Faithspotting “Crip Camp”

Kenny and Mike discuss the film and spot faith elements presented in Crip Camp, the Netflix documentary that tells the story of a camp for children and youth with disabilities. The film also shares the impact many of the former campers had as adults in the Civil Rights Struggle for persons with disabilities. Follow link to listen to Faithspotting episode Faithspotting: Faithspotting “Crip Camp” on Apple Podcasts

Crip Camp is a production of Higher Ground Productions and is directed by James Lebrecht and Nicole Newnham and stars Lebrecht, Judith Heumann, Denise Sherer Jacobson, and Lionel Je’Woodyard. Barack and Michelle Obama, Priya Swaminathan serve as executive producers. 

Faith Issues Spotted: Primacy of Jesus’s Ministry to the outcast and socially marginalized:

Jesus associates and heals lepers and others with illnesses and disabilities: Mark 1: 40-41, Luke 5:12-13, Luke 17:11-19, Luke 7:18-23.

Jesus response to the need of persons outside Israel: Luke 7:1-10

Jesus and the Samaritan woman and her village: John 4

Jesus heals woman with hemorage: Matthew 9:20-22, Luke 3 8:43-48

Jesus dines with Levi and other “sinners:” Mark 2:13-17

All people are fully children of God, abled as those with disabilities. 

James Lebrecht, Newnham, Judith Heumann Netflix

About revkennydickson

I am a United Methodist minister and my professional passion is connecting issues of life and faith to film and other artforms. I am also interested in autism awareness and ministry and special needs. I am married to Michelle and have two children.
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