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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

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 ...

March Meeting

Pain and Addiction - A Physician's Biblical Perspective

presented by...

Dr Donald Taylor

Thursday

March 26th- 7:00 PM

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

 

Not only is pain part of the experience of humanity, in the modern era it is also linked to abuse of and addiction to prescription drugs.  From his experience as a physician specializing in the treatment and management of pain, Dr. Don Taylor will discuss his Biblical perspective on pain and addiction. These are realities that will either afflict us or someone we know.  We can all benefit from an experienced perspective about what can be done for these aspects of illness.

Brain Scans

 

One of the most profound issues in apologetics is the problem of pain and suffering, which many point to as their stumbling block to faith. But one can also point to pain as part of God's plan to minimize injury and give early alerts to treatable problems. Come prepared to discuss the faith implications of pain.

 

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

 

 Future topics under development

  • Stay tuned...

 

 

Previous Meetings...

 

February Meeting

How to Build a Habitable Planet

presented by...

Eric Smith

Thursday

February 26th- 7:00 PM

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

 

In recent years, astronomers have announced an ever-increasing number of "habitable planets," planets they believe could be similar enough to Earth to maintain life. But what is it that makes these planets "habitable", and could they be truly capable of supporting life as we know it? And what implications do these discoveries have concerning the uniqueness of our own world?


Pale Blue Dot

 

In this session, we'll look at a few of the many factors required for a planet to support life, see how these supposedly "Earth-like" planets fall short, and gain a greater appreciation for the fine-tuning of Earth to support life.

 

January Meeting

"Sample" of Samples

presented by...

Mark Tabladillo

Thursday

January 29th- 7:00 PM

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

 

This presentation will provide a summary and recommended overview for work by Ken Samples, an RTB scholar.  The purpose of the presentation is to provide the major points from four books by Ken Samples, and encourage everyone to read the books on your own.  These four books with links to the RTB website are:

 
Look up these books using the provided links or on Bing or Amazon to familiarize yourself about what they are about, and feel free to bring some written questions.  The presentation slides will be available after the event. 

Ken Samples

 

If you'd like to learn more about Ken Samples or the other RTB scholars, MP4 files of the biographies of Ross, Samples, Rana, and Zweerink are available from the following link:
 

http://1drv.ms/1IwCiic 


Listen to them on your favorite MP4 player.  The four folders do not have the team names on them -- the titles are from the original CDs, and will be a fun quiz to guess who's who.    These interviews may be elsewhere on the RTB site or iTunes, but they are provided here for convenience.  
 
Bio:
Mark Tabladillo Ph.D. is an RTB Atlanta chapter officer, and member at North Point Community Church.  Professionally, he is a data scientist, and consults with many top companies and travels to speak.  He has a research doctorate in engineering from Georgia Tech, and he is an active part-time faculty member at the University of Phoenix.  He is a Chapter Director and apologist for Ratio Christi.  He has been a believer since he was in college, and enjoys making science and theology understandable for every church member of any age.  You can feel free to connect with him on Linked In or Facebook.

 

 

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