Author: Ruth Wilde

What does your God look like?

Genesis 1.27 “So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them.” John 14.9 “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” What does your God look like? I suspect that for many of us, God looks either a bit like us, or a bit like what we think power […]

The Upside-Down Kingdom: Stories of Disabled and Neurodivergent Christians in Churches

The Upside Down Kingdom of Heaven: Stories of Disabled and Neurodivergent Christians in Churches is a short nineteen page booklet outlining one aspect of Dr Naomi Lawson Jacobs’ PhD research. This short booklet covers one aspect of Naomi’s research, and perhaps one of the most important aspects, as the voices of disabled and neurodivergent Christians […]

Trans. Christian. Human.

‘So why am I writing this book? Precisely because I think that the question ‘Who looks like you do?’ is at the heart of being human. As a Christian, I believe that we are called to live in relationship and continual, open conversation with both those who mirror us, and those who are other to […]

We’re All Valued Equally

When I discovered my little girl had learning disabilities I felt so lonely and isolated. As she grew up I became increasingly aware of the number of barriers – the education system, people’s attitudes, my own lack of confidence and wish to withdraw – that were resulting in her, like others with learning disabilities, becoming […]

Outside the Box: Nonbinary

“Take heed, dear Friends, to the promptings of love and truth in your hearts. Trust them as the leadings of God whose Light shows us our darkness and brings us to new life.” This is the first advice given to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain in our book of Advices and Queries, […]

Remembering Rachel Held Evans

Just scrolling through the tweets on the hashtag #BecauseofRHE is enough to give a flavour of the impact and legacy of writer Rachel Held Evans, who died last week following a sudden illness. Obituaries in the Washington Post, the New Yorker plus numerous tweets from the likes of Bishop Michael Curry, Brene Brown and Hilary […]