77 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 #77 - God and Eastern Minds: Breaching Cultural Barriers (ft. Jacob Cheriyan)

    Ep #77 - God and Eastern Minds: Breaching Cultural Barriers (ft. Jacob Cheriyan)

    Is Christianity a white man's religion? If not, given the extensive depth of theological and philosophical exploration done in the West, how do we present God, Gospel and Christ to the Eastern mind? Is it an attempt that ends up in compromising Biblical truths? Or won't merely preaching the Gospel be enough?! What is the need for these cultural gymnastics?! Jacob Cheriyan has been pioneering the project God and Eastern Minds (GEM) to make culturally substantiated inroads in presenting the Gospel in India. What follows is one of the most fascinating and perspective orienting interactions on SAFT Podcast!


    Chapter Markers:
    0:00 Intro
    1:48 Who is Jacob Cheriyan?
    3:08 An AHAA moment to pick apologetics?
    6:56 From RZIM India to Life Focus Society
    9:18 Cultural impact of board games and Reformation
    14:01 What is God and Eastern Minds (GEM)?
    17:41 Eastern Jesus Christ vs Gospel Resonating with the East?
    23:01 Why don't you present the simple Good News as is?
    28:42 Does GEM engage in just the core of the Gospel or the theological depths too?
    33:25 How effective is GEM to reach gram's young culture?
    37:05 How does GEM help answer a common apologetics question?
    42:51 I am interested in GEM! What shall I do?
    46:33 This is the Lord's doing!! Marvelous!
    47:31 SAFT Updates!
    49:07 Outro


    Links and citation:
    Culture Unraveled: https://cultureunraveled.lifefocus.co.in
    GEM Project: https://lifefocus.co.in/gem/
    Abdu Murray, More than a White Man's Religion: Why the Gospel Has Never Been Merely White, Male-Centered, or Just Another Religion (https://www.amazon.com/More-than-White-Mans-Religion/dp/B09V39DKYZ)
    Ep #39- How To Engage The Global Youth Culture? (ft. Lukas Rueegger) (https://youtu.be/w6LC7gx45Ms)
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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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    • 49 min
    Ep #76 - Past, Present and Future are Equally REAL? The TOUGHEST Objection to the Kalam?! (ft. Ashish John)

    Ep #76 - Past, Present and Future are Equally REAL? The TOUGHEST Objection to the Kalam?! (ft. Ashish John)

    Is time travel possible? Well, it depends what we know of time. If B-Theory of time is true then we just need to build the vehicle that can do the job. In fact some claim that if the B-Theory of time is true then the Kalam Cosmological Argument will fail. Is that so? Ashish John, a physics teacher by profession, joins us to help us walk through this quagmire topic of time.


    Links and citation:
    William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics 3rd EditionLee Smolin, Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the UniverseWilliam Lane Craig, Time and Eternity: Exploring God's Relationship to TimeMetcalfe, Curtis John, "A Defense of the Kalam Cosmological Argument and the B-Theory of Time" (2013). Theses. 186. http://irl.umsl.edu/thesis/186Wolchover. (2020, April 7). Does Time Really Flow? New Clues Come From a Century-Old Approach to Math. Quanta Magazine. https://www.quantamagazine.org/does-time-really-flow-new-clues-come-from-a-century-old-approach-to-math-20200407/Sabine Hossenfelder & Luke Barnes • The fine tuning of the Universe: Was the cosmos made for us? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OoYzcxzvvM)Sabine Hossenfelder's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@SabineHossenfelderDoes God Exist? William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tYm41hb48o)Ep #39- How To Engage The Global Youth Culture? (ft. Lukas Rueegger) (https://youtu.be/w6LC7gx45Ms)Abdu Murray, More than a White Man's Religion: Why the Gospel Has Never Been Merely White, Male-Centered, or Just Another Religion

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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 #75 - Does the CAUSE of the Universe LISTEN to PRAYERS? (ft. Asher John)

    Ep #75 - Does the CAUSE of the Universe LISTEN to PRAYERS? (ft. Asher John)

    Does quantum mechanics lend a escape hatch away from the cause of the universe? Just as the axe pre-existed in the form of iron and wood couldn't the universe have pre-existed in some form before the Big Bang? If everything must have a cause why must God be excluded? To answer these many other common objections to the Kalam Cosmological Argument Asher John of The Carpenter's Desk join us!


