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30th of April 2019

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 […]


Interview with Lisa Weaver and Jimmie Abbington

Introduction This episode is with Dr. Lisa Weaver and Dr. James Abbington. It was recorded by Ben Brody at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship during their annual Worship Symposium in January 2019.   Season 2 – Episode 1 In this interview with two of the most influential scholars and leaders in church music, Ben […]


8th of November 2018

Interview with Taize Brother Jean Marie

Introduction This episode is with Taize Brother Jean Marie, who is one of the community’s lead musicians. The Taizé Community is an ecumenical Christian monastic fraternity in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It […]


31st of October 2018

Interview with David Bailey

Introduction This episode is with pastor and producer out of Richmond, Virginia, David Bailey. Rev. David M. Bailey believes that the Church should and can lead by example in diversity and reconciliation. He’s the founder of Arrabon; a ministry that equips churches and nonprofits with the tools and resources to shepherd their community from aspirational […]


25th of October 2018

Interview with Delores Dufner, OSB

Introduction This episode is with hymn text writer Sister Delores Dufner. Sister Delores is a member of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota, a Benedictine women’s community of about 200 members. She holds Master’s Degrees in Liturgical Music and Liturgical Studies. She is currently a member of The Hymn Society in the United States […]


18th of October 2018

Interview with Lim Swee Hong

Introduction This episode is with composer, historian, and hymnologist Lim Swee Hong. Dr. Lim is the Deer Park Associate Professor of Sacred Music at Emmanuel College, and the Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program. Before joining Emmanuel on July 1, 2012, Swee Hong served as an Assistant Professor of Church Music at Baylor University, […]