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Dec 24, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

David Crowder Gives An Incredible Word On God's Grace

In a recent interview with podcaster Billy Hallowell, contemporary Christian musician David Crowder offered shining insight into the role of grace in today's deeply divided culture, as well as the inspiration behind his latest offering, I Know A Ghost.

"It's almost a trinitarian presentation," Crowder said of the album, noting the focus of his first two albums on God the Father and God the Son, respectively. I Know A Ghost focuses on the Holy Spirit.

Segueing from their talk on the new album, Hallowell asked Crowder if he'd experienced any challenges while touring through "this confused, chaotic, broken 'everybody's-fighting' culture."

“I think in a lot of…conversations, a Christ-like posture internally and externally in our posturing would be super met with smiles,” he said. “It’s so needed right now.”

"...I think the Christian has a real opportunity to express Christ" and offer grace in places where it is usually “the last thing offered," the singer explained. “It’s grace that keeps the hands wide open."

Highlighting the negative effects social media can have on interactions between believers, Hallowell joked, "how am I going to respond to this person who just said they hope I die in a fiery plane crash?" 

“Christ actually asked us ‘turn the other cheek…love your neighbor’ and the neighbors like on the other side of a tweeting machine and fearless and launching bombs and rockets at you,” Crowder responded, noting that  screens and keyboards have “made us braver than we are in front of one another.”

As for his contribution to the culture, Crowder hopes that I Know A Ghost promote God's love and grace in spite of division.

“The story that I’ve told over and over for these three records is pretty redundant,” he said. “It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’ve done, you can’t outrun God and you can’t outrun grace.”

Listen to the full podcast below!



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