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In this episode Steven and Jacob reflect on one of the most unique, respected and convincing argument that points towards God’s existence – the Kalam Cosmological Argument (KCA). Join them as they begin exploring and explaining the first argument in the Natural Theology series.Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro00:26 Recap of Kalam Cosmological Argument02:15 How to disprove the Kalam?03:47 Why the name Cosmological?06:24 Heard of the Dr. Kalam argument?08:08 The 3 Cosmological arguments09:07 Aquinas’ Cosmological argument12:39 Leibniz’s Cosmological argument16:00 Who came up with the KCA?18:17 Plausible vs Probable20:15 Why is the KCA unique?21:38 Conclusion22:04 Outro Links and citation:Watch the entire Areopagus 2022 sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6iD6gCNfmc&list=PLaYfapFz2p2VS2N2v_OsQBUf6B67sEOo-&index=1 The Cambridge Companion to Atheism: https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-atheism/6236955319782AE6B18D5E45B4B5129E Physicists & Philosophers reply to the Kalam Cosmological Argument featuring Penrose, Hawking, Guth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGKe6YzHiME PART ONE - WLC Responds to a Video Critiquing Him and the Kalam | Reasonable Faith Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01xiuvxoJfY Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast  Watch the video podcast here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHPEo6fQZM4)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
We are back with Season 4 of SAFT Podcast! Join Steven and Jacob as they reflect on the recently concluded Areopagus 2022 and share thoughts on what they learned from the sessions, which session was the most underrated yet the best one at the conference and what’s in store over the coming weeks for the Natural Theology series (the series where we explore in depth and at ease the most convincing arguments for God’s existence). Glad to have you back with us!Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro00:09 Where were we all along?01:45 The underdog session at Areopagus 202205:43 The most anticipated session at Areopagus 202206:46 The superb flow of audience questions at Areopagus 202208:10 Mini Clubhouse after Areopagus 2022?11:13 Resuming Natural Theology series15:38 Quick overview of the Kalam Cosmological Argument18:08 OutroLinks and citation:Watch the entire Areopagus 2022 sessions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6iD6gCNfmc&list=PLaYfapFz2p2VS2N2v_OsQBUf6B67sEOo-&index=1 Watch Linda Seiler's session here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0YWMT_VAuARecord a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast  Watch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/_DeshzxZe3g)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
In this final episode of this year and Season 3 of SAFT Podcast, Jacob and Steven come on for the first ever live video episode. We’ll be signing off this year by looking at the burden of proof that falls on the Christian and the atheist when one affirms/denies claims such as the universe began to exist. Why is it that many people find the reasons given for many arguments unconvincing? Jump right in to know more!Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro01:25 Conference- Areopagus 2022 teaser!!01:57 What does it take to believe one statement is true?03:02 What is the Occam’s Razor?04:44 Can you prove that you exist?05:13 Do we need absolute proof that God exists?07:04 Did man land on moon?08:42 What does it take to consider the Gospels as reliable?10:41 We’re not here to blow up church attendance figures!13:05 The merit of simplifying our arguments15:35 Using the Trinity-H20 example is a mess!!16:18 Trinity and the 3D example18:45 Concluding remark20:17 OutroLinks and citation:Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast (https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast)  Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/_DeshzxZe3g)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
Imagine you have multiple pieces of data or facts before you. How do you make sense of it? Well you could try and draw up a theory or explanation that best explains the facts at hand. Enter Inductive Arguments. For example the resurrection of Jesus Christ has many historical facts attached to it (like the empty tomb, the martyrdom of the disciples etc.) Did the disciples steal the body? Did they hallucinate? Maybe Jesus didn’t really die in the first place? Maybe He had an unknown twin? How do you pick one theory as the better fit? Join us to know more!Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro01:25 Areopagus 2022?02:20 The mistake we make while learning deductive arguments08:03 What are Inductive Arguments?09:49 How does it work?11:11 Can Ankit induce dog-bite probability?12:52 Can we infer if smoking is unhealthy?14:43 Can we find some other explanation?16:03 The drawback of Inductive Arguments17:56 Is one theory better? Ask these questions19:42 How much of the data is accounted for?20:55 Does the theory make the data more probable?21:56 How many assumptions are introduced?24:44 OutroLinks and citation:Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast  (Video) Check out ‘Ep #59- Why & How Should I Show Christianity Is True?’ (https://youtu.be/W2-VKQ04TC0)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #1| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth': (https://youtu.be/CGPiq0lMa1s)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #2| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth’: (https://youtu.be/UUAEVnX2WkI)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #3| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth’: (https://youtu.be/2hJqf0BDbEI)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #4| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth’: (https://youtu.be/5DeUt0cGGPM)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/cG2icwDmW10)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
What do some of the famous arguments for God’s existence have in common? They’re all deductive arguments. They are air-tight in their formulation. The first step to truly understanding these arguments is understanding the nature of deductive arguments. What does it take to disprove them? What makes them air-tight? Join us to find out!Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro01:14 What are Deductive Arguments?02:45 Will Caesar die from cyanide?03:40 If Premise 1 is true will Premise 2 also be true?06:48 What makes a Deductive Argument valid?08:40 Greek= language/ethnicity/cuisine??11:45 What is Affirming the Consequent fallacy?13:26 How to disprove the Fine Tuning Argument?16:19 Is the Markov Chain rule connected to Deductive Arguments?18:24 The burden of formulating Deductive Arguments!20:50 What is the resource for the Natural Theology series?23:15 What's up next?23:44 OutroLinks and citation:Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast (https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast)  (Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #59- Why & How Should I Show Christianity Is True?’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/9268542-ep-59-why-how-should-i-show-christianity-is-true)(Book) Get hold of 'Reasonable Faith' (https://www.amazon.com/Reasonable-Faith-3rd-Christian-Apologetics-ebook/dp/B00G5M1BFK)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/uDVtxbTUdy8)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
In the previous episodes we concluded our section on 'knowing Christianity is true'. In this episode we begin our quest on 'showing Christianity is true'. Join us this time as we begin exploring the question of how to show Christianity is true. The central challenge is how can a Christian who may claim to have personal experience of God present to others that his/her experience is not delusional? What common grounds can be stood upon to disengage from this epistemic standoff? Let's find out!Chapter Markers:00:00 A swell intro01:20 Why should we show Christianity is true?02:15 Quick recap06:56 Is the role of the inner-witness of the Holy Spirit lacking here?12:34 What are the common grounds to show Christianity is true?15:16 How can we know an argument is true?20:52 Why are the episodes short now?24:32 OutroLinks and citation:Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast  (Video) Check out ‘Ep #3- Is Truth Objective Or Subjective?’ (https://youtu.be/dbQ_EAVXzvw)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #1| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth' (https://youtu.be/CGPiq0lMa1s)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #2| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth’ (https://youtu.be/UUAEVnX2WkI)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #3| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth’ (https://youtu.be/2hJqf0BDbEI)(Video) Check out ‘SAFT Encounter| Ep #4| Objective truth vs. Subjective truth’ (https://youtu.be/5DeUt0cGGPM)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/W2-VKQ04TC0)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
Last time we looked at the intriguing concept of ‘properly basic belief’ and what it means to us when we ask the question ‘how can I know that God exists’. In this episode we conclude the dialogue on how we can know Christianity is true by analyzing the role arguments play here. If I can know that God exists through the inner witness of the Holy Spirit then do I even need arguments? Aren’t they redundant? Well why don’t you tune in to know our thoughts!Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro00:35 The brand new logo of SAFT is here!02:04 Quick recap of past episodes06:14 The house and its paint: Holy Spirit and arguments10:44 Can arguments help us in our days of spiritual dryness?16:58 Can arguments helps us grow more in the knowledge of God?18:06 Are arguments for God like certificates??20:11 Gary Habermas responds to Mike Licona's moments of doubts21:30 Coming up!23:27 OutroLinks and citation:Check our brand new logo and the meaning behind it on Instagram and Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUAbLY8qxrq/ , https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast: https://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast (Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #53- How Effective Are Arguments?’