Our Culture’s Unfortunate Perspective on “Disabilities”

My wife and I met a woman and her disabled one-year old son this past weekend. He was born without eyes, his ear canals were incomplete, he had a cleft through his lip and into his palate, and perhaps a variety of other disabilities. At only one year old, he has already had numerous surgeries, and many more perhaps are on the horizon. We obviously felt compassion for this little boy, as well as for his mother, but we started to wonder what might God do with such a boy? Our Culture’s Unfortunate Perspective on “Disabilities”

Calling All Leaders (in the church)

I’ve recently been studying the pastoral epistles (i.e. 1, 2 Timothy, Titus), where Paul takes several opportunities to describe the qualifications for church “elders” and “deacons.”  I believe that these qualifications, while specifically described for these roles, ought to apply also to anyone seeking to lead in any kind of significant capacity, or perhaps even a seemingly insignificant capacity.

Calling All Leaders (in the church)