Joshua Harris's Blog
March 31, 2015
March 20, 2015
I have the coolest dad ever. Last night he did his first "Evening with Theodore Roosevelt" event. Doesn't he look the part? In character he shares about Roosevelt's life, answers questions and quotes from the many biographies of Teddy Roosevelt that he has studied. In addition to running his terrarium shop in Portland he plans to take his presentation on the road. I'm thinking he should change the name to "TEDDY Talks."
You can connect with my dad on his Facebook page.
February 17, 2015
This summer our family leaves the church we love to study at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. It's a bittersweet decision for us but we believe God is leading us into a season of learning and recalibration (see this sermon for the story behind this change.)
Regent College is an innovative graduate school of theology connecting life and faith in an integrative educational experience. With world-class faculty and a diverse student body, Regent College stands as a nexus of ideas, questions, c...
January 26, 2015
In this message to Covenant Life Church on January 25th, I share my decision to step down from my role as lead pastor later this spring so that I can go to Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. At the church website you can read the transcript of the message and also a statement from my fellow elders.
Please keep my family and Covenant Life Church in your prayers.
September 8, 2014
Yeah, so I get tired of the media portraying dads as clueless losers. This commercial is a refreshing change. I'm going to go buy a stinking box of Peanut Butter Cheerios just to express my gratitude. (HT: Dave Brown)
June 11, 2014
A new book by my friend, Pastor Daniel Montgomery and scholar Timothy Paul Jones is at the top of my summer reading list. It's called PROOF: Finding Freedom through the Intoxicating Joy of Irresistible Grace. I love the vision for this book. Montgomery and Jones wish to re-envision the traditional TULIP that explains reformed soteriology with PROOF: Planned Grace, Resurrecting Grace, Outrageous Grace, Overcoming Grace, Forever Grace. There's often a lack of "humble orthodoxy" when it comes di...
June 6, 2014
Genesis 40 ends with Joseph being forgotten by Pharaoh's cupbearer whom he helped in prison. But we learn in the next chapter that God had an awesome purpose for his delay in rescuing Joseph.
Where are you in your own story? Maybe you feel forgotten by friends. Maybe you have literally been forgotten or passed over or ignored at work or some other setting. Joseph's story is a reminder that God's children are not ultimately defined by the neglect, forgetfulness or sin of others--being known an...
March 17, 2014
February 24, 2014
Ever feel like people who ignore God and his commands have a better life than you?
He cheats on tests, doesn't get caught and gets a scholarship to a better college.
She ignores God's commands for purity, then finds the love of her life and marries while you're still single.
He bad-mouths the boss and cuts corners at work. And guess who gets the promotion at your expense?
Take a minute to read Psalm 37. It will give you perspective. It calls us to trust in the Lord and to keep doing good (vs....