The Jazz Theologian

The Jazz Theologian


What’s a jazz theologian?

posted by Robert Gelinas

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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 Supreme.

We walk with Christ, embracing creative tension, joining in the mystery of life in concert.

We have time, rather than time having us.  We develop our ear so that we might listen to the needs of others, then live and love like Jesus.

We live a composed life guided by the eternal melody of the Word of God as we add our own voice.

We sing the blues so as not to waste any pain.  We follow in the footsteps of our "kind of blue" Christ, offering our lives as statements to the renaissance that only He can bring.

We have…found our groove!



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Dina

posted December 25, 2009 at 9:45 am


This is an incredible statement of faith — so rich, creative, and truthful. (Gosh, I wish I had come up with this).



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Jacqui

posted December 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm


I am a newcomer but I love the idea already



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tina haase findlay

posted December 30, 2009 at 8:27 pm


your words are always so encouraging and on-point — you have a fan in des moines, iowa, and a fellow Christ-following music-lover and performer. THANK YOU for your faithfulness, and come see us in des moines sometime!
peace,
tina haase findlay
http://www.bellasoulmusic.com



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