On January 29th, the campus organization “Ratio Christi” was tabling in Talley Student Union. Two organization members stood out in front of the table with a whiteboard, asking students a simple question- “are people born good?” As expected, the board was marked up about 50/50. This question aimed to get students thinking about things like morality, the human condition, and, ultimately, Christianity. Sara, one of the members helping out with tabling, said that the goal of Ratio Christi is to “[Look] at the evidence for Christianity… evidence from science, history and philosophy.” The group can be found tabling in Talley Student Union or Stafford Commons on Mondays. During tabling, members usually ask the student body questions like, “Who was Jesus?” and other things that provoke spiritual thoughts.
Sara then added, “A lot of Christians grow up believing in Christianity because [of] their parents and don’t really have a good reason for it, but we believe there is really good objective evidence [for Christianity].” The group seeks to answer hard questions about God and Christianity instead of backing away from them. The group Ratio Christi meets every Monday at 7 p.m., usually gathering in the Talley Student Union. More information can be found on their website. The site reads, “Ratio Christi isn’t just another apologetics organization. We use our theological training to share the gospel on college and university campuses across the globe.” Raising awareness about Christian groups like Ratio Christi that apply an objective and academic context to defending the faith is essential in a University setting, where academia and scientific notions seem to be considered gospel truth. In short, the real gospel truth, the good news of Christ’s sacrifice, and understanding His love for us are things all of us should strive for.
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest in your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”