The Jazz Theologian

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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.  Here’s the summary from the card:

A Jazz Theologian is someone who has discovered 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.


Stay in the groove!



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