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Fostering Conversations that Count: Setting Clear Expectations

May 18th, 2007 | 4 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Most people, by and large, aren’t used to having discussions.  They just aren’t.  What passes for discussion in most workplaces, classrooms and small groups is opinining without critique.  Very rarely do students actually engage each other in face-to-face conversation about a difficult idea, and even more rarely does a whole group of people attain this level of discourse.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.