Corner Cafe Show: November 5, 2016
Aaron Wardle is a Creative/Pastor out of Boulder, Colorado. With a fondness for words, deep affection for roots rock and a tendency for bouts of reckless laughter, he prides himself on his emotional range and diversity in creative expression.
His fierce drive to live a life of authenticity causes his music to explore joy and pain, dreams and disappointment, love and loss, leaving no space of the soul untouched. He wears his heart and spirituality on his sleeve while wrapping it in poetic phrasing with the vulnerability of someone who has weathered more than a few storms. His songs are his prayers.
His vocational journey has taken him from the local church to higher education and back again. As a pastor he is fueled by the burden to create space for people to encounter the presence, power, truth love and mystery of God. The mandate to be the “Shoshben” or friend of the bride groom is at the core of his calling.
Aaron and his wife Destry have been married almost 18 years and have two wonderful and creative daughters who have caught the worship leader-singer songwriter bug at an early age.
He serves as Pastor of Worship and Arts at Cornerstone Church in Boulder. In his spare time he teaches classes for Simpson University, leads worship for seminars/conferences and plays in the band Francis and the Wolf.
He has been recording original music for the last ten years. His early projects Closer (2005) Simply (2008) Ruin Me (2010) were self produced and released, while the last two, Afraid To Live (2012) & Fixed On You (2015) were produced by Jeremy Edwardson and released on Rooster Records.
2nd Half of Corner Cafe: Resound 2016
John Fitch, with Resound Conference, will be on the show. At Resound 2016, come spend a weekend with a vibrant community of worshippers and creatives to explore the depths of our God who is unrivaled in brilliance and beauty. Through worship, teaching, and ministry you’ll uncover who you were made to be and how you were made to shine.
November 17th – 19th for the 9th annual Resound Conference
“Remember, our Message is not about ourselves; we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. All we are is messengers, errand runners from Jesus for you. It started when God said, “Light up the darkness!” and our lives filled up with light as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.” – 2 Corinthians 4:5-6
We want our lives to mean something.
To create something that matters.
To count for something greater.
For our art to be seen and songs to be heard.
To mark the world and “dent the universe”.
But kingdom significance is not simply about us becoming greater, more influential, and dare we say…more creative. It comes as the light of Jesus shines brighter in us and through us.
And you can celebrate that while creativity is not your light, it IS your lantern. It is how you uniquely express the brilliance and beauty of the Hope who flickers deep within.