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distraction free?

June 13, 2011
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There was news last week about a 12-year-old boy with cerebral palsy being taken out of a church service because he was being too much of a “distraction.”

In our desire to be distraction free, must we remove individuals from our corporate worship whom God has called to himself? What are we communicating about the church, God’s Kingdom, and the character of God himself, if people with special needs are not fully welcomed? And we don’t have to focus on these extreme examples like the boy with cerebral palsy. In many of our congregations we don’t even want non-special needs children in our worship gatherings.

– Skye Jethani, Out of ur

Read the whole article HERE.

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