John Lennox in “God’s Not Dead” Movie

Here in Canada, God’s Not Dead, the movie, has just been released in select theatres. It is an inspiring movie about a university student, Josh, who chooses to defend his Christian faith to his Philosophy class and professor despite the cost to his personal life and career. But this post isn’t really about the movie (which is available at GFP’s webstore). 

In God’s Not Dead, Josh quotes apologist and professor John Lennox. Lennox has written many books in the defense of Christianity and the gospel. Gospel Folio Press is pleased to supply most, if not all, of John Lennox’s book titles:

The Definition of Christianity
Key Bible Concepts
God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design is it Anyway?
Gunning for God
Seven Days that Divide the World
The Bible & Ethics
Christianity: Opium or Truth

John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum. In addition, he teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the Executive Education Centre, Said Business School, Oxford University.

He studied at the Royal School Armagh, Northern Ireland and was Exhibitioner and Senior Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University from which he took his MA and PhD. He worked for many years in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Wales in Cardiff which awarded him a DSc for his research. He also holds a DPhil from Oxford University and an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey. He was a Senior Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Wuerzburg and Freiburg in Germany. In addition to over seventy published mathematical papers he is the co-author of two research level texts in algebra in the Oxford Mathematical Monographs series.

Lennox has written a powerful book on the interface between science, philosophy and theology called God’s Undertaker – Has Science Buried God?. He has lectured extensively in North America, Eastern and Western Europe on mathematics, the philosophy of science and the intellectual defense of Christianity.

He debated Richard Dawkins on “The God Delusion” in the University of Alabama (2007) and on “Has Science buried God?” in the Oxford Museum of Natural History (2008). He has also debated Christopher Hitchens on the New Atheism (2008) and in Samford University, Alabama on the question: Is God Great?

His hobbies are languages, amateur astronomy, amateur bird-watching and some walking. John is married to Sally, they have three grown up children and four grandchildren and live near Oxford.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 10:11 to 11:3; Proverbs 8; Jude

He humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore, God also hath highly exalted him…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow.  Philippians 2:8-10

The officers of the Sanhedrin slapped and buffeted Him and thought they humbled Him. The rulers had Him crucified and thought they humbled Him. The Roman soldiers stripped Him and gambled for His clothes and thought they humbled Him. But such was His power that their efforts were only as He allowed. The truth is He humbled Himself. Wherefore God has highly exalted Him. God asks us to bow our knees to the Saviour today.  Some day in the future, as Judge, He will demand it. What a privilege to do it now. —Ken Gross

Within the holiest of all cleansed by His precious blood;
Before the throne we prostrate fall and worship Thee our God. —J. Deck

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 9 to 10:10; Proverbs 6:20 to 7:27; Mark 16

But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. Judges 1:6

Thumbs give people the ability to grasp things firmly; big toes provide balance to one’s stance and walk. Without these small but vital digits one loses one’s grip and steady walk. In spiritual matters this is all too common. Many are letting precious truths slip from their grasp. Others are staggering from one faddish doctrine to another. But believers must firmly hold to the Scriptures, rejecting the tumultuous winds of false teaching that swirl all around us. Rather than seeking something “new” (usually a repackaged lie), we ought to cling to God’s Word (Heb. 2:1) and not walk by any other rule. —K. R. Keyser

May the Word of God dwell richly, in my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph, only through His power.
—K. Wilkinson

Monday, April 28, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 8; Proverbs 5 to 6:19; Mark 15:24-47

Then Gideon made it into an ephod and set it up in his city, Ophrah. And all Israel played the harlot with it there. It became a snare to Gideon and to his house. Judges 8:27

Gideon answered God’s call. He pulled down Baal’s altar, destroyed his images, and then erected an altar for Jehovah (Judg. 6:25-26). God then used him to destroy an invading army. As a result, Israel requested that Gideon rule them. He accepted, but asked for the gold earrings of the spoil, which he fashioned into a gold ephod. The ephod became a national idol, and Ophrah, not Jerusalem, became the place of worship. Like Gideon, we too may remove some evil from our lives only to replace it with a less conspicuous idol because it is a work of our own hands. —W. A. H.

