November 2017 Forum :: Rod Dreher

Posted: Tuesday, October 24th, 2017



Rod Dreher

Author of the best-seller, “The Benedict Option”

Rod Dreher

How To Be a Christian
In a Society That No Longer Is

Rod Dreher’s recently published best-seller, The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, is not only the most discussed Christian book of 2017 but also one of the most important and relevant books in recent years.

As informative and disturbing as it is inspiring, The Benedict Option is a clarion call for Christians to awaken from their cultural slumber. American culture is rapidly collapsing, and anti-Christian forces are increasingly aggressive in their attacks on Christian values and beliefs. Whether we prefer to acknowledge it or not, there is a ferocious culture war in America today. Furthermore, it is a war that Christians and other social conservatives will lose decisively unless there emerges a spiritual and moral revival that is unprecedented in its scope and depth and effect.

Dreher, the senior editor at The American Conservative, articulates a message that is as obvious as it is simple: There is something drastically wrong with status quo Christianity. Things must change as we face the troubled times and unprecedented challenges that lie ahead. But just as our society and culture grow increasingly dark and dysfunctional, new opportunities emerge for Christians to be a source of great Light and Truth.

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Perimeter Church / 7:30 PM
$5 students / $10 adults / $15 per couple

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October 2017 Forum

Posted: Sunday, October 15th, 2017



Dr. Rob Bowman

Executive Director, The Institute for Religious Research

Dr Rob Bowman

“Why The Reformation Happened,
and Why It Still Matters Today”

The Protestant Reformation began in 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany, as an effort to reform the Roman Catholic Church in Europe. Now, 500 years later, our civilization has become a virtual religious potpourri – a multi-cultural and pluralistic society in which Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Eastern religions, and various cults all occupy the public square along with atheism, agnosticism, and various forms of religious skepticism.

Are the issues that sparked the Reformation still relevant, and if so, how should evangelical Protestants think about the Reformation and communicate their faith in the midst of our contemporary culture that celebrates pluralism and diversity?

In this presentation, Rob Bowman, executive director of the Institute for Religious Research, examines these and other questions related to the two principle issues of the Reformation: the gospel and the authority of Scripture. Join us for this most informative presentation on the significance and the relevance of the Reformation.

Perimeter Church / 7:30 PM
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Three Special Forums This Fall

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2017



Dr. Rob Bowman

Executive Director, The Institute for Religious Research

Dr Rob Bowman

“Why The Reformation Happened,
and Why It Still Matters Today”


Rod Dreher

Author of the best-seller, “The Benedict Option”

Rod Dreher

How To Be a Christian
In a Society That No Longer Is


Ken Myers

Founder, host and producer of The Mars Hill Audio Journal

“Repairing the Damage of Modern Culture”


Perimeter Church / 7:30 PM
$5 students / $10 adults / $15 per couple



FALL SEMINARS 2017: The Reformation

Posted: Sunday, August 6th, 2017


Two new classes beginning in mid-August:
Wednesdays, Aug. 16 – Nov. 15
7:00-8:30 PM
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 108
 — and —
Tuesdays, August 15 – Nov. 14
7:00-8:30 PM
Perimeter Church, The Ministry Center

There is no official textbook for this course.  For a list of recommended readings, see the course syllabus.

Supplemental Notes:
A complete set of detailed outline notes will be provided for this course.  A spiral-bound Study Guide of the course is available for $15.

Course Fee:
$60 / $100 per couple (not including the Study Guide).  No advance registration is necessary.

“The Reformation Era” is an in-depth, two-part series that focuses on the major people, issues and events associated with this momentous period in Christian history.

The Protestant Reformation was one of the most significant events in Christian history as well as one of the great transitional eras in Western civilization.  Protestant Christians look back at this period as a kind of Golden Age in which heroic figures such as Martin Luther, William Tyndale, John Calvin, Menno Simons and others emerged to challenge the Roman Catholic Church’s dominance over the religious, social and cultural life of Europe.  Understandably, Catholics view it differently.  For them, the Reformation ruptured the unity in the Body of Christ that had prevailed for more than a thousand years and led to the unfortunate fragmentation of Western Christianity into innumerable splinter groups.

With 2017 being the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, it will be discussed and debated extensively throughout the year.  In the course of our study we will address issues such as “Was the Reformation necessary?” and “What are the issues that continue to divide Catholic and non-Catholic Christians today?”  This seminar will provide you with the necessary knowledge to understand what issues were at stake and why the Reformation was essential.


