ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith sat down with the three co-authors of the new book, Disabling Leadership: A Practical Theology for the Broken Body of Christ, at the recent CCDA conference to discuss their work in the intersection of the topics of disability, inclusion, ministry leadership, and the life of the church.
Andrea Mae is a leader at Urban Light Community Church, where she serves on the church board and chairs the pastor/parish committee. She works in special education and advocacy for the disability community, presenting at multiple organizations and universities. Jody Michele is a locally licensed minister at Urban Light Community Church and an independent consultant on issues related to disability. She has served on numerous boards, including the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and the Muncie Human Rights Commission. Andrew T. Draper is teaching pastor at Urban Light Community Church in Muncie, Indiana, and Executive Director of Winebrenner Seminary.
Books Mentioned in this Episode:
If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) <
- Disabling Leadership: A Practical Theology for the Broken Body of Christ by Andrew Draper, Jody Michele & Andrea Mae
- A Disability History of the United States by Kim Nielsen
- How the Body of Christ Talks by C. Christopher Smith
- The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong
If you’d like to order any of the above books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books
(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger)
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