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The Three Circles (with David Fitch)

In this third video from David Fitch, he talks about the different ways of engaging with people in three 'circles' of interaction with one's faith community, one's home or small group, and in one's neighbourhood or community. Practicing faithful presence with one another means being present in all three circles.

By |2019-09-26T12:24:37-04:00September 26, 2019|Theology, Videos|

Practicing Faithful Presence (with David Fitch)

“People with various disabilities are those who are immensely gifted, obviously, to see things and do things that maybe I can’t see. But the bottom line is that I am able to see God’s presence at work in them… and then they’re able to engage me and a space is opened up, a very unique space. And this is the way that God has created the world, for us to be in these social spaces of transformation.”

By |2019-09-06T09:08:48-04:00September 5, 2019|Books, Church ministries, Supporting people with IDD, Theology, Videos|

Disability and the Way of Jesus (Book Review)

Disability and the Way of Jesus is a must-read for anyone who has wrestled with questions around the way God looks to heal people and the world. In particular, for Christians who are looking for an account of healing that takes the Bible seriously but also listens closely to the lives and experiences of people who experience disability.

By |2019-08-29T10:01:00-04:00August 29, 2019|Books, Church ministries, Supporting people with IDD, Theology|

On the Road to Emmaus (Guest post)

As someone who works in a Christian ministry serving people with disabilities, I’m thankful that this “Emmaus road” is open to us. While sometimes God works in impressive, earth-changing ways, it is a relief to know that he can also work through our small acts of coming alongside people on their journey.

Introducing EcumenAbility© (Guest Post)

The long-term goal of my project EcumenAbility© is nothing more than to raise the profile of inclusion of people with disabilities to the same level as other social justice issues. Churches and congregations can thus take a leading role in improving the lives of people with disabilities in their present life and give a positive example to the general society.

Will there be disabilities in heaven?

Earlier this week, an excellent video on "Disability in Heaven" was shared by the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame. You will find the video posted below. In it, philosopher and author Kevin Timpe wrestles through some of the questions around whether people will carry their disabilities into heaven. A range of [...]

By |2018-06-07T12:58:34-04:00June 7, 2018|Accessibility, Resources, Theology, Videos|

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 8, 2018|Audio, Books, Church ministries, Education, Events, Theology|
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