Posted: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

A special Areopagus Forum with
Mike Shotwell
Author of
Immersed in Red: My Formative Years In a Marxist Household

Nearly 60 years ago the communist folk singer Pete Seeger wrote “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” one of the most popular songs of the 1960s. Over the past 25 years, since the fall of the USSR in 1989, many people wonder, “Where have all the Communists gone?” But unlike the old song lyrics, they certainly haven’t “gone to graveyards, every one.” In fact, although they have had to re-brand and re-package themselves as “progressives” and “democratic socialists,” they are alive and flourishing and more influential today than at any time in American history.

Although the Soviet Empire is a thing of the past, the Marxist influences in academia, our government, the media, popular culture, and even in many churches have only become more entrenched in recent decades.

As one who grew up in a hardcore Marxist household, Mike Shotwell knows just how insidious left-wing ideology is and how pervasive it is in contemporary American society and culture.

Cultural Marxism is the ideological foundation for “political correctness,” and as such it is essentially left-wing fascism – atheistic, anti-Christian, intolerant, and totalitarian in nature. It is also very much alive-and-well in America today.

Thursday, May 18
7:30 PM
Perimeter Church, Johns Creek
Fellowship Hall

$10 Suggested Donation

April Forum: “The Bibles That Inspired The Reformation”

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th, 2017


A Special Areopagus Forum with

Charles Payette

Bible Historian and
Curator of the Payette Bible Collection


Charles Payette is a nationally-recognized speaker and Bible historian, and the curator of the Payette Bible Collection, one of the most unique and impressive private collections of Bibles in the world today.

Featuring examples of every significant Bible and supporting document in the development of the English Bible, the Payette Collection begins with a 1523 Erasmus New Testament that William Tyndale used to create the first printed English New Testament.

Join us for this unique presentation on the history of the English Bible featuring many of the rarest and most influential Bibles in Mr. Payette’s 4200-volume collection.

April 20
**7:00 PM**
(special start time)

Perimeter Church, Johns Creek

Fellowship Hall

$10 Suggested Donation

March Forum: “Moses and the Exodus: History or Myth?”

Posted: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017


An Areopagus Forum with

Jennifer Breedon

Legal Advisor and Media Analyst,
The Clarion Project

Has new evidence surfaced that
confirms the Biblical narrative?

For generations skeptics have challenged the historicity of Moses and the Exodus, contending that there is no archaeological evidence that supports the Biblical narrative and that the story is mostly (or totally) mythical. However, evidence now suggests that there may in fact be physical remains of the Exodus – but not in the area of the Middle East that has traditionally been attributed to Mt. Sinai. (more…)


Posted: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017


An Areopagus Forum with

Dave Richardson

President of The Assumptions Institute and
author of
Transparent: How To See Through the Powerful Assumptions That Control You


At the root of every person’s reasoning process are basic assumptions that control everything we say, do, and think. Similarly, there are assumptions embedded in every aspect of our culture that influence each of us every day. (more…)


Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

For 800 years after its founding in the 7th century the Islamic religion spread through conquest and subjugation, and over the past 40 years there has been a revival of Islamic expansion and influence in the world through mass immigration and terrorism. What is the magnitude of this threat, and what do Christians need to know about Islam in order to better understand the historical origins of the Jihadist agenda and what we can do to serve as a source of Light and Truth in the midst of a world that has become increasingly violent and chaotic? (more…)

2017 Protestant Reformation Tour

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2016


Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of The Protestant Reformation with Dr. Breshears and Christian Heritage London

April 28 – May 11, 2017 or
September 15 – 28, 2017

Next year, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. You can celebrate this important event in Christian history by visiting many of the sites where it actually happened. Dr. Breshears will be leading two separate tours during 2017 to historic locations throughout Switzerland, Germany, England and Scotland.


  • Historic Geneva
  • St. Pierre’s Cathedral
  • Calvin Auditorium
  • Calvin’s Academy
  • Reformation Museum
  • Reformation Wall


  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • St. Martin in the Fields
  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Canterbury
  • Oxford


  • Worms
  • Heidelberg
  • University Church
  • Wartburg Castle
  • Augustinian Monastery
  • Wittenburg Castle Church, and its famous door
  • Berlin

Scotland (optional)

  • Edinburgh
  • Magdalen Church
  • Greyfriar’s Church and Cemetary
  • St. Giles Cathedral
  • John Knox House
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St. Andrews

All details and full itinerary are available in the PDF pamphlet available here.