It’s been six months since my last full concert. I’m ready to go again with my guitar, my looper, and a stack of new songs. Dates are still being added. I hope you can join me on tour.
This week’s Voices In My Head Podcast will be of particular interest to Worship Leaders who are looking for some tips on leading.
Episode 136: Dave Cleveland
Episode 135: Oscar Winners with John Wilkerson
This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast, Andrew Peterson returns. Since we are so close to the Easter Season we talk a lot about his classic record, Resurrection Letters Volume 2. It was great to record this episode on location in Nashville at the Rabbit Room’s North Wind Manor. There’s a little something for everyone here. Great music and great conversation with a great artist, Andrew Peterson.
Episode #135: Oscar Winners We’ve Never Seen with Guest John Wilkerson
This is a very different episode than we usually have on Voices In My Head. Two busy dad, John Wilkerson and Rick Lee James get together to discuss the Oscar winning movies in 2015. However, they’ve never seen any of them so their discussion is based solely on the film titles, hearsay, and just plain silliness. we hope you enjoy this comedy filled episode of Voices In My Head.
Episode #133_Out of the Depths LIVE from M15
It is my great honor to be one of over a hundred leaders selected to write essays for a book called Renovating Holiness. I’m so grateful to editors, Thomas Jay Oord and Joshua Broward, not only for including me among these amazing leaders from around the world, but also for taking the time to put together such an unprecedented and needed resource for holiness denominations. In trying to figure out the best way to review a book like this with so many diverse authors, I decided the best thing to do might be to let the authors speak for themselves by including some snapshots from some of my very favorite selections of the book. I would encourage anyone to read this book but I especially would recommend it to young people who have become disheartened with the Church of the Nazarene, wondering if there is a place for them in a holiness denomination in the 21st century. I believe these essays will strengthen our journey as a follower of Christ and help us discover where we are as a denomination. As a minister in the Church of the Nazarene, I give you my highest recommendation.
These excerpts are by no means the only great parts of the book, they are simply moments that stood out to me while I was reading Renovating Holiness. I also included the first page of the essay I wrote, hoping that all of these excerpts will make you want to read more. These excerpts were written by
Brannon Hancock, Catherine Lebese, Chad Maxson, Craig Drurey, Dick Eugenio, Donnie Miller, Emily JoAnn Haynes, Frank Mills, Greg Arthur, Hank Spaulding, Jacob Lett, Jamie Gates, Janine King, Jason Rowinski, Joe Gorman, Jon Middendorf, Megan Pardue, Michael Scarlett, Myra Oomit, Nathan Napier, Rick Lee James, RJ Strickland, Rusty Brian, Ryan Patrick McGlaughlin, Ryan Scott, and Thomas Jay Oord.
You can also hear a conversation I had with editor Joshua Broward on Episode #132 of the Voices In My Head Podcast.
When you don't always have a band handy, you learn to improvise. Even when there are no other musicians to pull from in a particular setting, I still think we can strive to be artful and creative in our music leading. Here's my attempt to play guitar and piano together as an example using the song Overcome by Jon Egan. We will play it with the band this Sunday at Springfield Naz, but in this setting when the band wasn't around I wanted to show an alternative way that this could be done without a band,with a little practice.