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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 ...

May 1st Meeting

In Conjunction with The Areopagus

Darwin's Last Stand:  New Evidence that Shatters the Credibility of Evolutionary Theory

Presented by

Dr Thomas Woodward

Dr. Thomas Woodward

Wednesday

May 1st- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH

Chapel

 

>> NOTE Date and Location Change <<


955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

In lieu of our regular meeting date, Reasons to Believe, Atlanta will meet at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 1, to co-sponsor the presentation by Dr. Thomas Woodward on "Darwin's Last Stand: The New Evidence That Shatters the Credibility of Evolutionary Theory". That meeting will be in the Chapel.

 

Note the Areopagus will also be hosting this presentation on Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM at Perimeter Church Midtown Auditorium.

 

Visit The Areopagus website for more information.

 

Doubts About Darwin: New Evidence that Shatters the Credibility of Evolutionary Theory

 

There will be NO RTB meeting at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church at the regular time on April 25 in order to encourage the support of the Areopagus meeting featuring the presentation "Are Pre-born Human Beings 'Persons'?" by Dan Becker, Former President of Georgia Right to Life. That presentation will be at Perimeter Church, Uptown Auditorium. More information about this meeting can be found on The Areopagus website.

 


 

Dr. Woodward is the executive director of The C.S. Lewis Society and author of "Doubts About Darwin" and "The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA".

 

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 for future meetings.

 

 

 

Previous Meetings...

 

March Meeting

An Ancient Biblical Timeline:  Identifying Major Dates in Genesis

Presented by

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Thursday

March 28th- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 277

>> NOTE ROOM CHANGE <<
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

How accurate can we be at identifying the Biblical dates when Abraham lived? When the Tower of Babel occurred? When the Flood happened? When Adam and Eve were created? When creation began? Genesis gives us a lot more information than many believe but does it give us enough to be specific? And is it accurate? That is the real question. If the story Genesis tells is true then it affects the lives of every human that has ever lived. To determine the accuracy of the Bible it would be good to know at what times the events are supposed to have occurred, otherwise people may be looking for evidence of an event in the wrong place and time.

 

Biblical Timeline

 

Beginning at the Exodus and moving backward in time, Ben Smith will be presenting the textual evidence to help identify the right dates for all the major events in Genesis. Come join us for an interesting evening about when it all happened!

 


 

Ben is the author of Genesis, Science, and the Beginning which is newly published as a dual imprint with Wipf & Stock and Ratio Christi. He has been teaching and studying apologetics for over 30 years and has a BA in Christian Worldview and Apologetics from Luther Rice College and Seminary. He is also the Ratio Christi Publishing Project Manager and the RC Chapter Director at the University of West GA.

 

 

February Meeting

In the Beginning, God

Presented by

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Thursday

February 28th- 7:00 PM

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

 

For a century, it has been accepted wisdom among historians and anthropologists that religion began as attempts to control nature through magic, which then evolved into animism, then into polytheism, and finally into monotheism.

 

In the Beginning, God

 

This month, Eric Smith will be discussing the work of Drs. Wilhelm Schmidt and Winfried Corduan, providing evidence that the accepted story is wrong, that the first religion of mankind was monotheism, and all other forms degenerated from it. The relevance of this idea to Christian apologetics will also be discussed.

 


 

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 has been an Instructor in Physics and Astronomy at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA and is now teaching physics and astronomy at Harrison High School in Kennesaw GA. He is a regular attender at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

 

January Meeting

Scientism and Secularism

Presented by

Bruce Phillips

Bruce Phillips

Thursday

January 31st- 7:00 PM

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

 

It's one thing to love science. It's another to love scientism - the philosophical (not scientific) view that the only way to discover truth is through science. Yet this is what is being promoted throughout academia, media and the culture by "science promoters" who seek an ever-larger influence on our cultural and political life. And it is having a devastating impact on both our culture and on religious belief, particularly among our youth.

 

Scientism and Secularism

 

Bruce Phillips will lead us in an examination of J. P. Moreland’s recent book "Scientism and Secularism." Dallas Willard, the "dean" of evangelical academic philosophy professors said about Scientism that "The idea that knowledge - and of course reality - is limited to the world of the natural sciences is the single most destructive idea on the stage of life today."

 


 

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.

 

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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