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  1. AutisticMilly

    Church and Autism

    I’m an atheist, but I was raised Christian, and I go to church with my family on holidays to avoid scrutiny from my family. I remember as a kid I always hated church, and I still do. In retrospect, it’s an autistic nightmare: people wanting to shake your hand and making eye contact you as soon...
  2. A

    Disability and the Church: A Vision for Diversity and Inclusion 2022-01-16

    Disability and the Church is a practical and theological reconsideration of the church's responsibilities to the disabled community. Too often disabled persons are pushed away from the church or made to feel unwelcome in any number of ways. As Hardwick writes, "This should not be." He insists...
  3. A

    I Am Strong: The Life and Journey of an Autistic Pastor 2022-01-16

    I am Strong is the story of Dr. Lamar Hardwick, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2014 at age 36. In a unique and compelling blend of personal stories and practical advice, Lamar shares his journey of faith, hope, courage, and life on the autism spectrum as a husband, father, pastor and...
  4. Revolutionnaire

    Struggles with sharing

    Forgive me if this is a rambling post I'm not good at being succinct. I never know what's important information and what's simply extraneous detail. I also find it difficult to stay on track because every point I make feels like it needs deeper explanation, clarification and justification. Sort...
  5. Crossbreed

    The Church & Mental Illness...

    These USA churches are good at dealing with mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.), Vineyard, Assembly of God, Foursquare Church (Links above are locators.) They are present in other countries, as well. (Do not discontinue taking your medicine without...
  6. Joshua the Writer

    Getting Baptized Next Week

    Hello, peeps. I am getting baptized next week. I am so excited! I know that I have to get in front of everybody in the church to do it, I am not worried, as I am getting used to attention from crowds, and never really ever had stage fright. I'm going to get baptized by Laura, one of the two...
  7. N

    Church and Concentrating

    I've always found it hard to go to church and listen to the sermons... I used to have meltdowns when I was younger just because we had to go. I think part of it is that I can't pay attention AT ALL!!! I usually try to volunteer with the younger kids but the church and my parents won't let me do...
  8. M

    Way of the future, or artificial intelligence as a religion

    A newly established religion called Way of the Future will worship artificial intelligence, focusing on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence” that followers believe will eventually surpass human control over Earth. The first AI-based church was...
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