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Calvin on Job, Disability and Suffering

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 "Calvin on Job, Disability and Suffering" by Hans S. Reinders. Hans S. Reinders has been the Professor of Ethics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam since 1995. He has [...]

By |2016-12-21T16:22:30-05:00October 21, 2013|Theology|

The gift of disability (Matthew Arguin)

Guest Post by Matthew Arguin, Assistant Curate-Coordinator of Outreach and Evangelism at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, Diocese of Huron, Anglican Church of Canada. This post was originally the content of a sermon Matthew delivered on August 25, 2013.  Old Testament: Jeremiah 1:4-10 New Testament: Luke 13:10-17 Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, ‘Before I formed you in [...]

By |2017-01-30T13:48:10-05:00September 9, 2013|Guest posts, Theology|

Amos Yong Interview

Laidlaw College Principal, Rod Thompson and Pentecostal Theologian, Amos Yong met for a video interview after the Theology, Disability and People of God Conference held at Carey Baptist College in July in New Zealand where Amos was one of the keynote speakers. As well as reflecting on the highlights of the conference, they discussed Pentecostal [...]

By |2016-12-21T15:51:01-05:00August 20, 2013|Theology, Videos|

Belonging and the Body

1 Corinthians 12: 12-26 Paul writes to the Corinthians that our unique gifts, especially the gifts of those that appear to be weaker, are indispensableto the healthy functioning of the Body of Christ: “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need [...]

By |2016-12-21T15:45:03-05:00June 17, 2013|Theology|

Created in the image of God (Imago Dei)

One cannot think about theology of disability without soon wrestling with the notion that each human being is created in the image of God (Gen 1:27-28). Found in all "religions of the book" (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) what exactly constitutes this image is the subject of much assumption and debate. In contrast with certain philosophies [...]

By |2016-12-21T15:14:10-05:00April 15, 2013|Theology|

The Disabled God (Nancy Eiesland)

Nancy was one of the first authors in 1994 to tackle the topic of a 'theology of disability' in "The Disabled God".  She writes more as a sociologist and activist rather than a theologian, however, the value of her book cannot be over estimated. She raised a number of critical issues in the disability community [...]

By |2016-12-20T16:16:41-05:00January 8, 2013|Theology|

Question of Baptism and Understanding

Q: I was just in conversation with one of our mentors for the Christian Life class students. One of the pupils in our present class has some limitations and needs special attention. Both of the people working with her are not sure if she has a clear understanding of the gospel. How do we discern [...]

By |2016-12-20T16:14:36-05:00January 8, 2013|Theology|
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