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2021 Whitley Lecture: ‘Does This Cross Have Disabled Access?’ – Live on Zoom

27/04/2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Luther King House

Luther King House
Brighton Grove
Rusholme
Manchester
M14 5JP

As churches increasingly seek to include people with disabilities, how disability fits into the gospel is a pressing question. Disability and sin often appear together in the Bible, which is awkward. Jesus’ healing signs, as a foretaste of the saving power of the cross, only seem to make matters worse. The lecture asks whether the insights of people with disabilities might help here. Is there a way of understanding God’s saving, healing work at the cross that does not equate disability with sin and that avoids people with disabilities feeling like outsiders?

Luther King House and Baptists Together are delighted to introduce Rev Dr David McLachlan who will deliver the 2021 Whitley Lecture.

David trained and worked as a Baptist minister from 2003, following a career in London. He was pastor of Dormansland Baptist Church in Surrey, where he was involved for many years as a governor of Young Epilepsy, an organisation providing education, accommodation and care for young people with complex neurological conditions. More recently, David has been an associate lecturer at Spurgeons College in London, teaching ministry students. There, he has also been researching the theology of disability since 2013, completing his PhD in 2018. The lecture draws on some of that work. David is married to Mary (also a Baptist minister) and that have four grown-up children. His more active hobbies include climbing, surfing and music.

The lecture will be streamed live on Zoom from 7pm. To register your interest, and for the viewing information and Zoom link, please contact Luther King House Registry Office. The lecture may also be available as a recording for later viewing.