Joshua Harris Biography – Joshua Harris Wiki
Joshua Harris full name Joshua Eugene Harris, is an American author, ex-Christian and former pastor, widely known for his book I Kissed Dating Goodbye (1997). He was lead pastor of Covenant Life Church, the founding church of Sovereign Grace Ministries, in Gaithersburg, Maryland from 2004 until 2015, when he stepped down to become a student at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Joshua Harris Age
Joshua Harris was born on December 30, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.
Joshua Harris Wife
Joshua Harris’ wife: He was married to his wife Shannon Harris. The couple married in 1998. On July 17, 2019, Harris announced on his Instagram account that he and his wife of 21 years would be separating.
He wrote, “We’re writing to share the news that we are separating and will continue our life together as friends. In recent years, some significant changes have taken place in both of us. It is with sincere love for one another and understanding of our unique story as a couple that we are moving forward with this decision. We hope to create a generous and supportive future for each other and for our three amazing children in the years ahead. Thank you for your understanding and for respecting our privacy during a difficult time.”
Joshua Harris Children
He has three children: Emma Grace, Mary Kate, and Joshua Quinn.
Joshua Harris Parents
Joshua Harris’ parents are Gregg Harris and Sono Sato Harris.
Joshua Harris Family
He is the son of Gregg Harris and Sono Sato Harris. He has six siblings among them: Alex Harris, Brett Harris, and Joel Harris.
Joshua Harris Renounces Faith – Joshua Harris Not A Christian
On July 26, 2019, Joshua Harris announced on his Instagram account that he no longer considers himself a Christian.
Joshua Harris Statement
“My heart is full of gratitude. I wish you could see all the messages people sent me after the announcement of my divorce. They are expressions of love though they are saddened or even strongly disapprove of the decision.
“I am learning that no group has the market cornered on grace. This week I’ve received grace from Christians, atheists, evangelicals, exvangelicals, straight people, LGBTQ people, and everyone in-between. Of course there have also been strong words of rebuke from religious people. While not always pleasant, I know they are seeking to love me. (There have also been spiteful, hateful comments that angered and hurt me.)
“The information that was left out of our announcement is that I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus. The popular phrase for this is “deconstruction,” the biblical phrase is “falling away.” By all the measurements that I have for defining a Christian, I am not a Christian. Many people tell me that there is a different way to practice faith and I want to remain open to this, but I’m not there now.
“Martin Luther said that the entire life of believers should be repentance. There’s beauty in that sentiment regardless of your view of God. I have lived in repentance for the past several years—repenting of my self-righteousness, my fear-based approach to life, the teaching of my books, my views of women in the church, and my approach to parenting to name a few. But I specifically want to add to this list now: to the LGBTQ+ community, I want to say that I am sorry for the views that I taught in my books and as a pastor regarding sexuality. I regret standing against marriage equality, for not affirming you and your place in the church, and for any ways that my writing and speaking contributed to a culture of exclusion and bigotry. I hope you can forgive me.
“To my Christians friends, I am grateful for your prayers. Don’t take it personally if I don’t immediately return calls. I can’t join in your mourning. I don’t view this moment negatively. I feel very much alive, and awake, and surprisingly hopeful. I believe with my sister Julian that, “All shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.””
Is Joshua Harris Gay – Joshua Harris Gay
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