11. The Prayer Book and the Imago Dei

"Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not for renewal." The background is a light maroon and there's a gray cross and The Accessible Altar logo

Robyn, Stephanie, and Ian talk about what the language in our prayer books says about God and people, identity, and autism .

The Rev. Ian Lasch is an autistic priest in the Episcopal Church who takes great joy in living out the priestly vocation to serve as “pastor, priest, and teacher.” His primary areas of interest in ministry include Christian formation and discipleship, virtue ethics, disability theology, and the liturgy or worship of the Church. He is married to Loren, also an Episcopal priest, and father to two young boys.

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More than Memory (Spanish) Ian’s Earth & Altar article

Prayer C from Book of Common Prayer ’79

Book of Alternative Services (Prayer 4 begins on page 201 of linked pdf)

On a light maroon background is the quote, "I love that prayer deeply but if we are intentionally or unintentionally reinforcing the notion that the divine image is lost from some who has cognitive disability, then it’s too great a price to pay.” 
In the upper right corner is a gray cross and The Accessible Altar logo

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