Tag: Interviews

Part 2: Getting a Handel on ‘Messiah’ with DJ Bulls and Dr Aaron Rice | Episode 80

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.

Part 1: The Man Behind ‘Messiah’ with D. J. Bulls and Dr Aaron Rice | Episode 79

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!

Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed? with Chris Fenner | Episode 78

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 …

Worship and Culture with Scott ANiol | Episode 75

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.

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah with Jeremy Casella | Episode 69

In today’s episode, we’ve brought back special guest Jeremy Casella who will be breaking down the hymn Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. He gives us some insights into the man behind the hymn, what inspired him to revamp this tune, and why some hymns endure the test of time. All that and more! Find …

It’s Not About Mary: A Christmas Devotional | Episode 68

In this week’s episode, we’re doing things a little bit different. We’re joined by Pastor Steve McAllister who is walking with us through Mary’s Song in Luke 2 – also known as the Magnificat. We’re reminded why this song is not actually about Mary and we’re also encouraged to love the lost and to love …

Sing We The Song of Emmanuel with Matt Boswell | Episode 67

In today’s episode, we’re talking to singer and song writer, Matt Boswell. We discuss the origins of his hymn ‘Sing We the Song of Emmanuel’, what he’d like you to take away from the lyrics, and the importance of proclaiming the gospel through song. All that and more!