Chad Ragsdale

Chad Ragsdale joined the faculty at Ozark Christian College in 2005. He teaches primarily in the areas of Christian apologetics, philosophy, and biblical interpretation. In 2020, Chad was named the new Academic Dean of the institution. Chad has been married to his wife Tara since 2001 and has three kids, Logan, Adeline, and Ryane. He has a BA in preaching and an M.Div in contemporary theology both from Lincoln Christian University. He has a D.Min in engaging mind and culture from Talbot School of Theology.
6 Types of Atheists

6 Types of Atheists

Recently, I listened to the first several episodes of a fantastic new podcast by Justin Brierley called The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God. I strongly recommend the podcast. In the podcast (which is inspired by a book with the same title), Brierley discusses the state of Anglo-American atheism today. The big takeaway is that […]

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What Are Your 20s For?

What Are Your 20s For?

Every fall when I give my “welcome to college” talk to our incoming class of first-year students, I tell them that they will likely experience more changes over the next ten years than any other ten year period of their lives. Many of them will graduate from college, get their first “adult” job, fall in […]

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A Cautious Defense of Boycotts

A Cautious Defense of Boycotts

By now I’m sure that most of you are aware of the Bud Light/Dylan Mulvaney debacle. Just in case you haven’t heard, let me bring you up to speed. In an effort to make the brand more inclusive and less “fratty,” executives partnered with actor-turned-transgender celebrity Dylan Mulvaney for a small ad campaign. Mulvaney, who […]

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The Robots Are Coming

The Robots Are Coming

The world changed forever at the end of this past November. If you aren’t a very online person, you may not have any idea what I’m talking about. But if you do spend much time online, particularly on Twitter, you are aware of ChatGPT. ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. It is certainly not […]

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Confronting My Inner Deist

Confronting My Inner Deist

If I hadn’t already sworn off using the word, I’d say that I was deconstructing my faith a bit lately. Don’t panic. I’m not experiencing anything like a crisis of faith. In some respects, it’s just the opposite. Lately I’ve been questioning some of the unconscious assumptions that inform my faith with the result that my […]

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