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23 April 2015

Every book of the Bible...on video


Students these days are so visually oriented, mere words don't cut the mustard.

Bibledex features short and quirky videos on every book of the Bible presented by theology experts.  It is a project by the University of Nottingham's Department of Theology and Religious Studies in conjunction with video journalist Brady Haran.

There are varying styles and lengths but a treasure trove of possibilities, growing all the time, is on offer.

There are even videos for themes and particular bible verses.

It's well worth a browse.  It's highly likely you'll find yourself bookmarking the site for further use

You can find it here

(originally posted by Jonathan Sargeant)

16 April 2015

Two thirds of people still claim to be religious


"New research this Easter shows that worldwide six out of ten (63%) citizens say they are religious, while one in five (22%) say they are not and one in ten (11%) consider themselves convinced atheists. In Africa and the Middle East more than 8 out of 10 people (86% and 82% respectively) portray themselves as religious while 7 out of 10 say so in Eastern Europe and America  (71% and 66% respectively) and 6 out of 10 (62%) in Asia, say they are."

Have a look at the report at Win/Gallup

8 April 2015

Illustrated Guide to Holy Week


I know Holy Week is over for the year but I couldn't help but post a link to this Illustrated Guide to the Triduum. Produced for the blog of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, it can be downloaded as a printable pdf.

This would be a very useful resource for exploring the events of Holy Week, how they are celebrated in some churches and what students might do to engage with them in a personal way.

I have recently fallen in love with infographics and have bought a couple of fantastic books filled with them. In the the future I intend to post links to some of the great religious infographics on the web.

I think having students create an infographic in the classroom or as a piece of assessment would be a great way of helping them to identify key information, compare and contrast it and also represent information visually. It touches on several aspects of Bloom's Taxonomy. Anyway....these are just initial thoughts...more developed thinking to come.