Nadia Bolz-Weber is in the Religious Studies program at the Unviersity of Colorado (Boulder) where she received an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program grant to conduct research at Deaf churches.
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As the time for the worship service approaches, church members gather in the sanctuary, animatedly sharing stories about sick children, new babies, workplace conflicts. Suddenly the sanctuary light flickers on and off. Rather than showing surprise, parishioners take their seats facing the altar. There is no prelude. Pastor Dorothy Sparks smiles broadly as she makes the parish announcements. But the voice I hear is not Pastor Dorothy’s.