How Apologetics Intersects With My Interest in Disabilities

Two of the areas that I write on the most are Christian apologetics and disabilities. This makes sense. My faith journey includes a period of atheism and I am a skeptic by nature. In addition, […]

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What Our Church Does For Disability Ministry

Disability and Faith

When people find out that I’m interested in disabilities, I often get asked what we do at our church for disability ministry. Like myself, people are always look for ideas. So when I get asked […]

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Caring for Special Needs People in Your Small Church

Special Needs

One of the most practical podcasts that I listen to is the 200 Church podcast. I was quite happy when I heard they were doing an episode on special needs. Co-host Jonny Craig has a […]

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Good News: Churches That Get It

Good News

As a pastor and a father of two children with special needs, I know that it can be challenging for churches to minister to special needs family and challenging for special needs families to feel […]

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Don’t You Dare Judge!

Group Home

One of the outcomes that some special needs families experience is that the children move into a group home. How that takes place depends on the situation. Ideally, the family is aware of the need […]

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Stay Engaged With Your Special Needs Child (Part 2)

Special Needs

This is the first of two-part guest post by Bryan Stoudt. Visit Bryan’s website at the link found in his bio at the end of this post. You can find the first part here. Last time, […]

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Special Needs Families Are Not a Monolithic Group

Special Needs

I speak often on the needs of families who are dealing with disabilities. My prayer to that the church will respond to those special needs. But the challenge is that the needs of each family […]

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Stay Engaged With Your Special Needs Child (Part 1)

Special Needs

This is the first of two-part guest post by Bryan Stoudt. Visit Bryan’s website at the link found in his bio at the end of this post. You can find the second part here. Our special […]

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Good News: One of the Best Weeks Ever

Personal Reflections

This past week was one of the best weeks of my entire life. Our family was able to attend the Christian Horizons Family Retreat at Elim Lodge. The initial reason for attending was that I was […]

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5 Things Pastors Need to Know About Autism

Disability and Faith

I have been contacted by a number of pastors lately about autism. I’m impressed with pastors who are proactive in seeking information. The truth is that it is important know something about autism before a […]

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The Buddy Ministry

Disability and Faith

I love how this church has developed a ministry to bless special needs kids and their families.

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Silver Linings Have Clouds

Disabilities

As a parent of special needs children, I try to stay positive. I look at the bright side. I rejoice in the little victories. I celebrate those moments when everything works. All of that is […]

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Brian Doerksen and Special Needs Parenting

Disability and Faith

This is a powerful video by Brian and Joyce Doerksen on their experience as parents of special needs children. Brian Doerksen from Christian Horizons on Vimeo.

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Welcoming People With Special Needs

Disability and Faith

Samsung recently made a very touching commercial about a community that learned sign language in order to give a hearing impaired man one day where he would feel completely included. It is a powerful message […]

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The Drop Box

Apologetics and Theology

I recently had the opportunity to preview the documentary, The Drop Box. Spoiler Alert: It is an incredibly moving documentary that everyone should see. The Drop Box is a documentary about a pastor in Korea […]

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How to Make Your Church Autism Friendly – Print Edition

Disability and Faith

One of my most personal projects has been How to Make Your Church Autism-Friendly. It has been available in Kindle for some time. However, I understand that it would be more helpful for the people […]

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Poncho Memories

Good News

My good news post is inspired by something today but is actually about a memory from years ago. Today Logan and Abby arrived for their weekly visit. Abby arrived in her poncho.   That poncho […]

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Inclusion In Your Church

Disability and Faith

A guest post by Ron Sandison. As the body of Christ, we should care for the physical and spiritual needs of each other and help those with autism to experience the love of Christ. The […]

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Why Should Your Church Care About Autism?

Disability and Faith

Should your church care about people with autism? Should your church attempt to reach out to families touched by autism? Should autism and other disabilities be a part of your ministry focus? Let us be honest, […]

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Exceptional Ministry: A Conversation With Keith Dow

Keith Dow

I met Keith Dow when I spoke at a family retreat. While I found his background in philosophy interesting, I was even more interested in his work with Christian Horizons. As a father of two […]

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Feels So Write

Personal Reflections

I have been trying to feel my way ever since I stopped working at Faith Today. Working as a padre and as a teacher has filled up some of my time. I did write some […]

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When Children Look Normal

Disability and Faith

I have shared many times about our two children with autism. It has been a struggle dealing with all of the things that go along with autism. But that is not what I am talking […]

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Doug Ford and Special Needs Teens

Doug Ford

I made a terrible mistake last night. Right before bed I read the story that Doug Ford had commented on how a home for special needs teens was ruining a neighbourhood. As a father of […]

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Down Syndrome and a Father’s Heart

Down Syndrome

I recently posted this picture on my Facebook wall and had an interesting response.  I generally do not post much on abortion, although I am very pro-life.  I have no desire to condemn mothers who […]

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