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 [...]
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.
When God created He said “it is good”, not “it is useful”. God did not intend for us to label people for what they can do but to value people for who they are.
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 [...]
Written by Dr Rod Thompson, Principal of Laidlaw College, NZ Originally posted at the Laidlaw College site here. Thank you to the college for permission to re-post. You can find more information about the Theology, Disability, and the People of God conference that was held at Carey Baptist College here. One of the best conferences I have been [...]
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 [...]
Interview with Dr. John Swinton This is an recent interview in the United Observer with my friend, John Swinton. It's an excellent piece that highlights the importance of clear theological thinking in regards to disability ministries.
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 [...]
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 [...]