David Tensen

You Are Not Alone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trauma, pain, empathy like Jesus, and healing for the oppressed, misunderstood, lost, or broken; in this podcast David Tensen shares how we are loved and not alone. Addressing how shame and condemnation are compounded by religion, the guys talked specifically about abortion and the LGBTQ community with an invitation to love like Jesus, through our union with God and reconciliation.

QUOTES

“Christ, to know Him and the fellowship of His sufferings, I never realized there was fellowship in His suffering.”

“Jesus, descended into hell, there’s nowhere that He is not…including after you breathe your last breath, death has been overcome.”

“God’s mercy endures forever… I don’t know if forever has a full stop…”

Regarding abortion… “Why don’t you foster some kids, look after some single moms and then have your say, because it’s cheap to hold your stone…the research shows if you support single mothers the abortion goes down…”

“People are not problems to solve their people to love”

For more on David Tensen
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Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

Brent Lokker
Derek Turner Follower of Jesus, in love with @sarahjturner, father to @caro.turn & @kaaatters, owner of Milo, pastor @rivercharlotte. Amazed by Grace www.rivercharlotte.com

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

5 Comments

  1. Tineke Ziemer

    haha I’m so excited for this. Just started and I’m giggling at Derek saying he just wants to “go and write poems now.” I feel ya, man!

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    • Tineke Ziemer

      Thank you for the great podcast with David! I have loved his work for a long time as well. It does a thing to my heart that I can’t put into words. I would love a part two, and also, would love to have a whole episode of just David reading his poetry! haha. Would be such a wonderful thing to listen to when one needs to calm anxiety or soothe their hurt.

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      • Jason Clark

        We’re all ready to write poetry, haha. Yeah, we could have talked another hour, lots of questions we didn’t get to but it was rich. He said he’d come back on with us. Yeah, him reading his poem was a special moment.

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  2. Dale Howie

    How good and clear is the water that flows from humble hearts! I never connected Moses, the murderer, to Moses, the giver of “Thou Shalt not Murder!” WOW!

    I pray that I will always be, as one who identifies as a visible member of the Body of Christ. Be humbled by my murder of others I have looked down upon. Looked down upon in my anger and self-righteousness and be humble before them in love!

    Five-Star kudos for this one, brothers!!!!!

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    • Jason Clark

      Same here, I never connected Moses, the murderer, to the lawman, yeah, powerful!

      Thanks for the encouragement, can’t wait to connect with you!

      Reply

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