LEADERSHIP: Lessons in Logic #1 "Taking every thought captive" -John J. Parsons

Hebrew for Christians
Clear Thinking - taking every thought captive
Clear Thinking
Many of the problems we experience in our lives, both individually and corporately, result from a lack of clarity in our thinking about what is real, true, and essential. It is rare indeed to find a person who takes the time to think clearly about things. Too often our fast-paced, over-stimulated, jacked-up society simply acts like a pack of Pavlovian dogs responding to the bells and whistles of the postmodern "techno culture" rather than as rational agents created in the image and likeness of God.
It doesn't have to be that way. We can break free of the hypnotic conformity that surrounds us if we are willing to acquire the skill of intelligently listening to the thoughts that are inside our heads - and inside the heads of others in our society. These thoughts, of course, evidence themselves as decisions, which lead to actions, which lead to character formation (inward) and cultural expression (outward).

This section of the site is devoted to the appreciation of clear thinking. With the aid of clear thinking and the impartation of wisdom from God, we can be better equipped to "rightly divide the word of truth" and thereby know the truth, which, as the Master has said, will set us free.

  1. Basic Concepts - understanding the nature of the discussion
  2. Definitions - describing naming, taxonomy, and identity
  3. Propositions - making sense of truth claims
  4. Informal Fallacies - escaping from common errors of thinking
  5. 38 Dishonest Tricks of Argument  
  6. Formal Fallacies - escaping from bad patterns of thinking

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