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October 2006 Archives

Swing & Syncopation (p1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

"It don’t mean a thing if it aint got that swing."  Duke Ellington

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The Jazz Conductor

posted by Robert Gelinas

I love this picture! John Allen’s authorized biography of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu, is fresh off the press and chapter 9 has a suprising title…

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The New American Dream

posted by Robert Gelinas

Speaking of the American Dream, Aaron McGruder called it quits! His comic strip, The Boondocks, has been a unique commentary on American life.  Grandfather moves to the suburbs (i.e. the boondocks) and then his two grandchildren come to live with […]

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The Purple Politician?

posted by Robert Gelinas

Barack Obama’s long awaited book, "The Audacity of Hope," hit the bookshelves today.  Up until now we have known a lot about his personal story but little about what he thinks about the issuies and his vision for the future […]

What does this mean about us?

posted by Robert Gelinas

Be honest.  Did you watch?

Is Jazz the Ubuntu of America? (p2)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Desmond Tutu says that Ubuntu is a way saying that, "My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours."  It is the realization that, "A person is a person through other persons.  It is not, "I think therefore […]

Is Jazz the Ubuntu of America? (p1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Ubuntu is a way of doing community among some tribes in South Africa.  When they greet each other they do not say, "Hello" or "How are you?" rather they say Sawu bona–"I see you."  When someone greets you in this […]

Jazz is

posted by Robert Gelinas

"Yet there is more to jazz than music, and it is there, paradoxically, that its influence is profound."  John F. Szwed   "If you plan on continuing a tradition, it might be a good idea to find out just what […]

Charles Mingus

posted by Robert Gelinas

Charles Mingus is one of my favorite bass musicians.  He was a genius composer and he also saw the connection between jazz and the Pentecostal movement. 

The Last King of Scotland

posted by Robert Gelinas

I’m dying to see "The Last King of Scotland."  It opened on Sept. 27 but in my city it’s only showing on one obscure screen and they aren’t running it until this weekend.  What gives!  It’s the story of the […]

Colorado Christian University

posted by Robert Gelinas

Today I had the pleasure of teaching a New Testament class at my Alma Mater Colorado Christian University.

William Seymour Continued

posted by Robert Gelinas

Harvey Cox, in his book, "Fire From Heaven:  The rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-First Century."  Makes the following observations about this form of our faith.     "In recent years I have heard […]

William Seymour

posted by Robert Gelinas

"William J. Seymour is one of the top ten Christians of the 20th century."  Christian History Magazine. Today, Pentecostalism is one of the fastest growing forms of the Christian faith–some 600 million people follow Jesus in this manner.  Few know […]

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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 care for orphans, "Religion that god our Father accepts a

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Sermon of the Week: Your Lot in Life (P6)
This book just keeps getting better! [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/31323811[/vimeo]

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 we’re all saying today? That we want to be blessed by

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]

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