Welcome to season three! Today, we’ll be discussing a hymnal that’s been used in the UK for over 200 years. We will be taking a look at the man behind its publication (Reverend William Gadsby) and having a brief chat about acapella singing.
Today, we’re talking to pastor and hymnwriter, Dustin Battles. We’re talking about his history with hymn writing, why it is helpful to the pastor, and the surprising parallels between preaching and writing songs for the church.
Today we’re discussing the popular hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus. We will be talking about the Chautauqua Movement and the passages of Scripture behind this heavenly vision.
In today’s episode we’re talking to Dr Robert Strivens. We’ll be discussing the life and ministry of Philip Doddridge, a noteworthy dissenting pastor and hymn writer. If you’ve never heard of Doddridge before, stay tuned and get ready to be encouraged.
In today’s episode we have an exciting guest with us, Kevin Twit, the founder of Indelible Grace. We’ll be talking about the Baptist hymnwriter Anne Steele, why we should still be reading old books, and how what we sing shapes what we believe. All that and more!
In this week’s episode, Cara talks about her trip to Olney, the former home of William Cowper and John Newson and the birthplace of Olney Hymns. We talk about the idea of memorial churches, Cowper’s love of animals, and the history of the pancake race. All that and more!
The gloves are off! This week we’re looking at the hymn, Fight the Good Fight. We’ll be hearing about the tragic demise of the writer, asking whether we should even be singing fight-y hymns, and reading a whole bunch of Scripture to encourage you in the good fight. All that and more!
This week we’re coming away with more questions than answers as we explore the well-known favourite, I Stand Amazed in the Presence. We’ll be discussing the claim to the title ‘King of Gospel Music’, pondering some of the debate that has arisen over some of the lyrics, and reminding ourselves that the gospel is indeed …
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about Fanny… Ridley Havergal! She’s the writer of Take My Life and Let it Be, an encouraging song of devotion to God. In this episode, we learn a little about the life of this talented hymn writer, discuss just a few of the many Bible verses this song references, …
We’ve covered quite a few hymns, so in our newest episode, we thought we’d dig into the history of a hymnbook. We’ll be looking into the very special friendship of John Newton and William Cowper and how this led them to create one of the most influential hymnals in the English language: Olney Hymns. To …