Though one of the oldest stories in the Bible, the account of Jacob’s journey and struggle with God is one of the Bible's most moving, challenging and relevant tales. At Keswick this year we will unpack the life of this remarkable patriarch, exploring what this muddled, but God-empowered traveller has to teach us who are called to journey with God in the 21st century.
Dr Brian Harris is a sought after speaker, teacher, leader and writer.
A widely respected theologian, after 17 years as principal of Vose Seminary, he recently became the founding director of the AVENIR Leadership Institute, an initiative of the Carey Group committed to fostering leaders who will make a positive impact on the world. While leading the Institute, Brian continues to do some part time teaching at the Vose Campus of Morling College, is a Director of the Australian College of Theology and a Distinguished International Visiting Scholar of Spurgeon’s College, London.
His book, The Tortoise Usually Wins: Biblical Reflections on Quiet Leadership (Paternoster, 2013) continues to empower people who don’t naturally see themselves as leaders, whilst his most recent book, Why Christianity is Probably True (Paternoster, 2020) is helping to shift the tone of the discussion about faith.
Brian is married to Rosemary and they recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They have 3 adult married children, and their two grandchildren (there is a third on the way), help to keep them nimble.