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July 2007 Archives

Coltrane’s Alabama

posted by Robert Gelinas

Alabama, is a song Coltrane composed after listening the the rhythms of Martin Luther King Jr’s sermon eulogizing the four young girls killed in the bombing of a church in Birmingham.

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Denver relies on churches to fight gangs

posted by Robert Gelinas

Click here to read The Denver Post story

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Discovering the Gospel In Jazz–Here’s some pictures from this week’s class

posted by Robert Gelinas

For those of you who were present…What did the Lord say to you?  Is there anything that has stuck in your mind? Don’t forget your homework–Apply Call & Response, syncopation and improvisation to your walk with God and how you […]

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Discovering the Gospel in Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

Tonight, in The Upper Room, we will enjoy the soulful sounds of Chris Lang and company.  He will set the stage for us to look at Mystery in Jazz.  The gospel of Christ is a mystery revealed but that doesn’t […]

posted by Robert Gelinas

Wynton Marsalis’ Green Chimneys on his album, "Live at the House of Tribes," is one of my all time favorite performances.  Sometimes it is the only song I’ll listen to for days at a time.  Every time you try to […]

Read it and weep, read it and sing the blues…

posted by Robert Gelinas

Read the Denver Post article, Trashing the Truth (here)   or see the four day documentary (here)

Discovering the Gospel in Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

Opening night!  Session one of Discovering the Gospel in Jazz is Wednesday night, as we welcome Nelson Rangell. The concepts presented in class can be discussed on this blog beginning Thursday morning…I’ll try and post some pictures as well. Stay […]

Discover the Gospel In Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

Reflections of a Jazz Theologian Live!  Only 17 14 8 seats left.  Sold Out! Because demand has been so high we are going to operate the Upper Room at capacity.  So instead of 200 seats there are 250 (242 are […]

Project 127

posted by Robert Gelinas

We celebrate our 60th placement! Project 127 Lord willing, the day is coming when there will be no children waiting for homes in Colorado’s foster care system.  If only the church will seek pure and faultless religion.

The, “I wish I were mo’ better” blues. (p4)

posted by Robert Gelinas

There is a "tragicomedy" in repentance, as well.  The ancient writer, "Fenelon, says that we need to make sure that our sin leads us to repentance, which will lead us into the Father’s loving care.  When people struggle with persistent […]

The, “I wish I were mo’ better” blues. (p3)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Sampson must have sung the blues. Chosen from birth to be set apart for God though he never seemed to have recognized how special that was.  Perhaps he took it for granted or thought that everyone had that experience.  Over […]

The, “I wish I were mo’ better” blues. (p2)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Sometimes we sing the blues because of what other’s have done to us and then there are those times when we sing them because of what we have done to ourselves. It makes absolutely no sense why we choose the […]

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