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April 2010 Archives

Christian McBride & Inside Straight

posted by Robert Gelinas

I’m looking forward to seeing Christian McBride & Inside Straight @ Dazzles this weekend!

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Jazz Theology: Harmonizing God’s Word

posted by Robert Gelinas

We live a composed life guided by the eternal melody of the Word of God as we add our own voice. Jazz theologians honor and revere God’s word.  We spend our lives reading it, memorizing it and meditating upon its’ […]

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Jazz Theology: Having Time

posted by Robert Gelinas

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. No moment is just a moment.  Every moment is pregnant with the […]

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Arizona Immigration Enforcement Bill

posted by Robert Gelinas

There’s a lot of debate about Arizona’s new immigration and enforcement bill.  Have you read it?  Here it is. My question is not what you think of the bill, but what process should a Christian go through to determine what […]

Jazz Theology: Creative Tension

posted by Robert Gelinas

We walk with Christ, embracing creative tension, joining in the mystery of life in concert. God is the most creative being in the universe.  Yet, we so often find ourselves in a rut in our relationship with him.  When the […]

Jazz Theology: Practicing Christians

posted by Robert Gelinas

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. Christians are called to live out our faith in community.  When Jesus […]

Jazz Theology: The Covenant

posted by Robert Gelinas

At the end of Jazz Theologian Live! experiences I hand out covenant cards.   They contain a summary of what it means to consider oneself a jazz theologian. I’ll unpack each one individually over the next few posts on jazz theology. […]

Jazz Theology: Understanding the Basics

posted by Robert Gelinas

In my book, Finding the Groove:  Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith, I sought to put on to the page what we see on the stage.  We do not need to be jazz musicians to practice a jazz-shaped faith.  Rather, there are basic […]

Jazz Theology: I’m on a Mission!

posted by Robert Gelinas

Jazz Theologian Live! Experiences Thousands of people have packed into ‘standing room only’ Jazz Theologian Live! experiences.  They are a beautiful marriage of the spoken word with jazz, soul, and gospel music in which seeker and seasoned Christian alike are […]

10 Cars to Drive Before You Die

posted by Robert Gelinas

Car and Driver named the “10 Cars to Drive Before You Die.” I’ve driven two one of them (the Porsche & Honda S2000) what about you? (I’m not sure…that Porsche might have been in my dreams)

Muslim Christian Dialogue–Coming Soon!

posted by Robert Gelinas

I’m currently reading, “Between Allah & Jesus:  What Christians Can Learn from Muslims.”  It’s about, “What would happen if Christians and a Muslim at a university talked and disagreed, but really tried to understand each other?  What would they learn?” […]

Guam Tipping Over

posted by Robert Gelinas

I admit it. I keep chuckling about Rep. Hank Johnson’s concern about Guam tipping over.  Makes me wonder though…What should I know that I don’t?  What are the things I assert dogmatically but have no clue?

Tiger Woods & The Voice of His Father

posted by Robert Gelinas

Nike’s commercial feature’s Tiger’s face with the voice of his late father.  What do you think?

Peace with People is preceded by…

posted by Robert Gelinas

Ever since God escorted us out of the garden there has been one simple rule of relationships:  Peace with God precedes peace with others.  If we try to reverse the order it will never work.  At Babel we even see […]

Finding the Groove Review

posted by Robert Gelinas

Much thanks to Lisa Ann Cockrel for such a nice review of my book @ Faithfulreader.com

My New Woodshed!

posted by Robert Gelinas

I’ve been searching for a new woodshed (a place to think, pray, practice the faith and finish my book). I’ve been praying for a cool little room in a church bell tower where I could have 24/7 access.  God has […]

210 Million Reasons to Adopt

posted by Robert Gelinas

Click here to read the Christianity Today Editorial

Soldiers Surprise Their Loved Ones

posted by Robert Gelinas

Let the tears roll…

Improvising Upon “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross”

posted by Robert Gelinas

When I survey the wondrous cross, I am horrified.  Tattered and torn skin…blood matted hair…pain induced quivers…the death of God.  A man so battered and betrayed that words…fail.                                                                                                  Selah When I survey […]

Find the Spiritual Analogy: The Second Line

posted by Robert Gelinas

Let’s play a game called:  Find the spiritual analogy (there are no right or wrong answers so don’t be afraid to take a risk) A Jazz funeral is a public event.  Once a family has memorialized their loved one they […]

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Guest Blogger: Patricia Raybon
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