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Facing Race (p3)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Race is a tension that has been introduced into our culture that is wrought with internal conflict.  The effects are deeply psychological. There is a video worth watching that drives the point home.  It’s called, "A Girl Like Me," and […]

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Facing Race (p2)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Race is inherent to the American experience.  The next season of Survivor is going to divide the teams up according to race.  Most people attend churches and live in neihborhoods that resemble their ace.  The price of a private adoption […]

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Facing Race (p1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

To talk about jazz is to talk about race.  To choose a jazz based faith is to face race head on and to let it’s questions and tensions fuel one’s faith.  A jazz based faith is not a race dominated […]

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The 2006 Black Weblog Awards

posted by Robert Gelinas

It’s that time of year again.  The 2006 Black Weblog Awards are in the final stage of voting.  There are finalist in a number of categories.  I am familiar with two of them and, in my opinion, they are worthy […]

Marco…Polo…

posted by Robert Gelinas

"Call and Response" are hallmarks of jazz because it was incubated in the black church. Preacher calls and congregation responds…horn calls and piano responds…Langston Hughes calls and Ralph Ellison responded. Langston Hughes wrote his famous poem, "Harlem:  A Dream Deferred" […]

1369 reasons why jazz is more than music

posted by Robert Gelinas

In the prologue of Invisible Man, the narrator seeks light in his darkness by iluminating his hole with 1369 light bulbs.  The number is a tribute the the year 1936.  That was when he moved to New York City and […]

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Celebrating National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month.  God is up to something.  The Bride of Christ is waking up all across this nation to the need to care for orphans through adoption and foster care. James 1.27 makes it clear that to be Christian is to ...

posted 1:42:26pm Nov. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sermon of the Week: Your Lot in Life (P6)
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posted 3:00:02pm Nov. 05, 2011 | read full post »

Guest Blogger: Patricia Raybon
A Ghost? Or Our God?   By Patricia Raybon It’s dark, cold and early. But I’m excited. On this morning, the most important thing I have to do is hear from God. And not just a little bit. I want to hear without limits. Isn’t that what ...

posted 6:00:00am Oct. 31, 2011 | read full post »

Sermon of the Week: Your Lot in Life (P5)
Good News:  Pure Motives Are Not Required Before We Serve In The Kingdom of God! [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/30383671[/vimeo] ...

posted 3:56:39pm Oct. 28, 2011 | read full post »

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