How do you apply these levels of critical thinking in your family ministry? I’d dare say that most sermons focus on 1, touch on 2 and turn 3 into a 1st level exercise (because I’ve been told, “people can’t make application on their own.”)
If that’s how we preach to adults, think how much more we might cheat children and youth out of learning to apply and evaluate.
Not long ago, I was talking with a fairly influential alumnus of a area Bible college. We were talking about learning to apply knowledge of the scriptures in the context of a youth group review. He told me under no uncertain terms was college about more that just learning what to believe. Seminary, in his words, what when you learned to consider why you believe it.
I was shocked and said that I want kindergarteners to begin to learn why they believe something.