Arts and Culture

How Could an Oxford Professor of Mathematics Think Christianity Is True?

Author Amy K. Hall Published on 10/27/2020

How could an Oxford professor of mathematics think Christianity is true? That’s the question addressed by a new documentary featuring John Lennox titled Against the Tide: Finding God in an Age of Science. The film will be in theaters on November 19 for one night only, but I was able to see a screener ahead of time, and I enjoyed it.

In the film, Lennox doesn’t go too deeply into any one argument for the truth of Christianity. Instead, it’s more of a conversational overview of many basic arguments (the cosmological argument, fine tuning, the resurrection, etc.). Interviews with Lennox are interspersed with quotes from high-profile atheists (Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, etc.) and clips from Lennox’s past debates to give a sense of the opposing view.

Because Oxford, Cambridge, and Israel serve as a backdrop for these arguments, the film is visually beautiful, and Lennox, as always, is such a likable character that the film remains engaging, even for those (like me) who are already familiar with the arguments. As I said, no argument is explained or debated at length, but this makes the film a good way to introduce the field of apologetics to believers or an excellent opportunity to invite a non-believing friend to view it with you and discuss the ideas raised by both Lennox and the atheists afterwards.

Watch the trailer below, and then take a look at Against the Tide’s website, which includes more info along with a link to purchase tickets.

[Update: It’s now possible to purchase a copy of Against the Tide.]