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Apprenticeships and Jam Sessions

posted by Robert Gelinas

Jazz community takes various forms. Paul F. Berliner in his book, "Thinking In Jazz:  The Infinite Art of Improvisation," has this to say about community in the jazz tradition. "For almost a century, the jazz community has functioned as a […]

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Blog/Album/Book…of the Week!

posted by Robert Gelinas

Some ‘Conn’-versation… Some Kirk Whalum… and a fresh Christian perspective on immigration.

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Eye On Africa

posted by Robert Gelinas

I found this link over at Erud-Awakening.  It’s a live web cam on a watering hole somewhere in Africa. Click here to check it out:  Eye On Africa I’m making this a permament link in my left hand column because […]

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Jazz at Work

posted by Robert Gelinas

John Alan Turner over at Faith 2.0 recently emailed me the link to this article about how corporations can learn to swing.  USA Today interviewed Wynton Marsalis, who was named one of America’s Best Leaders in 2006 by Harvard’s Kennedy […]

Jazz is…

posted by Robert Gelinas

“If you know in advance every note you’re going to play and just the way you’re going to play it, there’s no need to have feelings.  Like that, if you’ve got a feeling, you just can’t use it; you can’t […]

Blog/Album/Book…of the Week!

posted by Robert Gelinas

A new blog that is sure to be a must read, an album that is a sermon, and a book about American Idols.

The Dream that Almost Wasn’t (p2)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Mahalia Jackson had just sung, "I’ve Been ‘Buked and I Been Scorned," only to have the crowd demand an encore so she then sang the spiritual, "How I God Over." 

The Dream that Almost Wasn’t (p1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

When Martin Luther King Jr. stood up before the crowd that late August day he wasn’t planning on talking about the dream.  He had many wonderful things to say.  Lines about withering injustice, cashing a blank check and letting freedom […]

Jazz is…

posted by Robert Gelinas

"Put it this way.  Jazz is a good barometer of freedom…In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence thorugh which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people […]

Henry

posted by Robert Gelinas

Numbers were down in our services because of the unusually low temperatures that we are experiencing in the Mile High City.  An usher informed me that there was a man present who had just lost his wife in the past […]

Blog/Album/Book…of the Week!

posted by Robert Gelinas

This weeks picks are in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…

Ella Fitzgerald

posted by Robert Gelinas

Lady Ella, the First Lady of Song, gets a stamp! (click here to read the story on the official Ella Fitzgerald site)

Cars

posted by Robert Gelinas

Recently, Jamey Johnson posted "A Man’s Love Affair…"  It’s about how we men love our automobiles.  I’d be embarrassed to admit how much I think about cars.  I read about them, test drive them and compare the 0-60 stats. Audi’s […]

Creative Tension: Mystery (p5)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Remove the mystery.  Remove the romance. Freshness in any relationship has elements of expectation and mystery.  They are the stuff of romance.  If we are going to remember our First Love we will need to guard the embers and stoke […]

TV Withdrawals

posted by Robert Gelinas

I’m am in the midst of a second round of TV withdrawals.  About a year ago my wife and I rearranged our house to maximize family relationships.  In the process we moved our television upstairs out of the main traffic […]

My life’s goal

posted by Robert Gelinas

God asks the question… "…for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?" Jeremiah 30.21b I know that this question is rhetorical and the context is messianic but all I know is that it has become […]

Blog/Album/Book…of the Week!

posted by Robert Gelinas

The blog of Leadership Journal/Christianity Today, a controversial album by one of the greats and a book that is the theory behind the praxis of reaching this place we call the USA…

Creative Tension: Mystery (p4)

posted by Robert Gelinas

James Lucas gives us the ingredients to embracing the paradoxes of God and living with the mystery.  His components in part are… a truth an opposing truth a willingness:  We choose to press the two truths against each other as […]

Creative Tension: Mystery (p3)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Lucas describes an ancient way of interpreting the Bible, one that he argues Jesus used, it’s called "halakic reasoning."  Simply put it is holding "both strands of a paradox in tension and balance, knowing that with God both sides must […]

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