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Does Brandon Lake Describe Biblical Healing in “Tear Off The Roof”?

It's tricky writing, talking, and even singing about healing in the Bible. Many stories focus on Jesus physically "curing" people's illnesses or disabilities. We know, though, that this is not most people's experience in 2023. Many Christians live with ongoing illnesses and disabilities. Does Brandon Lake actually describe biblical healing in his new song "Tear [...]

By |2023-11-10T12:14:21-05:00November 10th, 2023|Accessibility, Audio, Links, Videos|

Ableism in the Church: Spiritual Trauma

When such assumptions concerning the connection between faith and chronic illness or disability do not pan out over the long term, they may lead some people with disabilities and their families to a fork in their spiritual journeys. Option one being the belief that “God is a real jerk.” Option two being the belief that “people with disabilities must be horrible people to deserve this much ‘extra punishment’.”

By |2022-02-03T10:20:51-05:00February 3rd, 2022|Accessibility, Audio, Church ministries, Resources, Uncategorized|

Spiritual Practices in a Time of Crisis and Solitude

During the time of COVID-19, many of us are experiencing solitude or the loss of communal, in-person worship in new ways. For some, this might bring on existential questions and struggles with doubt. I hope that these spiritual practices will help others in the ways that they have helped me.

Princeton Disability and Youth Ministry Conference: Reflections

Adolescence is a challenging time for many young people, and with today’s complexities – in part due to rapid technological advancement and 24/7 connectivity – it has only become an increasingly tricky season of life to navigate. Add to this the potential social stigma, barriers, and support needs that come with visible and invisible disabilities and mental health challenges, and it is no wonder that youth pastors and practitioners are hungry for relevant training and resources in this area.

By |2018-02-08T15:20:59-05:00February 8th, 2018|Audio, Books, Church ministries, Education, Events, Theology|

Sesame Street, Autism, and your Church! (video)

Thanks, Sesame Street for striving to "see amazing in all children," and helping to contextualize such an important biblical truth, that is, the value of embracing differences. As people of faith, may we be reminded that God sees amazing in all children as well as in all people. Further, may this be cause for the church to celebrate the different gifts of every person.

By |2017-01-06T16:22:01-05:00November 9th, 2015|Audio, Videos|

Essential Audio (Maria’s story, part 4)

On the Joni and Friends Web Site I listened to an MP3 by Will and Arlyn Kantz and they really understand our needs. Our family can relate to almost every behavioral situation they spoke about, the challenges families face and even the fears of future challenges like puberty, programming, the workers, the sensory issues, congregational reactions, etc.

By |2016-12-21T15:37:15-05:00May 17th, 2013|Audio, Church ministries|
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