the tyranny of normality

Every quarter TEAR Australia puts out a magazine called Target which focuses on news and issues in aid and development. I was privileged to be able to write a short Bible study for the latest edition.

This quarter’s theme is (dis)Ability, and as you might guess it addresses disability and the creation of an inclusive world.

My study is called ‘The Tyranny of Normality‘. Feel free to give it a read, along with the rest of the latest Target.


Posted on March 12, 2011, in Advocacy, New Testament and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Interesting study Matt.
    It’s interesting having a disability within a Pentecostal environment – where people see ongoing disability as a lack of faith.

  2. Perhaps the ‘labelling’ that I mentioned in regard to disability is more like the label of ‘sinful’ or ‘faithless’ in some strands of Pentecostalism.

    I bet that kind of identity is hard-going (to understate it)…

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