A New Vision for Catholic Religious Education

If we were to evaluate the impact of our religious education programs in the Catholic Church today based solely on the number of students whose lives were transformed, do you think we would score well? What if our religious education programs and children’s ministries were measured by the number of disciples (what Sherry Weddell calls […]

What’s in Store for 2016?

“Practical resources for religious educators.” That has always been the focus of The Religion Teacher. When a catechist or religion teacher shows up at this website, they are going to find something practical, something immediately usable and effective in the classroom. It is my hope that with each resource you find and use here, you […]

The Religion Teacher Turns Six (and a Birthday Giveaway)

March 12th marked the sixth birthday of The Religion Teacher. It is hard to believe it has been that long and it’s incredible to think about how far we’ve come. I remember sitting in the living room of a rented home in South Bend, Indiana six years ago ready to hit the publish button on […]

The Religion Teacher: Membership Benefits

Since The Religion Teacher membership website¬†opened in 2014, dozens of new resources and teaching ideas have been posted for the hundreds of premium members who have registered so far. More resources are added to the membership website every week. Here are a few reasons why I think you will love the member resources and what […]

Become a Member of The Religion Teacher

The Religion Teacher membership website is finally available! It has been more than a year-long process to get these resources up and available for you to use in class and for you to use for personal growth. I’m excited, today, to open things up for everyone to see. Check out The Religion Teacher Membership website! […]

New Book: 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator!

I am pleased to announce that my new book, 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, is officially published! It is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, www.avemariapress.com, and various Catholic bookstores! 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator is the book I wish that I had when I was first starting […]

This Summer at The Religion Teacher

I don’t share personal updates at The Religion Teacher very often, but there is a lot going on right now and I want to explain why you’ve seen so few new resources, activities, lesson plans, and videos. For almost a year and a half now I’ve been waking up at 5:00am to get work done. […]

The Religion Teacher Gets a New Look!

I am so pleased to introduce a brand new logo and design to The Religion Teacher. We have come a long way since starting this website as a Blogspot blog in 2009 and it feels like just yesterday that the .com version of the website was established. I started The Religion Teacher because I wanted […]

The Top Resources of 2011 at The Religion Teacher

This year has been the biggest year yet for The Religion Teacher. I began 2011 providing support for the new owners of The Religion Teacher’s Guide to Lesson Planning–the free eBook available to subscribers of The Religion Teacher mailing list. Then in the summer, I began to work on The Religion Teacher’s New Roman Missal […]