Jacob Hubers thinks Ratio Christi is a “horror.” Clearly he’s disturbed that it exists. I am no longer with Ratio Christi but I continue to support it, partly because Christians need to learn how to think about life and faith.
Huber himself demonstrates the vacancy that exists in some Christians’ thought process:
As a fellow Christian, I find it ridiculous that they feel the need to, ‘Form strategic partnerships among professional apologists, faculty, and students for the purpose of exposing, in university contexts, the weaknesses and fallacies of secularism, atheism, and pluralism’. The only reason behind that is the fact that they want to promote their own agenda/beliefs by tearing down others, a very non-Christian thing to do in my opinion.
He is in fact promoting his own agenda/beliefs by tearing down Ratio Christi’s. And apparently he hasn’t thought it through clearly enough to see that it is so.
He’s wrong about some other things as well, such as the proportion of believing Christians in higher education, the actual Christian commitment of some of the 500 “exclusively Christian colleges” in the U.S., the relation between thinking/knowledge and doing acts of service, and above all the completely non-Christian idea that seeking to lead others to a saving knowledge of Christ is self-seeking.
He writes, “Service to the poor was basically all of Christ’s life and mission.” I don’t know if he has ever read Luke 19:10, or Mark 10:45, or anything at all about Christ’s death and resurrection.
This is why Ratio Christi must exist: to help people learn how to assess evidence and process thoughts reasonably and rationally with respect to the truth of Jesus Christ and their own relationship with him in context of the broad reach of society. Jacob Hubers could stand to treat this organization with more knowledge, more reasonability, more humility, and less horror.