Daniel Bowman Jr

Childish Ways

From  “On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity” by Daniel Bowman Jr.  What are some childish attitudes that bad Christian stories feed into and encourage? I suspect that many of these attitudes are the result of the immature need to be in control – as opposed to the adult need to learn

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Surprises are challenging

Like most people on the spectrum, I need some structure and predictability. Surprises are challenging. Unwanted physical exchanges can be difficult. I often can’t sustain eye contact, and shouldn’t have to. Some weeks, I’m overloaded and simply cannot participate in activities that fall in the category of fellowship; therefore, my church attendance is spotty. Among

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