Parenthood, disability, ethics, and the crooked way of grace
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First, a confession: When I saw the first post in my Facebook news feed from a pro-life friend expressing horror at undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress, showing a Planned Parenthood executive blithely discussing the harvesting...
Which interpretation of Matthew 25 is more likely to inspire us to love our neighbor, to do justice, to walk humbly (emphasis on “humbly”) with our God? The interpretation that draws a line between those who have the right answer to how to live a righteous life and those who don’t, and reassures us that we are only responsible for radically loving those who have the right answer, as we do? Or the interpretation that says that every time we turn our face away from someone in desperate need, we are turning away from God?
Posted on Jul 21st, 2015 in attachment
, incarnation faith
, Jesus Christ
, material world
, spiritual vs. material
, stuff of life
While our messy attachments to people, places and things sometimes complicate and distract, they also remind us of who we are and who God is, binding us to this wild, wonderful creation and the One who made it. The Christian faith invites us to practice a radical attachment to God's great gifts of our bodies, our relationships, the natural world, the places that we call home—to the stuff of life.
In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, I’m reposting this piece, originally published on Amy Julia Becker’s blog in 2011 (when it was hosted by Patheos). My friend Rachel Stone also has a post at Sojourners this week on infertility and the role of the church. Thirteen years ago, my husband and I went through an emotional, expensive, [Read More...]
Posted on Apr 7th, 2015 in Amy Julia Becker
, Christian discourse
, Christianity Today
, online discourse
, online journalism
, Rachel Stone
If we wish to nurture writing that helps us ask and grapple with answers to the most difficult and necessary questions facing human beings, we must come up with other ways to compensate the writers willing to ask them, particularly as those writers mus...