Some say Christianity is a philosophy, others say it is an ethical stance, while still others claim it is actually an experience. None of these things really gets to the heart of the matter, however. Each is something a Christian has, but not one of them serves as a definition of what a Christian is. Christianity has at its core a transaction between a person and God. A person who becomes a Christian moves from knowing about God distantly to knowing about him directly and intimately. Christianity is knowing God.
Each week at Redeemer Downtown there are a lot of ways to explore what it means to be a Christian — join us for one of our worship services, visit a Community Group or sign up to serve. During the fall and spring we have our seven week “Questioning Christianity” series, which is a great opportunity to dialogue with our pastors and others processing the Christian faith.
Our staff would love to grab coffee with you, hear the questions you have and get to know you. If you'd be interested you can email [email protected].
Below are some great resources which can help you learn more about what it means to be a Christian.
Christianity has at its core a transaction between a person and God.
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
Session Two: A Meaning that Suffering Cannot Remove
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Doubt: What should I do with my doubts?
Exclusivity: How can there be just one true religion?