Anvil vol 38 issue 1, March 2022
Mission and disability
Kt Tupling guest edits an issue focusing on offering good news about Jesus from disabled experiences.
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Editorial: Mission and disability
Kt Tupling guest edits an issue offering good news about Jesus from disabled experiences.
A man with a mission
Naomi Lawson Jacobs reflects on mission done to, rather than with or by, disabled people via a resistant reading of Jesus’ encounter with a man with leprosy.
Theology at the borders of psychosis
Rachel Noël is an Anglican priest writing about “sanity” and mission from a place of “instability”, from her own experience of psychosis.
Mission with children and young people with additional needs and their families
Mark Arnold considers what collaborative mission with children and young people with additional needs and their families looks like in 2022.
The golden light of God’s kintsugi: mission and mental health
Bill Braviner reflects on the Japanese art of kintsugi and the intentional value of “cracks” in our mental health.
Mission, and dispelling the disability/ tragedy narrative
Kay Morgan-Gurr explores the impact of the “tragedy narrative” on disabled people and on the church’s mission.
Mission and disabled people
Tim Rourke shares research on how attitudes, access and agency are often missing when the church talks about mission and the disabled community.
Mission, disability and creativity
Emma Major reflects on the interplay between mission, disability and creativity, from within her lived experience as an artist and church leader.
Book review: Constructing Paul
Volumes any serious student of the New Testament would do well to read
Book review: Losing Ground: Reading Ruth in the Pacific
This book will introduce you to other worlds…
Book review: The Unique and Universal Christ
Drew Collins’s book moves forward the debate concerning Christian engagement with other religions.
Book review: Exploring Indigenous Spirituality
Tom Wilson reviews a fascinating first foray into the largely undocumented world of the Kutchi Kohli Christians of Pakistan.
Book review: Slavery-Free Communities
Read this book, says Dr Cathy Ross: you will never be unaware again.
Book review: More than a Womb
Sue Hart finds Lisa Wilson Davison’s book to be a hugely welcome, liberating gift.
Book review: The Pandemic and the People of God
Tom Wilson looks at Arbuckle’s suggestions for how the Catholic Church should collectively and individually respond to COVID-19
Book review: How do you know it’s God?
Susann Haehnel follows Lynn McChlery into the tricky area of discerning vocation.
Book review: Community as Church, Church as Community
Katrina Hutchins says Michael Plekon offers a powerful vision of a small church that is alive to God.
Book review: Do Small Groups Work?
James Butler finds Anna Creedon’s book to be an important text for those teaching and training small group leaders.