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April 2009 Archives

Finding The Groove–What other’s are saying…

posted by Robert Gelinas

Theologian, author and Jesus Creed blogger extraordinaire, Scot McKnight was very kind to review my book, Finding the Groove:  Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith… There are very few books like this one — in fact, there is none. I really liked this book, […]

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Coltrane the Soul Trane

posted by Robert Gelinas

"A Love Supreme" the original Liner notes "Dear Listener: All Praise Be To God To Whom All Praise Is Due. Let us pursue Him in the righteous path. Yes it is true; “seek and ye shall find.” Only through Him […]

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Talkin’ Trane

posted by Robert Gelinas

The key to Coltrane is found not in how or what he played but why he played the way, he did. Musically he was a genius and a trendsetter. Practicing for hours a day, he developed unprecedented speed that awed […]

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Jazz & Soul Nights: Finding The Groove Live!

posted by Robert Gelinas

See you tonight!   Handful of tickets still available:  Soileddove.com (For those of you following along in the book we'll be covering chapter four, Creative Tension.)

Filling the ‘Hole': Interview with World Vision President Richard Stearns

posted by Robert Gelinas

(I interviewed Mr. Stearns on behalf of UrbanFaith.com.  Also appearing at Sojourners online) As the pastor of a church with a deep desire to love others as Christ would, I’ve recently been telling folks, “If you only read one book this year, […]

Finding The Groove Live! (Check this out!)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Get your tickets now! The next chapter of Finding the Groove Live! is just around the corner:  April 28, 7pm @ the Soiled Dove Underground. This session will focus on Creative Tension and how it opens up new ways of […]

Jazz and Soul Nights: Finding The Groove Live!

posted by Robert Gelinas

Tickets available online at SoiledDove.com Take a journey with Jazz Theologian, Robert Gelinas and Dave LeMieux & House of Soul.  In a beautiful marriage of the spoken word with jazz, soul, and gospel music, Robert and HOS walk us through […]

Jazz and Soul Nights

posted by Robert Gelinas

   Click on the link below to watch the FINDING THE GROOVE LIVE trailer. http://www.jazztheologian.com/findingthegroove/video.html

Denver Get’s Whiter, Suburbs More Diverse

posted by Robert Gelinas

If the church is going to serve its community as Christ would, it means that we need to be as good at reading our cities as we are reading our Bibles.  This means that we are aware of what is […]

posted by Robert Gelinas

Three Essential Concepts: Syncopation, Improvisation and Call & Response (p3)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Call & Response are a part of jazz because jazz was conceived, birthed and incubated in the church before the church abandoned IT, rejected IT and forgot IT. If improvisation highlights the fact that every person has a unique contribution […]

Finding The Groove–What other’s are saying…

posted by Robert Gelinas

Dr. Gregory Laughery is the L'abri Fellowship in Switzerland was kind enough to read and review Finding the Groove:  Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith.  I am grateful for his kind words (a a five star review on Amazon.com) Robert Gelinas has […]

Three Essential Concepts: Syncopation, Improvisation and Call & Response (p2)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Improvisation is the risk of composing in the moment. When you read God's iteraction with Abraham as he pleads for Sodom (Gen. 18), Moses as he negotiates with God after the golden calf (Ex. 32) or the story of Jonah–God […]

Finding The Groove Radio Interviews

posted by Robert Gelinas

I'll be discussing Finding the Groove on a variety radio shows beginning today… Friday April  3–For those of you in the Midwest tune into Along the Way 12pm (MST) Monday April 6–In Cleveland, Ohio be sure to set your dial […]

Three Essential Concepts: Syncopation, Improvisation and Call & Response (p1)

posted by Robert Gelinas

Syncopation is accenting the offbeat.  It is not discovering what is hidden but rather what is already there but not heard. Syncopation is what brings life to jazz causing you to want to take on the cool head nod in […]

Review of Finding the Groove Live! by Dr. Doug Groothuis

posted by Robert Gelinas

Here's a review of Finding the Groove Live! by Christian Philosopher and Denver Seminary professor, Dr. Doug Groothuis…

What is IT?

posted by Robert Gelinas

Grammy award winner, Wynton Marsalis tells the following story about discovering IT. Now, my younger brother Ellis couldn’t understand all this fuss about jazz.  He wasn’t a musician, and jazz just didn’t speak to him.  But he figured it might […]

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