Ratio Christi at George Mason University

Ratio Christi at George Mason University A Campus Apologetics Alliance
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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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.

Happy Meme Monday everyone. We will be meeting at 7 this Wednesday in Research Hall 302
02/18/2020

Happy Meme Monday everyone.

We will be meeting at 7 this Wednesday in Research Hall 302

King David’s Treasury of Memes for Israelite Teens
02/13/2020

King David’s Treasury of Memes for Israelite Teens

What’s your favorite Gospel and why? Luke and John are a close tie for me.

02/12/2020

We will be meeting today at 7:00 in Research Hall 302

See you there!

Hello everyone! Happy Meme Monday We will be meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 in Research Hall 302 We will be discussing S...
02/11/2020

Hello everyone! Happy Meme Monday

We will be meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 in Research Hall 302

We will be discussing Sexuality and the Gosepel

See you there!

02/05/2020

Don’t forget we are meeting tonight at 7:00 in Research hall 302 to discuss intelligent design. Hope to see you all there!

Hello everyone! Happy Meme Monday We will be meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 in Research Hall 302 We will be discussing C...
02/03/2020

Hello everyone! Happy Meme Monday

We will be meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 in Research Hall 302

We will be discussing Creation and Evolution

Hello everyone! Happy meme Monday. Hope you all had a great break. We will he meeting this Wednesday 7-8:30 in Research ...
01/27/2020

Hello everyone! Happy meme Monday. Hope you all had a great break.

We will he meeting this Wednesday 7-8:30 in Research Hall 302

We will be discussing the importance of apologetics to society as it relates to abortion.

Happy Lords Day Everyone!Hebrews 10:19-25“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesu...
01/19/2020

Happy Lords Day Everyone!

Hebrews 10:19-25

“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
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The Babylon Bee
01/16/2020
The Babylon Bee

The Babylon Bee

The nation's atheists stubbornly refuse to admit there is a God, despite the undeniable fact that bacon exists.

Happy meme Monday everyone Reformed Memes with Sci-Fi Themes
01/13/2020

Happy meme Monday everyone

Reformed Memes with Sci-Fi Themes

01/10/2020
Pastor Jim's Meme Team

Really makes you think 🤔

If you don't beat money changers with a whip and insult pharasees are you really a Christian (little Christ = Christlike)

~brotherJim

Ratio Christi at George Mason University
01/07/2020

Ratio Christi at George Mason University

01/02/2020
Arguments for the Immateriality of the Mind

Arguments for the Immateriality of the Mind

Edward Feser (Pasadena City College): "Arguments for the Immateriality of the Mind" This talk was delivered at the second conference of the Society of Cathol...

12/31/2019

Happy New Year from Ratio Christi

Hoping God will bless you and keep you, that his face will shine upon you and be gracious to you that he would look upon your countenance with favor and give you peace this coming year!

Isaiah 9:4-74 For You have broken the yoke of his burdenAnd the staff of his shoulder,The rod of his oppressor,As in the...
12/25/2019

Isaiah 9:4-7
4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of Midian.
5 For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel of fire.
6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

Orthodox Lutheran
12/23/2019

Orthodox Lutheran

Yes.

#sheKnew

Tis the season to dab on your local pagan.Merry Christmas from Ratio Christi!
12/19/2019

Tis the season to dab on your local pagan.

Merry Christmas from Ratio Christi!

Ah, my new favorite Christmas tradition: flexing on smol brain pagans.

We kill your gods every year

12/04/2019

We will be meeting for the last time this semester at 7 in Research Hall 301

See you there!

12/02/2019

Hello everyone hoping your doing well during finals week

A reminder: We got our meeting time for next semester

We will be meeting at the same time but different place
Research Hall 302 Wednesday’s at 7-8:30

Our last meeting of this term will be December 4th Research Hall 301, 7:00

If you can’t make it this week, we hope you had a great semester and we will see you in the spring!

