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
In Luke chapter 15 the Saviour give three parables: the parable of the lost sheep; the parable of the lost silver; and the parable of the lost or prodigal son. All seem to a variation on a theme- that which is lost can be, and should be, found. The prodigal son is the parable that … More Reconciliation and the Prodigal Son
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
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online One of the Articles of Faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is: We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all [people] the same privilege, let … More Engaging with difference
If I consider who I am, there are a few things that come to mind. Firstly, as a Latter-day Saint I believe I am a child of God, I am also a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am also a husband, a father and a friend. I am also a University lecturer and currently serve … More How beliefs impact classroom practice
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?
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