Today I had the chance to interview one of my favorite pastors and authors, Joshua Harris. I’m a couple of years younger than Josh, so his books on dating I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl really helped me adopt a more Christ-centered view of dating and marriage when I was in high-school and in college. I’ve been reading his books and listening to his messages online ever since.
His latest book is Humble Orthodoxy. I first heard him give this message the Gospel Coalition in Chicago in 2011. It really resonated with me. I had the chance, in this interview, to ask him what this term means. He explained:
It’s a simple idea, really. Truth matters, but so does our attitude. It’s vital that we be committed to orthodox Christian belief, but we also need to defend and share this truth with compassion and humility towards others. I want to remind believers that to glorify Jesus we need both humility and orthodoxy—we can’t choose one or the other.