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.
- Book suggestion – Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
Are we more kind when we admit we don’t know? Three exercises to make peace with not knowing everything.
Why I thought we were right and everyone else was wrong. And why my theory cracked.
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.
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.
- Book suggestion – Humble Orthodoxy: Holding the Truth High Without Putting People Down
Sometimes being right is wrong. And dangerous. Three dangers in always being right, and three solutions to combat pride.
- Infographic – Let Go of Being Right
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.
- Book suggestion – Divided We Unite: Practical Christian Unity
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.
- Book suggestion – The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Stop eating your own, church. Nobody knows it all. Don’t confuse being biblical with being right.
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.
- Color Blind? Us vs Them
- Let Go of Being Right – When Being Right Is Wrong (and Dangerous)