10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe

I just began reading Larry Osborne's new book, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe. Initially, it's a lot of fun to read, and I enjoy Larry's realistic take on life and Christianity. He's also done a fine job of showing how these myths hinder and hurt life rather than adding to it.

When I'm finished, I'll write a real review and post it to the blog (probably next Monday).Meanwhile, here's the list of the 10 things…

1. Faith can fix anything.
2. Forgiving means forgetting.
3. A Godly home guarantees godly kids
4. God has a blueprint for my life.
5. Christians shouldn't judge.
6. Everything happens for a reason.
7. Let your conscience be your guide.
8. God brings good luck.
9. A Valley Means a Wrong Turn
10. Dead people go to a better place.

I did a short series called Urban Legends a couple of years ago, and did these three:

  • God just wants me to be happy
  • The church exists to meet the needs of people
  • There's my personal life, and there's my spiritual life.

Can you think of some others?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including: ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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