Of musings and pontifications ...

I penned my first newspaper columns sometime in the early 1980s while working at the Johnson City Press-Chronicle. They were Op-Ed pieces, ranging from nuclear proliferation to conspiracy theories involving the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.

It wasn't until after my Christian conversion experience in 1985 that I began writing faith and culture pieces. It was while working at The Knoxville (TN) Journal, which ceased daily publication in 1992, that I began to muse and pontificate on a variety of subjects, ranging from personal experience to religious, political and social topics.

Admittedly, some of those opinions are not held in the same regard today; after all, when one grows, one changes -- or, at least, hopefully so. Note: The rebuilding of this site is a work in progress, so some columns may not be linked as of yet.


Al Gore makes a visit to The (Maryville, TN) Daily Times
Al Gore talks about his book "Earth in the Balance" during a 1992 visit to The Daily Times. From left: Gore, Dean Stone, Buzz Trexler, Alisa Lapolt and Doug Elfman. Thanksfully, I didn't pontificate on his visit. (This photo was taken by a Daily Times photographer.)
The Buzz Trexler Experience of the Reckless, Radical Love of God


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About Buzz Trexler

Buzz is a married father of two, managing editor for print/online at The (Maryville, TN) Daily Times and pastors Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa, TN. He is a 1981 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he is a member of the Mass Communications Department Hall of Fame.


Inside you will find a collection of columns penned by Buzz on topics ranging from the death of Rich Mullins, to his battle with Hepatitis C, to asking the question, "Does God have a sense of humor."

CCM Interviews

Buzz talks with those who, as the late Larry Norman would say, "rock the flock." His interviews range from members of Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, Jars of Clay and Third Day, to David Crowder and more.


Follow Buzz as he travels with Vine International on two different medical misison trips to Guatemala, as well as one with Volunteer Medical Mission. In 1999, he also went to Estonia with a Volunteers in Mission team.

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Blog: The Pastor's Buzz