12. Images of a Disabled God

In this part of Robyn and Stephanie’s conversation with Ian, they talk about the impact of disability theology on Ian’s diagnosis process, the implications of diagnosis and diagnostic criteria, and the Bible. The Reverend Ian Lasch is an autistic priest in the Episcopal Church who takes great joy in living out the priestly vocation toContinue reading “12. Images of a Disabled God”

11. The Prayer Book and the Imago Dei

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 ofContinue reading “11. The Prayer Book and the Imago Dei”

10. Q&A (1)

Robyn and Stephanie answer some of the questions they’ve heard from listeners. If we didn’t cover a question you have, or you want to hear more about something we talked about, use the contact form or email on our website to send it to us. Full Transcript Resources: Disability models  simpler video option Understanding DisabilityContinue reading “10. Q&A (1)”

9. ME/CFS with Kris

Robyn and Stephanie are joined by Kris and talk about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS, sometimes CFS/ME). Kris shares her journey from athlete to diagnosis and we talk about Church responses to chronic illness, Long Covid, and theology. Kris Rudin is a former software engineer and avid bicycle racer whose life changed completely at ageContinue reading “9. ME/CFS with Kris”

Bible Study Announcement

Transcript Join us for 5 weeks of a disability informed Bible Study. We’ll look at passages that we consider important in thinking about faith and disability including Leviticus, healing miracles, resurrection stories, and Paul’s writing. Tuesdays, 7pm ET/4pm PT May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 On Zoom (Zoom captions are available) Group size is limitedContinue reading “Bible Study Announcement”

8. Chronic Illness, Sabbath, and Playfulness

Join us for a lively conversation with Meredith about chronic illness, living a full life, and playing your way into Sabbath. Along the way, we touch on some of the topics Robyn and Stephanie discussed while creating the podcast. The Rev. Meredith H. Crigler, MDiv, CDWF, CDTLF is an Episcopal priest who has lived onContinue reading “8. Chronic Illness, Sabbath, and Playfulness”

7. Pandemics

**We recorded this episode in November, before the omicron wave came to North America and well before various jurisdictions began lifting restrictions. Had we recorded this later in the pandemic we would have spent additional time discussing the complexity of how vulnerable populations are affected by public health decisions.** Robyn, Stephanie, and Gabe talk aboutContinue reading “7. Pandemics”

6. The Disabled God

The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability by Nancy Eiesland is the foundational work of disability theology.  Robyn and Stephanie talk about the book, the Church’s sin of disabling theology Eiesland identifies, Eiesland’s vision of the disabled God, and a disability theology approach to the sacraments. Transcript NY Times ObitThe Accessible God Episodes: The DisabledContinue reading “6. The Disabled God”

5. Service Dogs with Pat (part 2)

We continue our conversation with Pat McKenna.  Pat is the Assistant Division Director at the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is also an attorney and a long time guide dog handler who lives with his wife and sons in Central NJ. Transcript Links related to the episode:Pat and Finn Go-ProContinue reading “5. Service Dogs with Pat (part 2)”

4. Service Dogs with Pat (Part 1)

We talk with Pat McKenna about service dogs. Pat is the Assistant Division Director at the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He is also an attorney and a long time guide dog handler who lives with his wife and sons in Central NJ. Transcript Links related to the episode:Pat and FinnContinue reading “4. Service Dogs with Pat (Part 1)”