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20th of May 2019

Finding the Risen Christ in Community

Blogger Ginny Chilton Maxwell is Music Minister at Church of the Ascension in Norfolk, Virginia, where she serves as organist, choirmaster, and elementary music teacher.       Eastertide Eastertide is the season where we get to hear a little each Sunday from the book of Acts, a record of the wild experiences of Jesus’s […]


13th of May 2019

A Healthy Body Image for the Worshiping Church

This blog is by guest blogger Joel Payne and was originally posted on the ResoundWorship Blog in 2018.       Body Image It’s well accepted these days that fashion magazines have played their part in promoting an unrealistic, even unhealthy, body image. But what about the worship music industry – could it be that […]


9th of May 2019

Album Review – Joseph Pensak, “Hallowell”

The Context Hallowell is the name for Jospeh Pensak’s first project since participating in Bifrost Arts’ “Come, O Spirit!” From 2007. Pensak is a Presbyterian pastor in Burlington, Vermont, and the Hallowell album features a plethora of Vermont-based musicians. Pensak worked with composers and vocalists, including a chamber music collective and a chamber folk band, […]


7th of May 2019

Lord, You Can Turn All Mourning into Dancing

Blogger Brian Hehn is the director of The Center for Congregational Song.       SOLEMNITY It’s pet peeve time. Let’s talk about the word solemn. Especially in Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions with similar liturgical tendencies, the word solemn is used quite a bit. You hear about celebrating a “solemnity,” keeping this “solemn […]


30th of April 2019

Common Hymnal

David Calvert is the Creative Arts Director for Grace Community Church in rural North Carolina and a PhD graduate in Theology and Worship from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He writes the album reviews for The Center for Congregational Song.       Authentic Community One of the deep longings of the human heart is for […]


Interview with Constance Cherry

Introduction This episode is with worship professor and author Constance Cherry. It was recorded by Ben Brody at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship during their annual Worship Symposium in January 2019.   Season 2 – Episode 6 In this interview with Constance Cherry, her journey to becoming a worship professor and scholar is explored. […]


Interview with Timothy Dudley Smith (part 2)

Introduction This episode is the 2nd part of Ben Brody’s interview with retired bishop and renowned hymn writer Timothy Dudley Smith.   Season 2 – Episode 5 In this interview with Timothy Dudley Smith we continue to hear about his story of faith and music-making in the church. His writing process, results, and impact are […]


Interview with Emmett Price

Introduction This episode is with music professor and leading expert on Music of the African Diaspora, African American Culture, the Black Church, and Christian Worship, Dr. Emmett Price. It was recorded at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship at their annual Worship Symposium.   Season 2 – Episode 4 In this interview with Dr. Emmett […]


Interview with Tony Alonso

Introduction This episode is with Dr. Tony Alonso of Emory University. This episode was recorded by Ben Brody at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship during their annual Worship Symposium.   Season 2 – Episode 3 In this interview with Roman Catholic composer and liturgical scholar Tony Alonso, we hear the story of God’s unexpected […]


Interview with Monique Ingalls

Introduction This episode is with ethnomusicologist and professor at Baylor University Monique Ingalls. Recorded at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship during their annual Worship Symposium, host Ben Brody once again hosts a lovely conversation that is both informative and challenging.   Season 2 – Episode 2 In this interview with Dr. Monique Ingalls, she […]