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The Jazz Theologian

"Call and response " is a halmark in jazz.  Because it was birthed in the post-slavery church jazz took on the characteristics of it's parents.  Musicians use their instruments use their to affirm and encourage each other just as congregation responds to the call of the preacher.  In ensemble community we call and respond to each other as we help each other find our groove.  Habakkuk shows us that God also desires a call and response relationship with us too.

If you didn't read the comment section in the last post, Sherman said it well…

Man I love Habakkuk…A man not hiding behind a veneer of "holiness" but being real with God…Why do you allow this mess to happen…

And then when God answers…Habakkuk has the audacity to answer back…"I don't think your answer is in line with your own principles…How can you who can't even look at evil allow such an evil nation to overtake those who are more righteous than they…"

And then God says, I will take care of things. Write it down..and then wait for it to happen…

And then Habakkuk has to just sit back and wait for the answer…fully expecting that it will come…Habakkuk sings praise to God even while waiting for the fulfillment of what God has said…

But the interaction would not have happened had Habakkuk not questioned God…"

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