What if a UFO Landed in Your Church Parking Lot?
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What if a UFO Landed in Your Church Parking Lot?

Only a few months ago the very mention of UFOs and aliens was laughed off as crazy talk or born from conspiracy theories. However, on June 25, 2021, the government of the United States released a report confirming that UFOs are real. What they stopped short of doing was confirming where these UFOs came from...

The Question of Disability
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The Question of Disability

Why does disability exist in creation? This is a big and deep question that not all agree upon. Most have the wrong approach to this conversation viewing disability as only a negative or something bad and therefore undesirable. They start from the premise of the “problem” of disability. This is the wrong approach because on...

Disability is More a “When” Than it is an “If”
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Disability is More a “When” Than it is an “If”

One in four adults (26%) in the United States are disabled according to the CDC. That is over 61 million adults in the United States alone. One in five people worldwide lives with a disability. That makes well over one billion people. If you live long enough chances are you will experience disability in your...

The 1930s
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The 1930s

Ah… the 1930s! One can only be captivated by the black and white imagery defined by the golden age of Hollywood. This decade saw the explosion of growth on the big screen. Millions of people took in at least one film per week. This was the height of cinema’s popularity. But the 1930s were not...

How to Tackle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Your Disability Ministry
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How to Tackle Inappropriate Sexual Behavior in Your Disability Ministry

When you see the word “creep” what comes to mind? Is it a green zombie character from Minecraft and the gamer world? Is it a song titled “Creep” released by TLC, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, or Korn? Or is it of a strange dude with a mustache lurking in the shadows wearing nothing but a...

Why Does Disability Exist?
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Why Does Disability Exist?

Why does disability exist? That is probably the wrong question but it grabbed your attention! Specifically, this conversation is about trying to debunk commonly held beliefs surrounding why people are born with disabilities. This is not about those that acquire a disability as a result of aging, an accident, or another incident. The most commonly...

And I just thought I was just weird!
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And I just thought I was just weird!

Living with a condition that is typically laughed off, or at, and gets you characterized as weird, grouchy, or plain unreasonable is something that no one wishes for. That is part of my story. I often thought I was just weird or that something was wrong with me and I am pretty sure others did...

Is Disability Good or Bad?
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Is Disability Good or Bad?

What side of the fence do you land on? Is disability a positive or a negative? Is disability good or bad (evil)? Is disability a blessing or a curse? Many have argued this age-old conundrum. Most have sided with disability being negative, bad, evil, or a curse. Even the disciples of Jesus fell on this...

Free Pass
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Free Pass

Photo by billow926 on Unsplash   Only a few years ago Ability Ministry was an exhibitor at a large missionary conference where we had the opportunity to engage with different missionary leaders from all over the world. Conversations with missionaries were eye-opening as stories about the mistreatment of people with disabilities were shared from all...