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June 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm #7413REFiendModerator
In June 2014 a debate broke out on social media and in the press about the correct way to refer to God – as a man or as a woman? This is an interesting discussion item for teachers – how do they refer to God when teaching what Christians believe? Do they even think about the gender they are putting before the children in a conscious (or subconscious) way??
This brief article by the Revd Kate Bottley (the Vicar from the now-popular TV show Gogglebox) is for teachers who may wish to think about how they refer to God within the classroom. Does the RE in your school reflect God as male/female/beyond gender? Do you refer to God as a man or as a woman (consciously or subconsciously?)? Could you discuss with the children what they think? Do you/they think it matters how we refer to God when it comes to gender? How does your understanding of God change when the gender changes? If it does is this helpful or not?
To read the article please go to:
June 3, 2015 at 3:41 pm #7414
June 23, 2015 at 10:24 am #7454Caroline Boardman
At school we have made a display for “Questions we are wondering about in RE”. Here are some of the questions children have put forward whilst studying the unit question “What do Christians believe about God?”
When was God born?
Is God a boy or a girl?
Who made God?
How did God build the world? Why did he do it?
How long was ‘a day’ actually, in the story of creation?
We display the questions in thought clouds.