Writing from the perspective of personal experience, Harris says that in place of this kind of “dumb love,” Christians ought to emphasize “smart love.” Where dumb love is primarily concerned with self, smart love begins with a love for God and matures into love and concern for others.
Smart love manifests itself in courtship, which is simply dating with purpose.
However, even as he was given every opportunity to become a “professional Christian,” he became convinced of the primacy of the local church in Christian life and, in 1997, moved across the country to Gaithersburg, Maryland. magazine was put aside in 1997 in favor of New Attitude conferences which began in 1999 and continued in various forms until 2012.
There he became a member of Covenant Life Church and received on-the-job pastoral training under the mentorship of C. In 2004 Harris succeeded Mahaney as pastor of Covenant Life Church, a position he holds to this day.
He was now the second generation of Harris’s to make a mark in homeschool circles.We will encounter books by a cast of characters ranging from Joshua Harris, Randy Alcorn and David Platt all the way to Joel Osteen, Bruce Wilkinson and William Young.We begin with a book that received the Platinum Book Award in 2005: Joshua Harris was born in 1974, the first child of Gregg and Sono Harris.Most importantly we need to make sure that our convictions are shaped by scripture—not culture, church culture or my books.propelled Harris to the public eye and gave him a wide platform.suddenly and unexpectedly catapulted the word “courtship” into mainstream Evangelicalism and sparked a wide-ranging controversy over dating and romance.