By Steve Rees, Special to the ASSIST News Service
DENVER, COLO (ANS — Feb. 4 2016) — A widely known worship leader and a legendary Christian guitarist both from Colorado are getting lots of air time statewide on television and radio stations in the lead-up to Super Bowl 50 inside Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 7.
It’s not the musicians’ passion for Jesus that’s earning ratings for Denver-area newscasts and talk shows though.
It’s their love of Denver’s NFL franchise, which will challenge the Carolina Panthers for rights to the Vince Lombardi championship trophy this coming Sunday.
“I’m a big Broncos fan and I love music,” says Danny Oertli, who leads worship at Mission Hills Church in suburban Denver and across the country for the last 25 years.
Together with guitarist Dave Beegle, the duo has written two songs – one for the AFC Championship against the New England Patriots and the other a “mash-up” of popular songs by artists like Adele for the Super Bowl – that are entertaining Broncos fans.
Both songs are mash-ups by former half-time performers and current artists, and the anthems jokingly hint that Jesus might favor the orange and blue. Oertli and Beegle unashamedly pledge allegiance to Jesus and the Broncos.
In short order, Oertli and Beegle produced the songs before the AFC Championship game and now the Super Bowl at Beegle’s home in Loveland, Colo., where Beegle plays on a worship team at Resurrection Fellowship.
With the championship game a week away, the latest Super Bowl ditty is getting Denver Broncos fans in the spirit – maybe even in prayer for a victory by the orange and blue.
To watch it please go to: https://youtu.be/W54sP3nSH64
Photo caption: 1) Danny Oertli (right) and guitarist Dave Beegle. 2) Steve Rees.
About the writer: Steve Rees is freelance Christian journalist who loves the church and writes about how it engages the culture and works toward fulfilling the Great Commission. He lives in Longmont, Colo. and attends Resurrection Fellowship, a nondenominational, missions-driven church that honors all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the five-fold ministry offices. The church is in Loveland, Colo. Rees formerly worked as a newspaper reporter and was among the first journalists who wrote about Promise Keepers before it spread nationwide from Boulder, Colo. He can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com
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