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Sister Interview: Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker’s assumptions about many things changed when she had a child born with Down syndrome. Suddenly she saw the world through a new lens and better understood how her own experiences were shaped by privilege. Amy Julia began to study theology and disability in order to broaden her understanding of the world, what it means to reflect God’s image and how people’s different gifts are valuable.

Entering the world of disability led Amy Julia to examine how she was parenting and the assumptions she was making about people outside of her immediate circles. She realized her own “normal” didn’t reflect the richness of God’s world and she set out to make some changes. As a graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, married to the headmaster of a boarding school, Amy Julia is uniquely positioned to examine what it means to live a life of privilege, specifcally as a married, white woman.  

A conversation based on Amy Julia’s journey, this episode opens up questions for all of us. How are we listening to different voices with different experiences? How much do we know about our country or local community’s history? How do we develop relationships with people different than us? A podcast that gets us all thinking about how to use our head, hands, and heart for God’s purposes.

You can connect with Amy Julia on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Listen to the episode on iTunes here.

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Amy Julia’s new book White Picket Fences: Turning Toward Love in a World Divided By Privilege

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Harry Potter

Loving My Actual Life

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Newberry Award Winners

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Patricia Raybon

Alex’s new book Loving My Actual Neighbor

Ember mug

Harney and Sons Paris black tea

Skinny Taste chicken and vegetables

5 ingredient chili

Ina Garten’s roasted chicken

Quotes from the interview:

What does it mean to receive you for who you are, rather than for who I think you should be?

Not every Christian community needs to be a diverse community, but every Christian community needs to be a reconciling community

Part of loving is receiving and demonstrating my own vulnerability and need


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