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Pastor Buzz Trexler's blog for God's people in The Meadow.

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Name: Buzz Trexler
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Journalist for 29 years; married to Donna for 28 years; parent of David, 27, and Elizabeth, 24; pastor of Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa since 2002.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Modern-day prophets

There are books on my shelf waiting to be read. What with reading for a living as an editor, it sometimes takes me a while to plow through one.

My reading for pleasure normally consists of ministry-related material, which is one of several reasons I don't think I could handle going to seminary. It would get in the way of my ministerial studies.

I just finished Shane Claiborne's "The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an ordinary radical." I started it while at annual conference. It was a trip, and you can read my initial thoughts on the June 15 entry at "Gathering Wool."

As if I don't have enough books waiting for me, I ordered another ordinary radical book called "Starving Jesus." It's been pinned by Craig Gross and JR Mahon, both of whom are part of XXXChurch. The sample chapter is intriguing; a sample chapter is what drew me in to Shane's book.

Joel 2:28-32 has probably been overquoted, but I've gotta tell ya folks: I think there are some young prophets among the church today ... and we need to be listening.

Grace and peace ...