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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.

...Scroll down for our next and past meetings...

Meetings are held at

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

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

 

Invitation for Discussion ...

 

Rod Nave w bookcase

Rod Nave

President RTB ATL Chapter

rodnave@gsu.edu

 

Related to the Reasons to Believe Mission Statement "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:   https://www.reasons.org/about

 

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

 

  

Next Meeting ...

 

January Meeting

(Via ZOOM)

DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design

A presentation by

Bruce Phillips

Bruce Phillips

Thursday

January 28th- 7:00 PM

Via ZOOM

(See below for details)

 

"DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design" is the subtitle of Stephen Meyer's 2009 book "Signature in the Cell." And while there had been a number of important books that preceded Meyer's contribution, it's safe to say that his 508-page presentation of the evidence was something new, particularly for the non-specialist. The argument on its surface is fairly straightforward: that complexity as we find in the structure and function of DNA is never found in nature absent the presence of intelligence. And from that we are entitled to the inference that intelligence must have been involved in the creation of life since even the simplest of living things has an information component.

 

Signature in the Cell

 

But while the argument on the surface is simple, it has its twists and turns in crafting a satisfactory definition of sufficient complexity to warrant the inference, and in understanding the role that DNA plays. This introduces the need to understand what it means to find both a tremendously complex system of coded information AND the ability to translate that code into biologically active structures at the heart of biology.

 

But while the argument on the surface is simple, it has its twists and turns in crafting a satisfactory definition of sufficient complexity to warrant the inference, and in understanding the role that DNA plays. This introduces the need to understand what it means to find both a tremendously complex system of coded information AND the ability to translate that code into biologically active structures at the heart of biology.  

 


 

Bruce Phillips is a Certified Apologetics Instructor with certificates from the North American Mission Board of the SBC, from BIOLA (the Bible Institute of Los Angeles) in California, and from Cross-Examined, an apologetics ministry founded through Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. 


 

If you would like to join us for our zoom session, please contact us at atlanta2010@reasons.org for the meeting ID and passcode. Try to join early since we may not be able to accept joining after the presentation starts.

 

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

 

Due to COVID 19 guidelines and facility restrictions, it's likely our meetings will continued be held via ZOOM for the near future. Please Check back for updates / information on future meetings.

 

 

 

Previous Meetings...

 

Previous Meetings from this year will be shown here as the year progresses

 

For Pictures and Presentations of Previous Year's 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