In the run up to the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible translation, I facilitated a conference at the University of Sheffield exploring how shifts in biblical literacy affect teaching in a range of academic subjects. The three-day conference brought together professional educationalists from school and university contexts, to improve our understanding of issues posed by biblical illiteracy and share different ways in which the Bible could be encountered productively in the classroom.
Delegates heard results from a comparative study of texts in religious education undertaken Continue reading “On biblical literacy”
Above: The Telling Tales of King James’ Bible exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral (photo courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield).
In 2011, the Telling Tales of King James’ Bible exhibition appeared in churches and cathedrals around the UK Continue reading “Telling Tales”
In 2007, I gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Roehampton University, qualifying as a Religious Education specialist and subsequently working as a secondary school teacher in Sheffield.
One of my mentors during my training combined her role in the R.E. department with a separate responsibility as “Head of LIFE”. Continue reading “Religious Education”
My “first proper job”, i.e. the full-time salaried work I pursued after graduation, was as Mail Order and Web Manager for what was then the Church of England’s official bookshop.1 Continue reading “CHBookshop.co.uk”
From 2001 to 2005, I coordinated the activities of ARC UK, a small volunteer organisation supporting communities of guides in cathedrals around Europe.
When I inherited the coordinator mantle,* the local organisation was still known as ARC England, Continue reading “ARC UK (2001-2005)”
To my undergraduate peers, I was a “Theologian”. This (and I guess still is) was the standard shorthand for those pursuing a degree in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge. It felt like an odd label, and only two of my fifteen module choices contained “Theology” in the title. Continue reading “Theologian”