Highly interactive process that quickly helps group participants discover multiple levels of mid- to long-term implications of ideas, changes, decisions, etc.


Very useful in discovering how our experiences and understanding validate God's word.

Implications Analysis
Strategies
Cognitive Dissonance

This is a process whereby participants are led to express their belief, preference, understanding, knowledge, etc. about a particular topic, only to be challenged by their own discovery of Biblical content that is in opposition to that belief.


This causes "dissonance" that must be resolved, resulting in great conversation and greater awareness of Biblical interpretation

Questions are not GREAT because of the subject matter, the reputation of the speaker or author, or their existence in your chosen literature.


Questions are not GREAT when everyone agrees in response, or there is no response.


Questions are GREAT when they result in

  • discovery of truth
  • engaging dialogue
  • challenged beliefs
  • life change


GREAT Questions
Questions that begin with Who, What, Where, or When.

Questions that are answered by filling in blanks.

Questions that generate conversation about known answers.

Questions that we ask because they are in the material.

Questions that result in one-word answers or a show of hands.

Questions that only require concrete thought to answer.

These question categories are not GREAT by default:
Require abstract thought for responses.
Generate comparisons and contrasts.
Draw out assessments, decisions and considerations.
Cause thoughtful analysis of held positions
Guide people to think for themselves.
Leave open the possibility of disagreement
Result in the discovery of truth.
Anyone can learn the process for developing GREAT questions.
GREAT questions...
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