Music Spotlight: Vicky Beeching

March 1, 2008

Vicky Beeching - copyright 2007 thoughtquotient.com

Continuing my wonderful series on contemporary Christian music, I present Vicky Beeching. Here’s my one sentence bio of her: Vicky grew-up in Canterbury and is unique among CCM/P&W artists in having a degree in theology from Oxford. In the couple interviews with her that I’ve heard, she considers herself primarily as a worship leader, facilitating the gathered community in the prayer of song. One thing I appreciate in particular about her is the rather catechetical quality of her music:

Behold the God-man crucified,
The perfect sinless sacrifice.
As blood ran down those nails and wood,
History was split in two;
Yes, history was split in two.
Behold the empty wooden tree,
His body gone, alive and free.
We sing with everlasting joy,
For sin and death have been destroyed;
Yes, sin and death have been destroyed.

May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.
May I see it like the first time
Standing as a sinner lost,
Undone by mercy and left speechless,
Watching wide-eyed at the cost.
May I never lose the wonder,
The wonder of the cross.
(“The Wonder of the Cross,” from Painting the Invisible)

Here is her MySpace Music page, where you can listen to some of her songs.

3 Responses to “Music Spotlight: Vicky Beeching”

  1. Hi Kevin,

    Vicky includes such depth and thought in her lyrics. Obviously, having a Theology Degree from Oxford provides her with a unique perspective and foundation. Oh, that her tribe might increase!

    David Guion

    http://www.one24worship.com/

  2. Hi Kevin,

    Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words about my music and ministry!

    I’m glad to have discovered your Blog now, and will look forward to reading more of your posts, and also checking out the Blogs you recommend in your Links section…

    Great to find other passionate theologians out there!

    Vicky

  3. Kevin D. said

    Vicky,

    You’re very welcome, and thank you for stopping by. We could use a little more evangelical passion in our theologians, but, by and large, there’s a common understanding that we are in service to the church and the building of the church. Bridges, however, need to be better built between the academy and other apostolates, such as your music ministry and other similar affairs (e.g., the Passion Conferences). God bless.

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