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 delighted to welcome Greg de Blieck, a local hymnwriter, and leader of the New Scottish Hymns Band. We discuss the importance of simplicity in sung worship, Greg’s own hymnwriting process, and why folk music works so well for congregational singing.
Today we’re talking with special guest, Anne Sey. We’ll be talking about how to get the most out of your next trip to the library, how singing is critical to your child’s development, and why you shouldn’t wait to start singing hymns with your kids.
Today we’re delighted to welcome special guest Joel Arcieri, host of the Theology of Music podcast. We talk about the state of modern music, how we got here, and whether there is hope for the future. You might be surprised where we agree…
Today we’re finishing our short series on Handel’s Messiah with special guests DJ Bulls and Dr Aaron Rice. We find out the history behind Messiah and how Handel plagiarised his own work to create it. We will also talk about the controversy of the Oratorio and where this piece really ends.
Today, we’re kicking off a short series on Handel’s ‘Messiah’ with special guests D. J. Bulls and Dr Aaron Rice. We’re looking the man behind this epic piece, discussing how Handel was instrumental in forming the music of an era, and analysing why his music has stood the test of time. All that and more!
We’re interviewing special guest, Chris Fenner, the creator and managing editor of Hymnology Archive. We’re continuing our countdown to Easter with him as we discuss Isaac Watts’s hymn ‘Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed?’ We talk about Isaac Watts’s significant influence on English hymnody, the importance of maintaining doctrine even if we tweak a hymn’s …
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’re talking to Scott Aniol. We’ll be talking about the real purpose of corporate worship, answering the question of whether culture is actually neutral, and we’ll be getting some great tips on how to discern how much influence the outside world should have on our Sunday services.
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!