Christian Community and Uncommon Courtesy

TitleChristian Community and Uncommon Courtesy
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMcKinney, B
Journal TitleJournal of Religion, Disability & Health

What truly constitutes a “disruption” to a worship service? Is it more disrupting to include someone who makes noise during the quieter moments of a service, in this case a child with disabilities who makes loud noises when feeling excited; or is it more disrupting to ask her to leave? Which is really the greater disruption to the community of faith? In this article I make a case for why it can be more faithful and better for everyone in the community for the child to remain in the service, even while she is making noise.


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