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Anyone who is interested in science and what the Bible says (and does not say) about science will find our meetings informative. Occasionally we have a philosophically oriented presentation but most are scientifically oriented. We have scientists, engineers, and doctors from our community (RICE, UH, NASA, Medical, Oil & Gas) give informative talks on origins of life, creation of the universe, fine tuning, and exo-planet research (and many more topics).

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Biblical Interpretation from the writer's point of view - John Hathorn

Topic: Biblical Interpretation from the writer's point of view
by John Hathorn

Abstract:
When a writer begins to pen a composition, his motivation usually is based on some purpose. If he keeps that purpose in the back of his mind as he writes, the text will reveal it to the open-minded reader. The text of the four Gospels show differences that are signs that each of the Gospel writers had different purposes for writing their Gospels. Matthew, Mark and Luke’s Gospels have always been assumed to be biographies of Jesus Christ; however, the text of each reveal more. Rather than comparing each Gospel verse-by-verse, a more revealing interpretation is to compare each Gospel subject-by-subject as to what the writer included. Luke's inclusion of the names of the Caesars reveals his purpose.

We will discuss the mindset of a writer in light of modern techniques that are hold-overs from ancient times. One notable hold-over is the use of symbols. The Gospel of John is filled with symbols, which he tells us indicate Jesus was the Christ. For brevity, we will focus on Mark’s Gospel to reveal another purpose which, when combined with all the texts available, shows that Mark’s purpose was not so much to compose a biography of Jesus but to convince the Apostle Paul that Jesus used healing, exorcisms and mass feeding to draw large crowds to hear the Word of God. In other words, the writer’s point of view is to cross reference all available sources (as is done by RTB) in analyzing the purpose, not just the Gospel’s text itself.

Short Bio:
John Hathorn is a consulting meteorologist and president of Applied Meteorology, Inc. (AMI) which he founded in 1974 and, for the over 25 years, has led an advanced Bible study discussion group. He attained a BS and MS in meteorology from Florida State University (1963 & ’65) and worked at the U.S. Weather Bureau (summers) and in the FSU Upper Atmosphere and the Hydrodynamics Laboratories (during the school years). In 1966, he was a member of the Trajectories Group at Boeing (Huntsville, AL) on their Saturn V/Apollo Program and developed wind-measurement systems for launch support. In 1968 he joined Dames & Moore and helped them expand into environmental consulting by developing diffusion models for the power and chemical industries. In 1974, he founded AMI and has developed numerous instrument systems and programmed atmospheric modeling software; as well as served as an expert witness on severe weather and environmental impact legal cases.

Brandon Reddell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: RTB Houston March Chapter Meeting
Time: Mar 13,[masked]:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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RTB Chapter Meeting

First Presbyterian Church

Topic: TBD

MEETING AGENDA:

9:00 - 9:20 AM Coffee and Donuts

9:20 - 9:30 AM Welcome and announcements

9:30 - 10:30 AM Presentation

10:30 - 11:00 AM Q & A LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St., Houston, TX 77004

Google Map to the Church (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=5300+Main+St.,++%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0+Houston,+TX+77004&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5300+Main+St,+Houston,+Harris,+Texas+77004&gl=us&ll=29.726111,-95.388987&spn=0.017814,0.033023&z=16)

ROOM: We meet in the living room on the first floor which is to the left and rear of the Welcome Center reception desk.

Sincerely,

Brandon Reddell

https://www.facebook.com/RTB-Houston-TX-Chapter-423786814306001/

RTB Chapter Meeting

First Presbyterian Church

Topic: TBD

MEETING AGENDA:

9:00 - 9:20 AM Coffee and Donuts

9:20 - 9:30 AM Welcome and announcements

9:30 - 10:30 AM Presentation

10:30 - 11:00 AM Q & A LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St., Houston, TX 77004

Google Map to the Church (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=5300+Main+St.,++%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0+Houston,+TX+77004&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5300+Main+St,+Houston,+Harris,+Texas+77004&gl=us&ll=29.726111,-95.388987&spn=0.017814,0.033023&z=16)

ROOM: We meet in the living room on the first floor which is to the left and rear of the Welcome Center reception desk.

Sincerely,

Brandon Reddell

https://www.facebook.com/RTB-Houston-TX-Chapter-423786814306001/

RTB Chapter Meeting

First Presbyterian Church

Topic: TBD

MEETING AGENDA:

9:00 - 9:20 AM Coffee and Donuts

9:20 - 9:30 AM Welcome and announcements

9:30 - 10:30 AM Presentation

10:30 - 11:00 AM Q & A LOCATION: First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St., Houston, TX 77004

Google Map to the Church (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=5300+Main+St.,++%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0+Houston,+TX+77004&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=5300+Main+St,+Houston,+Harris,+Texas+77004&gl=us&ll=29.726111,-95.388987&spn=0.017814,0.033023&z=16)

ROOM: We meet in the living room on the first floor which is to the left and rear of the Welcome Center reception desk.

Sincerely,

Brandon Reddell

https://www.facebook.com/RTB-Houston-TX-Chapter-423786814306001/

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