Processing the case study: Walking Away


Processing and reflecting on case studies like this one can help students develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Use these questions to process by yourself or in a group "Walking Away, the case study in which seminary student Dereck tries to evangelize his supervisor at his part-time job.

  1. What positive things happened?
  2. What negative things happened?
  3. Have you been in a situation like this one? In the position of either Derek or his supervisor?
  4. Did Dereck miss some important cues? If so, which ones and how might have he responded differently if he had caught those cues?
  5. Are there any signs in Roger of an openness to the gospel?
  6. Assume you are Dereck's friend. What would you advise him to do now?
  7. Assume for a moment that you are Roger. Why did you walk away at the end without responding? What are you thinking now?
  8. Suppose you are Dereck and that you could turn the clock back, what are somet things you would do differently?
  9. Would you suggest a different way for Dereck to open the conversation in the restaurant?

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