By Larry Robertson
Pastor, Hilldale Baptist Church, Clarksville
So, in the last few days famed author and pastor Joshua Harris renounced his Christian faith. Not long before that, he announced that he and his wife were getting a divorce. Before that, he abandoned the message of his 1997 best-seller, I Kissed Dating Goodbye (it sold more than a million copies, by the way, and shaped the concept of “purity” for millions of Millennial Christians).
While I never bought into Harris’s ideas about dating and courtship, I was never on a crusade against him or his message either. Such matters are, I believe, best left to one’s own convictions and graciously respected in others, but I am grieved by his apostasy. [Read more…]