53 episodes

SAFT Podcast brings to you the coherent, cohesive, logical, and relevant defense of the Christian worldview. From layman to experts in the field, everyone can tune in and be equipped. We also aim to introduce to the audience the plethora of work and research done in the field of Christian Apologetics in defending the faith and the individuals who further the intellectual cause of Christianity by featuring the greatest minds of the Christian Apologetics arena. Onwards to God.

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SAFT Podcast brings to you the coherent, cohesive, logical, and relevant defense of the Christian worldview. From layman to experts in the field, everyone can tune in and be equipped. We also aim to introduce to the audience the plethora of work and research done in the field of Christian Apologetics in defending the faith and the individuals who further the intellectual cause of Christianity by featuring the greatest minds of the Christian Apologetics arena. Onwards to God.

    Ep #53- How Effective Are Arguments?

    Ep #53- How Effective Are Arguments?

    How effective are arguments? It’s a question often raised towards the effectiveness of apologetics. But the question also touches upon the much important domain of enquiry: how do I know for sure God exists? Enter the self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit. In this one-off episode the SAFT Podcast duo makes a short, fun and casual return to look at apologetics arguments, how evangelism involves arguments, the role of personal arguments, and also the self-authenticating witness of the Holy Spirit. We also discuss about all the hype revolving around Clubhouse. Join us for a dope conversation!


    Chapter markers:
    00:34 Meet and greet!
    3:57 What is an argument?
    6:04 Are there 100+ arguments for theism?
    8:30 Philosophical vs Personal arguments
    13:24 Talking about the elephant (night guard) in the street!
    14:30 Heads up on the natural theology series!
    15:53 A brief overview of the Kalam Cosmological Argument
    18:42 How effective are arguments in general?
    20:06 What if God reaches out directly instead of argumentation?
    21:24 Testimonials about the effectiveness of arguments
    22:53 Isn’t it just a minority that comes to faith through arguments?
    25:40 Do arguments stabilize our emotional roller coaster ride
    27:26 What’s all the hype with Clubhouse?


    Links and citation:
    (Videos) Answering CrashCourse Playlist Follow Grey Cells on Clubhouse for riveting conversations on theism and atheism in Malayalam(Video) Check out this fascinating impromptu debate on the resurrection that happened on Clubhouse courtesy of Grey Cells 

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    Equipping the believer defend their faith anytime, anywhere. Our vision is to do so beyond all language barriers in India and beyond!

    SAFT Apologetics stands for Seeking Answers Finding Truth and was formed off inspiration from the late Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography that captured his life journey where he followed truth where it led him. We too aim to be a beacon emulating his life’s commitment towards following truth wherever it leads us.


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    • 32 min
    Ep #52- Is Philosophy Inferior To Science? (ft. Kenneth Samples)

    Ep #52- Is Philosophy Inferior To Science? (ft. Kenneth Samples)

    Science is king above all! That’s the notion prevalent across the atheistic spectrum. It’s also one that’s gaining traction among the laypeople. The reasoning is that since we can do physical tests and understand the natural tangible world and that since scientific discoveries better our life it must therefore be the greatest discipline – the pathway to truth. Often times this thinking hurls philosophy to the side leaving philosophy subject to misguided and disillusioned ridicule. Philosopher and theologian Kenneth Samples, who works alongside an astronomer, astrophysicist, biochemist at Reasons To Believe, points out that such thinking is akin to chopping off the branch one sits upon while aspiring to fly. Yup, that ridiculous!!

    Chapter markers:
    01:47 What do we mean by philosophy?
    3:13 The 'discipline' of philosophy vs 'being' philosophical
    6:17 What do we mean by science?
    9:59 What does philosophy of science tell us?
    11:38 Are philosophy & theology needed to do science?
    13:39 Scientific claims are testable & falsifiable. What about philosophy?
    19:16 Scientific tests are visible. Isn't it better then than philosophy?
    22:46 Science has made life better. What has philosophy done?
    25:28 French Revolution & the importance of philosophy
    26:52 Misplaced objections to philosophy
    30:15 Sean Carroll calls out science's serious deficiency
    31:47 Indian cosmologist claims physics buried philosophy
    35:23 Conclusion
    36:20 Spoiler!

