BCC Summit 2017: Disability and a Theology of the Body

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Mike Emlet (CCEF)

Whether associated with painful disability or pleasurable delight, we want our experiences as bodily creatures to be understood through the lens of Scripture. If we are not guided carefully by Scripture it’s very easy to gravitate toward a distorted theology of the body that either exalts or demeans the body’s importance. This can lead to potential distortions in ministry to those struggling with disability. Continue reading

Autism Speaks: Q&A

Pamela Gannon

Pamela Gannon

In a blog post entitled “Autism Speaks” that was published on the BCC website on October 23, 2017, I briefly considered issues that parents of autistic kids will likely face and gave initial direction for counsel. In this blog, I give voice to two verbal autistic young adults, that we may learn how to best counsel them and their families. Continue reading

Autism Speaks

Pamela Gannon

Pamela Gannon

What exactly is autism? How did this happen to my child? What kind of help will they need? Will they ever go to school, have friends, get married, have a family, get a job? What is God doing? With rates of autism rising, counselors will be in a position to help parents struggling with these and other questions. This post will briefly consider issues that parents of autistic kids will likely face and give initial direction for counsel. Continue reading

Preaching in the Valley

Todd Hardin

Parenting Series - Preaching in the Valley

Fletcher is a special child. He has severe autism, mental retardation, is not potty trained or verbal, and will always live with us. It is my prayer that every parent reading this article, regardless of their family situation, will find hope in Christ as they experience how God has used Fletch to shape me as both a father and a Christ follower. Continue reading

Asking God Why

Laura Hendrickson

When my son, Eric, was young, I asked God many times why he was born with autism. I wondered: why me? And why Eric? Why Did I Have to Suffer? I wanted to know why other mothers got to have … Continue reading