The latest from Harvest


Jonathan, Kant, and Jesus

16 January 2017

Having invested five years of my short time on earth into university, my first few years after study were marked with divergent feelings: (1) I wanted to transition from being a student to a breadwinner but (2) I also wanted to keep learning. As my wife and I discussed our goals on a date at…

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Ethical Pursuits

12 January 2017

Meet Matthew, he’s our lecturer, Head of VET Content Development and Lead Facilitator VIC/TAS at Harvest Bible College. Which unit or subject are you teaching at Harvest? I usually teach the biblical units in our Vocational Education programs, such as ‘The Biblical Narrative’, ‘Engaging the Scriptures’, and ‘Jesus. Kingdom. Gospel.’, and I also teach a couple of theology and social justice units,…

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The Power of Communication – #1 What’s in a Word?

03 January 2017

‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.’ I remember repeating this adage as a kid but I always thought how stupid it was. Over the years I have come to realise just how much names, and words, used incorrectly or aggressively, can actually hurt more than sticks and stones….

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UNDERSTANDING is a matter of the HEART

28 December 2016

So many times we feel that we don’t understand what is happening in our life or what God is doing in our life and ask why? As it happens, we are not unique in this. Even the disciples of Jesus after being with Him day after day, still did not understand many of the things…

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The Wonder of Christmas

23 December 2016

Over the years, I have had a tumultuous relationship with Christmas carols, and I am pretty sure I am not alone in this. I recently preached in a church where I mentioned the struggles I have with the songs we sing at Christmas and received immediate affirmation from many in the crowd. In fact, after…

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Trish’s Trajectory

09 December 2016

Trish is studying a Bachelor of Arts (Ministry), with a Pastoral Leadership major, here at Harvest. ‘I chose Harvest study because it felt right’, Trish says, ‘and it remained right’. When Trish isn’t studying hard to complete her degree, she’s pastoring the small groups in her local church. Her studies caused her to search deeply to…

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Conditioning of Climate – Part 3

06 December 2016

I’m excited because climate change is an opportunity the church has to make a significant contribution to the world and is an avenue for us to ask many people to come to know Christ. – Dr. Yiheyis Maru In Part 2 of this series, I noted that we would soon have to deal with the…

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Woman of Many Talents

28 November 2016

We’d love you to meet Lilian, our dynamic lecturer, learning management system coordinator, and instructional designer here at Harvest.   Q: Which units/subjects are you teaching? A: Children’s Ministry; Personal Goals & Spiritual Growth – both online units. Q: What led you to your teaching/research field? A: I was a kids’ pastor enjoying teaching kids;…

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Moving out and Moving on

14 November 2016

Tim is one of our Graduate students. He was raised in a Christian family in Castlemaine; however, he only found his identity in Christ and strengthened his beliefs when he moved out of home. Tim realised that he wasn’t a Christian just because of his family background, but that he needed to personally know God….

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Live on Purpose

10 November 2016

How can you achieve your purpose? Have you ever asked this question: ‘What on earth am I doing here?’ You are not the first and you will not be the last to ask this kind of question. So many people go through life without having a sense of a calling on their life. They miss…

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