Testimony of John Lennox from Oxford University

There’s a widespread impression in the public that science and God don’t mix.  And that’s curious because if you think of the rise of science in the 16th and 17th centuries, all its pioneers believed in God. In fact, they were Christian in some sense or other. You talk about Galileo, Kepler, Newton and so on. Kepler famously said “We’re thinking God’s thoughts after him.” So far from their belief in God hindering their science, it was the very motive that drove it. Because they believed in a creator, a rational spirit behind the universe, they thought that science was worth doing. And so they did it. So I’m not remotely embarrassed at saying I’m both a scientist and a Christian because arguably Christianity gave me my subject. We study God’s revelation both in the natural world and in scripture with the minds that God has given us. And I believe there’s no conflict ultimately between those two sides properly understood.