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 Post subject: Gatekeepers
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A reader who found our article on the history of CCM through a search for Andre Crouch writes:

Rarely do I follow up on stuff I read online, but I was so enlightened by this piece, and in the process of reading I ordered a couple of old CDs via Amazon (Michael Omartian, Michael Card, Steve Camp) ... I only found you when doing a search for whatever happened to AndraƩ Crouch, & I started with "Andrew" then had to search on 1970s Christian artists, and yours was one of the items visible on page 1. So I guess you moved ahead of whoever it was referenced at the end of your piece. I'm glad! Yesterday I was blocked on pinterest (for the 1st time ever!) (after just pinning two pins and liking one of them, no comments that could be misinterpreted) by someone who I guess thought my boards were too grace-oriented; reading your post today really brought life and helped me put things in perspective. Isn't it funny how our feelings can be hurt even by someone we don't know in probably another country? And Jesus cares about even that! He spoke to me through your piece, I appreciate the grace you walk in, not as a doormat but as someone with a confident expectation in Him that you extend to others at every opportunity.

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Thanks for getting in touch. I'm glad you found our resources and that you found them encouraging. I have got way behind on e-mails, so I'm sorry to take so long to get back to you.

In retrospect, I was voicing some frustration over the "gatekeepers" in my life when I wrote the add-on part of the article. But I frequently see other people running into gatekeepers in their endeavors - people who add no value to anybody's life, but like the sense of power they get by keeping anyone else from making a contribution. So if leaving that part online helps other folks deal with those hurdles, I'll leave it up.

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