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.
Carolyn Moomaw Chilton writes and blogs as a spiritual discipline...
Carolyn Moomaw Chilton
Carolyn Moomaw Chilton writes and blogs as a spiritual discipline and an invitation to conversation with others She a leadership development coach with clergy, clergy spouses and lay employees, as well as a spiritual director She also works as a consultant with churches and vestries in the areas of formation, development and evangelism She can be contacted through wwwepiscopalevangelistcom
Wendell is a composer, choir director, and music educator, with...
Wendell is a composer, choir director, and music educator, with a particular interest in contemporary hymnody and choral music He holds degrees in music composition from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus), the University of Toronto (MMus) and Western University (PhD), and is a life member of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada Wendell’s compositions and choral arrangements have been performed by middle school, high school, college, community and touring ensembles in more than 20 states and provinces, as well as in Ireland, England, Scotland, Poland and Jamaica In addition to his music work, he enjoys model trains, tree houses, aviation, rainy days, and life with his best friend Janelle and their four lively children
Min. Rylan Harris is Minister of Worship & Arts at Ray...
Rylan A. Harris
Min Rylan Harris is Minister of Worship & Arts at Ray of Hope Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia while he pursues a Master of Religious Leadership with a concentration in Music and Worship at Candler School of Theology He is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia and remains active with the Hampton Ministers Conference each June
Felicia Patton is a lifelong Chicago native and worship leader at Urban...
FeliciaPatton is a lifelong Chicago native and worship leader at Urban Village Church Felicia received an undergraduate degree from North Park University followed by two graduate degrees from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Author – Rosa Cándida Ramírez is the Worship Pastor of La Fuente Ministries, an intercultural, intergenerational bilingual ministry in Pasadena, California. On Monday, October 16, 2017, at 12:00 pm I openly wept while leading worship. At the steps of Fuller Theological Seminary’s Payton Hall, I was crying in front of a group of approximately forty […]
Author – Ginny Chilton is Music Minister at Church of the Ascension in Norfolk, Virginia, where she serves as organist, choirmaster, and elementary music teacher. Welcome to the fourth entry in the Center for Congregational Song blog: Centered in Song. I’m Ginny, a 30-something organist and music minister living in Tidewater, Virginia. I’ve worked mostly for […]
It’s my privilege to be joined in this special conversation with Dr. Markus Rathey, the Robert S. Tangeman Professor in the Practice of Music History at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, in New Haven, CT. It is a privilege not only for Markus’ expertise in this area but also because he was one of […]
Author – Adam Perez is currently a doctoral student in liturgical studies at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. Launch Event Recap We began our time together in just the way you might expect for the launch of the Center for Congregation Song: by singing! In fact, singing was the ligature that bound us (and […]
Author Brian Hehn is the Director of The Center for Congregational Song The Beginning Negativity. Pessimism. Insults. Arrogance. Blame. Simplifications…These are many of the characteristics that are easy to find when browsing the internet, scrolling through social media, listening to the news, and even walking the hallways of our churches. But when I read the […]
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