Oxford Mathematician Explains Why He’s A Follower Of Jesus

Only stupid or insecure or misguided people become followers of Jesus, right? That is an attitude one inevitably encounters while working for a U.S. senator or representative.

But then there is Professor John Lennox, the Irish mathematician from Oxford university, who not only is incredibly intelligent but also among the world’s most effective apologists for Christianity.

In this interview on Britain’s Premier Christian Radio, Lennox is asked by host Justin Brierley about Christians who fear having their faith challenged by non-believers and thus keep themselves in a sort of “Christian bubble” that is separate from the world around.

“Yes, it does and it develops a ghetto mentality and it’s very sad because the very first commandment, after all, is to love the Lord our God with our minds,” Lennox responds.

“And it’s sad because it indicates that people somehow feel that they might learn something that is true that upsets them. But if there is a God, then He is THE truth and one of the central claims of Jesus Himself was ‘I am the truth,” Lennox continued.

Lennox is a formidable intellect who admired and responded to the great Stephen Hawking on multiple occasions (see this lecture in which Lennox discusses Hawking at length).

But first, take 10 minutes to watch and listen as Lennox explains how and why he became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ:


Author: Mark Tapscott

Follower of Christ, devoted husband of Claudia, doting father and grandfather, conservative lover of liberty, journalist and First Amendment fanatic, former Hill and Reagan aide, vintage Formula Ford racer, Okie by birth/Texan by blood/proud of both, resident of Maryland. Go here: https://hillfaith.blog/about-hillfaith-2/

5 thoughts on “Oxford Mathematician Explains Why He’s A Follower Of Jesus”

  1. How could you in such a shamless way TRASH the name of Jesus Christ?

    And in the face of all the beleivers who have been slaughtered in the last thirty days; this is how you for a cheap laugh speak of those Christian men, women, and small children that have paid the untimate sacrifice by suffering unspeakable torture and/or having died in the most gruesome ways rather than
    Blaspheme or Deny Jesus name?

    What do you think any of their surviving relatives or fellow beleivers would say if they read your perverse words here?


    1. Pastor, if you are referring to the first sentence of this post, I was pointing out a frequently heard accusation against Christians as a way of introducing Lennox for the purpose, among much else, of demonstrating why that accusation is ridiculous. I think you misunderstood me.


  2. Great article and interview. Very timely, for me, as I’ve been reaquanting myself with Aquinas and his arguments for the existence of G-D. Awesome!


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