Gregg HarrisGregg Harris is the Director and primary instructor for Noble Institute. He has been a pioneer leader in the Christian home schooling movement in the United States and Canada since 1981. Over 260,000 families are alumni of his workshops and conferences. He is the widowed father of seven children, among whom are three best-selling authors (i.e. Joshua, Alex & Brett Harris). Gregg served God as a church planting missionary pastor for 14 years, launching Household of Faith Community Church as a church planting movement in 1998. He serves on the Board of To Every Tribe Ministries in Los Fresnos, TX and is also a Board Member and Treasurer of The Home School Foundation. He resides in Portland, OR with his two youngest sons, where he enjoys riding bikes, discovering new food-carts and pursing his artisan craft of building and planting terrariums.
The gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. But in a post-modern culture there are many who don’t actually believe anything. They are satisfied with any fantasy that works for them. The saltiness of the entire Christian community is being diluted by those who merely suspend their disbelief in Christ, and take the name of the Lord upon themselves in vain. In this session Gregg Harris will examine the difference between actually believing the gospel in one’s heart and merely suspending one’s disbelief in order to participate in the faith-based community of the church or in the arts.
Where do the major break-throughs in any field of endeavor usually come from? Not from the class-room, and seldom from the private study. No, great work normally springs out of a small cluster of fellow enthusiasts united in a delight-directed study of some kind. A delight is a raving appetite for a mental feast. In the sciences, in music, in art and in politics it’s all the same. But this delight-directed phenomenon can take place in film-making as well. All you’ll need is a few good friends who share an appetite for the same delight as you. Here-in lies a practical strategy for building a crack film crew, actors and a team of investors made up of fellow enthusiasts who truly delight in making great films for the glory of God and for the good of others.
Jesus taught His disciples to pray for God’s kingdom to come so that the Father’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. But He said that we could not see or enter the kingdom of God unless we were born again. Then He was arrested, crucified, buried and raised from the dead. So, where does that leave the kingdom? What are we supposed to see? Is there some aspect of God’s kingdom that has already been initiated in the here and now? And if so, how does it relate to the arts and to film making?