The Jazz Theologian
March 2010 Archives

When Muslim extremists plan and carry out acts of terror you often hear calls for mainstream Muslim’s to denounce their fringe brethren.  The “Hutaree,” a Christian militia group was apparently planning to bring about Armageddon.  These “Christian Warriors” were preparing …Read More

This is the week…Easter…The celebration of the resurrection.  More people will attend church services this week than any other time of the year.  As one who is in the midst of preparing a sermon for this occasion I feel the …Read More

I’m in search of a new “Third Space.”  My old one closed down.  It was where I could go and sip coffee, get some work done or just think.  Since my third space closed it’s doors i’ve been a bit …Read More

On the stage tonight…Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson:  Two Men With the Blues (an album worth having).   After the break…Georgia on my mind…

How do you integrate faith and technology? Computers, mp3 players, smart phones, blogs and social media are a part of the fabric of life in the 21st century. Take my iPhone for example.  I use it to to find movies, check …Read More

(Here’s my McLaren interview consolidated) Recently, I interviewed Brian McLaren about his new book, A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming The Faith.  McLaren is author of over a dozen books and among Time magazine “25 Most influential …Read More

The Jazz Question Jazz Theologian: You’re a musician and I’m a jazz theologian, so let’s jam a bit.  Jazz assumes standards and practices before one takes the stage.  What are the basic practices that need to be assumed before we …Read More

Composing a jazz-shaped faith is about practicing Christianity.  When a musician takes the stage practice is assumed.  A basic understanding of one’s instrument, music, standards and the essence of jazz are all necessary (and expected) in order for concert to …Read More

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Let’s cut to the chase, who’s responsible for health care? The answer:  The most powerful nation on the planet is responsible. I think that it is clear that health care is a life issue and thus followers of Christ should …Read More