     
    Links and citation:
    Check out the phenomenal resources made available by Reasons To BelievePodcast- Apologetics 315 Podcast 024 – Ken Samples – Is Christianity TruePodcast- Apologetics 315 Podcast 025 – Ken Samples – Is Christianity Good?Book- Classic Christian Thinkers: An IntroductionBook- 7 Truths That Changed the World: Discovering Christianity's Most Dangerous IdeasBook- God among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious LeaderBook- Christianity Cross-Examined: Is It Rational, Relevant, and Good?Article- Why Is There Something, Rather Than Nothing?- Sean Carroll
    Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.com


    Watch the video podcast here.

    Equipping the believer defend their faith anytime, anywhere. Our vision is to do so beyond all language barriers in India and beyond!

    SAFT Apologetics stands for Seeking Answers Finding Truth and was formed off inspiration from the late Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography that captured his life journey where he followed truth where it led him. We too aim to be a beacon emulating his life’s commitment towards following truth wherever it leads us.


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    • 37 min
    Ep #51- Is Design The Best Explanation Of The Complexity In Our Body? (ft. Dr. Fazale Rana)

    Ep #51- Is Design The Best Explanation Of The Complexity In Our Body? (ft. Dr. Fazale Rana)

    How complex is our body? Highly, highly complex, even down to the cellular level! What seems to be the best explanation of this complexity? Evolutionary theories (theories that are purely natural withholding the possibility of supernatural intervention) and Intelligent Design theories (theories that allow for supernatural intervention) are at odds here. The former claims that pure chance is the best explanation and that this is often made evident by the flaws in our body, something we shouldn’t expect if there was an intelligent designer involved. The latter claims to explain not only the hidden design behind these ‘alleged’ flaws but also posit that the extremity of complexity observed tilts the evidential inductive scale in its favour. Renowned author and prolific biochemist Dr. Fazale Rana joins Jacob to explore whether intelligent design is the better explanation of the data at hand and in the due course drops bombshell insights into how truly complex the human body is!

    Chapter markers:
    1:18 Fuz at SAFT's Areopagus 2021 conference
    2:56 Intelligent Design theories vs Evolutionary theories
    5:53 Genesis 1 & the word 'perfect'
    7:44 Is the female pelvis bad design?
    12:52 Is the male nipple bad design?
    20:50 Do we have these flaws because we found shortcuts for evolving?
    25:53 Is irreducible complexity a smoking gun for intelligent design?
    30:30 ATP-Synthase, the literal machine in our body!
    32:32 The biggest challenge to evolutionary theories?
    38:14 Weighing good design & bad design on a scale
    41:23 What happens to Christianity if there are aliens?

    Links and citation:
    Check out the phenomenal resources made available by Reasons To Believe Video- From What Has Been Made | Dr. Fazale 'Fuz' Rana | Day 2 | Areopagus 2021 Video- Day 2 | Q&A | Dr. Fazale 'Fuz' Rana | Areopagus 2021Book- The Cell's Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator's ArtistryArticle- Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human BodyArticle- The human body is not perfect, having made too many adjustments during evolutionBook- Lights In the Sky & Little Green Men: A Rational Christian Look at UFOs and Extraterrestrials Book- Thinking about Evolution: 25 Questions Christians Want Answered 
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    Equipping the believer defend their faith anytime, anywhere. Our vision is to do so beyond all language barriers in India and beyond!

    SAFT Apologetics stands for Seeking Answers Finding Truth and was formed off inspiration from the late Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography that captured his life journey where he followed truth where it led him. We too aim to be a beacon emulating his life’s commitment towards following truth wherever it leads us.


