Season 2, Episode 11 (38 minutes)

Episode Description

Lamar Hardwick experienced a revelation at age 36 when he was first diagnosed with autism. That watershed moment opened so many doors for him to understand how he related to and communicated with other people, and it led to his writing to raise awareness of the disability community, the largest minority community group in the world. Yet this community also continues to be a marginalized group in the church. In this prophetic and frank conversation, Lamar shares amazing insights into the church's self-identity that mirrors his own journey of being unaware of his own disability, and he offers profound ways for the body of Christ to better understand itself and the needs of people with disabilities. Don't miss this thought-provoking conversation.

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About the Hosts

Helen Lee

Helen Lee, Producer and Creator

Helen Lee is the associate director of strategic partnerships and initiatives; she has a B.A. from Williams College in bioethics, and M.A. from Wheaton College Graduate School in interdisciplinary studies; and an MBA from Babson College in entrepreneurship. She enjoys reading novels by authors of color, finding spots of natural beauty wherever she can, and listening to podcasts such as Serial, The RewatchablesFilmspotting, and The Disrupters. You can find Helen on Twitter and Instagram @HelenLeeBooks.

Ed Gilbreath

Ed Gilbreath, Co-Host

Formerly an editor at IVP, Ed is currently an executive leader at Christianity Today; he earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. He is also the author of two IVP books: Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. Ed loves listening to an eclectic mix of music, reading narrative nonfiction books on American history and pop culture, and taking long walks while listening to podcasts such as NPR’s How I Built This, The Daily, Pass the Mic, and CT’s Quick to Listen. Follow Ed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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