Happy Easter! He is Risen! As I begin my talk I am mindful of the words of Elder Bruce R. McConkie in his last testimony. He started by saying: …the most important doctrine I can declare, and the most powerful testimony I can bear, is of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ. His … More Easter and the Atonement
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
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
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online There is a line in my favourite musical that says: Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you. I have been changed for good. Every time I hear this line, it makes me … More Influences and relationships
This post originally appeared as part of the Email a Believer blog at RE Online Relationships, for the most part, are taken for granted by most people. Most of us would agree that our relationships with the Godhead and with our families should be preeminent in our lives. It is another relationship that members of … More Relationships and responsibilities