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Ways We Witness: Disability and the Mission of the Church

2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop

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With the statement “You shall be my witnesses,” Jesus set the trajectory for the book of Acts and established the vocation of the church today. What does it mean to be witnesses to the kingdom of God as part of a church that includes in its body people with disabilities and in a world where disabling conditions are an unsurprisingly normal aspect of human existence? What are some ways that the experience of disability can critique, shape, and enrich practices of Christian witness?