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11 Ways to be an Unremarkably Average Christian



Proverbs 22:29 says, “Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings, he will not stand before unknown men.” That’s all well and good, but the more I think about it, the more I recognize that excellence is overrated. I mean, only a minority ever excel. If everyone started doing it, it wouldn’t be excelling any more, would it? The fact is, most folks never get beyond average. That is why we call it average, because most folks are doing it. With that in mind, I have developed a very simple plan to attain average.




 I share with you 11 ways to be an unremarkably average Christian.

  1. Equate Christianity with “going to church.”
  2. Only do what the preacher proves you absolutely have to do.
  3. Fit spirituality in around everything else.
  4. Overextend yourself financially.
  5. If someone strikes you, hit him back.
  6. Never confess to your brothers and sisters.
  7. Only forgive others if they have earned it and never say you’re sorry.
  8. Never change your opinion on anything.
  9. Never talk to others about spiritual things.
  10. Don’t get out of the boat.
  11. Never worry about being average, no one will ever question you about it.
To learn more or to download the audio of the expanded lesson, go here and here.
Nods to Chris Guillebeau for inspiring this idea.

July 20, 2008 - Posted by | Christian living | , , , , , ,


  1. Can I preach this?!

    Comment by Dan DeGarmo | July 21, 2008

  2. Sure, as long as you don’t want me to preach it when I’m up there in December.

    Comment by edwincrozier | July 21, 2008

  3. 12. Assume that “being baptized” guarantees you’ll go to heaven no matter how you live.

    Comment by Mark Roberts | July 21, 2008

  4. Awesome addition Mark.

    Comment by edwincrozier | July 21, 2008

  5. […] the problem is the average Christian is, well, average. Maybe if we could move beyond being unremarkably average and really let the Gospel change our lives, other people might get curious about what is going on […]

    Pingback by Jesus’ Gospel is Powerful Enough To Save « Learning from Life | August 8, 2008

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