On Monday, I will run a link to some of my own thoughts on the Atlantic’s cover article: “The End of Men.” This article leads to a host of questions about men’s and women’s roles in our culture and families.  I’m also hoping to post further thoughts on how American public education should (and should…

I was asked by Patheos to contribute an answer to the following questions: If you had to choose one book that has most deeply affected your faith life over the past ten years, what would it be? And, what is one book you think every Christian should read, but probably hasn’t yet? My response is below: I first learned…

Penny’s last day of school was last Thursday. In typical over-the-top fashion, her teachers put together a family picnic complete with food and drink in a shady spot and a variety of games. Penny’s favorite event was the sack race (especially, per the photo, the part where her dad picked her up and took her over…

(Emily is a woman who works with adults with disabilities. Due to privacy concerns, she has changed the names of her clients and asked that her last name be withheld.)   Working with people with disabilities was never something I intended as a career.  But five years ago, I stumbled upon a job working with…

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Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker writes about theology, disability, family, and culture. Two major life experiences have shaped her writing and her faith—caring for her mother-in-law as she battled cancer and welcoming her daughter Penny into the world after she was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. Both experiences expanded and enriched her understanding of what it means to be human and to receive each and every person as a gift.  A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is the author of Penelope Ayers: A Memoir, and the forthcoming A Good and Perfect Gift (Bethany House). Her essays have appeared in First Things, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Century, ChristianityToday.com, and Bloom, among other online venues.

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