Hi everyone, this week at Word from the Bird I’ll be sending you:
Monday: Jesus and the Little Ones (Subscribers)
Reflections on Matt 18:1-14 in light of an article by Lorne Zelyck who connects “little ones” and “scandalize” to the sexual abuse of children in the Greco-Roman world. Interesting article and a very sober reminder about the seriousness of child sexual abuse in the churches.
Wednesday: Disability and the Quest for the Inclusive Church (Free Sign-Ups)
Reflections on the difference between inclusion and belonging. Urges us to integrate disability into our notion of what it means to be in the image of God and pastoral care for our churches.
Friday: A Subordinationist Christology in John? (Free Sign-Ups)
When Jesus says, “The Father is greater than I” (Jn 14:28) does he mean that God the Father is a higher or more powerful type of deity? This question has vexed interpreters for centuries. As it goes, I’ve found a couple of good quotes from James Dunn and Francis Watson to share with you on the topic.
Saturday: Book Review - On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gift of Neuro-Diversity (Free Sign-Ups)
An autobiographical and reflective book by English professor Daniel Bowman about autism, faith, his struggles and triumphs. A very moving account of faith seeking neuro-diverse understanding.