Category Archives: Disability Issues

Five Marks of an Ideal Church?


I have recently been thinking about what an ideal church, for me, might look like. So, I have come up with five marks of my ideal church. Of course, no one congregation will be able to embody these five marks … Continue reading

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Easter’s Disabled God?


As Christians approach Good Friday and Easter where we commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord, I am reminded of the startling new insight that Nancy Eiesland gave me in her book, The Disabled God: Toward a … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Persons with Disabilities


As I write this post, it is December 3 the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. I am ashamed to say that before my youngest daughter was born with Down Syndrome, I was totally ignorant of this day. I just did not know there … Continue reading

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Rethinking Salvation and God’s Mission


Dr. Timothy Keller, author and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, once said that his church’s mission is not to create a great church but to create a great city. This is borne out by the church’s … Continue reading

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Bible, Church and Disability


(This was originally written for the Disability Concerns Newsletter.) Rev. Mark Stephenson, Director of Disability Concerns for the CRCNA, [Christian Reformed Church in North America] led an excellent workshop at the Spring 2009 Disabilities Conference on “The Biblical Basis for … Continue reading

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