How to Ask a Good Question by Matthew Lee Anderson
A Portion from The End of Our Exploring

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What holds you back from asking a question? Do you feel that the question is obvious? Or that the answer will be trite? Do you know the old saying, "There are no stupid questions," but you secretly believe that, yes, there can be?

Matthew Lee Anderson is an author, student, and excellent asker of questions. In this piece, taken from his book, The End of Our Exploring, he examines the makings and breakings of a good question, how questions arise, how to give proper time in answering them, and how to practice and get better at asking and answering questions. 

Asking questions is one task that is universally performed yet rarely examined. From questions of personal preference (What will I eat for dinner tonight?) to those of a deeper nature (What happens when we die?), this quick guide will provoke you to think more deeply about the questions you ask.

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About Matthew Lee Anderson

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MATTHEW LEE ANDERSON is the Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy and is studying for an M.Phil. in Christian Ethics at Oxford University. He has explored the relationships between evangelicalism and politics and the generational shifts in evangelicalism. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith, in which he explores how Christian theology shapes our thinking about issues like human sexuality, tattoos, and death. His work has appeared at the Washington Post, CNN, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Relevant, The City, and various other places. He lives in Oxford with his wife.
Published December 16, 2013 by Moody Publishers. 19 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction