Critical Thinking For Leaders

Getting Started
Assuming that there is no God or supreme being does not resolve the urgent question about the source of truth. So, if a God who created humankind is not out there somewhere, then who is? As author Lee Strobel (2000) questioned, “Does the presence of suffering necessarily mean the absence of God” (p. 29). Perhaps the best response to this question is with another question: Conversely then, does the presence of “good” automatically mean that God, indeed, exists? This leads us to consider the idea that people typically have some sense of what truth is, but don’t particularly wish to pursue it. President Ronald Reagan was once heard to suggest that reality is stubborn, and that it “exists whether we want to acknowledge it or not (Bickel & Jantz, 2003, 154).”
This same case may be made for the concept of truth. If truth exists in what we consider to be our reality, then truth is relevant whether or not we choose to acknowledge and abide by it (Bickel & Jantz, 2003).

  1. Write a one-half to one-page reflection paper (Word document) that shares your thoughts/perspectives on what you took from the short video. Then, using a Bible, find three different passages that address truth. How are these passages relevant to you personally, professionally, and/or spiritually?