• 23-Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

    We continue our thoughts on the Psalm Model with the Praise type of Psalm. Bryan finds 11 aspects to a praise Psalm and Grant relies on Tremper Longman's take to break down the typical structure.

  • 22.2 – His Grace Much More Aboundeth – Bonus Episode

    Go listen to episode 22 first! We are going to review 5 songs: a Psalm Model song and a Psalm Paraphrase song from “Lamentations” by Bifrost Arts, a Psalm Model song and a Psalm Paraphrase song from “Daughter Zion’s Woe” by Cardiphonia, and “Thy Will”, a Psalm Model song by Hilary Scott and the Scott Family Band.

  • 22 – The Voice of Lamentation

    Bryan and Grant dive into the Psalms known as "laments." What are they and why are they important?

  • 21 – I Will Sing of My Redeemer

    Bryan and Grant finally get into the Psalm Model for writing worship music. But not before we play another round of everyone's favorite game!

  • 20 – Mine Was The Transgression

    The one where Bryan and Grant talk about politics. Really, it's not that bad! Oh, and we kick off season 2.

  • 19 – Hallelujah, What a Savior!

    The episode where Bryan and Grant compare Raise a Hallelujah and Tremble. We also tackle a listener question and talk about what (we think) is hot in Christian music.

  • 18.3–Glory and Honor, Praise, Adoration

    Where we discuss singability and understandability; and congregational preferences in worship music.

  • 17.2 – Jesus Shines Purer

    On this episode of the Balm in Gilead podcast… Psalm 17 Follow-up A quick apology to one of our favorite listeners and another listener writes in to speak about the […]

  • 16.1 – Thou My Soul’s Glory, Joy, and Crown

    Psalm 16 Follow up A couple points of follow up. To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace […]

  • 15 – She Ever Shall Prevail

    We start out with a new segment before diving into discussing the news about the frontman for Hawk Nelson leaving his idea of Christianity and the Supreme Court’s recent decision […]

  • 14 – Jesus Paid it All

    Psalm 14 But first Gilead Sciences – Open Letter from Chairman and CEO Daniel O’Day. The Meat of It A church pays money, called royalties, to a song’s writer(s) through […]

  • 13 – Jesus I Come to Thee

    Recently, Christian worship music leader Jeremy Riddle posted: “I find myself increasingly troubled when I look at western Christian culture and see such a startling lack of representation or instruction […]

  • 12 – Hallelujah! Christ Arose!

    Psalm of the Week – Psalm 12 Intro Starting things off, we briefly discuss two fairly popular songs and ask some questions of the lyrics. Through Your Eyes You love […]

  • 11.2 Only Thou Art Holy

    1 Chronicles 29:10-13 Your hosts discuss the second half of Type 2 songs (those that are fun to listen to and have Christian themes) that are too often thought of […]

  • 11.1 – Though the darkness hide Thee

    This is part 1 of a two part study of 12 Type 1 songs (that is usually sung in worship) that really ought to be more Type 2 (that is […]

  • 10 – Jesus, Jesus, Precious Jesus

    Psalm 10 This week, your hosts open by talking about the top 10 streamed Christian songs that Spotify put out a little bit ago. Then we dive into our main […]

  • 09 – My Sin, Not in Part, But the Whole

    Psalm 9 Songs, generally, should say the word “sin.” If it doesn’t it should at least talk about sin in Biblical terminology. If you don’t acknowledge sin, it leaves out […]

  • 08 – The act of singing: I sing the mighty power of God

    Bryan and Grant start by reviewing two collaborations that pair artists that are a bit off with those who are 🔥 Nobody by Casting Crowns ft Matthew West Echo by […]

  • 07 – Gratefully Sing His Wonderful Love

    Intro KJV Song 5:4 and direct translation. Psalm 119:11 Deuteronomy 6:5 Mark 12:30 Worship is Holistic The Shema – Deuteronomy 6 The Greatest Commandment – Mark 12 The Woman at […]

  • 06 – O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

    Liturgy—your church has one whether you know about it or not. This week we discuss liturgy and how the Psalms specifically set up what your intrepid hosts believe to be […]

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