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The Staff of ATL RTB would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyous new year. As we look back, we were truly blessed this year with terrific speakers, with our first ever science camp, and our best Christmas social yet! Just let us not forget to reflect on what a wondrous creation God has set before our senses... and that his love for us is even more wondrous ... that He sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, into this world some 2000 years ago as a newborn babe to save us from our sins. Let's be sure to give God the glory for all he is going to do for us in this coming year!

 

RTB 4th Annual Christmas Social...

 

 

Monday Dec 10th, 7:00 PM

 Pappadeaux’s in Alpharetta

 

 

Pappadeaux

 

Map to Pappadeaux's 

 

Join us on Monday evening, Dec. 10th at 7:00 PM at Pappadeaux’s Seafood Kitchen in Alpharetta, exit 8 of GA 400, near Northpointe Mall.  Reservations are required and tickets are $20 per person*.

 

Menu options include:

 

This wraps up our 4th official year as a chapter and we look forward to you celebrating it with us as we look back and remember all the great speakers we have had this year.

 

 

Also a Special Presentation by Dr. Mark Whorton!

 

Peril in the Pew:

 7 Things You Can’t Say in Church

 

WhortonMany of you know Mark as the former President of our sister RTB Chapter in Huntsville and President of Rocket Science Apologetics.

 

Mark has presented to us several times before and is the author of Peril in Paradise:  Theology, Science & the Age of the Earth.  Come join us to hear Mark present a lighthearted and humorous overview of his latest book due out this spring on the perils and pitfalls of integrating science with faith and following the evidence wherever it leads.

 

 

 

Also….

Come Meet the 2007 Speakers!

 

As an added bonus, all of our 2007 speakers have received special invitations to come join us at our Christmas Social so this is your chance to come meet them and chat in a casual atmosphere. This is a great chance to catch up even if you missed their presentation. Just as a reminder, below is the full lineup of all our 2007 speakers and the topics they presented.

 

Cobb

January

Dr. Kim Cobb

GA Tech

The Real Science of Global Warming

 

 

Nave  

February

 Dr. Rod Nave

GSU

Windows of Creation

 

 

BreshearsApril

Dr. Jefrey Breshears

The Areopagus

 

Can we trust the Bible, and how do we know that

it has been transmitted accurately though the ages?

 

 

David Richardson 

May

 Dave Richardson

Christian Leadership Ministries

“The Creationists - The Evolution of Scientific Creationism”

 

  

BarfussJune

Dr. Delon Barfuss

GSU 

 

Medical Series – Miracles of the Kidney

 

 

Snell  

September

 Dr. Terry Snell

GA Tech

“The Language of God: A scientist reflects on faith”

 

 

 

Please plan to come out and join us Dec 10th. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

October 2007 Chapter Meeting

On Being Sick: Philosophical and Theological Ramblings of a Chemobrain

Dr Galloway

Dr John Galloway

Thursday, October 25th - 7:00 PM

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta

Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

MEGA ROOM, 3rd Floor Educational Wing

Continuing with our medical series…

Dr John Galloway, professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine will be discussing his own experience battling Leukemia.  The presentation is entitled "On Being Sick: Philosophical and Theological Ramblings of a Chemobrain".  This topic will cover science aspects of Leukemia as well as examine the question of evil and suffering from a Christian World view.

Please join us for a topic no one should miss...

 

 

 

 

September 2007 Chapter Meeting

The Language of God: A scientist reflects on faith

SnellLang of God

 

Thursday, September 27th - 7:00 PM

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta

Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

MEGA ROOM, 3rd Floor Educational Wing

 

Dr. Terry Snell, Professor of Biology, Georgia Tech, will discuss the book “The Language of God” by Francis Collins.  Dr. Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of our top scientists and is a forthright Christian.  In his book he shares his personal faith journey from atheism to Christian faith, and also discusses his approach to the questions about evolution and the development of life.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Snell to discuss this book from the point of view of a professional biologist.  Dr. Snell is Associate Chair of the School of Biology at Ga Tech and an active researcher in topics related to marine biology.  Dr. Snell is a member of Mt.Bethel United Methodist Church.

Be sure and join us for this most intriguing discussion.

