Has Science Buried God? – Address by Prof. John Lennox at Rice University


 

 

Recorded 7:00 PM CT Monday, September 28 2015 at Rice University.

 

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John Lennox – Did Science Kill God?

 

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Dr. John Lennox – National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast 2013

2013 Keynote address – Professor John Lennox from Bible Society on Vimeo.

 

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Flashback: This Week Last Year [2012 Week #2]

The second week of January 2012 was a very busy week on Digital Sojourner. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • In Are you a DUDD? Part 1 Email Obession Crawford Paul explored the modern plague of digital distractions. While digital distractions come in many forms the most pervasive is email. Check out the post for his advice to help you tame the beast of email in your life.
  • Tim Tebow and John 3:16 This time last year Tim Tebow was all the rage… everyone seemed to be tebowing AND goggling John 3:16.
  • Also posted to Digital Sojourner this time last year was 5 Tips For Sharing Your Faith of Facebook. This post continues to be one of the most popular posts of all time on Digital Sojourner.
  • Did God Create Evil? Is a very creative and interesting video that explores this age old question.

Hope you enjoy this flashback to 2012 Week #2

 

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The Heavens Declare…

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The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1 ESV

The European Southern Observatory recently released an absolutely ginormous 9 gigapixel image showing over 84 million stars from the ‘central bulge’ of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Link: eso1242 Photo Release

I find this to be incredibly staggering… according to Wired Magazine the image is 108,200 by 81,500 pixels in size. If the full resolution 24.6 gigabyte image were to be printed it would measure 30 feet tall and 23 feet wide… and yet the image only captures a relatively small portion of only one galaxy.

How anyone could contemplate this with an open mind** and then walk away unconvinced that there is an all powerful creator God is beyond me.

 

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**Because atheists have eliminated even the possibility of the existence of a supreme being– atheists, by definition, do not have an open mind.

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Did God Create Evil?

Fascinating video clip of a young student refuting his professor’s claim that God created evil. The video is supposedly a reenactment of an actual event in the life of Albert Einstein. Whether or not this event happened actually happened as portrayed (it is a reenactment), the video presents challenging some challenging arguments.

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Events: John Lennox at Rise Up 2011

Digital Sojourner is greatly looking forward to the 2011 International Rise Up Conference scheduled for December 27-30, 2011 in Charlotte, NC. Among the many excellent speakers to be at the conference is Dr. John Lennox who is featured in the above video clip debating atheist Christopher Hitchens.

Do not miss this event! there are only a few days left to register. Visit the conference website to learn more.

See you there!

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Events: 2011 Rise Up Conferernce

2011 Rise Up ConferenceFrom time to time Digital Sojourner will post information about upcoming events that we are excited about. One such event is the 2011 International Rise Up Conference. The conference is scheduled for December 27 – 30, 2011 at the Renaissance Suites Hotel in Charlotte, NC.

Among the featured speakers at this event is Dr. John C. Lennox. Digital Sojourner greatly values the ministry of Dr. Lennox, and has recently reviewed his website here and featured his writings in our Jottings category here. This event is your opportunity to hear Dr. Lennox speak on the topic of the New Atheism. He is is very gracious and loving in speech, yet unrelenting in his stand for the truth.

More information about this exciting event is available at the 2011 International Rise Up website. See you there!

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Jottings – The Bible and Science in Harmony

We think that, since God is the author of his Word the Bible and of the universe, there must ultimately be harmony between correct interpretation of the biblical data and correct interpretation of the scientific data.

Dr. John C. Lennox in Seven Days that Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science, p. 13. The first eleven chapters of Genesis is under attack. To believe what is recorded in those 11 chapters… to believe the simple and plain meaning of those words… and to publicly declare that belief, is to open up yourself to public ridicule. Ridicule, not only in schools, universities, and the workplace, but also in many churches today. Yet as Dr. Lennox rightfully points out… if God actually wrote the Bible AND created the universe the two must be in perfect harmony.

As for me, I believe that God created the universe and wrote the Bible. God’s Word never changes, yet scientific theories come and go. I’ll stick with the simple and plain meaning of God’s Word, and wait for the scientific theories to catch up.

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Two Apologetics Websites

With the prevalence of atheism, agnosticism, occultic and cultic belief systems, and many other errors in western society, it is good that the Lord raises up some Christians to defend the faith and equip the church for effective evangelism. Two websites that I enjoy in this regard are Christian Evidences and Apologetics315.

Christian Evidences Ministries, is run by my friend and brother in Christ, Rob Sullivan. A businessman by profession, brother Rob is also a gifted Bible teacher and gospel preacher who has a special interest in evangelism and apologetics. He organizes his site around four lines of evidence, summarized by the acronym “MAPS”: “Manuscript evidence”; “Archaeological evidence”; “Prophectic evidence”; and “Scientific evidence.” Using video presentations, coupled with written materials, Rob presents answers to many objections of modern skeptics, as well as presenting a logically coherent case for biblical Christianity.

Apologetics 315 is a website started and maintained by Brian Auten (whom I don’t know personally.) It has many interesting interviews with scholars, apologists, preachers, authors, and others who proclaim the truth and answer the critics. His interviews may be beamed by RSS feed directly to a reader (e.g. Google Reader) or iTunes. He also presents weekly bonus links to other audio, video, & written material from around the web dealing with apologetics and witnessing. The site also features regular book reviews pertaining to apologetics. Apologetics315 is an excellent tool for those who want to clear away obstacles to the gospel.

Both of these sites present a great trove of materials for defending, sharing, and teaching the Scriptures to a lost world. They carry on the spirit of the injuction in 1 Peter 3:15: “but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”

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