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Why Explore Christianity First?

So you’re a non-religious skeptic and you’ve just received a flyer in the mail from a local church about coming to one of their Easter services.  You’re tempted to just throw it in the garbage. Your mind says that you should explore this religion first before just rejecting it out of hand.  To reject it …

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The Fruit of Following God – Part 12: Walks by Faith

Hebrews 11 is the chapter that summarizes so many demonstrations of faith in the Bible. In some ways, it is amazing that the author of Hebrews wrote such a short compilation since evidence of faith is seen throughout Scripture. Of course, the author did write: “And what more shall I say? For time would fail …

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Saddest Christmas Song Ever

Advent brings out an interesting mixture of emotions for me. On one hand, I remember the Decembers of my childhood and the anticipation of Christmas, presents, and an obscene number of cookies. As I’ve grown older, though, I’ve been initiated into “grown-up Christmas.” Finances can pinch. Weather can threaten. But more than anything, Advent is …

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Why Should Christians Help the Poor?

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;     remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,      learn to do good; seek justice,     correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless,     plead the widow’s cause (Isaiah 1:16-17). “Extreme poverty” is  a moniker oft-used to describe a level of living for human beings that far …

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Why We Will Wear Orange On Sunday, May 17th

On May 17th, 2015 many of us at Red Door Church will wear orange. Egyptian Christians taken hostage in Libya were decapitated on video by members of the Islamic group ISIS.  The martyrs were wearing orange.  We’ve seen multiple rounds of Christian executions now, though executions in general take place regularly it appears. “Following ‘takfiri’ …

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