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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.

Friday, January 25, 2008

A few brief thoughts and images from
Divine Rhythm's first night of worship

You got a sense that the Spirit was right at Country Tonite Theater when gremlins got into the video booth and patience won the night.

"They want me to tell a joke," emcee Mark Wills said, adding that it's difficult to come up with a joke on the spur of the moment.

It was obvious to the crowd that the pastor from Carters Chapel United Methodist Church in Greeneville was struggling, so someone lobbed a joke from the seats.

"What does a fish with no eyes sound like?"

After a slight hesitation, the answer came from what sounded like scores of voices:
"Fssssshhhhh ...."

Divine Rhythm was under way.

The Michael Gungor Band came out of the gate charging with some edgy originals. Beforfe the set was over, the gathering had moved into a time of solid worship, mixing standards such as "Here I Am to Worship" and "We Fall Down," with inspiring originals.

I look forward to hearing those songs again.

Shane Claiborne told bits and pieces of his story that likely left those just now getting to know him wanting more.

I'm certain they will get it.

Grace and peace ...