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Jason Harris

Jason loves to communicate God's word both in the local church and at conferences and retreats. Jason has been involved with Worship Music since 1996 and InFocus since 2005. Jason has degrees in theology, music, accounting, and research and is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer in the College of Business, Law, and Governance at James Cook University, Cairns. Jason is also a pastor at CrossPoint Church. You can contact Jason at


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    Francis Chan spoke at the IHOP “Onething” conference in 2013.

    How does Team InFocus feel about giving airtime to a teacher who is prepared to share a stage with cultists?

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    Jason Harris

    Thanks for the question, PJ. Been a while. =)

    Honestly, I don’t know much about IHOP or the One Thing event. Fact is, I don’t know much about Francis Chan. But what I do know about Chan has been encouraging to me. I assure you, however, that covering a conference at which Chan speaks isn’t intended as a full-scale endorsement of Chan, everything he teaches, or every speaking decision he’s made.

    I’ll go. I’ll give him a hearing. I’ll tell you what I think about it. Hopefully the report is good. If not, so be it. Regardless, I’m confident there is something I, and we, can learn from him and the others who will speak. I pray that God and his gospel will be glorified in the process however it goes.

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    Thanks Jason – that’s fair enough.

    I have found some of Chan’s material helpful, but his decision to speak at the IHOP conference showed a basic lack of discernment – I’m surprised that the organisers of the Oxygen conference would invite him to speak.

    International House Of Prayer (IHOP) is an extreme pentecostal cult involved with the New Apostolic Reformation.

    You might find this interesting –

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    Jason Harris

    Thanks PJ. Will have a look.


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