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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 ...

 

July Meeting

(Via ZOOM)

STEALING from GOD

Presented by

Glen Leckman

Glen Leckman

Thursday

July 30th- 7:00 PM

Via ZOOM

(See below for details)

 

With his characteristic wit and clarity, Frank Turek asks where atheists get the structure of logic and basic concepts like causality. His answer, "they have to steal them from God", because without a Creator, none of them would exist. And is it reasonable that human reason and self-awareness arose from blind chance? What about specified information and intentionality? Glen Leckman will take us on a tour of Turek's case that atheists have to steal from God to make their arguments.

 

STEALING from GOD

 

Glen Leckman will take us on a tour of Turek's case that atheists have to steal from God to make their arguments.

 

Zoom Meeting Information

 

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 us by 7:10pm since we may not be able to accept joining after the presentation starts.

 


 

After graduating from University of Wyoming with a degree in statistics Glen Leckman came on the staff of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). He started his Christian ministry experience as a runner on the Athletes in Action track and cross country teams. Besides competing, the teams conducted clinics with high school sports teams and with military bases in southern California. While living there he met his future wife Barbara. After they married, the couple moved to South Africa to help start the Athletes in Action ministry in that nation. During their 15 years in that nation, they were able to develop the AIA ministry and turn it over to the leadership of nationals.

 

For the past 20 years Glen & Barbara have ministered to university professors at Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. For the past few years, the highlight of their ministry has been the annual trip of taking Christian professors to Ecuador to minister to faculty in the Quito area. For the last 10 years or so, Glen has been an occasional presenter for Reasons To Believe in Atlanta. During his free time Glen enjoys running long distances, especially over trails.

 


 

In Memorium, Ben Smith

 

We bring the sad news that our brother in Christ Ben Smith went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 19, by a sudden heart attack.

 

We will spend some time at the beginning of our meeting in remembrance of Ben. Ben has been one of our Chapter leaders and has made great contributions over the past ten years, having made 14 presentations over those years and having served the chapter in many other ways.

 

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, we have cancelled the March thru June meetings. Our July meeting will be via ZOOM. Check back for information on future meetings.

 

 

 

Previous Meetings...

 

February Meeting

Escaping the Beginning?

Presented by

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Thursday

February 27th- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 108

 

955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

Genesis 1:1 declares "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth". In the 20th century major discoveries like the fine-tuned expansion of the universe projected back to a beginning which is congruent with Genesis. Those who object to a beginning and a Creator have made many attempts to "escape" from this beginning and its implication of a Creator, and this effort is addressed in Jeff Zweerink's book "Escaping the Beginning?".

 

Escaping the Beginning?

 

One of the most popular criticisms of the Fine Tuning argument is the existence of a multiverse -- an infinity of universes with an infinity of possibilities. In this session, Eric Smith will examine several scientific models for the multiverse, see how much evidence there really is for it, and look at Fine Tuning in the light of these models.

 


 

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-discovers of dark energy. He has spoken on both scientific and apologetics topics at the Atlanta chapter of Reasons to Believe, the Areopagus Forum, and Ratio Christi. He currently resides in Milledgeville, GA, where he is an Associate Professor of Physics at Georgia Military College.

 

January Meeting

Dying, the Soul, and Near-Death Experiences

Presented by

Dr. Michael Sabom

Dr. Michael Sabom

Thursday

January 30th- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 108

 

955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

Skeptical of Dr. Raymond Moody's report of Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) in Life After Life (1975), Christian cardiologist Michael Sabom began studying the testimonies of patients surviving near-death events. Results of his research were published in his 1983 ground-breaking book, Recollections of Death: A Medical Investigation. His medically-documented analysis of the evidence produced what remains the largest published series of corroborated "out of body" visualizations of near-death, unconscious patients. Fifteen years later, Dr. Sabom reported results of a second multi-year study in Light & Death. Included here is the NDE of Pam Reynolds during "Standstill" - an extremely risky neurosurgical procedure where the blood was literally drained from her head. This case has been internationally recognized as "the single best instance we now have in the literature on NDEs to confound the skeptics and to thin the line to the vanishing point between near- and after-death experiences."

 

Dr. Sabom Books

 

Using over forty years of research, Dr. Sabom will focus on reconciling scientific and biblical insights into this fascinating and controversial subject. Evangelical Christianity's widespread interest in "Heaven Tourism" NDE reports will also be examined.

 


 

Dr. Sabom is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He served as Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine for five years before entering private practice until retirement in 2017. He is a founding member of the International Association of Near-Death Studies and has written extensively in both professional and lay publications. His books together have been translated into 12 languages.

 

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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