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Now is a great time to visit our Sweeter Than Honey Facebook Page. There has been a flurry of postings of creative and inspirational Scripture Teaching activities in our schools, showcasing a wonderful range of students, methodologies and Bible passages. One of my favourites is the video of the Kindy student interpreting Luke’s Gospel (Jesus...

The Way of the Cross

Lenten tip. The Stations of the Cross is a traditional prayer form in which we ‘walk’ through a series of biblical reflections on the passion of Christ. For a list of the Stations of the Cross, and tips for experiencing them, refer to our CSO resource “Walking the Way”. The relevant pages (pp.71-75) can be...

Lectio Divina

It’s always good to keep refreshing and deepening our way of entering Scripture. Enjoy this 15min video teaching by David Walker, Bishop emeritus Broken Bay Diocese. Bishop David has a great love for the Scriptures and a special appreciation of the value of Lectio Divina. Watch Video here

Godly Play workshop

On Thursday, 21 March Primary Religious Education Coordinators of the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay celebrated a day of professional learning about Godly Play. Godly Play is a method of biblical reflection for children, and on this day we focused on telling the stories of Creation, Noah’s Ark and the Parable of the Good Samaritan....

Cheering Esther

21 March 2019: Today is the Jewish festival of Purim which celebrates the bible story from the Scroll of Esther, the dramatic tale of a young Jewish woman who becomes the wife of the king of Persia. There are dark forces at work within the royal court, and Esther risks her life to outwit the...

‘The Lord is near to the broken-hearted’

The callous attacks on Muslims in Christchurch leave us numb and speechless. Yet we can turn to Scripture and find God’s word sustaining us; expressing our pain, as well as our resilience; our anxieties, as well as our hope. “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Ps 34:18) “Our...

New Arabic Bible commentary

Celebrating a landmark initiative in biblical scholarship, representatives from Sydney’s Arab Christian communities (Protestant, Catholic, Maronite and Orthodox) came together on 17 March to launch a new Arabic bible commentary – the first of its kind in a thousand years! Hope1032 has the story here.

Blessing

A prayer of blessing over teachers/leaders inspired by video ‘Images of the Word’ (Click on Play button on image of drummer on Home Page. Feel free to edit prayer) May you grow in knowledge of the Word of God who has called you to a ministry of teaching/leadership May you delight in the Word you...

Teachers review “trek to the summit”

Report by Mary Connor (CSO Diocese of Broken Bay): On Monday 19 November, teachers who presented at the “Sweeter than Honey” Teaching Scripture Summit came together to finalise their 10 month journey, for which they gained 12 hours accreditation at Lead Teacher level. The presenters shared stories about how they have impacted practice in their...
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