Four Killer Questions

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Sue Bohlin — Dr. Jeff Myers of Bryan College and Summit Ministries shares our passion for helping others develop a biblical worldview. One of the tools he offers in developing critical thinking skills is how to use the right question at the right time.

He suggests four "killer questions" to help anyone think critically. The first question is, What do you mean by that? In other words, define your terms. The second question is, Where do you get your information? The third is, How do you know that's true?, and the fourth killer question is, What if you're wrong?

Dr. Myers tells this story:

"A friend took a group of third graders to the Denver Museum of Natural History.

Before he took them inside, he knelt down on their level and said, 'Kids, if anybody in this museum tells you anything, I want you to ask them, how do you know that's true?' Giving this question to a third grader is the intellectual equivalent of giving them a surface-to-air missile. These kids walked into the museum; all they knew was, Ask: How do you know that's true?

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"This is one of the best things I've ever written, and probably the most helpful for making people feel equipped with some powerful tools for their critical thinking toolbelt. These four killer questions have had a profound effect on me in the way I think and interact with others, the media, and the world in general."

Sue is a writer, speaker and webservant for Probe. She has been a Bible teacher and conference speaker for over 30 years, and also speaks for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Christian Women's Connection. She is also a professional calligrapher, but most importantly, she is the wife of Dr. Ray Bohlin and the mother of their two grown sons.

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