11/26/2019

Hello everyone. We got our meeting time for next semester

We will be meeting at the same time but different place
Research Hall 302 Wednesday’s at 7-8:30

Our last meeting of this term will be December 4th

We hope you all had a great semester and we will see you in the spring!

A good article about the issues with moral relativism. Don’t forget we are meeting tomorrow in research hall 301 7:00-8:...
11/19/2019
“Your Truth” is Stupid | Fourth Estate

A good article about the issues with moral relativism.

Don’t forget we are meeting tomorrow in research hall 301 7:00-8:30

Wikimedia Commons BY ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER Forgive me, but I’m about to commit a mortal sin: criticize Oprah. In her 2018 acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, she remarked, “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” Although the speech ...

11/13/2019

Don’t forget we are meeting tonight at 7:00 in research hall 301!

Please fill out your availability for next semester on our pinned post

John L. Cooper
11/13/2019

John L. Cooper

This has been a brutal year for the church and its people. No need to make a list of why. How should we react when leaders fall? When leaders sin? When fellow believers sin? If you follow any social media comments when a leader’s sin becomes public you will quickly see a divide amongst believers. I am oversimplifying a bit, but in general one group of Christians demands holy living and the other demands grace and empathy.

I am entirely uncomfortable with some of the trends I see in our responses to immorality. Imo this isn’t really just about leaders sinning. I believe that there is a deeper problem underneath. This is about all of us and our lack of understanding of who God has called us to be.

-First and foremost, God is a God of grace! His mercies are new EVERY SINGLE MORNING. He is the God who called David “the man after God’s own heart”. And yes that’s the same David that was guilty of murder and adultery. God is all about restoration, forgiveness, grace, and yes-every single one of us comes to Christ thoroughly sinful, depraved, and a desperate beggar of His grace. No, we shouldn’t think we are better or more holy than other people. We are filth that was chosen, called, and redeemed by nothing else but the unmerited undeserved grace of God!

-Having said all of those wonderful things about God’s love and forgiveness and grace, since when does the Church have to choose between believing in that wonderful grace and holding a steady line of what true holy Christian living should look like? Are we not called to this? ESPECIALLY LEADERS? The Church has become so weak out of fear of seeming judgmental that we have stopped preaching that God wants us to live in purity and holiness. Is it not grace that leads us to holy living? “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,” (Titus 2:11-12). Why then would one think it’s judgmental to call out immorality as unacceptable in Church leadership?

-CHRISTIANS: It is not ok to lower the standard of holy living (as it is commanded in Gods Word) just because you can relate to someone’s sin. Grace is there for us if we sin! (Yes I said “if” instead of “when” we sin because it is written that way in the Bible 1 John 2:1). But that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t fight against sin just because “everyone gives in on THAT one.” I am shocked and saddened by the amount of Christians I know that place more confidence in the power of their flesh than faith in the Holy Spirit who has set us free from the bondage of sin?! You are NO LONGER a slave!

-When leaders fall I always hear statements like the following: “Don’t judge them because everyone sins and our lives are just as tainted as theirs, the only difference is that their sin is public, so why should we hold them to a different standard?” This is precisely my main issue. This isn't just about leaders it’s about ALL Christians and a misunderstanding of the Bible. CHRISTIANS: A LIFESTYLE OF SIN IS NOT GUARANTEED FOR YOU! In Ephesians 5:3 Paul says “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people” and in Philippians 2:15 he speaks of us becoming “blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky”.

We sometimes forget the power of God within us! When did we start thinking it’s normal to live with years and years of unrepentant addiction and patterns of sin? Can we please stop normalizing this? Yes God will forgive and yes God loves! What great news! But there is more to your salvation than going to heaven when you die. We should be living a redeemed life that is an outward picture of an inward reality of the re-created person that God has made us through Christ Jesus’s death. You no longer live, but Christ lives in you!

-I can tell you what IS a guarantee: the Holy Spirit will live inside of you and fill you with power that will enable you to fight sin in a way that you could not fight sin before. Is that just meant to sound cool? Or to be sung in a worship song? Or does God ACTUALLY mean that the Holy Spirit within you is willing and able and powerful enough to help you conquer habitual sin? He has made you MORE THAN A CONQUEROR so put on the full armor of God and start fighting!

