A Contrarian's Guide to Knowing God featuring Larry Osborne
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Sometimes what we believe about the Christian life comes a single but prominent point of view—an older Christian we look up to, a preacher, or a parent. But is there only one way of living the life of a Jesus follower?
The Christian life—even one centered on grace—can still feel like a long list of dos and don’ts. But what if there’s more (and less) to our faith than we typically believe? In this series based on his book A Contrarian's Guide to Knowing God, pastor Larry Osborne tackles ten popular assumptions about Christian living that create stress and failure rather growth and joy.
Dr. Larry Osborne has served as one of the senior pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California since 1980. He has helped oversee the growth of the church from a fledgling group of 128 meeting in a rented school, to a multi-site ministry that reaches over 11,000 in weekend attendance.
Larry has a passion for leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship. As a nationally-recognized trainer of leaders and pastors, and church planters, he travels extensively, speaking at conferences and mentoring events. His books include: Innovation's Dirty Little Secret, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Accidental Pharisees, Mission Creep, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for The Rest of Us and The Unity Factor.
Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children.