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May Forum with Dr. George Yancey: Christianophobia

Posted: Friday, May 6th, 2016

Christianophobia: Anti-Christian Bias and Discrimination in American Education and Culture

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Dr. George Yancey

Professor of Sociology, North Texas State University and

Author of

  • “Hostile Environment: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias”,
  • “Compromising Scholarship: Religious and Political Bias in American Higher Education”, and
  • “Dehumanizing Christians: Cultural Competition in a Multicultural World”

Nearly every week there are reports in the news of anti-Christian bias and discrimination in public and private schools, in colleges and universities, in corporate America, and in many professions. Are these reports credible, or are they isolated incidents that are blown out of proportion? Is there really a secular crusade against Christians in American society today? And if so, what should be our response?

Over the past 10 years Dr. George Yancey has done extensive research into the growing problem of Christianophobia in American society. Every Christian needs to be aware of what is going on and how we as Christians should respond.

Thursday, May 19th

7:30pm

Fellowship Hall * Perimeter Church

Johns Creek, GA

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April Forum with Dr. Paul Copan

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

From Faith to Skepticism: Notable Skeptics Who Were Once Professing Christians – and Why They Left the Faith

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Dr. Paul Copan
Christian philosopher & apologist,
and author of “The Gospel in the Marketplace”
“God Goes to Starbucks” and “Is God a Moral Monster?”

Over the years many influential skeptics have claimed that they were once Christians but left the faith as a result of studying and learning more about the Bible and the history of early Christianity.

What are Christians to think about the testimonies of such people, and how can we respond effectively to their arguments against the credibility of the Christian faith?
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March Forum

Posted: Friday, March 11th, 2016

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How Political Correctness Is Destroying Academia and Higher Education

by Dr. Melvyn Fein, Sociology Professor at Kennesaw State University and
Author of “Post-Liberalism: The Death of a Dream” and “Redefining Higher Education”

Melvyn Fein is not a professing Christian, but throughout his prolific career as a sociology professor and author he has been a fierce critic of Political Correctness and liberal intolerance, and a courageous opponent of the radical left-wing domination of academia. Higher education has changed dramatically over the past 25 years, and Dr. Fein has much to say that Christian students, parents (and grandparents) need to hear about the current state of our colleges and universities.
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“The Areopagus Update” for March/April 2016

Posted: Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Areopagus-Update-March-April-2016-thumbFor the past twelve years the Areopagus website has kept people informed regarding our upcoming seminars and forums, along with our Statement of Beliefs and Mission Statement, general information on our ministry, our history and our board members, and various archived articles and newsletters.

Read the full PDF newsletter here
 
 
 

“Why I’m Glad I Watched The Super Bowl” by Dr. Jefrey Breshears

Posted: Thursday, February 11th, 2016

An Article

Why I'm Glad I Watched the Super BowlI watch NFL games occasionally, but I’m no ardent fan. I’m familiar with some of the players, but I don’t know, nor do I really care to know, most of them. Furthermore, I’ve never cared for the whole corporate NFL image – a carefully crafted but very incongruent mix of conservative martial values and ultra-liberal Political Correctness. And when it comes to the grandiose spectacles that are Super Bowls, I have no interest whatsoever in watching commercials advertising the latest-and-greatest techno-gadgets and other superfluous products of corporate America, and I sure-as-hell am not going to subject myself to the glitzy, cheesy, trashy pop culture extravaganza that is the half-time show. I didn’t even watch Paul McCartney when he performed several years ago.

All that aside, I did want to watch the game this year because of its connection (at least in my mind) to the culture war that is raging in America today. Not that I cared one bit which gang (excuse me: team) won the game. But I did care about how the quarterbacks performed. In football the quarterback is not only the “field general” who directs the fortunes of his team’s offense, but he is often the “face” of the franchise who represents the team’s public image….

Read the full PDF article here

February Forum

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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Militant Islam is spreading around the globe – including here in America – and Christians need to be well-informed regarding the origins of the current crisis and what we can do to serve as a source of Light and Truth in the midst of a world that is becoming increasingly violent and chaotic.

Our speaker is a recognized expert on Islam who was a practicing Muslim for the first 30 years of his life. Not long after arriving in the U.S. in 1978, he experienced a conversion from Islam to faith in Jesus Christ, and for the past 20 years he has devoted his life to studying and teaching the history and religion of Islam.
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New Article from Dr. Breshears

Posted: Friday, January 15th, 2016

The Culture War and the Two Americas
The Undeniable Realities

by Jefrey D. Breshears

In the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton’s advisors sensed that despite all the issues that might impact the election – whether foreign, domestic, or personal – the overriding concern was the economy. They were so convinced of this that they adopted a kind of campaign mantra, “It’s the economy, stupid,” and maintained a sharp focus and a clear message that eventually proved a winning formula.

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November Forum with Kelvin Cochran

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2015

October Forum on Theistic Evolution

Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

October Forum on Theistic Evolution

Theistic evolution (TE, or “evolutionary creationism”) is the official position of the Roman Catholic Church, and it is the dominant view among liberal Protestant Christians.  But most alarmingly, it is having a growing influence in evangelical churches, especially among young evangelicals. (more…)

Atlanta Premiere of “Living Waters”

Posted: Saturday, September 26th, 2015

The Areopagus is pleased to be working together with The Discovery Institute to present the Atlanta premiere of “Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth”.  Join us on Monday, October 5th at Mt. Paran Christian School for the Greater Atlanta premiere of the new intelligent design film, Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of Earth!

Watch the trailer here

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