Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have come face-to-face with the inevitability of death in a new and frightening way. As the virus swept across our world and through every aspect of our lives, many of us have been left searching for understanding and questioning where we can find real hope.
Internationally-renowned Professor John Lennox speaks honestly in this compelling conversation with his friend Professor John Wyatt. Watch as they both share struggles from their own experience and engage with the big questions about science, the pandemic, suffering and the case for hope in Jesus.
John Lennox is a well respected Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, he is an internationally renowned speaker with degrees from several top universities.
He is particularly interested in the interface of Science, Philosophy and Theology and has been part of numerous public debates defending the Christian faith, including with Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Peter Singer.
In his work he lets people consider life’s larger questions about science and God without any pressure. Believing that Christianity is a rational belief system he thinks it is possible to reconcile science and belief in God. He is a beacon in the atheistic darkness helping people realise that you can talk about events like the resurrection of Jesus rationally and that having a belief in God is not committing intellectual suicide.
Lennox regularly teaches at many academic institutions, is Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum and has written a series of books exploring the relationship between science and Christianity. He dispels intellectual misconceptions and shows that science and God are not opposed and that they can and do co-exist.
John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, University College London and a Senior Researcher at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge University. His background is as a paediatrician caring for sick and premature infants and as a medical scientist researching into the prevention of brain injury in newborn babies.
He has a long-standing interest in ethical dilemmas raised by advances in medical technology and has frequently engaged in public and professional consultations and debates from the perspective of the Christian faith. His book Matters of Life and Death – human dilemmas in the light of the Christian faith has been translated into more than 10 languages. His most recent book is Dying Well, published by IVP.
John is President of the Christian Medical Fellowship and a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He and his wife Celia are longstanding members of All Souls Church in London.