-concerning sexual immorality: I want men and women to hear me, young and old-you are NOT a slave to pornography and sexual sin. I’m always hearing this excuse that it’s just a “normal part of life.” If you are saved and reborn in Christ, then you are no longer “normal” as defined by the world. You are new. You have a supernatural new nature. IT IS POSSIBLE through the work of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit for you to live a life without sexual addiction. We do not need to treat everyone who struggles with sexual sin like a victim. God wants to change you from a victim to a VICTOR! And let me say clearly that it is inappropriate for leaders to live a lifestyle of unrepentant sexual sin. Period. Don’t be mad at me I didn’t write the Bible! I’m tired of seeing all the Christians shouting “stop being judgmental this is between them and God.” Yes that’s true, but is it really out of bounds to be shocked and angry? A pastor leads a double life of sexual sin. A youth pastor has a relationship with a married person. A leader commits sexual abuse and the Church covers it up. Yes God forgives and we should forgive, but that doesn’t mean that there should not be shock and outrage. Passivity to sin is not a normal response for a people called to holiness!

Does this sound extreme? We have to decide if we think that all of this “living for Jesus” is make-believe or not. Either Jesus saves and redeems and calls us to holiness, or he doesn’t. Either Jesus is everything or Jesus is nothing.

The good news is that YES, there is forgiveness and grace and restoration! And There is no condemnation for us in Christ! God is a God whose love is infinite. He loves to show grace and mercy. But He also loves holiness and righteousness. I am begging fellow believers...instead of lowering our expectations of a leader’s life being consistent with re-creation in Christ, we should hold even tighter to the character qualifications and behavioral guidelines in the Bible of those who serve and lead. And may all of us leaders/influencers be reminded in times like this that the enemy is on the prowl and he is looking for someone to devour. He hates us, he wants to defeat us, and he will never quit trying to kill, steal, and destroy us. I cannot overcome him. You cannot overcome him. But the Spirit of God who lives within me and you can overcome him! Live in His Spirit. Walk in His Spirit. God has called you to be a conqueror.

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16)

Happy meme Monday everyone! We will be meeting this Wednesday at 7 in Research Hall 301
11/11/2019

Happy meme Monday everyone!
We will be meeting this Wednesday at 7 in Research Hall 301

11/09/2019
Ratio Christi at George Mason University

We are going to be sharing this all week. The deadline to answer will be the 15th of November!

Hello everyone we are deciding our meeting time for next semester!

If you haven’t been able to come to meetings due to scheduling conflicts, now is a great time to make your voice heard

Please input your availability for a Spring 2020 meeting time!! Thank you! https://www.when2meet.com/?8378412-Xcg7N

11/06/2019

We will be meeting tonight at 7:00 in research hall 301!

Happy Meme Monday everyone! Regular meeting this Wednesday at 7 in Research Hall 301!
11/04/2019

Happy Meme Monday everyone!

Regular meeting this Wednesday at 7 in Research Hall 301!

If God real, why bad thing happen?

The Nazareth Inscription | Stand to Reason
10/31/2019
The Nazareth Inscription | Stand to Reason

The Nazareth Inscription | Stand to Reason

A first-century marble tablet containing an “edict of Caesar” calls for the death penalty for anyone who removes a body from a tomb. Is there a connection to Christianity?

10/30/2019

Dr. Trefil and Dr. Summers will be coming to our meeting tonight to give a lecture about Evolution. Research Hall 301 at 7pm!!

Happy *late* Meme Monday, regular meeting at 7:00 in research hall 301
10/29/2019

Happy *late* Meme Monday, regular meeting at 7:00 in research hall 301

10/23/2019

We have a Ratio-Christi meeting tonight at 7!

Research hall 301

Reminder; we will not be having our normal meeting tonight. We will be attending this event. Hope to see you there!
10/16/2019

Reminder; we will not be having our normal meeting tonight. We will be attending this event. Hope to see you there!

