|Title||Christian Community and Uncommon Courtesy|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal Title||Journal of Religion, Disability & Health|
What truly constitutes a “disruption” to a worship service? Is it more disrupting to include someone who makes noise during the quieter moments of a service, in this case a child with disabilities who makes loud noises when feeling excited; or is it more disrupting to ask her to leave? Which is really the greater disruption to the community of faith? In this article I make a case for why it can be more faithful and better for everyone in the community for the child to remain in the service, even while she is making noise.