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Blog – Centered In Song

Blog – Centered In Song

A blog connecting you to deep conversations, valuable resources, and challenging ideas

Centered In Song is a blog that features a core team of writers who care deeply about the congregation’s voice and who seek to have deep and meaningful conversations. Our team of bloggers are always on the lookout for great events, fresh ideas, and artists who are passionate about congregational singing. Because the team is made up of folk from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, this blog offers a variety of viewpoints and opinions on congregational song, celebrating the diversity that the church’s song embodies each and every week.

 

Blog Team


9th of March 2021

Evaluating Contemporary Worship Music: A System & A Call For Action

Blogger Brian Hehn is the Director of The Center for Congregational Song.   VARIETY OF SONG The United Methodist (UMC) organization “Discipleship Ministries” has just released a project that has […]


5th of March 2021

Pandemic Lesson from Hildegard

Guest Blogger Martha B. Alimi is a PhD candidate in theology at Boston University’s School of Theology, and the Music Director at Christ Episcopal Church in Middle Haddam, CT. She […]


1st of March 2021

Vlog – Jesus On The Mainline

We’re glad to welcome Emorja Roberson to our blog team. Emorja is a pianist, conductor, workshop coordinator, composer, arranger and vocalist in world of classical and gospel. He is the […]


10th of February 2021

Lenten Buried Treasures

Blogger David Bjorlin is a worship pastor at Resurrection Covenant Church (Chicago), a lecturer in worship at North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago), and a published hymnwriter.   If you’re a […]


18th of December 2020

Global Gospel: Gospel Music For Dealing With Hardship – Part I

Guest Blogger Austin-Sinclair Harris is a graduate student from Houston, TX. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is set […]


3rd of December 2020

An Open Letter to Pastors During the 2020 Pandemic

Dear pastors, I get it. The stress of 2020 is not only weighing on you from the normal personal levels, but the often-dysfunctional tendencies of your congregation members are being […]


30th of November 2020

An Advent Hymn from another Time of Conflict

Guest blogger Paul Farseth is a St. Olaf graduate (1964), hymn writer, and member of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada living in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.   […]


26th of October 2020

When the Mountaintop Experience Isn’t Enough

Blogger David Bjorlin is a worship pastor at Resurrection Covenant Church (Chicago), a lecturer in worship at North Park Theological Seminary (Chicago), and a published hymnwriter.   It can be […]


15th of October 2020

Worship & Anti-Racism: A Beginner’s Resource List

Blogger Brian Hehn is the Director of The Center for Congregational Song.   The Original Post On September 25th, I posted this onto my personal FB wall:   My heart […]


18th of August 2020

COVID-19 & Singing – An Update Based on Current Research

INTRODUCTION There are currently research teams across the world working on identifying how COVID-19 spreads and how to best protect the population from contracting the virus. Two ongoing studies are […]