Youth Ministry and Disability

The Distillery Season 1

Youth ministry and disability cultures are both marginalized sub-cultures. Sharing part of his own story with disability, Michael Langford envisions what the Church might look like if it embraced all members of the community as vital participants at the table in order for us to be wholly the people of God.

The Distillery is a podcast that explores the essential ingredients of book and research projects with experts in their field of study. Learn what motivates their work and why it matters for Christian theology and ministry.

Langford Mike


Michael Langford is a teacher, thinker, writer, and speaker who wants to help the church bring rich theology, good ministry, and deep spirituality into discipleship living. He is an Associate Professor of Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, and Executive Director of Immerse Youth Discipleship Academy. Mike holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and is an ordained Presbyterian minister. He and his wife, Kelly, live in the Seattle area with their four kids.

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Kathleen M. O’Connor, Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”