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February 2006 Archives

The term "hyphenated American" was popularized in the 1910s by President Theodore Roosevelt, responding to the increasing fractionalization within the nation along ethnic lines. In an October 12, 1915 speech to the Knights of Columbus, Roosevelt said, "There is no […]

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As you can see from my profile, I describe myself as "on the hyphen between African and American." Let’s do a quick survey… Are you an American or a hyphenated-American? Why?

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Here is a final reflection inspired by James Cone (and yes, these have been pictures of the man himself). So what color is Jesus today? Jazz is all about the moment. Moments that may or may not be reproduced. Jazz […]

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I’m out of country for a few weeks…the dark continent…the place that provided much of the the source material for this thing we call Jazz. I don’t think I’ll have much time for posting so I’m going to re-run some […]

I’ve been gun shy of the Emergent Church Movement for a while now.  Yes there are aspects I like…but so much of the new postmodern Christian thing still feels very modern to me.  Especially as it pertains to race, class, […]

I believe that "The Beloved Community" by Charles Marsh is a must read for anyone who beleives that theology is meant to be lived.  As a Jazz Theologian I am convinced that the knowing is in the doing; that is […]

So what is unique about America?  (hmmm…The Constitution…Baseball…and???) The answer to reaching a culture is not without but within.  In the same way that the Apostle Paul used the unique cultural setting of Mars Hill we must learn to exegete […]