We Value Questions

After service Q&R | Why Public Faith? | West Side Cafe | Free resources 

 

We recognize that belief is hard and that it is worth acknowledging and wrestling with the questions, doubts, objections and skepticism around the Christian faith. We welcome both believers and skeptics to process their doubts and beliefs with the recognition that it is not sufficient to hold doubts or beliefs just because we inherited them. If you are interested in processing your doubts and beliefs or exploring Christianity, we welcome you to visit us on Sundays, at one of our events, or in one of our discussion groups.

“We are a church that values questions and the people who ask them. Why? Because questions lead to dialogue, dialogue fosters relationships, and relationships create community."

After service Question and Response 

Each week we carve out time after the worship service for people to ask questions. You can text questions in anonymously, but we will respond and wrestle with them publicly—because we want to be a community that is learning and processing together. This is more than a rhetorical exercise, but a way of being an honest community. Each person behind each question matters.

We do believe God is knowable—but in the Bible we also see that God often makes himself most clearly known in response to peoples’ questions. So bold questions are what we’ll keep coming back to as, together, we seek both to understand and experience what the gospel is and does.”


Why Public Faith? 

Redeemer has always had what we call an “outward face.” That means one of the most important aspects of Redeemer’s ministry is to be a place where people who don’t believe as we do can come and hear winsome, accessible presentations of Christianity and the gospel that are both plausible and credible. And while this outward face is essential to Redeemer as a church, the idea is also essential to each of us individually as we seek to bring the hope and joy of the gospel to our friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Learn why Public Faith is one of our core values and why it’s so important to our future.


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Articles

Questioning Christianity series

Questioning Christianity is a six part series, for seekers, skeptics and those exploring Christianity. This series provides a safe and open space to explore the toughest claims of the Christian faith with friends who don’t identify with the Christian faith and are open to learning more. Each subject builds on the previous, and each is concerned with the larger question, does Christianity make sense emotionally, culturally and intellectually.

View all audio files from the 2015 Questioning Christianity sessions.

Session One: Questioning Secularity
Tim Keller — January 15, 2015

Session Two: A Meaning that Suffering Cannot Remove
Tim Keller — February 5, 2015

Free sermons

View full archive of free sermons from Redeemer.

Doubt: What should I do with my doubts?
Tim Keller — October 29, 2006

Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?
Tim Keller — September 24, 2006

 

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