The Good Samaritan Church

Posted: 12 Nov 2018 08:55 AM PST

A religious leader was asked, What was the most important thing for a church to do?" 

He responded, "What do you think it is?" 

The questioner responded, "You should love the Lord you God with all your heart, soul and mind and you should love your neighbor as yourself." 

"That's correct! A church should reflect the commands of God."

The questioner responded "What does a church look like that loves its nei...

June 9, 2018

What do David’s Table, Young Life Capernaum, and E210, Rocky Creek Baptist Church and Pizza Inn have in common? They are all filled with folks who care. How do I know? I was there – at Pizza Inn on Woodruff on May 31- when the restaurant hosted a fundraiser for Rocky Creek Baptist. The workers were young people from David’s Table, YL Capernaum, and E210, all organizations that share Christ’s love with teens and young adults with disabilities. This eager tea...

June 1, 2018

In Scripture Matthew 8:2 is symbolic of the ultimate outcast: infected by a condition he did not seek, rejected by those he knew, avoided by people he did not know, condemned to a future he could not bear. And in the memory of each outcast must have been the day he was forced to face the truth: life would never be the same.

The banishing of a leper seems harsh, unnecessary. The Ancient East hasn’t been the only culture to isolate their wounded, however....

February 26, 2018

Social skill deficits in people without disabilities

In an article published by Wallin (2004) he discussed categories of social skill deficits, in particular related to the experience of ASD. His categories were

Social indifference
Social avoidance
Social awkwardness

As I thought about those categories, it reminded me not of autism but of those without disabilities in their interactions with those who do have some form of impairment. If you think about it,...

This is church for Max. 
He is:
Welcomed. Wanted. Loved. Home. Indispensable.
Church for my 27 year-old son with autism is pure unbridled worship, joy in the Lord, the fellowship of believers, and service unto Him.

This is God's design for His Church: "When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, the lame, and you will be blessed." Luke 14:13

Did you catch that? YOU will be blessed.

Years from now it will not matter if you remember me, or...

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