Friday 26th March – Whitley Lecture and Ministry Workshop

Thursday 25 March, 2021

Join us online for two significant events:

Friday 26th March 2021

11.00-12.00 – Whitley Lecture 2021
Does this Cross have Disabled Access?

Discussion with David McLachlan


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?

We will be sharing a recording of David’s lecture online during the week beforehand, and then the meeting itself will be an opportunity to discuss with David and each other the implications of these significant ideas. Please register for this event by going to: https://cardiff.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdeGtqz0tHNGqJnvQoA40d55ypgfPRDDU
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

1.30-3.00 – Ministry Workshop
Ministry to or with Disabled People?

Led by Martin Hobgen and David McLachlan


What does it mean to minister to disabled people? Or should we be thinking about ministry with disabled people? In this practical session following on from the Whitley Lecture, we will consider how we can respond to Christ’s call to true gospel ministry in the context of disability.

This event is aimed primarily at ministers and those training for ministry. Please register by going to: https://cardiff.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlf-GoqTwtHNCMvcYdDj67jZUqS-KSvOV0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting, as well as links to some news articles to look at prior to the event.

For further information, please see the event advertisement.