A few months back, my dad invited us all to a fundraiser for Abilis, an organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities. The catch was that the fundraiser was happening on my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. They bought three tables and invited a host of friends and family for an afternoon together. I was touched that…

Paul Miller is the author of A Praying Life (click here for my thoughts on this wonderful book) and Love Walked Among Us. He is also the Executive Director of seejesus.net. The following essay includes a few paragraphs from A Praying Life, with new material at the end: For some reason our daughter Kim (who…

I have a new post at her.meneutics called “Sexy Evangelism: Why our narrative about sex, dating, and marriage is a gospel priority.” It begins:  My husband runs a dormitory of 30 high-school boys. Recently two of them lounged on our living room floor, asking questions about our faith. It started with theodicy (If God is…

I have a new article about resting on Sundays here at beliefnet. Try to ignore the ads embedded in it and enjoy the content: “No Shopping on Sundays: How the Sabbath rest helps me care for others.”  One additional point that didn’t make it into the article itself–there are ten commandments (as most people know).…

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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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