"Why do we in the evangelical church in the West demand that everyone be “normal” and look the same? Why do we as a culture try so hard (and succeed so well!) at hiding people with disabilities from our everyday view? Why do people with visible and invisible brokenness feel as though they have to hide the problem in order to join God’s people for worship?"
— Michael S. Beates, Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace
Want to learn more? Read this excerpt of Disability and the Gospel, including the foreword written by Joni Eareckson Tada.
If this topic resonates with you, we'd also like to draw your attention to The Works of God: God's Good Design in Disability, an upcoming conference hosted by our friends at Desiring God. The event is November 8th. Speakers include Nancy Guthrie, Greg Lucas, Mark Talbot, and John Piper.