Why "No Pat Answers"?

A "pat answer" is a trite, glib, shot from the hip, that is not very well thought out. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ requires more than pat answers.

A 'pat answer' is usually what is offered when someone questions your faith. "How could you believe . . . ?" And then, we give a pat answer, trite, glib, and not well thought out.

My ministry is concerned not only teaching what Christians ought to believe, but why we believe it. It is important that we think about our faith. How could you believe that a man dead for three days could come back to life? How could you believe in an invisible being who made everything? How could you not believe in Darwinian evolution?

I help believers strengthen their faith and become more confident in explaining it, by understanding not only what they believe, but why they believe it, so that they become better witnesses to the risen Lord Jesus. I teach biblical, apologetic, and theological subjects. 

I also author a BLOG on apologetic and theological studies, current news, and events.

To learn more about who I am, click HERE.


Ray is a member of the Christian Apologetics Alliance.




Here's our next Conference on September 11,12, 2015!

Here's our next Conference on September 11,12, 2015!

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: MaryJo Sharp, Julie Miller, Cindi Suffern, Nel Brace, Dianna Newman, Jill Graham, Nora Hale, Marcia Montenegro.

Despite some obstacles, the conference was a huge success. Thanks to all the folks who showed up to participate in our 7th annual conference. The wheels are already turning for next year.

Due to bad weather we've had to cancel Friday night's sessions.

We've been able to reschedule all the sessions for tomorrow.


with Henry B. Smith, Jr., Julie Miller, Kristen Davis, and Ray Ciervo

The 7th Annual New Jersey Christian Apologetics Conference will be held on March 20 and 21, 2015.

WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE HENRY B. SMITH WITH US! The Associates for Biblical Research is a non-profit Christian apologetics ministry dedicated to demonstrating the historical reliability of the Bible through archaeological and Biblical research. Find out more about the ministry of ABR at www.BibleArchaeology.org

Coming Soon:

Women in Apologetics -  September 11&12, 2015!

Stay Tuned for details . . . 

DVD's, CD's and audio files are available from the 2014 conference .



Next No Pat Answers Seminar will be held on JUNE  27TH.  GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE J. WARNER WALLACE.  

No Pat Answers Seminars are held three times a year and free of charge. Topics that have been covered range from Truth, The Existence of God in the Cosmological Arguments, The Teleological Arguments, The Moral Argument, The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Reliability of the New Testament, Right to Life Issues, The Culture of Death, and Answering Objections to the Gospel Message.

These seminars are held during the months of June, September and January. Normally, these are held on the last Saturday of the month. However, there are times when Ray's schedule does not permit this and the seminar may either be cancelled or moved.

Conferences and Seminars held at Long Branch Covenant Church355 Joline Avenue, Long Branch, NJ.  


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