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The Drawing of Jesus Hides a Big Stain

I’m more comfortable with answers than questions, authority than weakness, and qualification by academic degree than qualification by suffering. But I’m learning that effectiveness in chaplaincy requires me to walk into the circle of my discomfort.

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Being Remembered

Memory loss, the journey of dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease are among the most difficult journeys. But as individuals and the church, we can offer support through the act of remembering stories.  

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My Story of Depression and Faith

Who would have thought that I would be hit with depression? But the devil doesn't discriminate. This is my first-hand account of those dark months and the light that was at the end of the tunnel.

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Aging: Challenges and Opportunities

Speakers at a recent event in Woodstock, ON, challenged the common cultural assumption that as one gets older, one’s usefulness, opinions, past mistakes, or family history define their identity. 

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장애물 헐기 - 2018 봄

주제 : 환영하는 예배. 교회는 장애를 갖은 사람들이 예배에 환영하든지를 (혹 않하든지) 도울 수가 있습니다. 이번 장애물 헐기 호의 글들은 장애를 가진 사람들이 예배드릴때 여러가지로 도울 수 있는 방법들을 설명했습니다.

 

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Kent Brinkley's Song

Receiving a gift is not easy for me; I’d much rather play the role of giver. Receiving is so vulnerable. And yet it’s in that place of vulnerability, of both receiving and giving, that we encounter God and discover one another in love.

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Worship and Mental Health

What we say or fail to say about mental health concerns in worship settings can be profoundly formative for how Christian communities respond to these challenges.

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Murder, Not Mercy Killing

A person with a disability is murdered by their parent or guardian about once a week. At least 219 such murders happened in the United States from 2011 to 2015.

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The Pew

The pew is waiting for its favourite words, the words it cherishes the most, the words it was made for. "You may be seated," says the pastor.

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Performing to a High Standard

When preparing for a house concert, Paul Helm decided to hire a piano tuner, Tony Rodriguez, who has autism. The piano sounded beautiful for the concert. 

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Hidden Preservative Revealed

In the toy aisle of Walmart, two of my special education students reminded me about being honest and forgiving. There, I was also reminded of this unsettling truth: our society tries not to notice people with disabilities.

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