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  • 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 […]

  • Kathleen Felicity Emerson

    Snow Fall Gentle

    This week, Bryan shares the song he wrote Snow Fall Gentle after losing his daughter Kit to a congenital heart defect. Kathleen “Kit” Felicity EmersonMay 22, 2019 – November 9, […]

  • 05 – Lift up your voice and with us sing

    Psalm Reading: Psalm 5 The kids ruined my 2019 playlist, but here it is anyway. Our main topic is working through 5 (actually 6) categories of songs from the point […]

  • Special Episode: In Memorium

    This week is a special episode not like our others. We take a moment to mourn the loss of Bryan’s daughter Kit. Links Spotify playlist: Play in new […]

  • 04 – Love Lifted Even Me

    This is the Hard Love episode. We’re not fans, but we bring it up to show the difference between Christian music and Christian-sounding music. Send your Love/Hate mail to [email protected] […]

  • 04a – Jesus is King (Bonus)

    In our never-ending quest to be relevant, we present to you another bonus episode. Join us on Slack! – Grace Gracefully Graces Me – Play in new […]

  • 03 – All Other Ground is Sinking Sand

    This week on Balm in Gilead:Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength; Spirit and Truth; A Living Sacrifice. What makes up a good worship song? What characteristics might you look for? Bryan and […]

  • 03a – What a Beautiful Fame (Bonus Episode)

    This is our off week, but we had so much to say, we cut a bonus episode all about some old news that was newer when we recorded. So here […]

  • How Firm a Foundation

    Psalm 2 This week, Bryan and Grant discuss the foundational roots from which they assess worship songs. This includes a brief discussion of the Regulative Principle of Worship (RPW) cf. […]

  • This Is My Story, This Is My Song

    Introducing the Balm in Gilead podcast Hello, this is Bryan and Grant and together we make up the Balm in Gilead podcast. In our first episode, we introduce ourselves, tell […]

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