BUSTH Master of Divinity Student Michelle Eastman (STH’22) Featured in BU Today Article

This article was originally published by BU Today on May 20, 2022, and features Boston University School of Theology student Michelle Eastman (STH’22). The full article can be found here. Below is an excerpt only.

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Growing up in the Evangelical Christian faith and having cerebral palsy, there were two basic narratives Michelle Eastman (STH’22) heard about having a disability. First, that it was the result of sin and needed prayer to be healed. And on the other end, that it was something to be glorified.

“In the Christian tradition, people will say things like, ‘If God is allowing you to suffer, that means it’s going to help you be strong,’” Eastman relates. “People with disabilities will often be told their suffering is good for them.”

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