Ted Swartz, Listening for Grace

Sep 13, 2016

Credit Listening for Grace by Ted Swartz

In Ted Swartz's Listening for Grace, the cello is the voice of a son who has told his father that he is gay. This reflects the Christian tradition in which the voice of the person giving rise to a conversation is not taking part in the conversation. It is also redolent of the ineffable pain experienced by many who are faced with the loss of their community because of their sexuality or the sexuality of a loved one. 

Ted joined us to talk about the power of listening to the stories of people losing their communities because they are gay, and about the conversations people are having about this issue within their churches. 

Ted Swartz will perform Listening for Grace at MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City on Wednesday night at 7:00.