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Deeper Waters Podcast 4/4/2015: Aspergers and Apologetics

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  • Deeper Waters Podcast 4/4/2015: Aspergers and Apologetics

    What's coming up this Saturday?

    http://deeperwaters.ddns.net/?p=8548

    What's coming up on this week's episode of the Deeper Waters Podcast? Let's plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out.

    First off, some of you might be wondering why you haven't received any updates since the Jerry Walls episode. The answer is that there haven't been new episodes. We had to cancel the David Marshall interview because I came down with the flu and then Mike Edens had to cancel on us, but hopefully we will this Saturday return to our regular podcasting.

    As I hope you know, April is Autism Awareness Month which includes those of us who are Aspies. This month all of our shows will be revolving around this topic. We are going to have an apologist who is a mother later on this month talking about her life with a son with Aspergers. We are going to be having a father come on later who is also an apologist talking about life with his son with Aspergers. Also, we will have Stephen Bedard on who has two children with Autism and he has written a book on how to make your church more autism friendly. So if that's all coming up later, what's going to be going on this Saturday?

    This Saturday, you're going to hear from myself and a few others in a round table discussion. What we all have in common is that we're all apologists and we all have Aspergers. I will be leading this discussion as the host as to how life is for us on the spectrum. Do we have any bonuses in our eyes because of our condition? Are there any negatives that we have to work on? How does it affect our Christian life overall? After all, you can read many books on the subject, and I encourage you to do so, but there is nothing like hearing from someone who is on the spectrum yourself.

    At this point, I do not know for sure who all the guests are going to be. My friends Will Herb and Dan Ventress have already said that they will come on. We are hoping that Jonathan McLatchie will also come on. I plan on us not just discussing apologetics but also discussing our day to day lives. How do we do in social situations? Do we have any idiosyncracies that it can be hard for other people to understand? Also, what about social situations? How do we go about making friends and how do we act with them? What about with our family? What about with the opposite sex?

    I also hope we will discuss what we think the church can do differently for people who are on the spectrum. Are there any things the church does right now that are problematic for reaching people who are on the spectrum? Could it be that maybe those on the spectrum will more often respond more to intellectual ideas rather than to social ideas? More and more people are being diagnosed as being on the spectrum so this is a group we need to be more aware of.

    I hope you'll be watching your podcast feed! I hope this will be a very informative episode for you.

    In Christ,
    Nick Peters

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