Defending the faith: Ratio Christi brings Christian discussion to ASU
By Thomas Sherrill
Making the advancement from high school to college is a major change to the lives of millions of young people each year. Students are thrust into a new atmosphere, and the change can seem overwhelming.
For Greg Walker of Ratio Christi at Appalachian State University, he believes that change causes many Christians to abandon their faith.
“Children are being raised for the most part in today’s culture and public school systems that often regards God and the Bible as superstition,” said Walker. “It is thought that our faith is based on blind faith alone without consideration to real, tangible, intellectual evidence that supports the Bible.”
Ratio Christi, which was started at ASU in 2008 by students Randy Hardman and Meridith Cheek, looks to bring together faith and reason. The meetings started in the basement of the ASU Baptist Campus Ministry.
After one of the original members moved to UNC-Charlotte in summer 2008, the group formed a partnership with Southern Evangelical Seminary and has added new chapters every year since.
The organization now has more than 150 chapters in colleges and universities internationally…
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