The gospel of Jesus is itself a message of universal access. The Great Commission is a call to make that gospel universally accessible. Whether consciously or not, we in gospel ministry “design” spaces, environments, interactions that proclaim and enact that gospel. The Principles of Universal Design have proven helpful in making buildings and environments more…
“Equitable Use” of the Gospel | The Principles of Universal Design and the Church
There is no “handicapped access” to the Kingdom… People with disabilities “enter by the same door” as everyone else.
How to design a house of prayer for all people? Universal Design and the Church: 3
Don’t look at the way you do things now as “normal.” Because there is no “standard format” for Jesus-followers, normal in the Body may be a lot different than “normal for us.”
Leaders with disabilities? Removing obstacles, opening doors
The dissonance raised by the nonacceptance of persons with disabilities and the acceptance of grace through Christ’s broken body necessitates that the church find new ways of interpreting disability. – Nancy Eiesland
Oh say can you see? Questions Jesus Asked – 17
Could it be that I actually need others to help me identify and work on my own imperfections so that I can see more clearly?
Mill Pond Monday – The emergent beauty of a hardwood floor
The beauty we see in this floor as it comes together is distinct from any beauty that might be found in the boards out of which it’s composed. But every single board makes this thing beautiful.
When is a believer not a believer? | Questions Jesus Asked 11
If you do not believe Moses’ writings how will you believe me? (John 5:47) Jesus has just been speaking about “accepting” praise from “peers” as opposed to “seeking” it from God. These peers were those who were assigned with “policing religious orthodoxy.” Jesus’ curing of a man’s impairment has taken place on a day that…
Questions Jesus Asked 7 | Missing Out on the Good Stuff
Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the Bridegroom is with them? (Matt 9:15) | Can the wedding guests fast while the Bridegroom is with them? (Mark 2.19) | Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? (Luke 5:34) Jesus has been inviting people to follow him. His most recent…