Being Right – Table of Contents


We all like to be right. But sometimes we don’t do it well.

Below are ten articles on how to be right and wrong in healthy ways.

1.  Being Wrong

Four things to do with our insatiable certainty to be right. Including excerpts from Kathryn Schulz’s excellent book, Being Wrong.

2. How Little We Know – More Compassion, Please

Are we more kind when we admit we don’t know? Three exercises to make peace with not knowing everything.

3. I Thought I Understood

Why I thought we were right and everyone else was wrong. And why my theory cracked.

4. I’m Afraid of Being Stupid

I’m afraid I’ll miss the easy fix if I’m not smart enough. But fearing stupidity distracts me from my true purpose of depending on God.

5. Know-It-All Faith?

Talk yourself down from your arrogance. The more we know grace, the more we grow in humility. Review of Josh Harris’s book, Humble Orthodoxy.

6. Let Go of Being Right

Sometimes being right is wrong. And dangerous. Three dangers in always being right, and three solutions to combat pride.

7. Unity? But We Believe Differently

Can we still be united when we don’t think alike? Yes, if we remove obstacles we set up against unity. Suggestions from Ed Cyzewski’s book, Divided We Unite.

8. When “I Don’t Know” Is Good

We’ll never have all the answers. Is this ever good? Should we make peace with uncertainty and “I don’t know”? See the good side of uncertainty.

9. When We Eat Our Own

Stop eating your own, church. Nobody knows it all. Don’t confuse being biblical with being right.

10. You’re Not Sure? That’s OK

If in doubt, err on the side of grace. Don’t be so scared of being wrong that you do nothing. Even if you make a poor decision, God can redeem it.

4 thoughts on “Being Right – Table of Contents

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Ha. We never know what is right around the corner. 🙂 I have to keep this one close to my heart because I have such a strong tendency to want to be right.

  1. floyd

    There is a ton of wisdom in these posts. They’re all great reminders of how beautiful the trait of humility is. I don’t care what a person looks like. If they have humility they have the beauty of our Father in them.

    1. LisaNotes Post author

      Thanks, Floyd. You’re right that the most beautiful people are the ones who are the most humble. And the ones who get on my nerves the most are the most proud. I see it on the outside; I just need to transfer it more and more to my own insides.

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