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Do God and Science Mix?

Is it possible to be a scientist and a person of faith at the same time?

Are Christianity and Science at odds with one another?

These questions and others are explored in this interview with renowned scientist and philosopher, Dr. John Lennox. Examining some of the latest scientific research and theories surrounding the origins of life and concepts of the mind Dr. Lennox demonstrates that a Christian approach to an understanding of the universe is consistent with modern science and provides a strong framework for the scientific method. If you are a believer who is looking for a way to explain the validity of the Christian worldview to scientifically oriented friends, this is a must-watch interview.

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When considering science, it is imperative that Christians remember the concept of image. Genesis 1:27 tells us, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.” A biblical worldview that realizes humanity contains the spark of the Eternal stands in stark contrast to a purely scientific worldview that sees humanity as the physical product of strict naturalism ...

Can science explain everything? Many people think so. And we live in a time of rapid scientific progress that holds enormous promise for many of the problems we face as humankind. So much so, in fact, that many see no need or use for religion and belief systems that offer us answers to the mysteries of our universe. Science and religion just do not mix. Dr. Lennox offers us a fresh way of thinking about science and Christianity that dispels the common misconceptions about both.

Dr. John Lennox addresses the critiques of the new atheists on Christianity and demonstrates the compatibility of faith in God and science. This presentation is for skeptics, non-believers and Christians alike! New atheism spreads the idea that its no longer intellectually credible to believe God.

A common argument atheists raise in an attempt to explain God away deals with the scientific revolution, and posits that our world can be better explained by empirical methodology and a worldview of pure naturalism. In this third part of four, Dr. Alister McGrath offers a critique of Richard Dawkins and the view that God has been eliminated by scientific advancement.

Are faith and science allies or enemies? In this four part audio series, Professor Alister McGrath discusses the relationship between Christian Faith and the Natural Sciences.

Dr. Jimmy Lin is the Chief Scientific Officer at Freenome, a research institute that seeks to detect, treat, and ultimately prevent diseases. He also oversees a non-profit organization that researches rare diseases. As a Christian, he sees himself as a “scientific doxologist” and encourages Christians to worship God as creator and healer. A Questions That Matter Podcast with Dr. Jimmy Lin.

Is nature governed by fixed laws leaving no room for miracles? C.S Lewis observed, "[T]he grounds for belief and disbelief are the same today as they were two thousand – or ten thousand – years ago. If St Joseph had lacked faith to trust God or humility to perceive the holiness of his spouse, he could have disbelieved in the miraculous origin of her Son as easily as any modern man; and any modern man who believes in God can accept the miracle as easily as St Joseph did."

John Lennox

Dr. John C. Lennox is an Irish mathematician, bioethicist, and Christian apologist. Now retired, he is the Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford as well as the Emeritus Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford. A former professor of mathematics and the philosophy of science, he has also been a part of public debates with New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, presenting intellectual defenses of Christianity. Lennox has written acclaimed books such as Cosmic Chemistry: Do God and Science Mix and most recently 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity. He received his Ph.D. of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, while also holding numerous honorary degrees from other British universities.


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