Final Conference Program

We’re very excited to share this incredible conference program for our annual conference, Feb 8-10!

Conference Program (.pdf)

A very special thank you to Dr. Ken Keathley, Emily Harrison, and the Southeastern Center for Faith and Culture; Dr. Bruce Ashford and the Southeastern Provost’s Office; Dr. Jeremy Begbie and the Duke Initiatives in Theology & the Arts program; Kit Jacobson, the Duke Evensong Choir,
and the Mallarmé Chamber Players; Bryant Moxley, the shuttle drivers, and the congregation
of Wake Forest Baptist Church; Catering Works; Jill Cochran, Jayson Rowe, and student
volunteers; the session chairs; and the presenters.

November Updates: Fall Newsletter and 2018 SEBTS

I’m delighted to share with you the new issue of the SCSM Newsletter, co-edited by Chelle Stearns and Chad Fothergill. Click on the link to read about our upcoming conference, catch up on Member News, learn about some graduate student projects, and enjoy an interview dialogue between SCSM and CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts) as well as Chelle’s review of a recent book by Ben Quash, Found Theology: History, Imagination, and The Holy Spirit (2014).
– Jennifer Bloxam, president

We’re also excited to share more details for our 2018 Annual Conference at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, February 8-10 in Wake Forest, NC. Go to the Conferences>2018 SEBTS to see the preliminary Conference Program, logistics details, and more about Steven Guthrie’s keynote address, “Silence, Solitude, and Song: Sounding the Dimensions of our Aural Crisis.”

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Dr. Steven Guthrie, Keynote speaker

Steven GuthrieThe SCSM is pleased to announce Dr. Steven Guthrie as our Keynote Speaker for our 2018 Annual Conference. Steven Guthrie is Professor of Theology at Belmont University where he is also director of the Religion and Arts program and the Worship Leadership program. He earned his B. Mus. in Music Theory from the University of Michigan School of Music, and worked as a musician and minister of music for seven years before going on for graduate study in theology. His doctoral dissertation from the University of St. Andrews was on the theology of music, and he served as post-doctoral fellow and then as a Lecturer at the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Creator Spirit: The Holy Spirit and the Art of Becoming Human (Baker Academic, 2011), and the co-editor (with Jeremy Begbie) of Resonant Witness: Conversations Between Music and Theology (Eerdmans, 2011). He continues to lead worship at his church, and play music professionally in the Nashville area.

Anniversary Volume Now Available!

Exploring Christian Song front coverWe are delighted to announce the publication of Exploring Christian Song (Lexington Press, 2017), a collection of ten essays celebrating the Society’s founding in 2002! Contributors include former keynote speakers, winners of the Graduate Student Prize, and several Society presidents, all exploring ways in which people across time and space have raised their voices to sing God’s praises.  Click here to read about the book on, and here for how to order it at a 30% discount. Please spread the news and share the flyer – all royalties benefit SCSM!