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August 2007 Archives

Building your jazz music collection

posted by Robert Gelinas

Building a jazz music library has to do with personal tastes while keeping an eye on history.  On the one hand, jazz is about tradition.  Being aware of who has done what and learning to appreciate the different eras of […]

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Last night of Discover the Gospel in Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

Tonight is our seventh and final week of our time together.  When I first started thinking about what it would be like to get together in a church and listen to great jazz and allow it to serve as a […]

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WOW!!!

posted by Robert Gelinas

I really wish those of you who read this blog outside of Denver could have been present for this weeks session of Discover the Gospel in Jazz. Henry Butler was amazing!  His musical ability, vocals and presence is astonishing.  For […]

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Discover the Gospel in Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

This Wednesday night we will have our sixth session of Discover the Gospel in Jazz.  This has been an absolute blast as The Upper Room has been filled for some great music and fun conversation about the good news of […]

Max Roach dies at the age of 83

posted by Robert Gelinas

Time comes to an end for this supreme keeper of time.  Here’s a link to Drummerworld’s story about the legend (click here). (Gary the Flan has some thoughtful words about Max as well…just click on his name under recent comments […]

Reconciliation Blues

posted by Robert Gelinas

I just finished Ed Gilbreath’s Reconciliation Blues.  There have been many books on reconciliation over the years and Ed’s work stands tall among them.  As a pastor of a multi-ethnic church with a passion for the Body of Christ to […]

Discover the Gospel in Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

Dave LeMieux and the House of Soul will take the stage tonight.  Incarnation and Resurrection in Jazz:  Developing Your Ear will be the topic under discussion.

Colorado Christian University Fires Professor

posted by Robert Gelinas

In a previous post we discussed what it means to be a Practicing Christian (click here).  What are the practices of a practicing Christian?  Or "How would you finish the following sentence:  A practicing Christian… The difficulty with the concept, […]

The Word in Jazz: Finding Your Voice (p2)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Hermeneutics–the art and science of Biblical interpretation. We need this approach to scripture but it needs to be balanced with a "jazzaneutic." That is… …the art of knowing the scriptures by living them and experiencing them in community. …the willingness […]

Discover the Gospel in Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

This week we welcome Andy Nevala and the unique sounds and syncopations of latin jazz. The jazz theologian will lead a discussion on The Living Word in Jazz:  Finding Your Voice. Until then, stay in the groove, robert

What’s a jazz theologian?

posted by Robert Gelinas

 A Jazz Theologian is someone who knows that jazz is more than music.  Therefore,… We are practicing Christians.  We have spent time in the woodshed learning the old standards.  Now we syncopate, improvise and respond to the call of a Love […]

About me

posted by Robert Gelinas

 Married to Barbara, the love of my life, since 1994.  With her heart  of compassion, magnificent mind and Masters in Public Administration she could run a branch of the government (and might someday).  Father:  We have six energetic children (5 […]

Life in Concert–An Atheist’s Perspective

posted by Robert Gelinas

Hemant Mehta, an atheist, sold his soul on Ebay!  Hence the title of his new book, "I Sold My Soul on eBay:  Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes." He is known as The Friendly Atheist and you can read and […]

What if they lived life in concert?

posted by Robert Gelinas

The Greatest Partnership that never happened. Chris Rice, Author of Grace Matters? wrote the following article that appeared in Sojourners Magazine in 1998. 

Discovering the Gospel In Jazz

posted by Robert Gelinas

Tonight we will be treated to the incredible talent of Isidro.  He’ll bring his eclectic mix of R & B, smooth jazz, Latin jazz and classical guitar to the stage of The Upper Room. As for the Jazz Theologian…I’ll be […]

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