November 2014 Forum

November 20, 7:30pm
Midtown Auditorium
Many dedicated and conscientious Christians invest thousands of hours over the course of their lives reading, studying, and discussing the Bible, but relatively few have anything approaching an informed and thoughtful philosophy of the Bible. In this presentation, Jefrey Breshears explores issues of vital interest and concern to Christians and non-Christians alike regarding the Bible, including…
  • What is the Bible? If asked to define the Bible without using the familiar cliche, “The Bible is the Word of God,” what would you say?
  • Does the Bible present a coherent, consistent and comprehensive worldview and philosophy of life?
  • Is there a qualitative difference between the kind of inspiration that we encounter in the Bible and that which motivates gifted writers, speakers, preachers, composers, and artists to produce their works?
  • Why is it reasonable to believe that the Bible was divinely-inspired?
  • What are the origins of the Bible, and how were the early manuscripts composed?
  • Why were certain books included and excluded from the Bible?
  • Why should we believe that the Bible has been accurately preserved and transmitted through the centuries?

October Forum: Recent Challenges to Religious Liberty


Ken Fletcher
Senior Director of Leadership Development
Alliance Defending Freedom

October 16 • 7:30 PM
Fellowship Hall

America is under assault by powerful coalitions of politicians, journalists, educators, lawyers, and business and civic leaders that are committed to radically transforming our society and culture by pushing a secular humanistic social and political agenda.

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Review of: “C.S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ”

Review by James. A. Motter

NOTE: This review was published in September, 2014 by the Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics, a London-based international peer-reviewed journal exploring Evangelical issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. It is posted here with their express permission, and our thanks.


C.S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ, by Dr. Paul H. Brazier is comprised of four volumes and an annotated bibliography. I intend in this brief review to provide sufficient information for prospective readers to make an informed decision regarding the merit of the series.

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September Forum: Recent Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology





A Special Presentation by

Ted Wright

Teaching Director,



September 18 • 7:30 PM

Fellowship Hall

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Latest “Areopagus Update”: Who Needs Philosophy?

Who Needs Philosophy?

Our fall seminar in 2014 is a new Areopagus course, “Socrates Meets Jesus: How Philosophy Leads to Christianity.” My hope for those involved, as with all our apologetics classes, is that they will find this course to be stimulating, inspiring, relevant and practical. But realistically, I know that many Christians have a built-in resistance toward philosophy, which is why I always try to use the ‘p’ word with discretion.

Ever since the dawn of philosophy in ancient Greece in the 6th B.C. it has been used by many to serve a humanistic agenda in which “Man is the measure of all things.” In addition, from the outset philosophy has been an intellectual and a moral morass due to the noetic effects of sin on the human soul. In short, many people either cannot or will not think straight because they are morally incapacitated as a result of intentional and habitual sin to the point that they lose the ability to discern right and wrong – or else they know full well the difference but resist what is Good and True because it impinges upon their egoistic impulses and ambitions.

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New from Areopagus Publishing

The Areopagus is pleased to announce the publication
of a new book by

Dr. Jefrey Breshears
Founder and President of The Areopagus:

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Newsletter for May/June 2014

A Testimonial to Faith and Courage

by Jefrey Breshears

Areopagus Newsletter ThumbnailOne morning in late January, 1998, I walked into a classroom at Georgia State University to deliver a lecture in my Modern U.S. History course on the origins of the Cold War. Just as I was getting ready to start, a knock came at the door. An interruption like this was unusual, but when I walked over to open the door, a young woman stood looking at me, and with a hint of slight self-consciousness she asked, “Professor Breshears, can I talk to you for a minute?” This was a rather odd request and odd timing, but something compelled me to step out into the hall and shut the door behind me.

She immediately began by saying, “You probably don’t remember me [I didn’t], but I was in one of your classes two years ago. After class one day, we had a talk. I had just found out that I was pregnant, and it seemed like my whole world was falling apart. I wasn’t married, I didn’t know what to do…

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May Forum: New Reasons to Doubt Darwin

New Reasons To Doubt Darwin
The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design

Bruce Phillips
Associate Director of The Areopagus

Two books come close to defining the current discussions around Intelligent Design, both by Stephen Meyer. In the first, “Signature in the Cell,” Meyer sets out the case for Intelligent Design based on the kind of information we find in DNA. In his more recent work, “Darwin’s Doubt,” he takes this argument several steps further and looks at the complexity involved in creating new animal forms compared to the incredibly short time period over which most forms show up in the fossil record.

It’s difficult to understand the complexity, marvel at the “burst” of animal forms 500 million years ago, and not conclude that there was more going on than random mutation and natural selection as the orthodox Darwinists would maintain.


Thursday, May 15th
7:30 PM
Perimeter Church


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April Event with The Discovery Institute

This event has SOLD OUT! 

No walkup admission will be available

Science and Faith: Are They Really in Conflict?

Has science disproved God?

Or do new scientific discoveries actually
provide compelling support for faith?

Find out on Sunday, April 6th at this special event featuring:

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Newsletter for March/April 2014

DNA, Determinism and Free Will

The Areopagus Update Jan-Feb 2014In probing the operation of DNA, scientists have learned much more about a second biological encyclopedia of information (in addition to the “genome”) that resides above the primary information stored within our DNA. Researchers have discovered a complex system of in the cell – sophisticated “software” situated beyond DNA – that directs DNA’s functions and is responsible for our embryonic development and the differentiation of a single fertilized egg cell into more than two hundred cell types in a mature body…. This “information beyond DNA” plays a crucial role in each of our 60 trillion cells, telling the genes exactly when, where, and how they are to be expressed. This is biology’s mysterious new frontier – the epigenome.

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