Tag: worship-music

  • 34 – For the Beauty of the Earth

    This week, we continue our discussion of Beauty and Craft. Stay tuned as we have a giveaway this week!

  • Let All With Heart and Voice and Occasional Unorthodox Theology: Part 1 What about Watts?

    Part 1 of some bonus content from our last show. Here, we go on a bit of a journey through discussing what we each think about how writers’ beliefs ought […]

  • 29 – Let All With Heart And Voice

    Why do we have music ministers, worship leaders, and song leaders? In this episode, Bryan and Grant discuss an idea Bryan has about where this might come from.

  • 24 – Ponder Anew What the Almighty Can Do

    This week we welcome the inimitable Jim Briggs, one of the hosts of the popular Lightest Form of Flogging podcast to talk about how we have changed in our beliefs about worship over the years.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

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