S1:E5 Theology & Disability

This episode invites us to be disrupted in our ideas of ourselves as human beings and as the church, and to be open to the Spirit’s work and gifts among all of us. In this episode Jeff and Emily are joined by Dr. Brian Brock and Dr. Devan Stahl to help us begin to understand disability. We also talk about how medicine and technology shape the ways we see the world and make decisions, as well as how the church can do better when it comes to speaking about and welcoming those with disabilities.

Brian Brock holds a personal chair in Moral and Practical Theology at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of several books including the most recent Disability: Living into the Diversity of Christ’s Body and Wondrously Wounded: Theology, Disability, and the Body of Christ.

Devan Stahl is Assistant Professor of Religion at Baylor University and a bioethicist who specializes in disability studies. Her latest book, Imaging and Imagining Illness: Becoming Whole in a Broken Body is an edited volume examining the power of medical images and their impact on patients and the wider culture.

You can learn more about Access InterVarsity, an accessible and disability inclusive space for all to belong, grow closer to Jesus and use their God-given gifts here. And the LifeGuide Bible study, Belonging is available from InterVarsity Press.

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