The Areopagus is an interdenominational Christian study center and teaching ministry that offers seminars, workshops, and forums on topics relevant to contemporary Christian education and ministry including...
Comparative Worldviews & Religions
Contemporary Cultural Issues
Literature & the Arts
Science & the Christian Faith
The mission of The Areopagus is to help prepare Christians for leadership and ministry by providing a creative and substantive curriculum that expands their knowledge base, stimulates critical thinking, and challenges them to deepen their spiritual lives so as to present a credible and effective witness to the life-changing power and love of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Jefrey Breshears
The founder and president of The Areopagus is Dr. Jefrey Breshears. As a former university professor, Dr. Breshears taught history, philosophy and religion for 18 years at Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and Reformed Theological Seminary. In the 1980s he was the editor of Crossroads: An Atlanta Christian Forum, and later served as pastor of the Marietta Community Church. Dr. Breshears founded The Areopagus in 2003 and maintains an active schedule teaching and writing on Christian history, apologetics, spirituality, contemporary cultural issues, and other topics.
A Brief History of The Areopagus
The Areopagus was founded in 2003 as a Christian education teaching ministry. For several years Dr. Breshears had taught seminars on Christian history, apologetics, and cultural issues in various Atlanta-area churches, and the Areopagus was established with the
intention of creating a Christian study center that would function as a community of scholars, students, and spiritual seekers as well as an apologetics based networking center for the metro-Atlanta area. Dr. Breshears chose the name “The Areopagus” for its significance in the ministry of the apostle Paul as he propagated the gospel among learned Greeks in the city of Athens (ref. Acts 17:19) and because of its historical connotation as an intersection of Christian faith and secular culture. In 2004 the Areopagus was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry, and since that time we have sponsored nearly 140 seminars, forums, workshops, and other events that have served nearly 5,000 attendees.
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A New Booklet from Dr. Jefrey Breshears
Recommended for personal reflection or small-group studies
Natural Law: The Moral Foundation for Social and Political Civility
This booklet is a primer in natural law—those moral and ethical precepts that human beings sense
intuitively as a result of being made in the image of God. Written for small group study and
discussion, it discusses the basic principles of natural law, the biblical basis for natural law, the
philosophical and historical origins of natural law, and how a departure from the principles of
natural law have created chaos in our political and judicial systems—as well as in our culture in
general. As a manifestation of general revelation, natural law constitutes the moral foundation
for civil government, social justice, and common civility in our society.