Beliefnet
The Jazz Theologian
Bio

"For more information visit: Jazztheologian.com

Robert Gelinas is Lead-Pastor (and resident Jazz Theologian) of Colorado Community Church—a multi-cultural, interdenominational community of 3000+ followers of Christ in the Denver area.

Author of Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith (Zondervan) and the upcoming, Strange Fruit: The Cross as a Way of Life (2011).

Founder of Project 127, a ministry dedicated to seeing the day when there are no children waiting for homes in Colorado's foster care system. Robert deeply desires to see the body of Christ mobilized to serve the least of these. The poor, the down and out, the disenfranchised and disabled, those deemed unimportant and the unborn. He believes that God loves all people yet he has a special heart for the poor and the poor in spirit, the miserable and the marginalized.

A Contributing Editor for Leadership Journal and Urbanfaith.com.

He acquired a B.A. in Bibilcal Studies from Colorado Christian University and a Master of Arts in World Christianity (Missiology) from Denver Seminary.

Robert is married to the love of his life, Barbara, and they have six energetic children (3 boys & 3 girls--one bio, five adopted--two from Ethiopia).

Friend of God...Passionate about the Body of Christ...Lover of this thing called jazz!

Please visit Jazztheologian.com for contact info., speaking schedule, videos, Facebook and Twitter.

Old School Playlist:  Let’s Get in On and Sexual Healing! (Rated M–for Mature audiences only)

Advertisement

Major scales are hopeful. Minor scales are not. The blues linger simultaneously in between–defiantly loving. Blue notes are flat, slightly dissonant yet expectant. Jazz never forgets the blues. Christianity always remembers the cross.

Advertisement

This month at The Sankofa Institute we are discussing education. Most agree that the education system in the U.S. has serious flaws.  Politicians point out that we are falling behind our competition and promise to do something about it.  Rod […]

Advertisement

This weekend is so bittersweet for those of us who grew up without fathers.  The statistics are 40% of all children and 70+% of African-Americans grow up without a man in the house.  It creates a pain and longing that […]

Carl Ellis in his book, Free At Last? The Gospel in the African-American Experience, makes this profound statement: It is a disgrace that we have not learned to preache ‘the full counsel of God’ through our history, the way Stephen […]

During the 1930’s, in order to reduce unemployment during the Great Depression, the government funded The Federal Writers’ Project. One of their assignments was to interview many of the 100,000 former slaves that were still alive in the United States. […]

Elisa Morgan, President Emerita of MOPS (Mother’s of Preschoolers) and prolific author, shares this timely message:  Broken Family Values

As a preacher I’m always looking for creative ways to communicate timeless truths.  This weekend I’m starting a new sermon series called, “Old School Playlist.”  The goal is to have a little fun as we talk about serious issues. I’ve […]

Previous Posts