Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Spiritual Handicaps ... what do you think?

Before I became a pastor I was a public school teacher. In fact I taught Special Education for 5 years, 2 years were with 7th, through 9th graders and 3 years with 9th through 12th graders. I loved teaching and coaching, I felt like I was making a real difference in the lives of my students and athletes. When I began to sense God calling me to full-time ministry I argued with God. Never mind, that isn't what this post is about, maybe I will do a post about that at a later time.

As a special education teacher I worked with students who had been labeled. In fact if they hadn't been labeled then they weren't in the special ed. program. At that time the labels included LD (learning disabled), MMH (mildly mentally handicapped) and EH (emotionally handicapped) to name a few. Those labels have changed since got out of teaching, but the idea is the same.

As I reflected on this recently it got me to wondering, is there such a thing as spiritual handicaps? Do some people spiritual learning disabilities? Do some have of you have an opinion? Let me know.

I am working on a follow-up on this question.


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