Josh's most recent blog posts on music, counseling, and the liturgical life.
“There’s A Wideness In God’s Mercy” In the season of Epiphany the Church turns her attention from the manger of Jesus to the mission of Jesus. Listen to a homily for Epiphany here: And then check out Faber’s hymn, referenced throughout the homily here:
Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us. We who are blessed in so many ways[…]
Autumn morning in North Carolina. Shared some music in support of Wycliffe Bible Translators’ great ministry here last night. A photo posted by @joshbalesmusic on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:09am PDT Mindy and I have had such a full summer and fall, and I wanted to catch you up on the highlights. Mindy! A[…]
“Held By God: Belief As Relationship” A Homily On John 6:56-69 Pope Benedict XVI once remarked that “Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea… [it’s an] encounter with…a person….” This is a homily on John 6:56-69, preached on the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost at The Cathedral Church Of Saint[…]
Sunday Nights At The Cathedral Church Of Saint Luke 6pm in Downtown Orlando, FL What: Christian Worship In The Anglican Tradition If you’re in the Orlando area (or nearby), I want to invite you to Sunday Nights At St. Luke’s. Each Sunday night in the heart of downtown Orlando, in a beautiful Gothic-revival style church called The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, I[…]
LISTEN “God In The Physical World: The Scandal Of The Incarnation” Scripture Texts: Proper 14b RCL 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34; John 6:35, 41-51 The Collect for Proper 14b From The Book of Common Prayer Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we,[…]
If you’re interested in checking out the new hymns album, you can stream it for a limited time at Relevant Magazine’s The Drop! More about the album… About “The Birds Their Carols Raise” An album of hymns from singer-songwriter Josh Bales I’ve wanted to make a hymns album for years. Hymns are the songs I[…]
Common songs for a common faith. Hymns are powerful expressions of our love for God and unity with one another. Preview & download the album here, or find it on iTunes.
Preorder The Birds Their Carols Raise from Bandcamp before it arrives on July 14th and you’ll receive the track, “Be Thou My Vision,” in advance!
A Homily On The Hopeful (Hidden) Kingdom of God For the Third Sunday After Pentecost (Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 92:1-14, 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; and Mark 4:26-34) From the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke in Orlando, FL “Oh it’s too bad,”sobbed Lucy; “they might have left his body alone.” “Who’s done it?” cried Susan. “What does it mean? It[…]
The Birds Their Carols Raise
Josh’s newest release is a project of hymns and sacred songs- some originals. Recorded in his home and counseling office in Orlando, this album has been ten years in the making!
Count The Stars
Josh teamed up with award winning producer, Ed Cash, to put together a new collection of songs about hope, identity, forgiveness, and grace- themes of every human story, and God’s story, too.
Somehow I Knew
An album of Nashville-infused pop songs. Josh was born in the 1980s, in Tennessee…which means he had Phil Collins in one ear and Country Music in the other. It was a great time to be alive for a songwriter to be. This is road trip music best enjoyed at top volume with the windows down.
Underneath The Armor
On this project are some of the songs Josh is most known for- “Only The Sinner,” “Ten Thousand Places,” and “Your Love Holds On.” It’s a beautiful album with intricate guitar work and reflective songwriting.
There is a sense in which we may talk about the Christian life as entering into the life of the Trinity. Our Christian lives begin with baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit! We are thus made participants in the very life of God.
Josh Bales is a singer-songwriter, ordained minister, and practicing mental health therapist in Orlando, FL. With five diverse albums and over 13 years of touring under his belt, Josh has gained a following of fans from all walks of life. In 2006 he released "Underneath The Armor" (Only The Sinner, A Hymn For All The World, Ten Thousand Places). In 2012 Josh's fans funded "Count The Stars," an album recorded with multi-award winning producer, Ed Cash (Dave Barnes, Chris Tomlin, Kari Jobe). And in 2014 Josh made a home-recorded Christmas album called, "The Holly & The Ivy." In 2015 Josh's pop project, "Somehow I Knew" came out. And in July of 2015 Josh will be releasing his first record of hymns called "The Birds Their Carols Raise," which he recorded in his home and counseling office. Throughout the year Josh travels to sing and speak at various venues and conferences- from pubs to local churches, from living rooms to the National Prayer Breakfast. To invite Josh to your event, send us an email via the contact page.
Songwriting is how I learn to tell my story.
Therapy is about learning how to listen to the stories of others.
The liturgical life is about telling God's story.