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/8850851-ep-53-how-effective-are-arguments)(Podcast) Check out 'Ep #56- Brand New Series & 'Knowing' If Christianity Is True' (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/9092212-ep-56-brand-new-series-knowing-if-christianity-is-true)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #57- Can I Believe In God Despite The Objections?!' (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/9160129-ep-57-can-i-believe-in-god-despite-the-objections)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #17-  Role Of Apologetics In Church (ft. Brian Auten)' (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/3589690-ep-17-role-of-apologetics-in-church-ft-brian-auten)(Video) Check out ‘What Happens If We DISPROVE An Argument For God?’ (https://youtu.be/UH98ffKLU88)(Video) Check out ‘Srikant HATED Christianity Until That Night!!’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMDjMxr4pdc )(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #52- Is Philosophy Inferior To Science? (ft. Kenneth Samples)’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/8757061-ep-52-is-philosophy-inferior-to-science-ft-kenneth-samples)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #55- Is Theology King Over Philosophy? (ft. Dr. William Lane Craig)’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/9012214-ep-55-is-theology-king-over-philosophy-ft-dr-william-lane-craig)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/cv6ss_9GuIA)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
We are back with episode two of Natural Theology!! Throughout this series we explore in bite-sized format the question if there are any good arguments for the existence of God. Last time we discussed the self-authenticating inner witness of the Holy Spirit and the role it plays in our knowing that Christianity is true. But can it justify our belief in God even if there are arguments that counter it? Can our experience of God be something as fundamental to our knowledge in the face of objections and arguments as our knowledge of our innocence/guilt in a situation? Join us as we explore this most fascinating question!Chapter markers:00:00 Intro00:38 Casual banter01:29 Send us your questions!04:10 An innocent man in court06:07 Who is Alvin Plantinga?07:23 What is a properly basic belief?13:37 What happened to the logical problem of evil?17:35 What if an argument for God is flawed?21:44 How to defeat a properly basic belief?24:04 I'm innocent: a properly basic belief?29:31 The supplementing role of arguments30:36 How do we grasp the divine?32:55 The double warranted Christian belief33:40 Jacob and Piyush clash over a comma & full-stop35:03 OutroLinks and citation:Record a question and stand a chance to be featured on SAFT Podcast (http://www.speakpipe.com/saftpodcast)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #26- Why Does God Allow Evil And Suffering? (ft. Dr. Clay Jones)’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/3589900-ep-26-why-does-god-allow-evil-and-suffering-ft-dr-clay-jones)(Video) Check out ‘Over 100 Arguments for the Existence of God’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7ANgO2ZBU)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #53- How Effective Are Arguments?’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/8850851-ep-53-how-effective-are-arguments)(Video) Check out ‘Srikant HATED Christianity Until That Night!!’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMDjMxr4pdc)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #52- Is Philosophy Inferior To Science? (ft. Kenneth Samples)’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/8757061-ep-52-is-philosophy-inferior-to-science-ft-kenneth-samples)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #55- Is Theology King Over Philosophy? (ft. Dr. William Lane Craig)’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/9012214-ep-55-is-theology-king-over-philosophy-ft-dr-william-lane-craig)(Podcast) Check out ‘Ep #56- Brand New Series & 'Knowing' If Christianity Is True’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/9092212-ep-56-brand-new-series-knowing-if-christianity-is-true)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/-6O-xQraWHk)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
