Love this tune from Switchfoot and Lauren Daigle…
Loving the chilled vibe.
Have you ever been in church and found yourself wondering what the guitarist is doing? You may be in awe of their skill, you may have a sound tech who doesn’t like guitarists so you can’t hear him or you may think that it wouldn’t be that hard to do a better job yourself!
Our own ThisAndy (thats me by the way) is a regular worship leader and guitarist at his church in Exeter. I (still ThisAndy) like to think that I’m a pretty decent guitarist. I believe God has given me a gift in music and worship leading; and I have put, and keep on putting, a lot of practice into getting better.
I choose to share this with other people, by teaching guitar as well as working. I also offer a specific worship guitar lessons program for worship leaders, worship guitarists and people who’d like to learn specifically for their own worship at home, or in church. I teach guitar lessons in Exeter, but I’m also able to teach over Skype.
To find out more about Andy’s guitar lessons in Exeter check out the following links.
Website: Exeter Guitar Lessons
Premierchristianity.com have published an interview with Vicky Beeching, which took place soon after she came out, in which she talks about being evangelical, being gay, and Soul Surivivor:
I’m sitting in a cafe at Broadcasting House with Vicky Beeching. She has just been on BBC London with Vanessa Feltz and is set to go on air with Jeremy Vine on Radio 2. It’s less than 48 hours since she publicly announced she is gay, and the ensuing media whirlwind has generated multiple headlines and hours of radio and TV interviews.
Yet the former worship leader confesses to being more nervous about doing this interview than any of the others. Speaking to the evangelical Christian community about her decision is like ‘talking to family’, she explains. And she does not want to be misunderstood.
Growing up in the evangelical charismatic church, Beeching started writing worship songs aged ten. She became a mainstay of the contemporary Christian music scene in both the US and the UK. With her theological training and musicianship, she produced catchy songs that also have depth. Churches across the country sang ‘Yesterday, Today and Forever’ and ‘The Wonder of the Cross’, and she was a regular worship leader at Spring Harvest and many other Christian events.
Then, a few years ago, she stopped leading worship and writing music, and underwent a transformation of sorts. While pursuing a theology PhD at Durham University, she started to appear regularly as a media commentator on outlets such as Sky News and the BBC. She gained more than 50,000 Twitter followers and began a popular blog. Online, she championed technology and the Church, but also became a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, swapping her doctoral thesis to that subject.
Read more at premierchristianity.com