    Links and citation:
    William Lane Craig, Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics 3rd EditionRichard Dawkins, The God Delusion (New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2006), p. 77.)Andrew Loke, The Teleological and Kalam Cosmological Arguments Revisited https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-94403-2 (book, free legitimate download available)Andrew Loke, God and Ultimate Origins https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-57547-6Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast
    Resources to begin learning Kalam Cosmological Argument and apologetics:
    Reasonable Faith: www.reasonablefaith.orgWilliam Lane Craig; On Guard (book)William Lane Craig; Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics 3rd Edition (book)Library database https://apologetics315.com/?s=kalam+cosmological+argumentWilliam Lane Craig, James Sinclair, Chapter 3: The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Pages: 101-201), Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology (chapter, book)EQUIP, a self-learn apologetics platform by Reasonable Faith https://knowwhyyoubelieve.org/Kalam Cosmological Argument Part 1 (animated video; English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CulBuMCLg0Kalam Cosmological Argument Part 2 (animated video; English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vybNvc6mxMoThe Carpenter's Desk https://www.youtube.com/@TheCarpentersDeskEp #65- Making Sense Of 'CAUSE' And 'NOTHING' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNXRQQNae5MWilliam Lane Craig and CosmicSkeptic Discuss The Kalam Cosmological Argument https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOfVBqGPwi0
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    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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    • 44 min
    Ep #74 - Will the REAL CAUSE of the Universe Please Stand Up?

    Ep #74 - Will the REAL CAUSE of the Universe Please Stand Up?

    Alright fine! The universe has something behind it. But you still cannot say it is God who created it or that the force that created the universe is omnipotent or that it is even a personal mind! Why can't it be a force like gravity? Why can't it be the universe itself! Join us to explore the identity of the cause of the universe in this episode. 
    Links and citation:
    Craig, William Lane. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics 3rd EditionDaniel Dennett, "Breaking the Spell", pg 244Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast
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    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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    • 28 min
    Ep #73 - The GOD Who STRETCHED the Universe into Place!

    Ep #73 - The GOD Who STRETCHED the Universe into Place!

    One of the biggest scientific discovery of recent past that shook atheist scientists was the expansion of the universe. An unchallenged field of scientific knowledge is that the universe is running out of the limited energy we have. What do these mean for the Christian? It means the evidence for a Creator is overwhelming! Tune in to know more.
    Links and citation:
    Craig, William Lane. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics 3rd EditionJohn A. Wheeler, “Beyond the Hole,” in Some Strangeness in the Proportion, ed. Harry Woolf (Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1980), 354Vibert Douglas, “Forty Minutes with Einstein,” Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 50 (June 1956): 100Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, The Nature of Space and Time, The Isaac Newton Institute Series of Lectures (Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press, 1996), 20A. Borde and A. Vilenkin, “Eternal Inflation and the Initial Singularity,” Physical Review Letters 72 (1994): 3305, 3307Hawking, Brief History of Time, 138–39Vilenkin, Many Worlds in One, 176.Paul Davies, “The Big Bang—and Before,” The Thomas Aquinas College Lecture Series, Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, Calif., March 2002Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast
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    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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    • 26 min
    Ep #72 - What Counting Down from INFINITY Tells us About the BEGINNING of the UNIVERSE!

    Ep #72 - What Counting Down from INFINITY Tells us About the BEGINNING of the UNIVERSE!

    If you start to count up from 0 to the largest number will you ever finish counting? It would take literally forever! How about starting to count down from the largest number all the way down to 0? Is it even possible to start, let alone asking how long it would take?! This impossibility faces anyone who says the universe never began to exist or has always existed. Join us to learn more about this simplified philosophical argument for why the universe must have had a beginning.

    Chapter markers:
    0:00- Intro
    0:47- What have we covered so far?
    01:57- Premise 2
    02:30- What is the philosophical argument for Premise 2
    04:54- What is infinite regression?
    07:48- How long will it take for today to arrive?
    08:11- Example to highlight how we can/can't count
    11:22- Where do start counting then?
    14:26- The book borrowing example
    25:00- Outro


    Links and citation:
    Craig, William Lane. Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics 3rd EditionFlew, A., & Varghese, R. A., There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His MindRecord a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast

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    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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    • 26 min

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