How understanding Rastafari can help us gain an insight into black lives matter

Last year I wrote a book that included a chapter on the beliefs and practices of Rastafari- during the course of this year as I have embarked on a ‘book tour’ of sorts I have referred to issues of power in all aspects of society and our relationships and used the beliefs and background of … More How understanding Rastafari can help us gain an insight into black lives matter

Challenge in RE

We probably all recognise a caricature of RE lessons which revolves around tasks that keep children’s attention but don’t seem to stretch. We have all, perhaps, taught some of those lessons- and one important caveat is that each of learning experiences that we use that might in one lesson be incredibly valuable, but we need … More Challenge in RE

Joseph Smith

This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online Next year Latter-day Saints celebrate the 200th anniversary of the First Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Who was this man? Firstly, it is important to note who he was not- he is not our Saviour, nor is he an … More Joseph Smith

What’s in a name?

This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online When I was twenty years old I returned home from two years of missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was beginning university, a part time job and life seemed full of opportunity. I took … More What’s in a name?

Christianity

This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online A couple of years ago I was in a meeting of RE teachers and consultants where I was delivering the training. Most of the time I do this I try and stay in the third person- I strive to be … More Christianity

Christmas

This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Perhaps Easter is the most sacred as I reflect on the sacrifice, death and resurrection of the Saviour Jesus Christ, but Christmas has always been a time where I feel the … More Christmas