David Henson
About David Henson
David Henson is a writer who lives in Georgia and blogs at Patheos. He received his Master of Arts from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, after receiving a Lilly Grant for religious education for journalist. He is currently a postulant for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. His meditations and reflections on Scripture have appeared in Ready the Way: A Walk Through Advent, a 2009 publication of the Episcopal Church, Patheos.com, the Christian Century Web site and various blogs. A former journalist, his work has also appeared in publications across the country, including Oakland Tribune, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Coastal Living magazine. In real life, he is much less impressive than he tries to make his bio sound and really loves cooking, films and playing with his kids. Connect with him at http://facebook.com/unorthodoxology or at his blog http://patheos.com/blogs/davidhenson
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  • 30 Apr 2012
    The Making of an Adversary: Satan and Christianity’s Unspoken Heresy
    I sat in the minister’s office on a Wednesday night, nervous with my parents seated on either side of me. “Why now?” he asked. “I’m not ready,” I replied. Confusion spread across the minister’s face, and he glanced at my parents doubtfully. My dad turned toward me and asked gently,...
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  • 28 Dec 2011
    The Debt of Jesus: A Meditation on the Massacre of Innocents
    Just yesterday, the little boy had taken his first, wobbly steps. Just yesterday, the mother had seen the little boy emerging from the disappearing rounded edges of baby fat, flashes of the man glowing in his tiny eyes.Just yesterday, the little boy had stumbled into his first word with delight....
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  • 23 Dec 2011
    Christmas, Undocumented: Nochebuena, Part 2
    (Read Part I here) (Read Part II here) (Read Part III here) The detainees file into the detention center in a single column. When the door closes behind them, shutting out the sunlight, the detainees stare dumbly at empty walls. Everything in the room is drained of life, sterilized from...
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  • 22 Dec 2011
    Undocumented Christmas
    David Henson’s four-part short story. Christmas, Undocumented: Annunciation, Part I Christmas, Undocumented: Anunciation, Part II Christmas, Undocumented: Nochebuena, Part I Christmas, Undocumented: Nochebuena, Part II...
  • 22 Dec 2011
    Christmas, Undocumented: Nochebuena, Part I
    (Read Part I here) (Read Part II here) Ave remains with Isabella for three months, until her cousin gives birth to her son and settles into her new life as a mother. In her time in America, Ave has managed to find enough work — paid only in cash —...
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  • 21 Dec 2011
    Christmas, Undocumented: Anunciation, Part II
    (Read Part I here) Terror and fear run the next few days together. She remembers stripping naked with the rest of the group and crossing the muddy river in the shivering dark into America with her clothes and knapsack wrapped in plastic and held high over her head. There were...
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  • 20 Dec 2011
    Christmas, Undocumented: Annunciation, Part I
    The coyote, dressed only in pink bathrobe, polishes a pair of heavy-duty black work boots in her mildewed bedroom. The single incandescent bulb lighting the room dangles from a twisted wire and makes the already small room seem to shrink. Her hands begin to shake and she steadies them against...
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  • 13 Nov 2011
    Parable of the Talents: A Slave Narrative of Injustice and Oppression
    The parable of the talents, we have been told, is a parable about personal responsibility, a warning of the terrible consequences of squandering our God-given blessings. This is a parable about hard work, about the Protestant Work Ethic and about how God blesses those who tug at their bootstraps hard...
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