(Please note that our room has changed, we’ll be meeting in the “Mega Room” located on the 3rd floor of the educational wing at JFBC… follow the signs.)

 

August 2007 Chapter Meeting

The Great Global Warming Swindle

Global Warming

Thursday, August 30th - 7:00 PM

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta

Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

This month’s meeting of Atlanta Reasons to Believe will feature a video on global warming entitled “The Great Global Warming Swindle”.   This video, produced and aired on television in the UK, is a controversial view of one of the biggest issues of our day. It joins other controversial videos such as “An Inconvenient Truth” and a great volume of debate.  This video is presented somewhat as a continuation of our previous session on global warming early in 2007. While no pretense toward final judgment on this complex issue will be made, we feel it can be an interesting and informative session. We are stewards of the Earth and should be as well informed as possible.

Since we are not likely to achieve the final word on the global warming debate, consider as a secondary agenda the discussion of how people of faith should contribute to the pressing debates of society.  It is fundamental to our mission to show that science and faith are congruent, and it follows that thoughtful Christians should contribute careful analysis and integrity to the societal debates that arouse such passions and are influenced by so many powerful special interests.

Be sure and join us for this most interesting and controversial topic…  bring your friends and family.

 

July 2007 Chapter Meeting

Panel and Group Discussion

The Congruence of Science and Faith

Thursday, July 26th - 7:00 PM

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta

Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

This month’s meeting will feature a panel and a group discussion of the general area of congruence of science and faith. Several of our regular members will share briefly their experience with the issues of science and faith, and their view of the role that our Reasons to Believe chapter can play in ministry in the Atlanta area. We are interested in getting the views of those attending about this general area and about future programs that would be of value to them. We also would like to invite members to come with their questions on any science & faith topic.

Dr. Nave will moderate a general discussion after the introductory comments of the panel, soliciting input from the panel as a part of that discussion.

We will continue at following meetings with more programs from the medical community, following the excellent presentation by Dr. Delon Barfuss on The Miracle of the Kidney at our June meeting.


    Be sure and join us, this meeting is important to help establish the future direction of our chapter… 

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Special Announcement...

The staff and members of ATL RTB would like to extend a special welcome to our new chapter President...

Dr Nave

Dr. Rod Nave

Dr. Nave brings a wealth of apologetic knowledge and scientific background to the chapter's leadership...

Rod Nave has recently retired after a career spanning almost 40 years in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University. He earned a Ph. D. in Physics from Georgia Tech and did research in molecular structure using microwave spectroscopy. That research was continued in a post-doctoral appointment at the University College of North Wales and while on the faculty at Georgia State University. Subsequently he did research in electron spin resonance, studying the affects of ionizing radiation on biologically related molecules.

 Out of the teaching of prospective high school physics teachers arose the project called HyperPhysics. Now sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, it is accessible at http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hphys.html or by putting HyperPhysics into a search engine. It was envisioned as a continuing resource on the internet for those who were teaching high school physics. It has reached a much wider audience than that target audience. This HyperPhysics project has grown rapidly into a worldwide resource on the internet with over 50 million file hits annually, and with CD versions of HyperPhysics sent to 65 countries to date. It has been translated into German and Italian. The further development of HyperPhysics remains a major occupation. In 2005 HyperPhysics was awarded the international Merlot Classic Award for Physics.

 With a deep commitment to both faith and science and their congruency, Dr Nave is an active member of First Baptist Church, Mableton, GA. He serves as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher, and director of the boys mission organization, the Royal Ambassadors. He has served as Faculty Advisor for the Baptist Student Union (now Baptist Student Ministries) at Georgia State University for over 30 years. He is current president of the Christian Faculty Forum on the GSU campus.

And without saying... a very special THANKYOU!

to our out-going president, Robert McKnight

Robert McKnight

Robert provided outstanding leadership and faithful service to our chapter as president for 2006-2007. Robert is moving to Colorado... we'll miss him.

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June 2007 Chapter Meeting

 
Dr. Delon Barfuss

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The Miracles of the Kidney

Thursday, June 28th - 7:00 PM

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta

Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist


             We are very pleased to announce that Dr Barfuss will be presenting an interesting and informative insight into the Miracles of the Kidney. This is one of our first presentations covering one of the many miracles of the human body that we so often take for granted.


