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Reflecting on 2013

This is my annual time of reflection on the year behind, as well as a preview of the year ahead. 2013 was filled with joy, challenge, victory and hope. We trusted God with unprecedented faith as we embarked upon West Campus; and as my thoughts move toward the New Year, […]

Sermon: Ghost of Christmas Future

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Dec. 1, 2013 “Unwrapping Christmas: The Ghost of Christmas Future” Sermon Devotional Q. Think about the Christmas traditions that you and your family practice each year and how they got started. To what degree each tradition places Jesus center stage? Finally, what one […]

West Campus – Closing papers signed!

Our first new home we went to the closing; signed the papers late in the afternoon and took the kids over that evening with take-out and sleeping bags.  It was a beautiful blessing and adventure.  Jody and I painted walls. We had an epic night wallpapering a room, fighting, laughing […]

Warrior Poet: John 6:44

John 6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” Dear Warrior Poet, Father draw me once again unto yourself.  I wander and stumble, falter and fail, and it is you who draw me […]

Warrior Poet: Isiah 53:4-5

Isaiah 53:4-5 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we […]

Sermon: Ghost of Christmas Past

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Dec. 8, 2013 “Unwrapping Christmas: Ghost of Christmas Past” Sermon Devotional Q. What lie from the past have you allowed to dictate your future?  Where have you let your past define you? Q. What past accomplishment are you resting in instead of “pressing on”? […]

Thoughts on Nelson Mandela

I wore a free Mandela T-shirt in the 80’s like thousands of college age idealists only faintly understanding Apartheid (apartness in Afrikaans) and the wickedness of the South African regime. In the 90’s, I would walk the alley’s of Soweto only smelling and sensing the atrocities of a policy that […]

Warrior Poet: Psalm 130:5

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. Dear Warrior Poet, The power of hope is a tsunami in the soul. Hope is the spark that ignites the fire of revolution; it is the strength to carry on; it […]

Sermon: The Jesus Perspective

Watch Pastor Jeff Harris’ sermon from Sun., Dec. 1, 2013 “Unwrapping Christmas: The Jesus Perspective” Sermon Devotional Q. In today’s message we considered the difference between man-made traditions that happen during the Christmas season and the true meaning of Christmas. Consider the traditions your family celebrates and evaluate honestly to […]

Team Harris in the Race Pit

At 6 a.m. in the darkness that only a lonesome highway in the Midwest can cast, we ran over something fierce in the roadway. The familiar clunk of a blown tire at 80 mph as our van careened to a stop on the shoulder and all six of us wide […]