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    • 46 min
    Ep #50- Looking Back At Two Years Of SAFT (ft. Jerin Thomas & Binu Thampy)

    Ep #50- Looking Back At Two Years Of SAFT (ft. Jerin Thomas & Binu Thampy)

    On June 1st we marked the beginning of the third year of SAFT Apologetics and you join us in the 50th episode of SAFT Podcast. Joining us to relive the humble beginnings of our work and gratefully look back at how God has been leading SAFT are Jerin Thomas and Binu Thampy, Advisory Board members and instrumental supporters of our Vision and Mission since before we marked our presence publicly.
    1 Corinthians 3:7& 9
    So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth….. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.

    Check out these videos to know about our team, journey and work:
    Ep #45- Looking Back At Areopagus 2021!Ep #34- Who We Are And What We Do
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    Equipping the believer defend their faith anytime, anywhere. Our vision is to do so beyond all language barriers in India and beyond!

    SAFT Apologetics stands for Seeking Answers Finding Truth and was formed off inspiration from the late Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography that captured his life journey where he followed truth where it led him. We too aim to be a beacon emulating his life’s commitment towards following truth wherever it leads us.


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    • 25 min
    Ep #49- Homosexuality, Transgenderism & Christians (ft. Nancy Pearcey)

    Ep #49- Homosexuality, Transgenderism & Christians (ft. Nancy Pearcey)

    Isn’t abortion a right of the women? If the purpose of life is to know God then isn’t euthanasia pursuable for someone who is brain dead? Why is God concerned with what consenting adults do in the bedroom? If no person is born sans-God’s intention, then what is gender dysphoria? Have we bifurcated the ‘person’ from the ‘body’ too much? Where do we as Christians stand on these issues? Should we voice our opinion or keep silent? Nancy Pearcey, heralded by The Economist as “America’s preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual”, shares profound insight on these pressing issues.

    Links and citation:
    Get the book ‘Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality’

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    Equipping the believer defend their faith anytime, anywhere. Our vision is to do so beyond all language barriers in India and beyond!

    SAFT Apologetics stands for Seeking Answers Finding Truth and was formed off inspiration from the late Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography that captured his life journey where he followed truth where it led him. We too aim to be a beacon emulating his life’s commitment towards following truth wherever it leads us.


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    • 40 min
    Ep #48- Am I Just My Brain? (ft. Dr. Sharon Dirckx)

    Ep #48- Am I Just My Brain? (ft. Dr. Sharon Dirckx)

    Am I just my brain? How can we say we have an immaterial mind when we can control our actions and thoughts by stimulating our brain! Hasn’t science definitively shown that our brain is all there is? Maybe our brain is identical to our mind! Cambridge trained brain imaging scientist Dr. Sharon Dirckx (OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics) differs. In this most intriguing of episodes Sharon converses with Jacob and shows why she concurs with Wilder Penfield, a pioneer of neuroscience.


    Links and citation:
    Get the book ‘Am I Just My Brain’Mystery of the Mind: A Critical Study of Consciousness and the Human Brain (Princeton Legacy Library, 1793)- Wilder Penfield (pages 76, 80)Check out this fascinating interview by our friends at The Carpenter’s Desk: Dr. Gary Habermas Presents Compelling Evidence Against Naturalism (Near-Death Experiences)God on the Brain: What Cognitive Science Does (and Does Not) Tell Us about Faith, Human Nature, and the DivineThe Blackwell Companion to Substance DualismFor more resources on this topic and others from the OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, visit the website https://www.theocca.org/

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    Equipping the believer defend their faith anytime, anywhere. Our vision is to do so beyond all language barriers in India and beyond!

    SAFT Apologetics stands for Seeking Answers Finding Truth and was formed off inspiration from the late Nabeel Qureshi’s autobiography that captured his life journey where he followed truth where it led him. We too aim to be a beacon emulating his life’s commitment towards following truth wherever it leads us.


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    • 41 min

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