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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.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

David Crowder and pick-up sticks ...

I'm on a lot of e-mail lists. How I got on some of them is beyond me. Fortunately, I do not get a lot of what I would call spam as a result of being on those lists. Call it God's cybergrace.

Today I got an e-mail from Catalyst, which appears to be some sort of Christian media site. The e-mail included a link to a column written by David Crowder, whom I interviewed in 2006. He's a pretty sharp guy, I might add. He took the conversation in a way that had me off-balance.

In the column, Crowder notes that he and his wife live in an economically depressed part of Waco, Texas. That in itself is interesting, given that he probably makes oodles of money from record sales. Few Christian music"stars" (feels funny even writing that) truly find a way to identify with the least, the last and the lost. But what's also interesting about this column is that it concerns a conversation he had with the homeless guy who drops by to pick up sticks in David's yard, hoping to earn a few bucks along the way.

Check it out.

Grace and peace ...