt

Try to think of one time in the Bible when God demands blind faith.

In his An Essay on the Divine Authority of the New Testament (1804), 19th Century theologian, David Bogue once said: God never requires us to believe without evidence: but where sufficient evidence is given, he is highly and justly displeased at men’s unbelief.[1] Is this right? Does God ever requir...

"I prayed for 3 things in life: good health, a good job, and a family that loves me. I got none of them."So many people ...
11/16/2017

"I prayed for 3 things in life: good health, a good job, and a family that loves me. I got none of them."

So many people have been burned by unanswered prayers and decide to stop believing in God. We're in for a good discussion tonight at Ratio Christi.

I've learned the importance of many of these the hard way. Don't be like me. Be as wise as a serpent and as innocent as ...
11/15/2017
7 Skills of an Effective Apologist - Hope's Reason

I've learned the importance of many of these the hard way. Don't be like me. Be as wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove.

There are those who are interested in apologetics and those who are involved in apologetics. If you want to be an effective apologist, it requires more than just reading a Continue reading

The man, Frank Turek himself! It was fun heading out to MCC with some of the RC guys last night to see him.
11/07/2017

The man, Frank Turek himself! It was fun heading out to MCC with some of the RC guys last night to see him.

As we approach Christmas time, people start rehashing the idea the Jesus story was plagiarized from other mythologies. W...
11/02/2017

As we approach Christmas time, people start rehashing the idea the Jesus story was plagiarized from other mythologies. We're in for a good discussion tonight at Ratio Christi.

On Twitter, Patrick S Tomlinson gave a "devastating" argument against Pro-Life beliefs. It is important that you be prep...
10/29/2017
Does the Fertility Clinic Illustration Disprove the Value of Human Embryos? | Stand to Reason

On Twitter, Patrick S Tomlinson gave a "devastating" argument against Pro-Life beliefs. It is important that you be prepared for the conversation.

A tweet thread from pro-choicer Patrick S. Tomlinson this week said (paraphrasing): I’ve posed this dilemma to pro-lifers. The answer always proves they don’t really believe an embryo is as valuable as a human child. So here’s the challenge. You’re in a fertility clinic. There’s a fire. You’re runni...

Ready for more apologetics this morning! #GrowABC
10/28/2017

Ready for more apologetics this morning! #GrowABC

We ordered ALL the the TimBits. We donut want you to starve at the Grow Conference! #GrowABC

We are excited to be a part of this conference!
10/27/2017

We are excited to be a part of this conference!

We can't wait for the Grow Conference tonight!

Why doesn't the Bible include other Gospels? Didn't the Bible Change over time? Why are there so many translations? Toni...
10/26/2017

Why doesn't the Bible include other Gospels? Didn't the Bible Change over time? Why are there so many translations?

Tonight we're covering common critiques of the Bible. I'm sure we'll have a great conversation!

This book is not just for parents. Even single college students will learn a lot from this book.
10/25/2017
Talking with Your Kids about God - Empowering

This book is not just for parents. Even single college students will learn a lot from this book.

Not Just For Parents Earlier this year, the author, Natasha Crain, wrote a blog post about how kids who have 600+ hours of Bible teaching from church can leave knowing very little. She said a big reason for this is that we are giving our kids random puzzle pieces but not showing them the la

Jesus was a brilliant thinker and a master rhetorician.
10/21/2017
Was Jesus An Apologist?

Jesus was a brilliant thinker and a master rhetorician.

Did Jesus use apologetics? Or did he just rely upon story and teaching? Sean answers this question briefly, showing that Jesus in fact was an apologist.

I'm thrilled to have our Student Vice President, CJ Thompson, lead our discussion tonight at Ratio Christi. I have a lot...
10/19/2017

I'm thrilled to have our Student Vice President, CJ Thompson, lead our discussion tonight at Ratio Christi. I have a lot of respect for CJ as he is a great thinker and an all-around nice guy!

Would life be any different if God didn't exist?
10/14/2017
The Tragedy of God Not Existing

Would life be any different if God didn't exist?

Ideas Have Consequences Recently while reading Talking With Your Kids About God by Natasha Crain, I was convinced that an apologist should not only argue for God’s existence but also show why God makes a difference. People don’t argue about God’s existence in a vacuum. Their beliefs affect

This is one of the most powerful arguments for the existence of God because it captures both the heart and the mind. We'...
10/12/2017

This is one of the most powerful arguments for the existence of God because it captures both the heart and the mind. We're in for a good discussion tonight at Ratio Christi!

I'm loving this new edition of Evidence That Demands A Verdict! I'll have a review up within a couple weeks!
10/11/2017
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World

I'm loving this new edition of Evidence That Demands A Verdict! I'll have a review up within a couple weeks!

The modern apologetics classic that started it all is now completely revised and updated—because the truth of the Bible doesn’t change, but its critics do. With the original Evidence That Demands a Verdict, bestselling author Josh McDowell gave Christian readers the answers they neede...

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One meme, three Theresa Mays. (Stolen, not made, being of one dankness with the OC.)
Some of Craig's thoughts on tonight's discussion topic. https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefaithorg/videos/378852665996171/