Day two and three LA RE Congress 2018

20th March, 2018

The LA RE Congress has been very good with some amazing speakers in one place. I took so many notes and i am afraid I cannot remember  everything. There was so much to take in.

Rabbi Michael Mayershon spoke on the Jewish understanding of Prophets and Prophecy and how our two religious beliefs differ on their understanding but can also have points of agreement.

Steven Ellair who shared seven great insights into how we can reach the hearts of the children when we teach Religion. Great practical and theoretical ideas that I found useful and will probably use myself.

Cardinal Roger Mahony on post – sacramental evangelisation. wonderful practical suggestions for parish sacramental teams. I look forward to sharing these ideas in more detail.

Dr Meaghan McKenna walked us through an exegesis of John 12: 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. It was a powerful experience and very thought provoking.

Dr Carole Dempsey connected the Biblical Text to the Text of Life. Carol said : Text is like a prism- turn it in your hand and see may colours.”