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Vulnerability Re-Imagined

Posted by Michael Brown on Nov 4, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The truth is, we are all deeply vulnerable down to the core of our beings. We may be strong, yet not as strong as someone else. We may be intelligent, but awkward with our hands. We may be lonely, anxious, over weight, or not as good looking as some others. We must all come to a place of acknowledging our vulnerability, and the awkwardness we feel in the presence of others and of God. But the challenge of ubiquitous human vulnerability can be turned to hope for the future of our society if we as Christians are willing to live into this particular truth of our shared humanity. Our very differences and imperfections have potential to bind us together, through hospitality, in God’s kingdom as agents of God’s loving grace.

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Topics: disability awareness in ministry, equipping for ministry, ministry

Cultivating Ministries that Learn From Individuals Living with Disabilities

Posted by Barbara Isaman-Bushart on Oct 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Living with a disability is a reality for nearly 20 percent of the American population, affecting two of every seven families, and though eight of 10 people with disabilities state that they consider faith to be an important part of their lives, they also report they are very unlikely to attend religious services

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Topics: disability awareness in ministry, equipping for ministry, seminary alumni, ministry

Beyond Disability Awareness: 4 Ways to Equip Your Church to Serve

Posted by Sarah Champignon on Mar 1, 2012 11:25:00 AM

A post by guest blogger, Barbara Bushart, MDIV, MSW, adjunct professor at Northeastern Seminary. 

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Topics: people with disabilities, disability awareness in ministry, equipping for ministry, ministry

Church Response to People with Disabilities: 3 Approaches

Posted by Sarah Champignon on Feb 1, 2012 8:17:00 AM

A post by guest blogger, Barbara Bushart, MDIV, MSW, adjunct professor at Northeastern Seminary. 

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Topics: seminary classes, people with disabilities, disability awareness in ministry

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