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January 1970 Archives

Strange Fruit by Nina Simone

posted by Robert Gelinas

Strange Fruit is a tough song to listen to.  In clear and measured words it captures what was happening in our country most powerfully.  Lynching was a form of terrorism that went unpunished in this country for too long.  Of […]

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Greetings from the Pacific Northwest

posted by Robert Gelinas

At the moment I’m in Tacoma, WA with the wonderful people of Youth For Christ Tacoma/West Puget Sound and Adoption Ministry of YWAM.

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Finding The Groove Update

posted by Robert Gelinas

My book is due to hit shelves Feb. 2009–Here’s a sneak peek at the cover… (Design by Kurt at Zondervan)

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Strange Fruit by Lady Day

posted by Robert Gelinas

I collect every version of this haunting poem put to music.  Here’s Billie Holiday’s rendition.

Lord, have mercy…

posted by Robert Gelinas

Not Your Father’s L’Abri?

posted by Robert Gelinas

Christianity Today recently did a story on L’Abri, the Swiss shelter for spiritual seekers.  (You can read the article here)  The piece stirred up a bit of controversy. Dr. Greg Laughery is the current director (his blog) and I recently […]

Let’s JAM!

posted by Robert Gelinas

April is Jazz Appreciation Month.  The Smithsonian National Institution of American History has led this effort and the United States Government has commended April as the month to celebrate Jazz–born in America, enjoyed worldwide. Here are some of the facts […]

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posted by Robert Gelinas

FYI–this blog is now a dotcom…you can still use the old address or you can use the new one…www.jazztheologian.com…

My Beautiful Idol by Pete Gall

posted by Robert Gelinas

As a friend of Pete Gall, I’ve always believed that he was born to write.  I’m glad his first book is on the shelves so you can see what I’ve known for years. It’ called My Beautiful Idol and you […]

Speaking Schedule

posted by Robert Gelinas

Colorado Community Church:  Most weekends I have the privilege of sharing God’s word with the wonderful congregations at Colorado Community Church. Additionally… 2009 Jan. 12-16–Denver, CO–Denver Seminary D. Min. Seminar:  Pastoral Leadership in the 21st Century.  (Co-leader with Dr. Gordon […]

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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)
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 ...

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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