Chapter 7: DIFFERENT WAYS OF THINKING AND COMMUNICATING

 

Anticipated outcomes:

·   On completion of this chapter the reader should be competent to:

·   Recognise in a general way where people ‘are at’ in cognitive development and
    psychology of faith developmental.

·   Choose different communication tools to match the stages of cognitive and
    psychological development of faith.

·   Recognise the different ways people think.

·   Identify the characteristics of different thinking styles.

·   Apply different approaches to communicating with people that matches their thinking
    style preferences.

·   Prepare a preferred thinking style profile of a particular people group.

 

 

Exercises

1.  Find a Bible passage that uses concrete expressions to express an abstract truth.

2.  Find a Bible passage that uses abstract symbols to express a spiritual truth.

3.  What kind of meta-messages may we communicate if we do not use indigenous
     symbols and analogies?

4.  Cite a Scripture passage demonstrating analytical thinking apart from the ones
     mentioned in the text above. Cite a Scripture passage demonstrating synthetical
     thinking apart from the ones mentioned in the text above.

5.  Cite a Scripture passage demonstrating logical thinking apart from the ones
     mentioned in the text above. Cite a Scripture passage demonstrating analogical
     thinking apart from the ones mentioned in the text above.