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Epiphany: Overwhelmed with Joy

Here's what we do know: Whoever they were, these travelers from the East, they were "overwhelmed with joy" when they saw the star come to rest over the young Christ child (Matt 2:10). Dr. Philip Doddridge observes that the literal translation of the Greek may more accurately be recorded as, "They joyed a great joy, very much." Bad English. Good Theology.

By |2018-01-06T08:55:33-05:00January 6, 2018|Supporting people with IDD, Theology|

Pain and Promise in the Last Supper (Mike Walker)

Jesus names his present and future vulnerability to pain in this verse and empowers his friends to claim their own limitations, and to use them as the basis for trust. I know how Jesus feels, in terms of having a broken body. I have spastic cerebral palsy: this neurological condition means that my muscles are always tense, or spastic, and that I experience palsy, or continuous tremors in all my limbs.

By |2017-04-12T09:55:46-04:00April 13, 2017|Guest posts, Reflections, Theology|

No Excuses – In Memory of Judith Snow

When I approached her, she asked me what my dream was; I said, "I want to be a motivational speaker!" She replied, "So why aren’t you?" I proceeded to list off various obstacles including, lack of credentials, lack of an accessible vehicle and lack of an agent. To my surprise she did not offer me solutions. She said, "Great, you know what the problems are; now all you have to do is get a group of people together and find a way to solve them."

By |2017-01-30T13:30:10-05:00June 5, 2015|Theology, Videos|

Agent or Object: A Call to be God’s Partner (Judith Snow)

Over the next weeks, we will be highlighting some of the presentations at the 2013 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability. This week, we are featuring "Agent or Object: A Call to be God’s Partner" by Judith Snow. Judith Snow, MA (www.judithsnow.org) is a social innovator and an advocate for Inclusion. She is also a visual artist and [...]

By |2016-12-21T16:26:06-05:00November 11, 2013|Theology, Videos|

Leviticus and the Priest with Disabilities: A Job Description

Over the next weeks, we will be highlighting some of the presentations at the 2013 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability. This week, we are featuring "Leviticus and the Priest with Disabilities: A Job Description" by Jeremy Schipper. Jeremy Schipper, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Religion (Hebrew Bible) and an affiliated faculty member of the Institute on [...]

By |2016-12-21T16:23:43-05:00November 4, 2013|Theology|

Reflections on Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Over the next weeks, we will be highlighting some of the presentations at the 2013 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability. This week, we are featuring "Reflections on Dietrich Bonhoeffer" by John Swinton. John Swinton, Ph.D, holds the chair in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. He worked [...]

By |2017-01-30T13:47:51-05:00October 28, 2013|Theology|
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