This is David Dehner's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following David Dehner's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
David Dehner
Recent Activity
Anders Behring Breivik is my brother, along with Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Marc H. Andrus, Alan Jones and the entire human family. Yes, it is easy to embrace the few who are in harmony with my song but hard to accept those in dissonance who actually make the tension rise and move the music forward. We need everyone because a faith that is untested is worthless certainty. Those who are called to labor in the fields, to go out and do the work that God has given us to do (isn't that everyone?) have a usual and uncomfortable prayer of not only surrender to the process but loving those who are unlike us or even seem against us. How reflective it is being blessed, as a gay man, because of those who persecute and revile us in the name of Christ. Who then is really righteous and who can be against us if God is for us? The trick can be found in humility in the face of such unbounded love and forgiveness. What is apparently absent from our nation's capitol is conversation and dialogue, one that admits "I do not understand" rather than "You are all wrong." And I believe that another underlying cause is indeed death; death of what once was and death of old dispensations of power. Yet where there is death, there is hope. Democracy must be a different form of Eucharist, broken apart in order to be shared and given to those coming to the table where we can all be re-membered again. How do we learn to accept each other, on our knees before the Creator of us all, and begin to hold hands and start climbing? How do I dialogue with a populace that claims to be 75% Christian while the majority are without the benefit of regular liturgical practice or connection? As a struggling evangelist, I agonize before I come to the surrender that God called me to open my faith outward rather than hide it in comfort and invisibility. I believe that I can indeed move the conversation forward because of my faith and action through faith in the world. So thus I am grateful for the response we are all called to believe in proclaiming aloud our baptismal covenant: "I will, with God's help."
David Dehner is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 7, 2011