    Be sure and join us for this exciting and informative presentation. 


Dr. Delon W. Barfuss is chair of the CMBP program in the Department of Biology at Georgia State University.  He received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Zoology from Utah State University in Logan, Utah and a PhD. in Physiology at the University of Arizona Medical School.  He chose the University of Alabama at Birmingham as his first position after receiving his PhD.  He worked at UAB for 3 years as a Fellow and 7 years as a Research Associate.  In 1984, Dr. Barfuss joined the Biology Department at Georgia State University and has been here ever since.  He says that he is most proud of the fact that he has contributed to a better understanding of the kidney nephron and feels that his career has focused on understanding the basics of kidney transport because when he began, it seemed to be a blank slate.  "The questions back then were very basic, 'How does the kidney work?', 'What are the transport mechanisms', it was a little easier to get grants!" he says, comparing his earlier career with current state of the Biology field. 

 

SPECIAL JUNE EVENT

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Science Camp Fun

Come join us Saturday June 2nd for the Amazing Science Fun Science Quest at First Asian Indian Baptist Church in Marietta to help Hindu and Muslim kids learn about the glories of creation revealed through science.

    Clip 1   Clip 2   Clip 3   Clip 4


First Asian Indian Baptist Church of Metro Atlanta
Meets at Piedmont Baptist Church
570 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Marietta, Georgia 
678 938-4423

 

May 2007 Chapter Meeting

 

The CreastionistDavid Richardson

David Richardson

of

Campus Leadership Ministries

Reviews the book

“The Creationists - The Evolution of Scientific Creationism”

(written by Ron Numbers)

Thursday, May 31st - 7:00 PM

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta

Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

   We are very pleased to announce that David Richardson with Campus Leadership Ministries will be presenting a review of the book “The Creationists” by Ron Numbers.  This book provides a fascinating history of how some people who believe in the Biblical Creator have reacted to Darwinian evolution.  This presentation will deepen your understanding of the creation / evolution controversy and bring you up to date on various creation movements.     

     David Richardson received his B.A. from the University of Portland, and his M.A. in Theological Studies from the InternationalSchool of Theology.  He earned a M.Th. from the University of Oxford.  As full-time missionaries to campus faculty, they raise 100% of their support.  Please consider supporting Dave Richardson and his wife Pam.  Visit their website at  www.daverichardson.us .

 

April 2007 Chapter Meeting

 
Dr. Jefrey Breshear

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Can we trust the Bible, and how do we know that it has been transmitted accurately though the ages?

 

Thursday, April 26th - 7:00 PM

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta

Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist


             We are very pleased to announce that Jefrey Breshears, president and founder of the Areopagus, will be presenting an overview and critique of the current controversy surrounding biblical textual transmission.  This is one of the most important issues in Christian apologetics.   Many may remember his excellent presentation he made to us in 2005 titled "Developing a Christian Philosophy of History: Making Sense of the Past and Present".


    Be sure and join us for this exciting and informative presentation. 


Dr. Jefrey Breshears is the founder and president of The Areopagus, a Christian study center in the metro-Atlanta area.  The Areopagus provides seminars, workshops, and forums on issues of interest to contemporary Christians including biblical studies, Christian history and apologetics, contemporary cultural issues, comparative religions, and Christian spirituality.  For nearly twenty years Dr. Breshears taught history, philosophy and religion at Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and Reformed Theological Seminary.  In the 1980s he was the editor of "Crossroads: An Atlanta Christian Forum," and later served as pastor of the Marietta Community Church.

 

March 2007 Chapter Meeting

Dr. Ratajeski

Dr. Kent Ratajeski

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Why the Age of the Earth Matters... the Journey of a Christian Geologist

Geologist Dr. Kent Ratajeski will be presenting his fascinating story regarding the age of the earth, why it should be important to all of us, and how it affected his faith journey.

