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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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    The dignity of the office.

    Hmm. I imagine you mean the ‘Office of a Bishop’?


    You asked, “Which attitude is more common in our generation?”

    – Edwards’, I believe.

    Zeal without knowledge is not good, sayeth my friend from Proverbs.

    However, it is admirable if it’s sincere.

    Today we tend to think that the Pastorate is a profession which can be entered into after a few years of college, when simply it’s just a Shepherd role which many men within the church are capable to rise up to with some Paul-Timothy style discipleship. (IMHO)

    Pastor worship makes me cringe.

    End thought.

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    Jason Harris

    Yes, I refer to the office of pastor/elder/bishop (which I view as three terms for one office).

    I appreciate your comments on raising elders from the congregation, based primarily on spiritual maturity, not professional training. On the other hand, it is crucial that those who preach and mentor others in preaching be gifted and skilled in handling the word.

    I think “pastor worship” makes God cringe as well…!

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    amen to that.

    In you opinion, what are the ways we (I include women here) can become gifted and skilled in handling the word?

    It all starts there.


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