Faith in everyday life


REAL LIVES 
(with Professor John Lennox)
YouTube

In these interviews, we see Christians from all aspects of the working world and beyond interviewed about the difference Jesus has made in their lives.

The particular interview I have chosen to review is one with John Lennox. However, the back catalogue of interviews include athletes, musicians, army majors, former drug addicts and many more!

John Lennox is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and is known for debating high-profile atheists, including Richard Dawkins.

The interviews in this series sit between 45 minutes and one hour. This one with Lennox is just over an hour, but the anecdotes and smooth flowing conversation make the time fly by!

I had the privilege a few years ago of attending a lecture and debate with Lennox (the debate included Richard Dawkins). Some points and arguments I still remember to this day.

The interviewer, Michael Ots, guides the session well, with questions that keep the conversation flowing. With this interview being post-March 2020, Lennox discusses coronavirus extensively, including his book Where is God in a Coronavirus World?

Lennox excels in his answers presenting a broad spectrum of arguments before making his point of Biblical truth. This naturally brings sceptics and atheists into the discussion, allowing for healthy debate and the preaching of the good news.

The initial interview with Lennox lasts for around 40 minutes then a short gospel message is given before Lennox takes questions.

Lennox is able to answer all questions brought to him with wisdom, grace and convincing argument.

Having only watched one episode in this series, which is freely available on YouTube, I am hopeful that the other episodes will be as insightful and edifying.

Jordan Brown

Jordan Brown part of New Life Church in Biggin Hill and is training to be a pastor.