Thursday, March 29th, - 7:00 PM

 Johnson Ferry Baptist Church,
955 Johnson Ferry Rd,  Marietta

 

February 2007 Chapter Meeting

 

Nave

Dr. Rod Nave

Physicist (ret), GA State University

Windows of Creation

Thursday, February 22nd, - 7:00 PM

When you look at the conditions for life on the Earth, it is clear that they fall within a narrow range of values: they have the appearance of being finely tuned for life. When we look at the nature of the processes that happened in the formation of the universe, there is also much evidence of fine tuning. That is, a small deviation from the values we observe would have produced drastic changes in the nature of the universe. A look at the “windows of creation” attempts to follow our understanding of these processes through a series of small windows which are “lined up”to facilitate the creation of a world where life can flourish.


The material presented will be in the form of an interactive HTML document to look at some of the finely tuned steps, but still have the flexibility to take links to look at details in response to questions.

Rod Nave retired after a career spanning almost 40 years in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University. He earned a Ph. D. in Physics from Georgia Tech and did research in molecular structure using microwave spectroscopy. That research was continued in a post-doctoral appointment at the University College of North Wales and while on the faculty at Georgia State University. Subsequently he did research in electron spin resonance, studying the affects of ionizing radiation on biologically related molecules.

 Out of the teaching of prospective high school physics teachers arose the project called HyperPhysics. Now sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy, it is accessible at http://www.phys-astr.gsu or by putting HyperPhysics into a search engine. It was envisioned as a continuing resource on the internet for those who were teaching high school physics. It has reached a much wider audience than that target audience. This HyperPhysics project has grown rapidly into a worldwide resource on the internet with over 50 million file hits annually, and with CD versions of HyperPhysics sent to 65 countries to date. It has been translated into German and Italian. The further development of HyperPhysics remains a major occupation. In 2005 HyperPhysics was awarded the international Merlot Classic Award for Physics.

 With a deep commitment to both faith and science and their congruency, Dr Nave is an active member of First Baptist Church, Mableton, GA. He serves as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher, and director of the boys mission organization, the Royal Ambassadors. He has served as Faculty Advisor for the Baptist Student Union (now Baptist Student Ministries) at Georgia State University for over 30 years. He is current president of the Christian Faculty Forum on the GSU campus.

955 Johnson Ferry Rd,  Marietta

 

January 2007 Chapter Meeting

Dr. Kim Cobb

The Real Science of Global Warming

Thursday, January 25th, - 7:00 PM

Come hear a real scientist and expert discuss and answer your questions on one of the most important issues of our time.  Dr. Kim Cobb, a climatologist from Georgia Tech will talk to us about The Real Science of Global Warming.  This is not about the politics or the economics of Global Warming, but a thorough scientific presentation by an articulate person with science degrees from Yale and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.  Dr. Cobb did her post doctorate work at Caltech in the Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences.  Join us to get a real grasp on this subject and have your questions answered about Global Warming and how this issue relates to your faith. 

  Johnson Ferry Baptist Church,
 955 Johnson Ferry Rd,  Marietta
 
NOTE Room Change:  We'll be meeting in room 322/324, upstairs 3rd floor in the back. From the main lobby go up the stairs to the 3rd floor and it will be on the right.  Look for the RTB signs for directions once inside the building.
 

ALSO IN JANUARY...

 

Dr. Fuz Rana

Origin of Humans and of Life on Earth

Monday, January 29, 2007, - 7:30 PM

Dr. Fuz Rana will speak at Ken Boa's Bible study at Peachtree Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. in the Kellett Chapel. Dr. Rana will make presentations on the subjects of the Origin of Humans and of Life on Earth

Peachtree Presbyterian Church
Ken Boa Bible Study
Kellett Chapel
3434 Roswell Road NW Atlanta GA 30305
 
MAP to Peachtree Presbyterian
 
following that...
 

Origin of Life on Earth

Tuesday, January 30, 2007, - 7:00 PM

Dr. Rana will also be at Whitefield Academy, lower school activity center, on Tuesday evening at 7pm to talk about the Origins of Life on Earth. The lower school activity center is in the middle of campus.   

Whitefield Academy
Lower School Activity Center
One Whitefield Drive  Mableton, GA 30126   
MAP to Whitefield Academy

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation to Join the RTB Atlanta Chapter

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