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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

From the complex navigational systems of Humpback whales, sea turtles, and Pacific salmon to a dolphin’s elaborate sonar and the ingenious propulsion of a jellyfish, you’ll marvel at the engineering brilliance that fills every corner of the Earth’s liquid universe.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with one of the film’s featured scientists, philosopher of biology Paul Nelson. This is a special chance to explore fascinating evidences for design with one of the experts himself!

Watch Paul Nelson discuss the wonder of echolocation.

Monday, Oct 5
7:00 pm
Mt. Paran Christian School
Murray Arts Center
Marietta GA



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Planned Parenthood’s “Final Solution” To the Problem of “Unwanted” Children

Posted: Saturday, August 29th, 2015

by Jefrey D. Breshears

[NOTE: On Saturday, August 22, 2015, I spoke at a protest rally in Marietta, Georgia, calling for the de-funding of Planned Parenthood – the largest abortion-provider in America and an organization that receives nearly half-a-billion dollars annually in federal funds. The demonstration was sponsored by a coalition of pro-life groups and included a keynote address by Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.]

[The following is an excerpt from the full article]

I recently returned from Poland where I spoke at a conference for Christian university professors. This was my third trip to Poland in recent years, and each time I go I make it a point to visit Auschwitz concentration camp – the scene of the greatest mass murder in history and the central location for the Nazi’s “Final Solution” to the “Jewish problem” – what we usually refer to as “The Holocaust.” Auschwitz is a grim and ghastly reminder of the consequences of the evil inherent in each and every one of us – an evil that, unless checked by our God-given moral conscience, can manifest itself in ways that we would scarcely imagine.

Each Planned Parenthood facility is in effect a mini-Auschwitz. Abortion-on-demand and the harvesting of fetal organs for profit and “scientific research” are practices that Nazis would have supported without reservation. And of course it doesn’t really matter what the motives are of those who are involved in murdering the pre-born. I don’t doubt that some who work in these clinics sincerely believe that they are doing the right thing by providing abortion “services”. They may even rationalize that abortion is the “Final Solution” to the problem of “unwanted” children.

Read the full PDF article here.


Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

Bruce Phillips critiques
“Mind and Cosmos” by Thomas Nagel

Thursday, Sep 3
7:30 pm
Mt. Bethel Community Center

The modern materialistic theory of life fails completely to account for such fundamental realities as consciousness, intentionality, meaning and value. Thomas Nagel, an atheist professor of philosophy at NYU, argues in “Mind and Cosmos” that this failure to explain something so integral to nature as “mind” is a major problem that threatens to unravel the entire naturalistic worldview.

Nagel’s critique of naturalism seriously undermines Darwinian evolutionary theory, just as it affirms many of the presuppositions of Intelligent Design and a Christian understanding of nature.

If your schedule permits, join us as Bruce Phillips leads us through the discussion of this fascinating book. George Weaver will also open the evening with a short interchange on the current state of the culture.

September Forum with Bob Ross

Posted: Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Four Views on Revelation


Thursday, Sep 17
7:30 pm
Perimeter Church
Fellowship Hall

The Book of Revelation has always been the most  controversial book in the Bible. In fact, throughout history Christian scholars have held varying opinions on how the book should be interpreted. But most Christians are unaware that over the centuries there have been four major views of Revelation:


FALL SEMINAR BEGINS: How to Share Your Faith and Values Effectively with Non-Believers

Posted: Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Taught by two fantastic Areopagus resources–Dr. Jefrey Breshears and Bruce Phillips–this 12-week seminar course is ideal for Christians who want to broaden and deepen their understanding of the Christian faith so as to be prepared to explain and defend what they believe and why they believe it.

**There is a tuition fee for this course of $50 per person, or $90 per couple. Registration will take place immediately before the first session.

Wednesdays, starting Aug 19
7:00 pm
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Room 108


Tuesdays, starting Sep 1
7:00 pm
Perimeter Church
Fellowship Hall

August “Books & Culture” Event: Psychology as Religion

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2015

For the August installment of our Books & Culture presentations, George Weaver will lead a discussion on “The State of the Culture,” and Larry Dougherty will review the modern classic by Paul Vitz, “Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self-Worship.”

A modern classic, Paul Vitz’s “Psychology as Religion” is a thoughtful critique of modern psychology and an indictment of the values of the “me generation.” Focusing on the popular theories that derive from secular humanism, Vitz, a distinguished Christian psychology professor at NYU, offers a careful analysis of the scientific, philosophical, ethical, and religious presuppositions that underlie much of modern psychology.

“This is the first book by a competent psychologist which analyzes the latest trends in the psychology of selfism over against the wider field of basic human values, personal and social.”

– Malachi B. Martin

Thursday, Aug 13
Mt. Bethel Community Center
Marietta, GA

Ongoing Sunday Morning Class: Christianity Through the Centuries

Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2015

Dr. Jefrey Breshears’ systematic, in-depth study of Christian history will focus on the Constantinian era (c. 300-450), one of the most important and influential periods in all of Christian history.

Sundays, starting Aug 16
11:15 am
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Aug/Sept Edition of “The Areopagus Update”

Posted: Monday, July 27th, 2015

Why Young Adults are Leaving the Church

The Areopagus Update for May/June 2015In an article entitled “Why College Students Are Really Leaving the Church,” Klinton Silvey, a young Christian apologist and the founder of Life-in-Progress Ministries, makes several points that should be taken seriously. You’ve probably read articles on why most Millennials drop out of church after high school, and the reasons typically range from “They were never really saved in the first place” or “They don’t understand the importance of Christian fellowship: to “We need to make church more relevant or interesting for youth” (which often means, “We need to make church more exciting and fun”).

While there may be some truth in each of these reasons, they miss the two most formidable challenges facing young Christians today: the moral climate in our universities (and in our culture in general), and the intellectual challenges they will face after high school.

Read the PDF version here

May/June Edition of “The Areopagus Update”

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

The Areopagus Update for May/June 2015A suggestion: If you’ve never read Richard Foster’s modern classic, Celebration of Discipline, or conscientiously sought to incorporate the traditional spiritual disciplines into your lifestyle, dedicate this summer to exploring the rich heritage of contemplative Christian spirituality

Read the PDF version here

Books & Culture: Review and Discussion of “Cold Case Christianity”

Posted: Monday, May 25th, 2015

A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospel

A review and critique by Eric Smith

Written by J. Warner Wallace, an L.A. County homicide detective and a former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the techniques and skills of a skeptical criminal investigator.

Christianity is analogous to a “cold case”: it makes claims about a person and an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence.

“Cold-Case Christianity is simply the most clever and compelling defense I’ve ever read for the reliability of the New Testament record. Case closed.”

— Gregory Koukl,
author of Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

Thursday, June 4th, 7:30pm
Mt. Bethel Community Center
4608 Lower Roswell Rd. – Marietta