Our most exciting brand new series is here! Natural Theology!! Throughout this series we explore in bite-sized format the question if there are any good arguments for the existence of God. If you’ve wondered that yourself or know someone who has, then this is the series to be on the lookout for. Kicking off our first episode of this series is the returning SAFT duo as they grapple with the question: How can we ‘know’ Christianity is true? What are you waiting for? Dive right in!Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro 00:53 Brand new series!03:37 Self-authenticating inner witness of the Holy Spirit07:27 What if a Mormon claims inner witness of God?10:05 Srikant hated Jesus until he met God!!14:18 Former hater of Christianity encounters Christ!!15:42 Are these testimonies truly reliable?17:16 When Jacob heard God's voice at midnight!23:48 Feverish baby analogy & arguments27:45 Accepting God exists but not arguments for God's existence29:42 OutroLinks and citation:(Podcast) Check out Ep #52- Is Philosophy Inferior To Science? (ft. Kenneth Samples) (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/8757061-ep-52-is-philosophy-inferior-to-science-ft-kenneth-samples)(Podcast) Check out Ep #55- Is Theology King Over Philosophy? (ft. Dr. William Lane Craig) (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/9012214-ep-55-is-theology-king-over-philosophy-ft-dr-william-lane-craig)(Instagram) Read more about Srikanth Srinivasan’s gripping transformational encounter with God (https://www.instagram.com/p/CSji52-LqCF/?utm_medium=copy_link)(Video) Check out the movie Khoj (The Search) (https://youtu.be/sWHSkvICt_o)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/IicPXyfoW-s)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
Theology was crowned the queen of sciences by Thomas Aquinas. In this second part we look at whether philosophy trumps theology by the magisterial use of reason or whether theology reigns as king over philosophy. Unpacking this question is none other than Dr. William Lane Craig, one of the world’s leading philosopher and theologian. Dr. Craig expounds on what it takes for a philosopher to become a theologian, what are the different branches of theology and much more! He also responds to objections against philosophy raised by prominent Christian radio hosts. Tying it all at the end is Dr. Craig’s reply to a question sent in by the legendary Dr. Alexander Pruss! You can’t afford to miss this episode!!Chapter markers: 00:00 Intro 02:08 Dr. Craig's work update on Systematic Theology 03:25 What do mean by theology? 06:43 Are Alexander Pruss, Graham Oppy and Alvin Plantinga theologians? 08:38 The emergence of 'Analytical Theology' 11:33 Why did Aquinas say theology is the queen of sciences? 13:04 Todd Friel and Phil Johnson raise objections to Dr. Craig 15:13 Is it unchristian to say that 'I'm reasonably certain that Jesus was born of a virgin'?18:06 What are is the magisterial and ministerial use of reason? 18:58 Is it 'Scripture vs reason' or 'Scripture vs my reasoning'? 21:41 Can the ministerial use of reason be misconstrued? 23:46 'Jan loves me' vs 'It's highly probable that Jan loves me' 28:28 Are Plantinga and Craig poor philosophers because of their theological commitment?30:06 Possible objection from philosophy of time against Unitarianism? 33:16 Can we use scientific evidence about the beginning of time? 36:11 Dr. Craig replies to Dr. Alexander Pruss' question 43:59 Outro Links and citation:(Podcast) Check out part one ‘Ep #52- Is Philosophy Inferior To Science? (ft. Kenneth Samples)’ (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/8757061-ep-52-is-philosophy-inferior-to-science-ft-kenneth-samples)(Website) Dr. Craig’s website (http://www.reasonablefaith.org)(Video) Watch the entire clip on Wretched Radio: ‘William Lane Craig: uh oh’  (parts from 1:35-2:45 and 5:43-5:55 were used in our episode) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aos-PWfs9aE)(Video) Check out Dr. Craig’s Sunday Bible class ‘Defenders’ on doctrine and apologetics to learn systematically about Scripture and God in depth (https://www.youtube.com/user/ReasonableFaithOrg/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=4)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/eEEg9zipbIs)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
Missing body cold cases have two aspects: a 'fuse' of events that uniquely lead up to the crime and 'fallout' of events because of the crime that will turn the world upside down for those involved. Just like decades old cold cases, the life of Jesus is a part of history that awaits inquiry to unpack the truth. What happens when J Warner Wallace, a former atheist and one of America’s foremost cold case detective who has investigated several no-body homicide cases in which there was no crime scene, no physical evidence, and no victim's body sets out to investigate and uncover the life of Jesus without looking at the NT documents? Will he be successful? What will he find? And will the fuse and fallout from Jesus’ life show us that Jesus was indeed the most significant individual in human history?Chapter Markers:00:00 Intro01:30 How's Jim doing during COVID?02:12 Introducing Jim03:15 What makes Person Of Interest stand out?08:17 Any research area carried over from Cold Case Christianity and Person Of Interest?11:12 Visually creating Person Of Interest!!13:48 Key similarity between missing body cases and life of Jesus18:01 Did the white man broke history in two for Jesus?24:32 Why the name 'Person Of Interest'?31:41 Buddha vs Jesus!32:12 What is the 'fuse' and 'fallout'?36:19 Jacob reminisces a cold case Malayalam movie37:17 How has Jesus changed Jim's outlook on his work?41:14 Conclusion41:47 OutroLinks and citation:(Book) Pre-Order ‘Person Of