Let me go on record here with something: my goal with this blog is not to tell you what to think. No, rather my goal is to give you the tools to enable you to think for yourself.
It’s the classic, “Give a man a fish – feed him for a day; teach a man to fish – feed him for a lifetime” idea. I can’t cover every single topic where critical thinking is necessary or useful. Not even close. I can’t (nor would I presume to) have all the answers. I can offer my honest take here and there, but in the end that’s useless. That’s just handing you a fish – tomorrow you’ll be needing another.
I you have been a regular reader, you may have noticed that I tend to delve into the issues I cover, pulling them apart and allowing you to see my own personal style and approach to topic A, B, or C. In doing so, my hope is not ultimately that you end up agreeing with my conclusions (hey, I can be wrong like anyone else, this I fully admit and accept). Instead, what I really want for you is that you can take something away in terms of discernment skills; that by my going through the motions with you you might yourself learn how to think critically, and feed yourself for a lifetime.
So forgive my long-windedness sometimes. It’s not to be boring or exhaust you. It’s to give you an example to follow, so that you can see the mechanics of critical thought and apply what you’ve learned in your own life.