Disabled in the Image of God

An Ontological and Teleological Response to the Imago Dei in Disability Theology

Disability theology has challenged traditional theological interpretations of the image of God, having found them insufficient for the task of including persons with disabilities. The way in which disability theology shapes these theological interpretations has also placed limits on our understanding of God and humanity. This paper criticizes the application of disability theory to disability theology and seeks to establish a universal access approach to identity and dignity through the image of God using an ontological and teleological understanding of the image of God applicable to all people, disabled or not and Christian or not. Read more

The Possibility and Necessity of Infant Baptism

A Discussion from Scripture, Tradition and Reason

While the majority of Christians continue to accept the Baptism of infants as valid an efficacious, the majority of protestants throughout the world have rejected the practice. This paper explores from the lens of Holy Scripture, Holy Tradition and human reason the questions of whether or not it is possible for an infant to receive the sacrament of Holy Baptism, and whether or not it is necessary for an infant to receive Holy Baptism. Read more

Becoming a Tweedy Theologian

From Pentecostalism to Anglo Catholicism

Despite my mother and father being raised Anglican and Roman Catholic, by the time I was born in the mid-1980s, they were attending a free Pentecostal church. When I was introduced to Anglicanism as a child and young adult, it was at a low church evangelical and charismatic parish. This begs the question, how did I become an Anglo Catholic when I was decidedly in that camp well before meeting my first Anglo Catholic mentors? The answer lies in the theology of the Oxford Fathers. Read more