Creativity and Spirituality

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  • New PODCAST – Terribly Honest with David Tensen

    New PODCAST – Terribly Honest with David Tensen

    Anchor made is too simple to upload my Youtube vlog audio into a podcast. So I did. Here it is, unedited, raw, honest. You’ll find links to Spotify and iTunes on that page. Search for Terribly Honest with David Tensen Enjoy… or don’t Here are the episodes as of today 22 Jan 2023: Ep […]

  • On Unconditional Love and a message to my Facebook followers –  The one where I confess

    On Unconditional Love and a message to my Facebook followers – The one where I confess

    Background: This post is text I posted to Facebook and my 5000+ followers 10th January 2023 following some pushback I got on a poem shared on Jan 3rd.  You’ll have to view the comments to see a good number of people honed in on the gay reference. ======== On the other side of some well-meaning […]

  • Write a Poetry Collection with me in 2023

    Write a Poetry Collection with me in 2023

    I’m looking for 14 people who want to learn to write and publish poetry to join me in this 5-month immersive writing and publishing adventure.  All the details are here:   Poetry Chapel Collective Experience with David Tensen February 2023


:: NEW ::
Winters Never Last

Winters Never Last (2022)
Poetry Chapel Vol. 2
David Tensen and Friends

The Saving I Need

The Saving I Need (2021)
Poetry Chapel Vol. 1
David Tensen and Friends

Poetry Chapel Collection. Volume 1

The Wrestle

The Wrestle (2020)
David Tensen

poems of divine disappointment and discovery
David Tensen

by Franki

How to Find Love in the Dark (2021)

How to Find Love in the Dark – A book of Poems

So I Wrote You a Poem

So I Wrote You a Poem (2021)
David Tensen

poems of empathy on life, loss and faith
David Tensen

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Endorsements for David’s Work

“A poet for these times, David Tensen articulates deeply the spectrum of my own personal thoughts, emotions, losses and issues. These words whisper transcendent rumors hidden in the viscera of humanity, lyrics of longing to be gratefully shared.”
Wm. Paul Young – Author of The Shack

“David Tensen is a unique individual and a deep thinker whose words, flowing from his own experience penetrate deeply, causing one to stop, listen and reflect and to have conversations with God and with others. His words both uncover pain and bring healing, and at the same time, enable us to move one step forward or further on our journey.”
James Condon – Commissioner Emeritus, Salvation Army, Australia

“Both the Jewish and Christian traditions have forever prayed their deepest heart-cries as poetry and their prophets offered us words when we only had groans. This is how I experience David Tensen. He’s given us a prophetic Psalter apropos for these swirling times–a warm fire and bright light.”
Bradley Jersak – Author of A More Christlike God


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