[This page includes 8 AUDIO LINKS AND 2 VIDEOS OF NEW LECTURES from Cape Town]
After a hugely successful first trip to Cape Town and Gauteng last year, Professor John Lennox has returned in 2014.
Accompanied by his brother, Gilbert, John arrived to a beautiful day in Cape Town, lunching at the famous Kirstenbosch Gardens.
Both John and his brother are keen photographers (although Gilbert’s the expert) and are thoroughly enjoying the amazing Cape Town scenery.
John also enjoyed Cape Town hospitality at the Steenburg Estate in the evening.
Prof John Lennox at the University of Cape Town
John gave two lunchtime lectures to a packed lecture theatre on the subject ‘Is God a Delusion?’
Here’s the first lecture: ‘Is God a Delusion, Part One (UCT)’
The crowds increased for the second lecture, so that I was totally unable to get pictures from a different angle!
Here’s the second lecture: ‘Is God a Delusion, part two (UCT)’
Combined Jubilee/Common Ground event
[AUDIO links below]
Well over 1000 people arrived to hear Prof Lennox at an event called ‘OneLife’ which is an event that seeks to help Christian engage their Christianity with their working life, breaking down a sacred/secular divide.
In the plenary session, John was given the title, ‘Thinking Christians in a Changing World’ (although he suggested he’d like to change it to ‘Changing Christians in a Thinking World’!).
CLICK HERE to listen (or download) ‘Thinking Christians in a Changing World’
CLICK HERE to listen to (or download) ‘Bioethics: Challenges in the 21st Century’
Prof. Lennox at the Diocesan College (Bishops) in Rondebosch
As to with each of the meetings in which Prof Lennox spoke, there was both laughter and serious thinking on the part of the audience. After a gracious introduction by the new Headmaster Prof Lennox challenged the boys to be intellectually rigourous and follow where the evidence leads.
Following an email request, radio talk show host John Maytham was very keen to have John on his afternoon show. The result was less of an interview and more a frank exchange between two opposing positions. The interview lasted for just over 22 minutes and Prof Lennox felt it was one of the best he’d ever done. In the lead up to the interview Maythem mentions that there had been ‘huge interest’.
Is God a Delusion? Event in Fish Hoek
This event, hosted by Murray Anderson, was a combined churches event including King of Kings Baptist, Common Ground, St Peter’s and Tokai Community Church.
For AUDIO PART 1 CLICK HERE
For AUDIO PART 2 CLICK HERE
Prof Lennox answered the most popular objections to the Christian Faith drawn from an online survey.
Prof Lennox addressed business leaders in Cape Town
One of the highlights of Prof Lennox’s Cape Town visit was a sold out breakfast for some of Cape Town’s most influential business leaders.
The breakfast was organised by Accelerate Cape Town and held at Deloitte’s.
John has spoken numerous times for the Said Business School in Oxford, as well as speaking for several multi-national corporations and companies. His subject was ‘Smart Cities: Smart Ethics’, and was followed by a Q&A.
Prof Lennox at Stellenbosch University
Once again Prof Lennox addressed an eager audience at Stellenbosch University on the subject ‘Should the New South Africa Embrace the New Atheism?’
Click on the image below to hear the AUDIO
On Saturday 13th I hosted two Q&A sessions (of one hour each) with Prof Lennox, asking questions and objections ranging from the reliability of Scripture, the challenge of Reason v. Revelation; questions regarding the Bible and the ‘Big Bang'; the age of the universe, the age of the earth, and the standard evolutionary narrative. Some of his answers were controversial, as you’ll hear. Audience members were able to interrupt via twitter (which was both fun and taxing on the interviewer). Both sessions are included on a single file (58MB), at the moment, but well worth downloading so you can listen later.
To hear AUDIO of ‘The God Question’ interview click the image below
John also spoke at the multi-racial Jubilee Community Church in Cape Town
9.30am – ‘In the beginning God…’ a look at issues arising from Genesis 1
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO OF ‘IN THE BEGINNING GOD…’
6.30am – ‘Let us make Man in Our image…’ a look at issues arising from Genesis 2 & 3
LISTEN TO THE AUDIO OF ‘LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE…’
For details of Prof Lennox’s current visit to the Gauteng area see
more to follow….
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