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November Forum with Kelvin Cochran

Posted: Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Kelvin Cochran served with distinction as Fire Chief of the City of Atlanta for more than five years, prior to which he served as US Fire Administrator where he worked with FEMA and the US Department of Homeland Security.

In November of 2014 Fire Chief Cochran was suspended for 30 days by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed for expressing his views on sexual morality, including homosexuality, in a book he wrote on Christian faith and values. After returning from his suspension, and despite being exonerated by the City of Atlanta’s Investigative Report into the controversy, he was informed by the mayor that he would have to resign or else be terminated.

With the attacks on Christianity becoming increasingly strident and common in our society, Kelvin Cochran’s case serves as an alarming example of the new and unprecedented threats to religious liberty that we face. His life story, and the circumstances surrounding his dismissal, should be a matter of interest and concern to Christians and all other Americans who value religious freedom and our First Amendment rights.

Thursday, Nov 12
7:30 pm

Midtown Auditorium
at Perimeter Church, John’s Creek

$5 students / $10 adults

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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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]


Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2015

Bruce Phillips critiques
“Mind and Cosmos” by Thomas Nagel

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


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