Until the race is run, until the journey’s done,
Until the crown is won; teach me Thy way! —B. Ramsey

Lord’s Day, April 27, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 7; Proverbs 4; Mark 15:1-23

Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? 2 Samuel 7:18

As King David sat before the Lord in awe and worship, he was reminded of how little and insignificant he was in contrast to the greatness of his God. We, too, should sit in awe at the remembrance table each Lord’s Day with the same realization. That the God of the universe thought upon us from an eternity past, should humble our hearts before Him and draw worship from our lips.    —Wm. H. Gustafson

Who am I that the King should bleed and die for?
Who am I that He would pray not My will; Thine Lord.
—R. Goodman

Saturday, April 26, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 6; Proverbs 3; Mark 14:53-72

Preserve my soul: for I am holy. Psalm 86:2
Neither wilt thou allow thine Holy One to see corruption. Acts 2:27

The Old Testament word “holy” means pious or godly, set apart. The New Testament word means “right” by intrinsic character, hallowed. The Lord Jesus was pure in every way. His words were holy; His deeds were holy; His thoughts were holy. It is no wonder that His Father would not allow Him to see corruption. But on the cross He became sin for me. Is it possible for us to even begin to comprehend it? —Tom Steere

The Holy One who knew no sin, God made Him sin for us:
The Saviour died our souls to win, upon the shameful cross.
His precious blood alone availed to wash our sins away;
Thro’ weakness He o’er hell prevailed, thro’ death He won the day.
—Hannah K. Burlingham

Friday, April 25, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 5; Proverbs 2; Mark 14:27-52

The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:22

The Lord is no man’s debtor, and those who honour Him, He will honour. What a wonderful promise! As we obey His Word, we will experience His Spirit’s leading and blessing. In the same way that air and water fill a container (the more water, the less air and vice versa), so more of the world’s ways in our lives will drive out the Spirit’s influence over our actions and attitudes. May God deliver us from the world’s influence and may we be filled with the Spirit.    —G. Frear

Oh, child of the kingdom,
From sin’s service cease:
Be filled with the Spirit,
With comfort and peace.
—Philip P. Bliss

Donald Norbie – GFP Author

GFP’s newest booklet is now available:

Exploring the Book: How to Study the Bible

By: Donald Norbie

Donald Norbie was born in Minnesota in 1923 and led to the Lord in 1938. After WWII and his Navy service, he finished his college work. Following graduate school, he and his wife Marie were commended to the Lord and His work by the Wheaton, Illinois, assembly in 1949. After teaching for three years at Emmaus Bible School, he and his family moved to Oklahoma to do evangelism and Bible teaching. 

Marie and Donald have five children. Since 1970 they have lived in Colorado. He is still active in evangelism, teaching and writing.

Other books by Donald Norbie at Gospel Folio Press:

Baptism: The Church’s Troubled Water (booklet)
Be a Man!
Coping with Tragedy (booklet)
Divorce and the Bible (booklet)
Life is a Mountain
Money: Master or Slave (booklet)
Mountains and Valleys in Christian Living
The Parables: Truth Illuminated
Philippians: Unity & Harmony in the Spirit
Shepherd the Flock (booklet)
This I Believe: Fundamental Scriptural Truths

Thursday, April 24, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 4; Proverbs 1; Mark 14:1-26

Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Psalm 36:5

When it comes to clouds, we generally like fleecy white masses on a blue background, rather than dark ominous thunderclouds. Yet, all are a part of nature and of our lives. Just as clouds give character to the sky, so clouds of trial tend to enrich our character. An Arab proverb says that all sunshine makes a desert. We need clouds to bring rain for growth and fruitfulness and help mold and shape us into Christ’s image. Then at sunset God, with clouds, paints a masterpiece for our enjoyment. It causes us to praise our Creator who uses both cloud and sunshine for our good. —E. Dyck

Ye fearful saints fresh courage take, the clouds ye so much dread;
Are filled with mercy and will break, in blessing on your head.
—William Cowper

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Numbers 3; Psalms 148-150; Mark 13

Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18

Living a daily disciplined life is not easy. Sometimes the seeming ease of the ungodly’s life seems attractive. We are exhorted here to forsake such envy and keep on. Our faithfulness will be rewarded. God will reward those who diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6). Dear Saint, do not be discouraged in living sacrificially for our Lord Jesus. Your reward is sure. —D. Pickup

Do you ever feel downhearted or discouraged?
Do you ever think your work is all in vain?
Do the burdens thrust upon you make you cheerless,
And you fear that you shall ne’er the vict’ry gain?
Have faith in God. —M. A. Stephens