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John Lennox


“If I find myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis

John is the President of the OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and speaks on the interface of science, and religion, and is a well-known biblical teacher. He has debated the likes of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Peter Singer, and has lectured extensively in North America, Eastern and Western Europe, and Australasia on mathematics, the philosophy of science and the intellectual defence of Christianity.

John is also an Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford University. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum, and has written a number of books exploring the relationship between science and Christianity, among them: Where is God in a Coronavirus World? (2020), 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity (2021), and Cosmic Chemistry: Do God and Science Mix? (2021). Most recently, Lennox has produced a biblical exposition, Friend of God: The Inspiration of Abraham in an Age of Doubt.

He gained his MA, MMath, and PhD at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. He also holds an MA and DPhil from Oxford University (by incorporation), an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey, and a DSc from the University of Wales.

John lives near Oxford and is married to Sally. They have three grown up children and ten grandchildren.

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The Easter Miracle

The Christian gospel is based squarely on a miracle.  It was the miracle of the resurrection of Christ that started it going, and that same miracle is its central message. In a world steeped in scientific rationality, belief in miracles often faces skepticism, epitomised by David Hume's critique. But a nuanced reevaluation challenges this dichotomy.

So you want to Live Forever? Transhumanism

In the this episode of the series ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’ join Ben Thomas and John Lennox as they explore transhumanism’s mission to extend human life, and ultimately prevent death, through scientific and technological development. Together, they consider this ambitious goal and its potential impact on our lives today.

Do Science and Faith Mix?

Professor John Lennox has spent years engaging with public atheists who argue that scientific facts exclude the need for faith. In this video, John explores the history, limits, and nature of science, and argues that faith in God is perfectly compatible with scientific inquiry. Atheism and science, however, may not sit together so comfortably.

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