Author: Amy Julia Becker

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Why We Must Insist Upon Knowledge Tethered to Love (Reflection Three on Love and Knowledge and a Baby Girl with Down Syndrome)

I was invited to share some thoughts on disability and theology with the student body of St. Paul’s School, a boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire. I offered three reflections on the theme of love and knowledge, along with three readings. I have modified them slightly for this blogging format, but I wanted to share the thoughts with you. Here’s… Read more →

Penny and her family at Epcot, or what love and knowledge together look like

What if Usefulness is Not the Measure of our Humanity? (Reflection Two on Love and Knowledge and a Baby Girl with Down Syndrome)

I was invited to share some thoughts on disability and theology with the student body of St. Paul’s School, a boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire. I offered three reflections on the theme of love and knowledge, along with three readings. I have modified them slightly for this blogging format, but I wanted to share the thoughts with you. Here’s… Read more →

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When Facts Fail (Reflection One on Love and Knowledge and a Baby Girl with Down Syndrome)

I was invited to share some thoughts on disability and theology with the student body of St. Paul’s School, a boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire. I offered three reflections on the theme of love and knowledge, along with three readings. I have modified them slightly for this blogging format, but I wanted to share the thoughts with you. Here’s… Read more →

January 2015

The Gift of Reading

  Reading has been a gift to our family. It’s a gift when the kids read on their own! But also when we get to snuggle up together and enjoy a story that takes us to unusual times or places and yet still connects to who we are as humans right here and now. Every month, we offer some of… Read more →

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In a National Moment of Fear, Persevere in Love

“Trust your love instead of your fear.” I wrote those lofty words back in November, on the heels of President Trump’s election. Now, a few short days after President Trump took office, I’ve been asked whether I stand by the sentiment. Shouldn’t I be afraid for my daughter, who has an intellectual disability? Shouldn’t I be afraid for my friends… Read more →