Covenants

This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online I would like to focus on some of the covenants Latter-day Saints make that should influence them as they strive to live the Gospel on a daily basis. The first is found in Mosiah 18: And it came to pass … More Covenants

The Sacrament

This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online As a Latter-day Saint I partake of the sacrament every Sunday. The sacrament is the term that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints use for the eucharist, or the bread and water that we eat and … More The Sacrament

Shared humanity

This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online Sometimes I look at the world and am really encouraged by the love that people share with each other. Other times, I become disheartened because people don’t show that love, and potentially show or articulate hate. There are so many … More Shared humanity

Power dynamics and the minority voice

Recently I have been putting together some thoughts about power dynamics in majority-minority relationships. A major area of my research at work at the moment is the representation and visibility of minority religions in the Religious Education classroom and curricula. In this case, the six major religions of the world (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism … More Power dynamics and the minority voice

The Music of Life

I wrote an article a number of years ago that was never published. It links with my last post on the use of pop culture. It explores the religious beliefs that might lie behind some aspects of Tolkien’s writings in The Silmarillion. I wrote in my last blog post about the Chronicles of Narnia and … More The Music of Life

Pop culture and RE: an under-realised third space

In questioning beginning teachers’ experiences of Religious Education during their schooling I am invariably met with a very mixed group of responses. Some, usually because of the teacher bringing the subject alive, loved it. Others, for a plethora of other reasons struggled to see the value of it, or actually remember anything they ever did. … More Pop culture and RE: an under-realised third space