WHY SHOULD WE PRAY?

WHY SHOULD WE PRAY?

PRAYER

Why should we pray? To me prayer is like any normal activity I do each day. There is however an exception to this. We are made up of body and soul. I would not neglect my body by failing to eat the right foods, exercise regularly, see a doctor if I needed medical attention or take time for leisure activities. This is caring for my body, a gift of creation from a loving God in cooperation with my parents. So, just as my body needs careful looking after to keep it healthy, so too I must not neglect my soul. Our souls need nourishing and tender caring. We have been created in the image of God and to nurture this image we need to be in communication with our Creator God. (more…)

Religious Education Planning Checklist

Religious Education Planning Checklist

There are a lot of things I am good at. I can MC weddings, put backspin on a 9 iron, and I can reverse a trailer, which is effectively the last remaining male initiation ritual in the developed world.

However, some things have always been beyond my ability and one of these is the ‘dark arts’ of curriculum and lesson planning. Luckily, there are more than a few good souls who know their scaffolding from their outcomes and their KLA’s from their scope and sequence. I’ve always thought curriculum stuff was a bit like the lions enclosure at my local zoo. Interesting to stare at but I would not want to jump the fence and get close to it. (more…)