Joni Eareckson Tada Speaks At Bryan College April 21-22

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada, international spokesperson for the disabled, will speak at Bryan College Sunday and Monday, April 21 and 22, addressing the topic “Disabilities and the Bible.” 

Her presentation on Sunday will be to college class, Suffering, Disabilities and the Bible, being offered this semester in conjunction with Joni and Friends, an organization Mrs. Tada founded to advance disability ministry in the church and community.

Ben Norquist, director of faith and mission, said Mrs. Tada was invited to speak to provide a different perspective to the Bryan community. “Disability is a topic that is really hard to talk about,” he said. “Many times Christians feel awkward dealing with this subject. We want to connect the idea of knowing about disabilities and dealing with the issue in a way that honors our mission of being servants of Christ who make a difference.” 

Mrs. Tada’s chapel presentation on Monday at 10 a.m. is open to the public without charge.

That talk will be followed by a luncheon for area pastors, when she will continue her discussion of disabilities and the church. Pastors interested in attending may register here or may call 775-7561.


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