Hey guys, hope your fall break went well!! For tomorrow's meeting we will be going to this event. Lets meet outside of H...
10/15/2019

Hey guys, hope your fall break went well!! For tomorrow's meeting we will be going to this event. Lets meet outside of Harris Theatre at 6:50pm and sit together! Tell your friends!!

10/09/2019

We have a Ratio-Christi meeting tonight at 7!

Research hall 301

10/07/2019
10/07/2019
Don’t forget Greg Koukl is coming to town! He will be giving his presentation on “The Story of Reality” Tonight at 7:00 ...
10/07/2019

Don’t forget Greg Koukl is coming to town! He will be giving his presentation on “The Story of Reality”
Tonight at 7:00 in the Hub Ballroom, this is a free event! Pizza will be provided!

10/02/2019

Meeting tonight! 7:00 in research hall 301!

Reminder: our event with Greg Koukl is this upcoming Monday October 7th at 7:00 in the hub ball room

Happy meme Monday everyone, now with an ☦️Orthodox Theme☦️We have a meeting this Wednesday in Research Hall 301 at 7:00 ...
09/30/2019

Happy meme Monday everyone, now with an ☦️Orthodox Theme☦️

We have a meeting this Wednesday in Research Hall 301 at 7:00

Don’t forget next Monday at 7pm in the Hub Ballroom Greg Koukl is coming to talk about “The Story of Reality”

09/25/2019

We have a meeting tonight at 7 in research hall 301! See you there

Happy Meme Monday Your daily reminder from Ratio Christi that the early Church Councils affirmed what the scriptures tau...
09/23/2019

Happy Meme Monday

Your daily reminder from Ratio Christi that the early Church Councils affirmed what the scriptures taught and what Christians always believed. They did not “make up new doctrines” have a blessed day 😊

Another reminder is that we will be having Greg Koukl come October 7th. Check out our Facebook event for deatails

