Steve DiSebastian is a supported missionary, chapter director, and community apologist with Ratio Christi at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, as well as the Ratio Christi regional director for all of NJ.
He is an elder at Point Community Church, a graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, and a former high school English teacher with 16 years of experience.
He has been writing his blog, God From the Machine, since 2013, and he has self-published two books: Searching the Bible for Mother God: Examining the Teachings of the World Mission Society Church of God and Who Jesus Ain’t.
Along with his teaching duties at Ratio Christi Rutgers, Steve is a regular guest teacher and preacher at churches; he teaches theology and apologetics to high school seniors at Timothy Christian School is Piscataway, NJ; and he has trained pastors in Uganda on identifying and responding to “Christian” cults.
Steve married his wife, Christine, in 2008, and they became parents through fostering and adoption in 2015. When he can find the time, Steve trains in Brazilian Jiujitsu.
Once an atheist, he became a Christian in 2005.
“Steven is a former student of mine and I have found his apologetics site [God From the Machine] as one of the best online anywhere. I regularly teach Master’s and PhD level courses in apologetics and always highly recommend Steven’s apologetics site to my students…
“He also relates to people with whom he disagrees in a cordial, irenic way. He presents his position in a clear, articulate and convincing way, based on facts, reason and compassion.”
-Dr. James Parker, III, Professor of Worldview and Culture, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
Visit Steve’s official Ratio Christi Page: Click HERE.
What’s an apologist?
The word “apologetics” come from the Greek word apologia, which means to give a defense. Apologetics is a branch of Christian theology that focuses on both defending the faith and giving logical reasons for following Christ. The Apostle Peter wrote,
“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense [apologia] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15)
50-80% of students raised Christian leave the faith once in college. Ratio Christi is a campus ministry that teaches students historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Christ – not only for defending, but for building the confidence of believers to go and proclaim the good news of Christ.