The Book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, has always held a particular fascination for me.

In this video, John Lennox challenges us to dig deeper into the creation account detailed in the Book of Genesis. I find John very easy to listen to and his intelligence and sense of humour really come through in the video. This message was given at a meeting of Socrates in The City.


Some of the topics covered include:

What did the writer of Genesis mean by “the first day”?

Is it a literal week or a series of time periods?

If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?

Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative.

He offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.

The video is long. But it is time well spent if you enjoy being challenged to think though this difficult and challenging topic.