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“Promoting an Intelligent Christian Worldview by Integrating Science and Scriptures”

Monthly Chapter meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month.

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Meetings are held at

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

955 Johnson Ferry Rd,  Marietta. 

You can find a map and directions online here.

Meeting times are from 7:00-930PM, but come early!

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Invitation for Discussion ...

 

Rod Nave w bookcase

Rod Nave

President RTB ATL Chapter

rodnave@gsu.edu

 

Part of the Reasons to Believe Mission Statement is "science and faith are, and always will be, allies, not enemies." We seek to use the wonders of nature to point to nature's Creator. RTB Atlanta's monthly meetings on the last Thursday of the month are designed to explore the relation of science and the observation of nature to Christian faith, and involve a presentation plus a time for open discussion. This is a place where you can ask your questions and bear testimony to the answers that you have found to be meaningful to you. You are invited to join us for the meetings, and also to access information about past discussions. Comments by email are welcome, and you can also access us by facebook.

 

Outlines of some of the past sessions in which I have been involved are posted on the open web under the title "The Book of Nature". 

The urls for the above links are

 RTB Mission Statement:   http://www.reasons.org/about-us/our-purpose

 

“The Book of Nature” page:  http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Nave-html/Faithpathh/booknat.html#c1

 

  

Next Meeting ...

 

May Meeting

Who was Jesus? ...How Evidence for the Resurrection Narrows the Options

presented by...

Duran and Ben Smith

Thursday

May 26th- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 108
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

Though Reasons To Believe is most often known as a science apologetics organization, the presence of Ken Samples as one of RTB's scholars actually opens up discussion of all apologetic issues, including history, archaeology, and philosophy. Hugh Ross has never been only about reasons to believe the universe is fine tuned, though he excels at that. He is an evangelist at heart and is ultimately about reasons to believe in Jesus. Jesus is what everything is all about because of who He is. Beginning with the work of Ken Samples in his book Without a Doubt, Ben and Duran Smith will give us a survey of the evidence for the Resurrection, which is the preeminent message of the New Testament to testify who Jesus is. Come and join us!

 

Without a Doubt

 

Ben Smith has been studying and teaching theology and apologetics for 30 years since becoming a Christian while attending Ga. Tech.  He is the author of the book Genesis, Science, and the Beginning available now on Amazon and Kindle. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Worldview and Apologetics from Luther Rice University and is the Ratio Christi Chapter Director at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton GA.

Duran Smith is an actor who has studied film production at Georgia State University and Biola University in California. He is a leader and frequent speaker at the GSU chapter of Ratio Christi.

 

Upcoming Meetings ...

The tentative lineup for our future meetings are below. Please check back periodically since events are subject to change. ATL RTB chapter email announcements will also reflect any changes. As always, we are open to suggestions for meeting topics and speakers. Please email us your suggestions and preferences for future meetings at:

 atlanta2010@reasons.org

 

 Upcoming meetings

 

Check back for updates on upcoming meetings.

 

 

Previous Meetings...

 

April Meeting

Why the Universe Is the Way It is

presented by...

Dr Rod Nave

Thursday

April 28th- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 108
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

The asking of "Why?" questions presumes a purpose, because otherwise you are left with strictly chance and "necessity" or law. If the examination of "Why?" questions about the universe gives us evidence that is congruent with the Bible's picture of the universe, that leads us to other "Why?" questions such as "Why does the universe show decay?" and "Why is there so much evil?".

 

Why the Universe Is the Way It Is Questions

 

We will follow the lead of Hugh Ross's book "Why the Universe is the Way It Is" to discuss both the questions of astronomy and physical origins and the questions of evil and God's plan as revealed in the Bible.

 

March Meeting

Who Was Adam?

presented by...

Dr Mark Tabladillo

Thursday

March 31st- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 108
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

Drawing from his experience in the advanced course in human origins offered by Reasons to Believe, Dr. Mark Tabladillo will review the recently revised book “Who Was Adam” by Dr. Fuz Rana and Dr. Hugh Ross. The first edition was in 2005, and a lot has happened in genetics and biochemistry in that 10 years.

 

Who Was Adam?

 

 

Mark will describe the RTB model of  “Who Was Adam?” and offer some comparison and contrast with the young earth creationist and the theistic evolution approaches to Adam. The new edition of the book is expanded by about 50% . Mark will outline the major science theories that are discussed. The goal is to raise your knowledge of the main topics that Christians can monitor as science moves forward into new discoveries in human origins.


Mark Tabladillo Ph.D. has completed the Officer Training Course for Reasons to Believe and is currently taking RTB's advanced course in human origins.  Mark earned a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.  As an Information Technology consultant, he has worked with scientists from around the world through the Centers for Disease Control.  He is a part-time faculty member with the University of Phoenix (School of Advanced Studies) where he actively mentors doctoral students.  Mark is a member of Sigma Xi and the Association for Computing Machinery.

 

February Meeting

Evidence for Life - Is fine-tuning evidence for a creator?

presented by...

Eric Smith

Thursday

February 25th- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 108
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

Life could not exist in just any universe. Almost every aspect of our world has been designed to allow for life to exist. Eric Smith will be looking at some of the ways the universe is fine-tuned for life, and addressing some of the arguments against considering that fine-tuning is evidence for a Divine Creator.

 

Universe in God's Hand

 

 

Eric A. Smith received his Master's degree in Physics from Vanderbilt University where he was a member of the Supernova Cosmology Project, the co-discoverers of dark energy.  He is currently an Instructor in Physics and Astronomy at Southern Polytechnic College of Kennesaw State University in Marietta, GA, and a regular attender at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

 

January Meeting

Living Waters

presided by...

Dr Rod Nave

Thursday

January 28th- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 108
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

One approach to apologetics examines the features of nature that appear remarkably fine-tuned for the existence of life as we know it.  This raises the question, “Can we imply a Creator from the nature of the creation?”  Our next meeting will examine the remarkable nature of water: its fitness for the creation and maintenance of life, and the implications of its being fine-tuned for that purpose. 
 
The program will include a review of two recent DVDs: “Living Waters” and “Privileged Species,” both of which address the role of water for life.  Additional material will be drawn from “Water, a Matrix of Life" by Felix Franks and “Life’s Matrix: A Biography of Water” by Philip Ball.

 

 

Living Waters and Privileged Species DVDs

 

 

We challenge you to reflect on the question, “Can the nature of the creation point us to the God of the Bible?”  Come prepared to discuss the issues that arise.

 

 

For Pictures and Presentations of Previous Meetings,  Click Here.

 

 

Invitation to Join the RTB Atlanta Chapter

If you are interested in joining the Atlanta Chapter of Reasons to Believe, please click here. .  Our present membership includes individuals with expertise in a variety of science and apologetic backgrounds.  We could use your help in this important ministry.

Contact Us

For more information on RTB in Atlanta, please contact atlanta2010@reasons.org