So Many Answers Left Unquestioned was the theme of the most recent TASH conference in Long Beach, California. As themes go, I like it. It’s clever, insightful and actually very appropriate to this field. We have a certain legacy of leaving important issues, trends and accepted truths go unquestioned. Continue reading
The numbers have been circulating for years.
- Citing one prominent organization, a contributor to Christianity Today states, “perhaps 80% of the disabled are unchurched…”
- A church’s website proclaims, “… 95% of those with disabilities are unchurched.”
Numbers that high certainly get our attention, create a sense of urgency and may indeed spur faith communities to action. Unfortunately, no one seems to know exactly where those numbers came from and, for a very long time, they have gone largely unquestioned. Continue reading
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Those words were part of the keynote address by Patti Stonesifer at the annual conference of Lutheran Services in America. Ms., Stonesifer currently serves as Chair of the White House Council for Community Solutions. Continue reading
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