Not long ago, popular Atlanta pastor and author Andy Stanley tweeted the following:

GregBaptism and intellectual disability can be a source of questions and concerns for churches and pastors who aren’t sure whether people with intellectual and developmental disabilities fully understand the commitment they’re making. We have covered this topic before in the post “Should we baptize people with intellectual disabilities?” We encourage you to check out the following video for an example of one church that fully embraced Greg’s decision to follow Christ:

“Hello. My name is Greg Cloud. I’m 29 years old. I have red hair, blue eyes and I am right-handed. I also have an extra chromosome. I was born with all of these. Like you I was beautifully made by my God.”

About Keith Dow

Keith serves as Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life with Christian Horizons. He lives just South of Ottawa, Ontario, and holds his PhD in caregiving ethics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His book Formed Together: Mystery, Narrative, and Virtue in Christian Caregiving released March 2021 through Baylor University Press. Connect with Keith on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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