CONVERSATIONS at First baptist Church decatur

Conversations at First Baptist Church Decatur has been pleased to partner with the Georgia Center for the Book and others in the Decatur community to host public dialogues in our community at the intersection of faith, purpose, and values.

Enjoy listening to some of our previous presentations for the first time or to revisit an event you attended by clicking on the links below.

Engaging the minds and connecting the spirits of our community...

Upcoming Conversations

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Passionate for Justice

Tues., September 24, 2019

Join us for a presentation featuring authors Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe discussing Passionate for Justice: Ida B. Wells As Prophet for Our Time.

This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.

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love and quasars

Mon., October 1, 2019

Join us for a presentation featuring Paul Wallace on the launch of his new book, Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science.

This event is FREE of charge and open to the public.

About Paul Wallace

Paul Wallace is the author of Stars Beneath Us: Finding God in the Evolving Cosmos and now Love and Quasars. He teaches physics and astronomy at Agnes Scott College. He holds a PhD in experimental nuclear physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Candler School of Theology. He also teaches theology at Candler and at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Like many Americans, Paul grew up as a church-going Christian. Also like many, he lost his faith when he started taking science classes in college. He just didn't see how the rigorous method demanded by science could coexist with the belief in things unseen required by Christianity. But, as a working astrophysicist, he started to wonder if he'd gotten something wrong. Slowly and deliberately, he investigated the claims of Christianity, while also acknowledging that science, too, has limits. Ultimately, he came back to Christianity.

In Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science, Wallace shows how faith and science are pitted against one another, and he explains how the standard ways of reconciling them don't work. He then proposes a reasonable, thoughtful approach that will appeal to Christians and students of science alike. Readable and wise, Love and Quasars is an indispensable resource for people who wonder if faith and science can coexist.

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