Thoughtful Beliefs

How to Respond to Any Question or Challenge

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How to Respond to ANY Challenge/Question

1. Initial Discussion

     1.1 Use Tactics: What do you mean by that? Clearly define what the challenger is getting at

     1.2 Why do you believe that? Explain what evidence or things they can use to support their claim

     1.3 “Not sure as I haven’t looked into this lately, interesting question, I’ll get back with you.”

2. Research

     2.1 Decide what are the best sources you will use

     2.2 Gather information, which answers the question & supports your points

     2.3 Keep bibliography & footnotes (highlight web links or type in footnote next to each point)

     2.4 Anticipate the challenger rebuttals, and have them covered

3. Your BRIEFS

     3.1 Get just a good general answer to the question typed out (so can adjust as time goes on, or new info comes in)

     3.2 Bounce your answers off others to see if your argument works for them, and if they understand you points, or if you could get rid of some stuff, need to explain something better, etc.

     3.3 Make a BRIEF from your info: quick summary in ½ page, or in a diagram, or whatever works so we can all use it as a quick answer when needed

3.4 Keep in BRIEFS document, make changes as you find more info.



Some Resources

All these sources provide articles, audio files, video files, etc.

  •  If you want full coverage of issues regarding beliefs, including reasons from diverse areas supporting Christianity, comparisons with other belief systems, and answers to interesting questions, lingering questions, and things we just need to know.  Brief summaries for the evidence supporting beliefs, and for all the tough questions you may hear, and more detailed information for those who want it:

    Our website will be filling up soon, will be slowly filled with articles, audio files, and videos. Based on my background in physics and teaching, and my brother’s background in psychology and effective instruction, our site is meant to provide lessons anyone can use and learn from.

  • You want top-rate science from those who have or are working in highlevel research at private companies or universities, and also provide apologetic resources:
  • Very good audio, tv resources from a guy with a quick wit:
  • Deepest level philosophy and thought on wide range of topics:
  • A cold-case detective featured on dateline more than any other such detective, provides very good info for a variety of topics, especially strong on the resurrection:   Answers wide variety of the tough questions, clear and thorough:
  • Very good resource on a lot of areas of Christianity:


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