In a live streaming event during the 2016 Purdue University Symposium, a historic Old Testament scroll will be displayed for the first time, and a portion of the Hebrew text will be read. The scroll, measuring about ninety-two feet long, was a gift donated to Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance for the purpose of illustrating the reliability of these writings of antiquity.
The Symposium theme this year is “The Book that Changed the World.” It will take place February 5-7, 2016 at Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana. The live streaming event will be Friday evening, February 5, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm Eastern Time at the Elliott Hall of Music and is open to the public.
Ratio Christi is an international campus ministry which exists to encourage and strengthen the faith of Christian students and faculty through the use of intellectual investigation and apologetics. With these sources of evidence for biblical truth, Ratio Christi students and leaders also share Christ’s message and love with those who have yet to receive it.
Dr. Corey Miller is President and CEO of Ratio Christi and an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions at Indiana University-Kokomo. Miller states:
“Ratio Christi will be utilizing the scroll in artifact apologetics presentations across the country at various RC events. The Purdue Symposium involves dozens of campus ministries and churches, and this evening will be live streamed into more than 150 campus chapters of Ratio Christi.”
The Friday night live stream will also include keynote speaker and Evangelical Theological Society President, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, “How Badly Has the Bible Been Corrupted?” Additionally, there will be testimonies from seven Purdue “Christian Professors Who are Confessors” and Melissa Slusher, the mother of the late Jordan Slusher, a Ratio Christi student for whom the outstanding student recognition “Legatus Christi” (Ambassador of Christ) was posthumously named.
More details about the Purdue Symposium and how to register can be found here at the Ratio Christi website.
Members of the media are welcome to interview Miller or Wallace before or during the Symposium by contacting Sheryl Young, Ratio Christi Media Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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