Interest’ now! (https://amzn.to/3i9IrwV)(Website) Check out Jim’s main website (https://coldcasechristianity.com)(Website) Check out Jim’s website for police officers (http://www.thethinbluelife.com/)(Website) Check out Jim's website for kids to learn apologetics (http://www.casemakersacademy.com)(Book) Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels (https://amzn.to/2VcAeyP)(TV Series) Check out the hit thriller series starring Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ) ‘Person of Interest’ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839578/)Must read books:(Book) Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith (https://www.shorturl.at/lCIKR)(Book) God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe (https://amzn.to/3y7OXd6)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/eEEg9zipbIs)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
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 arguments13:24 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 Argument18:42 How effective are arguments in general?20:06 What if God reaches out directly instead of argumentation?21:24 Testimonials about the effectiveness of arguments22:53 Isn’t it just a minority that comes to faith through arguments?25:40 Do arguments stabilize our emotional roller coaster ride27:26 What’s all the hype with Clubhouse?Links and citation:(Videos) Answering CrashCourse Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaYfapFz2p2UjS1MqWgjLB9kwhAqWC10B)Follow Grey Cells (https://www.clubhouse.com/club/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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSUTmqy19mk)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/eEEg9zipbIs)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
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' philosophical6:17 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 philosophy26:52 Misplaced objections to philosophy30:15 Sean Carroll calls out science's serious deficiency31:47 Indian cosmologist claims physics buried philosophy35:23 Conclusion36:20 Spoiler! Links and citation:Check out the phenomenal resources made available by Reasons To Believe (https://www.reasons.org)(Podcast) Apologetics 315 Podcast 024 – Ken Samples – Is Christianity True (https://bit.ly/2UeqoMm)(Podcast) Apologetics 315 Podcast 025 – Ken Samples – Is Christianity Good? (https://bit.ly/3h3531s)(Book) Classic Christian Thinkers: An Introduction (https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Christian-Thinkers-Kenneth-Richard/dp/1886653054/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=classic+christian+thinkers&qid=1624983826&sr=8-1)(Book) 7 Truths That Changed the World: Discovering Christianity's Most Dangerous Ideas (https://amzn.to/3dr3JmM)(Book) God among Sages: Why Jesus Is Not Just Another Religious Leader (https://amzn.to/3x8aTV1)(Book) Christianity Cross-Examined: Is It Rational, Relevant, and Good? (https://amzn.to/3qCF5ov)(Article) Why Is There Something, Rather Than Nothing?- Sean Carroll (https://bit.ly/360StcG)Interested to join our voluntary team as Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.com Watch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/eEEg9zipbIs)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
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 conference2:56 Intelligent Design theories vs Evolutionary theories5:53 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 scale41:23 What happens to Christianity if there are aliens?Links and citation:Check out the phenomenal resources made available by Reasons To Believe (https://www.reasons.org)(Video) From What Has Been Made | Dr. Fazale 'Fuz' Rana | Day 2 | Areopagus 2021 (https://youtu.be/V_ZJ7-m2HQA) (Video) Day 2 | Q&A | Dr. Fazale 'Fuz' Rana | Areopagus 2021 (https://youtu.be/0G5CjGwKyyI)(Book) The Cell's Design: How Chemistry Reveals the Creator's Artistry (https://amzn.to/3hcviSY)(Article) Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body (https://bit.ly/368Mwuc)(Article)The human body is not perfect, having made too many adjustments during evolution (https://bit.ly/368NRBf)(Book) Lights In the Sky & Little Green Men: A Rational Christian Look at UFOs and Extraterrestrials (https://amzn.to/3AfcpGR)(Book) Thinking about Evolution: 25 Questions Christians Want Answered (https://amzn.to/3qCuhXG)Leave a review and rate our podcast on Podchaser (Android) (https://bit.ly/3h8I0SQ) and Apple Podcasts (iOS) (https://apple.co/2Ug4dWi)Watch the video podcast here (https://youtu.be/N3tWOChWqvA)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
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& 9So 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:(Podcast) Check out 'Ep #45- Looking Back At Areopagus 2021!' (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/8160320-ep-45-looking-back-at-areopagus-2021)(Podcast) Check out 'Ep #34- Who We Are And What We Do' (https://saftpodcast.buzzsprout.com/1034671/5138593-ep-34-who-we-are-and-what-we-do)Watch the video podcast on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/SAFTApologetics)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
