Who I Would Like to See in a Legion of Superheroes Movie

Legion of Superheroes

There have been rumours about DC doing a Legion of Superheroes movie. I hope that they do. There is a tremendous amount of potential with their long history and large roster. The LSH can easily […]

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What to Do When You See an Autistic Child Having a Meltdown

Disability and Faith

The chances are you have seen a family out somewhere and their child with autism was having a meltdown. You might think back and not find that memory. It is possible that you have seen […]

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Batman v Superman and Civil War Compared

Comic Book Geek

On the surface, Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War had a lot in common. Both included government concern about the destruction caused during superhero battles. Both included heroes who should be friends fighting […]

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How to Pray for Families With Autism

Disability and Faith

I was speaking with one of our deacons this morning about the importance of prayer. We were saying that even if a person is not able to volunteer for a ministry, they can always pray. […]

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Autistic Children Grow Up

Disability and Faith

There is an increasing amount of awareness and resources about ministering to children with autism. Of this, I’m grateful. In fact I hope that this blog and my book are contributing to this. In many […]

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The Forgotten Siblings

Disability and Faith

The school year has just ended for our family and that means that all of their stuff from school comes home. My wife and I were going through our youngest daughter’s journal that was sent […]

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What I Would Look For in an Autism-Friendly Church

Autism

My goal for this blog and my book of the same name is to help churches become more autism-friendly. When I write, I alternate between wearing my pastor hat and my autism dad hat. This […]

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What You Need to Know About Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks

This blog is aimed at helping churches support families who have autism. I know that one of the things that church members like to do is pass on resources. That is fine, as long as […]

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Autism, Theology and Baptism

Baptism

I recently had the privilege of baptizing my daughter. For context, I’m a Baptist pastor and so we baptize believers as opposed to infants. While Emma is our first to be baptized, she is the […]

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What the Church Needs to Know About Autism – Episode 5

Autism

In this episode, I introduce you to my daughter Abby. Autism is not just a topic or issue, it is about real people.

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Disabilities, Church and the Idol of Excellence

Autism Blog

One of the most common core values for many contemporary churches is that of excellence. That is not necessarily a bad thing. We should want to do the things we do for God to the […]

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Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities

Disability and Faith

Do you have a passion to minister to and with those with disabilities? Are you looking for some formal training for preparation? Alvernia University offers a Certificate in Disabilities and Inclusive Communities and it is available […]

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Review of Captain America: Civil War

Civil War

I was able to get out to see Captain America: Civil War yesterday. The short review is I loved it. It was just a lot of fun. Lots of action, lots of laughs and I […]

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Identity and the Challenge of Disability

Disability and Faith

In this video, Jean Vanier speaks on the subject of disabilities and identity. Jean Vanier is a powerful speaker who is worth listening to.

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Darren Rowse on Blogging as a Stepping Stone

Christian Blogging

Why bother blogging? Beyond the enjoyment of blogging as its own end, blogging can also become a stepping stone to other opportunities. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger speaks to this in this video. Interested in a […]

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Joni Eareckson Tada on a Theology of Suffering

Disability and Faith

Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, discusses the theology of suffering. She encourages us by explaining how suffering can be redeemed in a manner that glorifies God.

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What People With Autism Want the Church to Know

Autism

I had the opportunity to ask some people with autism about what they want the church to know. I’m thankful that a number of people responded. This is important because I can only speak for […]

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Disability Ministry as the Church’s Mandate

Disability and Faith

In this video from Lausanne Movement in Capetown 2010, Steve Bundy challenges to the church to take the initiative in reaching those with special needs.

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5 Things You Should Know About Autism Parents

Disability and Faith

Every parent of a child with autism is different, but there is some common ground I have found with many parents. If you wish to care for and minister to families with autism, there are […]

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The Highlight of My Time at Church

Disability and Faith

I am a pastor and a father of two children with autism. My children live in a group home in another city and so have not yet been to the church where I have recently […]

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5 Things Autism-Friendly Churches Should Avoid

Disability and Faith

I have been talking a lot about things that churches should do to become autism-friendly. I like the positive approach. At the same time, there are things that should be avoided as well. None of […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Autism

Autism

People are more aware of autism in the sense that people know that it is out there and a lot of people have it. But there is still a lot of ignorance about what autism […]

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What the Church Needs to Know About Autism – Episode 4

Autism Blog

In this episode of “What the Church Needs to Know About Autism,” I encourage churches to support families through the grief of a diagnosis. While autism is not the end of the world, there is […]

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On Being an Autism Dad

Disability and Faith

I’m thankful to have Graham Ware share his story about being a relatively autism dad. Graham is the pastor of Centre Street Baptist Church and is also an army chaplain with Canadian Armed Forces reserves. […]

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (1940s Style)

Comic Book Geek

As someone who loves all the comics stuff from the 1940’s, I really enjoyed this version of a Batman v Superman trailer. It is well done and lots of fun.

