Keith Dow

Keith lives in the woods just South of Ottawa with his wife and three children. As Manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life with Christian Horizons, he is honoured to participate in the faith journeys of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Keith completed his PhD in Theology through Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Under the supervision of ethicist Dr. Hans Reinders, Keith’s dissertation examined the ethics of Christian caregiving at the intersection of disability and theology. Keith also holds a M.A. in Philosophy at the Dominican University College in Ottawa and is a credentialed pastor with BIC Canada.

Bio last modified May 21st, 2020.
Articles by Keith Dow
  • Curing Our Moral Virus of Loneliness

    Keith Dow

    As Prime Minister Trudeau urges Canadians abroad to come home and his cabinet ministers press to reduce the size of permissible gatherings, Convivium contributor Keith Dow encourages us to be aware of the needs of our neighbours. 

  • The Crash of Sacred Disruption

    Keith Dow

    Through spiritually enriching re-encounter with Biblical story, Convivium contributor Keith Dow finds an opening to overcome crippling limitations in “hyper-normalizing” narratives about physical disability.

  • Baby Steps for Gerber

    Keith Dow

    Recently, the Gerber baby food company chose a child with Down syndrome as its “spokesbaby.”  But as Keith Dow of Christian Horizons asks, while the winner’s extra chromosome paints an adorable picture for disability advocacy, will the small step begin a journey of lasting social change? 

  • Putting Christ In Perspective

    Keith Dow

    The glories of Renaissance painting have given us an image of Jesus at odds with the Saviour who walked beside the poor and dispossessed, writes Convivium contributor Keith Dow. 

  • Stories Yet To Tell

    Keith Dow

    "There is a story of faith in Canada that we see and hear, and a story of faith in Canada that words cannot express. Mystery and revelation trace their way through every account given of the divine. Opacity and transparency similarly dance through each of our own life-stories: the words, and the bodies, upon which we are written."