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’ (https://www.amazon.com/Love-Thy-Body-Answering-Questions/dp/0801075726)Watch the video podcast on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/SAFTApologetics)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
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’ (https://www.amazon.com/Am-I-Just-My-Brain/dp/178498275X)Mystery of the Mind: A Critical Study of Consciousness and the Human Brain (Princeton Legacy Library, 1793)- Wilder Penfield (pages 76, 80) (https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Mind-Critical-Consciousness-Princeton/dp/0691614784)Check out this fascinating interview by our friends at The Carpenter’s Desk: Dr. Gary Habermas Presents Compelling Evidence Against Naturalism (Near-Death Experiences) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSWGJCgD_dg)God on the Brain: What Cognitive Science Does (and Does Not) Tell Us about Faith, Human Nature, and the Divine (https://www.amazon.com/God-Brain-Cognitive-Science-Nature/dp/1433564432/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=god+and+the+brain&qid=1620126439&s=books&sr=1-2)The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism (https://www.amazon.com/Blackwell-Companion-Substance-Companions-Philosophy/dp/1119375266/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=blackwell+companion+to+substance+dualism&qid=1620126579&s=books&sr=1-1)For more resources on this topic and others from the OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, visit the website https://www.theocca.org/Watch the video podcast on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/SAFTApologetics)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
What has the fascinating field of archaeology contributed to the Christian worldview? What are some of the most intriguing discoveries to date? Isn’t archaeology at a disadvantage because you can’t dig up anytime and anywhere? Did we discover the remains of High Priest Caiaphas?! Ted Wright joins Jacob in this episode to dive into all these as well as share mind blowing information on the Shroud of Turin and recent work happening around Mount Ararat (what could that be!!!)Links and citation:Epic Archaeology  website (https://epicarchaeology.org)(Video) Latest video clip from Epic Archaeology on the lost city of Aten (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_81J2c5yvU)The Blood and the Shroud: New Evidence That the World's Most Sacred Relic is Real (https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Shroud-Evidence-Worlds-Sacred/dp/0684853590)The Crucifixion of Jesus, Completely Revised and Expanded: A Forensic Inquiry (https://www.amazon.com/Crucifixion-Jesus-Completely-Revised-Expanded/dp/1590770706)Watch the video podcast on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/SAFTApologetics)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
Are Christians the personal objection to non-believers embracing the faith? What damage is brought about by superficial assessments passed by Christians? In our churches do we have a trend of passive Christians who pass the ball of evangelism to pastors and leaders? How do we overcome and offset the bad taste people have towards Christianity because of poor interactions with Christians? Tune in as Mary Jo Sharp sheds light on these and much more!Links and citation:Mary Jo Sharp’s website (https://maryjosharp.com)Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist’s Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good God (https://www.amazon.com/Why-Still-Believe-Reputation-Christians/dp/0310353866)The Pastor and the Professor on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thepastorandtheprofessor)Watch the video podcast on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/SAFTApologetics)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
It’s been weeks since Areopagus 2021 and months since our last team episode. This time the Core Team of SAFT Apologetics takes over SAFT Podcast to take you down memory lane and gratefully look back at pulling off Areopagus 2021! How did the idea sprout? What was the initial name of the conference? How did we bring on the top speakers and worship bands? Tune in to hear about all these and much more! Sign up for our newsletter now! (http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologetics)Interested to join our voluntary team as Video Editor/Graphic Designer? Reach out to us at ankit@saftapologetics.comWatch the video podcast on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/SAFTApologetics)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.Website: https://www.saftapologetics.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saftapologetics/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saftapologetics/Newsletter: http://www.sendfox.com/saftapologeticsTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/saftapologetics/Is there a question that you would like to share with us?Send us your questions, suggestions and queries at: info@saftapologetics.com
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