Over at the book review site, Good Reads, a girl named Sally wrote the following review of Dug Down Deep. Even though I'm sad to hear that I've lost some of my hipness, I was really encouraged by what she wrote: "In Harris' earlier books I was put off by his casual, cool-dude narrative voice, but either I'm getting less picky or he's getting less 'hip', because I liked this book! I found his anecdotes and personal sharing to be winsome and sincere without trying too hard. And his careful examination of foundational truths gives a good overview for non-theologically-minded readers. This is the kind of book I could hand to someone without having to worry about putting them off or putting them to sleep! Finally, Harris makes a plea in the last section for a meeting of the minds, so that we can appreciate orthodox doctrine without being too harsh about it or being too 'squishy' in an effort to accommodate others."
My newest book is very short and to the point. It's called Humble Orthodoxy and it's about why Christians should both care about truth but also be gracious in the way we communicate what we believe. I see too many people wishy-washy about the essentials of the faith. I also see too many people who are orthodox but really kind of mean and arrogant. Neither of these options glorify Jesus. Here's a review of the book.
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Jesus taught his disciples that they should always pray and never give up (Luke 18:1). In these three sermons I look at some of the hardest moments in the lives of Paul, Elijah and David and how God met them and sustained them through trouble. Listen here.
"When you listen and read one thinker, you become a clone... Two thinkers, you become confused... Ten thinkers, you'll begin developing your own voice... Two or three hundred thinkers, you become wise." - Tim Keller, via Keller Quotes
I’m on a journey, (re)discovering my identity, security and joy in knowing and being loved by God. I like to write, speak and engage with people about faith, culture and following Jesus. I live with my family in Vancouver, BC, where I’m currently attending a graduate school of theology (and eating as much Asian food as possible).