Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee! | Episode 43

We decided that our next two episodes would be on a joyful theme, only to discover that by pure coincidence, both the songs are hymns which are frequently mistaken for Christmas songs. In this week’s episode, we talk about big fluffy dogs, Romantic era poetry, and pre-WW1 history – although Cara is trying her hardest …

Blessed Assurance: A Fanny Crosby Classic | Episode 41

We’ve mentioned the Queen of Gospel so many times, but this week we’re finally taking a look at one of Fanny Crosby’s best known hymns, Blessed Assurance. We’re going to talk about the incredible life of the hymnwriter herself, hear in her own words how Blessed Assurance came to be written, and we’ll be reminded …

‘And Can It Be’ — Charles Wesley’s Hymn of Grace | Episode 40

And can it be that we’re finally talking about one of Charles Wesley’s hymns?? Why, yes it can. In this week’s episode, we’ll be looking into one of his greatest hits. We’ll be talking about Charles Wesley’s post-ordination conversion, touching on why some Christians don’t like him, and, of course, discussing one of Cara’s favourite …

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty | Episode 39

We’re revisiting the trinity this week as we talk about the classic trinitarian hymn, Holy Holy Holy. In this episode we learn about the short but impactful life of Reginald Heber, and discover where the wonderful themes of this song can be found in the Bible. We also touch on some of our thoughts about …

William Cowper and Depression (with Special Guest Regan B. King) | Episode 38

We have another special guest this week, though on a very different subject. In this week’s episode, we’re joined by Regan B. King to talk about the Bible’s view on depression; the life of the hymn writer, William Cowper; and songs Christians can sing to remind themselves of the great hope we have. We also …

Valentine’s Day Special: Your Lord or Your Lover?? | Episode 34

We’ve got everything from the sublime to the ridiculous as we take a look at some of the best (and worst) songs we sing about the love of God. Join us as we discuss some of the cringeworthy lyrics supplied by you, our listeners, play pop song or hymn lyric, and offer up some richer …