Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-02-17

Mathematician/philosopher John Lennox will speak at Samford University on the topic "Science and the 'God Question'" Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.

Dr. Lennox is Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science and chaplain at Green College, University of Oxford, and Senior Fellow of the Whitefield Institute in Oxford. Visiting Fellow at Oxford's Mathematical Institute, he also lectures on faith and science at the Oxford Centre for Evangelism and Apologetics.

He has a particular interest in the frontier areas of science, philosophy and theology, and has lectured on Christian apologetics in many universities. He is co-author of a number of books, including Christianity: Opium or Truth?, Key Biblical Concepts, The Bible and Moral Education and The Definition of Christianity.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists are Dr. Wilton Bunch, professor in Samford's Beeson Divinity School; Kurt Kristenson, biology teacher at The Altamont School; and Tim Richey, president and CEO of McWane Science Center.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.