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Autism Awareness is Not Enough

Autism Awareness

When I think about autism awareness, two things come to mind. One is that I am pleased that autism awareness has increased significantly. In fact there are times when I feel guilty that there is […]

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Audio Resources on Autism

Disability and Faith

One of the best ways to become more aware about autism to learn from good sources. La Trobe University in Australia has a tremendous amount of audio resources on almost every subject. I’m currently listening […]

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10 Commandments for Being an Autism-Friendly Church

Autism-Friendly Church

I am encouraged by the number of pastors and churches that have talked to me about being autism-friendly. How can a church become more welcoming to families that have autism? Here are the ten commandments. […]

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A Thoughtful Review of Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman

I came across this video review of Batman v Superman and thought it was quite good. She is able to express exactly what I felt about the movie. She is spot on.

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The Guilt of Relief

Autism

For some families, it is possible to care for their children with autism at home with just some additional support. In other cases, the behaviours that go along with autism make such a situation impossible […]

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Getting Emotions With Aspergers

Aspergers

An interview with John Elder Robison, a successful person with Asperger’s and his quest to experience emotions. Take a look at his books: Look Me in the Eyes: My Life With Asperger’s (USA) (Canada) Switched […]

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My Canada Includes an Extra Chromosome

Down Syndrome

This is so hard to believe. I’m a proud Canadian but this is absolutely disgusting. Here is the article that Rick Mercer refers to in the video.

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How is the Church Doing With Autism Awareness?

Disability and Faith

As I write this post, it is World Autism Awareness Day (April 2). Today at a church retreat, I had a conversation with another autism parent. We were discussing about how things were going with […]

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The Supergirl – Flash Crossover

Supergirl Flash

I took some time to watch the episode of Supergirl that had the Flash in it. I need to make two confessions. I have not been watching either of these series. I watched the first […]

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Emergence: Labelled Autistic

Disability and Faith

It is one thing to hear an expert talk about autism, it is another to hear a person with autism talk about autism. This is one of the reasons that people are drawn to Temple […]

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Batman v Superman – Communion Deleted Scene

Batman v Superman

This looks intriguing. Makes me look forward to where DC goes with this. Hopefully they don’t get spooked by the bad reviews.

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5 Female Superhero Movies I Would Like to See

Comic Book Geek

It is no surprise that most of the superhero movies that have come out have been male heroes as that reflects the comic book trends. That is not say that there no great female heroes. […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Review

Batman v Superman

I was able to go out and see Batman v Superman today. Going into it, I was aware that a number of critics gave it bad or mixed reviews. However, I have learned that critics […]

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Faith, Autism and Taking Things Literally

Autism

I have been reading Temple Grandin’s Emergence: Labelled Autistic. In one of the chapters, Temple shares about an experience in chapel at the boarding school she attended as a child. I will share a portion […]

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Daredevil Season Two – First Thoughts

Comic Book Geek

I watched the first two episodes of the second season of Daredevil on Netflix. Obviously I can’t comment on the entire season based on two episodes but I can share my first impressions. I loved […]

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Adele Invites Girl With Autism to Sing Onstage

Disability and Faith

Popular singer, Adele, invited a young girl to join her onstage and to sing her favourite song. Emily Tammam has autism, ADHD and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Good for Adele for making this memory!

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What the Church Needs to Know About Autism – Episode 2

Autism

In this episode of “What the Church Needs to Know About Autism,” I encourage churches to eliminate the words “retard” and “retarded” from their vocabulary. What seems like an innocent word to some is devastating […]

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What the Church Needs to Know About Autism – Episode 1

Autism

The first in a series of videos looking at what the church needs to know about autism. In this episode I talk about the diversity within the autism spectrum disorder.  

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