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How to Be Thankful: 7 Steps From Entitlement to Gratitude

By: Brian Harris

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say that Christians need to step up and be counter-cultural – well, I’d be rich enough to help fund multiple mission organisations. Read more

When Faith is a Quest

By: Brian Harris

Jesus commended the faith of little children, seeing in it innocence, spontaneity and deep trust. Read more

When You Can’t Unfriend…

By: Brian Harris

I don’t know what your relationship with Facebook is like, but on the whole, mine is pretty good. Read more

Not Such a Silent Night

By: Brian Harris

Back in the 1990’s I was part of a tour which started in Egypt and finished in Israel. Naturally a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was part of the agenda. Read more

Reductionism or Awe: Thinking about God

By: Brian Harris

It’s always good to think about God. What is less good is assuming we are always right and that we are on top of our subject. Read more

Unbusy, Subversive and Apocalyptic: Three Big Eugene Peterson Words

By: Brian Harris

One of the joys of teaching theology is that I get to engage with many student projects. Some remind me of things I have forgotten, others introduce me to ideas I have not previously considered. Read more

Guarding God’s Reputation

By: Brian Harris

Have you ever sat through a sermon or a talk and heard the speaker express a view about God that made you think, “Well that makes God sound petty and small”? Read more

Our Responsibility to the Future

By: Brian Harris

Christianity has a 2000 year history, and it is therefore natural that we should think about our responsibility to the past, and those who have gone before us. Read more

Knowledge or Wisdom? One is Better Than the Other

By: Brian Harris

I chair the academic board of an Australian University College and at a recent board meeting we were discussing “the democratisation of knowledge”, which is a lovely little expression noting that information is now readily available to almost anyone. Read more

Does Church Matter?

By: Brian Harris

I’ve just finished teaching a week long intensive called “Denominational Distinctives.” Read more