A major misunderstanding about Christianity is that doubt and skepticism aren’t welcomed. We disagree. In fact, a core conviction of our community is that doubt, skepticism, and questions serve to strengthen faith not weaken it.
As pastor and author Timothy Keller has quipped, the best types of communities allow for multiple points of view to be discussed and respected. This prevents naïve unfounded belief from shaping our communities. Both faith and secularism, Christianity and skepticism, are aided by dialogue. This type of discourse pushes each side out of it’s cycles of easy reinforcement. While we affirm the historic doctrines of the church, Redeemer is a community striving to be shaped by grace – a grace that informs how we think, speak, and interact with those whose beliefs may differ from our own.
Everything we do at Redeemer is geared around engaging the skeptic in each of us. If you’re interested in learning more about Christianity, in voicing your questions, or discussing your doubts, we hope you’ll visit Redeemer on a Sunday, attend one of our upcoming Classes, or consider making use of the resources here.