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Top 5 | 2022
It's time for that traditional end-of-year wrap-up that all bloggers do (because none of us have any energy to write between Christmas and New Years!) Here are my Top 5 Posts of 2022, as voted by you, the reader, with your page views. Count down to 2023 with me!
Disability & The Church (Part 3/3)
It's basically victim-shaming in a choir robe.
Disability & The Church (Part 2/3)
"Theology B" is the "everything happens for a reason" theology.
Disability & The Church (Part 1/3)
I don't know of any churches that have an official policy surrounding disabilities, but I can tell you from the decades of experience I have in the church that Christians tend to be divided into three camps when it comes to disabilities. These beliefs, whether they are consciously or unconsciously held, have a major impact on how they treat people. They also have a major impact on the emotions and mental health of those with disabilities within the church.
Sensory Sunday School: How the Church Can Do More for Special Needs Families
How to set up a Sensory Sunday School room, and why your church needs one. ASAP.
Can We Talk About Swearing?
"I'm so sorry. I know that feeling. It's hell." --an excerpt from a conversation I recently had with a friend who is... well, going through hell.
That Prayer I Hate
"Open our eyes" is the ultimate Christian/praying person's cop-out.
What Hurting People Need (Part 5)
There is no one more heartless than a person with an agenda.