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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 ...

May Meeting

Answering the Scientific Arguments of Popular Atheism

Presented by

Dr. Richard G. Howe

Dr. Richard G. Howe

Thursday

May 31st- 7:00 PM

JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Room 272**
955 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
Directions to Johnson Ferry Baptist

 

** Please note room change

 

Atheism is gaining in popularity partly because of simplistic arguments incessantly repeated on social media and the internet. Christians need to be equipped to answer these arguments and who better to help equip us than Dr. Richard G. Howe?

 

Science vs Religion

 

At this month's RTB meeting Dr. Howe will separate the wheat from the chaff on issues like whether science and religion are truly in conflict, science has replaced the need for religion, and since most scientists are atheists the belief in God cannot be scientific. Come interact with us on these pertinent issues and others. You won't be disappointed!

 


 

Dr. Richard G. Howe is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary and past President of the International Society of Christian Apologetics. He is a writer as well as a public speaker and debater in churches, conferences, and university campuses on issues concerning Christian apologetics and philosophy. Dr. Howe has a BA in Bible from Mississippi College, an MA in Philosophy from the University of Mississippi, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Arkansas.

 

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

 

Some of the topics in work include:

 

- A session on the brain

 

Check back for updates for future meetings.

 

 

 

Previous Meetings...

 

April Meeting

Is There Life Out There?

Presented by

Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Thursday

April 26th- 7:00 PM

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

 

According to popular movies and television shows, outer space is teeming with alien life just waiting to make contact (and maybe blow up our monuments). A recent book released by Reasons To Believe "Is There Life Out There?" authored by apologist Jeff Zwerink addresses this issue.

 

Is There Life Out There?

 

This month at Reasons to Believe, Eric Smith will be examining the actual likelihood of alien life, looking at what conditions are necessary for life, some forms that alien life might take, and what (if anything) the Bible has to say about aliens.

 


 

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 The Weber School, a Jewish high school in north Atlanta. He is a regular attender at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.

 

 

March Meeting

The Wonder of Water

Presented by

Glen Leckman & Rod Nave

Glen Leckman & Rod Nave

Thursday

March January 29th- 7:00 PM

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

 

 

 "What kind of evidence in nature points to God's design?

Water's uniqueness as evidence of teleology."

 

When we reflect on Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands." we are considering God's purposeful work.

 

The Wonder of Water

 

The program this month will be led by Glen Leckman and Rod Nave and will look at the multiple coordinated properties of water as evidence that it was designed for life. One key resource is Michael Denton's new book "The Wonder of Water".

 


 

Glen and Barbara Leckman work with Faculty Commons, a ministry to university professors, focusing on Kennesaw State University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University.

 

 

February Meeting

A General Introduction to Reasons to Believe

Presented by

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Thursday

January 25th- 7:00 PM

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

 

Do you know what Reasons To Believe believes? RTB is an apologetics organization built to give reasons why Christianity is true. However, our beliefs differ considerably from the traditional Young Earth Creationist views so popular in many churches. Considering some of the questions we have been getting in our most recent meetings, it seems we have a good number of new people attending, which is excellent, and we welcome you!

 

What are RTB's beliefs?

 

So, for the February meeting Ben Smith will be giving a presentation on a general overview of what RTB believes about creation, the age of the Earth, evolution, cavemen, Adam and Eve, Noah's Flood, and more. This would be a great meeting for bringing new guests. If you are a regular attendee, fairly new, or brand new, invite someone to join you for an informative presentation and lively discussion.

 


 

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.

 

 

January Meeting

Creation, Evolution, and Biblical Inerrancy

Presided by

Dr. Rod Nave

Thursday

January 25th- 7:00 PM

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

 

For the January meeting we will visit by video with the entire scholar staff of Reasons to Believe to hear the kinds of questions they field during their ministry. Since RTB takes both the Bible and the "Book of Nature" seriously, many questions arise from how these two interact. "Doesn't emphasis on the "Book of Nature" with its long time periods lend credibility to an evolutionary model?" Or "How does any reliance on the "Book of Nature" square with the claims of Biblical Inerrancy?"

 

RTB Staff Panel

 

The video panel discussion addresses these questions and others and we’ll take the opportunity to discuss them as well. This is a good opportunity to get to know the scholars of Reasons to Believe on a more personal basis as well as to refine your answers to these important questions. If you want to get a head start, you could look at the 2017 book "Old-Earth or Evolutionary Creation?" presenting both Reasons to Believe and Biologos positions on these questions.

 

 

 

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