Last friday night, after a day with several exams/tests at school, I sat down with my family and watched a live panel discussion between renown Christian philosophers and apologets which included J.P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, and John Lennox. They touched on subjects like new-atheism, evolution, the cosmos and much more. I’m excited to share with you the archived video of the event! Here is some background information about the speakers:
Dr. John Lennox
Professor of mathematics at Oxford University, Christian apologet and philosopher of science. Uncle of musician/singer Kristyn Getty.
Dr. William Lane Craig
Apologet, analytical philosopher, research professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology (Biola).
Dr. J. P. Moreland
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), Christian apologet and theologian.
My comments I can’t say it was the best panel discussion, because I was disappointed in the arguments presented by Moreland and W.L. Craig, and the positions they held on important topics such as creation vs. evolution. Moreland and Craig are theistic evolutionists, meaning they believe God used the process of evolution to create. They offered non-biblical arguments and seemed to try to always avoid answering the question straightforwardly whenever it came up. So watch the video, but with caution and a critical mind. Dr. John Lennox on the other hand, was clear, precise and Biblical. By God’s grace he shined in this panel discussion, which I the main reason I’m even posting the video! Here are some great quotes by Dr. Lennox that he made during the course of the discussion:
In response to an atheist’s statement that Christianity is “a fairy tale for people afraid of the dark” Dr. Lennox replied: “Atheism is the fairy tale for people afraid of the light”
“If you believe Scripture, you can predict that science can be done.”
“The fact that I can do mathematics is powerful evidence of a mind in the universe”
“Nonsense remains nonsense even if scientists are writing it”
The first lesson presented in the Bible is that man is distinctly different from animals…”but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:20).
Looking forward to your comments on the video!