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Per conversation from earlier: Is the Trinity illogical? Does it deny any logical axioms? @Marcel Gautreau @Alexander Kourmadas Amos Crew Devonte Benaiah Narde
If somebody has half a brain that is Christian, and the other half is an Atheist, do you go to Heaven or Hell? Matt Bryant Amos Crew Samuel Demeke
Flow with the Word of God Over these past weeks we have spent much time reading of, and observing, the various stages in the Creation narrative, and we spend one last day as we move into Genesis Chapters 10 and 11, where we read of the sons of Noah and how the scenario develops – some of it good – some of it not so good – perhaps not so exciting and thrilling – but so like life! Japheth means to enlarge - Japheth may you grow and extend - you will dwell in the tents of Shem - and you will share in the blessings of God. At the beginning of Chapter 10, we read of them each going their own way. We are reading now of the origin of races and nations, and this remains a mystery today to most anthropologists and ethnologists. Japheth goes north and west. Ham went south. Do you know that this is the part of the Bible used by South Africa to justify apartheid - the black people descending from Ham? There is no justification for this whatsoever. One interesting thing arises - a man named Nimrod emerges. He becomes a mighty warrior and a mighty hunter - even in the eyes of God he was mighty. Things were right to begin with - but pride returns - and Nimrod got ideas about his own strength and ability - which he begins to use against men - and he began to build a kingdom. Nimrod began to asset himself. In Shinar, Chapter 11 verse 2, the people thought they would build something that would make them really great and powerful. They set out to build a massive tower. They wanted to make a name for themselves. We know today that around the tops of these towers were the signs of the Zodiac. Soon, man is back into what we call horoscopes and the occult - not all that long after the Flood. God and His goodness and Grace were quickly forgotten. They ended up ‘Babbling’. They built and blasphemed and ended up confused, at Babel. Plans made apart from God usually end up in disaster. These verses have so much to reveal to us and teach us about ourselves. Let us learn the lessons which GOD wants to teach us - and rely upon the grace and control and guidance and love of God. But read on and flow with the Word of God. There at the end of Chapter 11, we read of Abraham. Remember what flows on from these significant verses – Abraham – Isaac – Jacob, who is renamed Israel – Joseph – Moses – Joshua – Samuel – Saul – David – and right on to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the promised Messiah and Redeemer and Saviour. “Loving Father, we bow and worship. We give thanks for Your Holy Word. Enable us to see clearly the pattern from Creation to Jesus Christ – and right on to the circumstances in which we find ourselves today, when we pray – ‘Come Lord Jesus’. Risen and living and loving Jesus – You came right on time at Bethlehem. We know Your return will be right on time. Amen” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous pieces may be found at Studylight.org in the 'Archives' section - every prayerful blessing in Christ Jesus.)
The Profound Significance of The Covenant In Genesis Chapter 9 verse 8 - God speaks once again to Noah. God desires to make a Covenant with man. This is more than a contract. It is more than two people making an agreement or a bargain. It is one party laying down conditions and the other party accepting. A Covenant is always a thing of LOVE. How often do we see two things like this side by side in Scripture? There is this principle of Capital Punishment - and then a revelation of such caring concern and love. There are no 'ifs'. We do not read - if you do this, I will do that. When God makes a Covenant it is unlimited - because God's love is unlimited. In verses 8 to 17 God mentions the fact that He is making a Covenant some 7 times. Never again will I do what I have done - I will never again flood the world. Now, I will give you the sign of My Covenant - here is the seal - the sign - the ring - the token of the marriage vow I have made with you. My Covenant ring is the RAINBOW. God decides to use the rainbow as the sign of the Promise which He has made. We see various images of a rainbow today and usually there are only six colours. God’s perfect covenantal rainbow always has seven – it is a sign of grace and love and faithfulness. Can you imagine how reassuring this must have been to Noah and his family? When they saw the clouds coming - they did not need to wonder - is this another catastrophe? Is this another disaster? They knew that never again would they be flooded off the face of the earth. Not only is it a sign to man - but it is also a sign to GOD. It is a sign of His promise - a sign of His love and mercy and grace and faithfulness. Noah and his family would look at the rainbow when it appeared and know that God would never again destroy the world, and what is in it, by water. There was a day when Jesus Christ said – “This is the new covenant in MY BLOOD." The sign of the covenant for us is the precious blood of Jesus Christ - shed for us - washed - cleansed - forgiven - pardoned - on the road to being born again - and to experience peace with GOD. Do this in remembrance of ME. Renew your relationship with ME. This is how we fellowship with Jesus - and receive feeding from the Father. Who would ever have thought of writing a covenant in blood, but GOD? The wonderful thing is that when we partake we realise that it works. He does something deep within us. He may whisper something within our heart, or He ministers to us in some very real and significant way. He revives faith - imparts strength - does something fresh or exciting - and we know it. A man called Willie Frame sat in our Worship Service as the bread and wine were about to be served. He said, “I'm going to take this for my ulcer”. He never again needed any medication for that troublesome stomach. We know we have been in the company of the Living God. Like the rainbow it is much more than just a sign. We see half a ring today - one day we shall see the whole ring - Revelation 4 verse 3. “Loving God, help us to see the significance of the Covenant – help us to see the significance of every promise and prophecy in the Scriptures. You give us these because You care, and You are compassionate, and You reveal how much You care for us. Thank You for the Covenants. We Worship and Praise You, in the Name of the risen and living Jesus, our Saviour and Lord. Amen” (This week's "Word from Scotland" - previous articles may be found at Studylight.org in the 'Archives' section - warmest greetings in Christ Jesus.)
The Real Issue Podcast | Is Allah the Same as the Judeo Christian God YHWH? Talk show hosts, politicians, and professors teaching all religions saying the same thing, like to equate the Gods, Allah (Islam) and YHWH (Judaism and Christianity) as the same God. In this show, Rob gives four reasons why this is not the case and why the God of the Bible is the one true God. Rob also shares his thoughts from attending the debate at George Mason Univ. between David Wood and Shabir Ally on the two religions views of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and inter-weaves some of those thoughts into the main presentation.