The Carpenter’s Desk is driven by a two-fold vision: firstly, to equip and train believers to ably defend the Christian faith, and secondly, to reach out to unbelievers with the gospel- providing convincing reasons for our faith. We aim to make our vision transparent in all of our endeavours, trusting solely in the providence and grace of God.
In Hosea 4:6, we read,”My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge”. This truth can be mapped to our churches today, where many Christians are riding on a roller-coaster of emotions, and not caring enough to cater to their intellect. TCD aims to reach out to Christians, particularly the younger generation, and to train them in evidence-based Christianity.
The apostle Peter urges us in his first letter (3:15) to “be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have”. Apologetics is a very integral part of evangelism, and at The Carpenter’s Desk, we are driven by an aim to win the soul, not the argument. We look forward to host events in the city and beyond, with the sole agenda of gaining souls for the Kingdom of God, through the art of apologetics. In this, we are inspired by Paul’s words in II Corinthians 10:5, “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.”
The "Jesus in India theory" has enjoyed much popularity in the Indian subcontinent. While Ahmadiyya Muslims claim that Jesus travelled to India's northern part, Kashmir, several Hindu apologists have used the ahistorical theory to link Christ to India. Is there any evidence in relevant historical records for Jesus undertaking a trip to the east? Prominent NT historian, Dr. Michael Licona, weighs the claim.