Tag Archives: Religious Education

The Bible, Reading, Connections, Moving Forward

As I reflect back on my children learning to read I remember them first learning letters, then words then sentences.  My oldest started reading at 3 we know this because he went on a Ferris wheel and said “don’t rock … Continue reading

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The Importance of Continuing Education for the Religious Educator

With or Without a degree We all(if we are teaching about God, Jesus, and the bible) have had some (or should have had) education along the way, whether our own education growing up or further studies in college or offered … Continue reading

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just about time…

Well here we stand the summer half over (at least by school year standards…not necessarily weather charts or calendar ) we are at that point where we (hopefully) have –  recouped from a year of teaching -and are almost ready … Continue reading

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Leave what you have and follow me, wait you want me to do what??

In a culture like today that is so obsessed with more money uh no not that…. more possessions new things better things nicer things How do we bring the focus back to being a disciple of Jesus? When Jesus walked … Continue reading

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Who were the Saints?

On the internet and in books, lists of saints abound when we say or  sing them all in a row it is a litany of saints What are Saints or perhaps more appropriately who were the saints? How does one … Continue reading

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Lent, Death, and Children

Lent is that time of year when in religious education we talk about DEATH specifically the death of Jesus through Crucifixion. But for many first graders this is the first time hearing about the crucifixion, resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Seeds: Make it real

Parables are Great …no really and they are easy to make into Real…Relevant lessons for your class Remember I teach first grade but the following can be taught to classes of any level. If you want your class to remember … Continue reading

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What I wish I knew when I started teaching Religious Ed

Whether you are teaching your 1st or  20th year of Religious Education or Sunday School hopefully you’ll take away something from the following list These first two are important -kids are eager to learn    *are you eager to teach? … Continue reading

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