The Jazz Theologian
January 2011 Archives

Grab your Bibles and let’s turn to Genesis 16 as we continue ask, “What does it mean to be called by name, by God?” By Name: Part 3 (Pastor Robert Gelinas) from Colorado Community Church on Vimeo.

Here are two of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes: “I choose to identify with the underprivileged, I choose to identify with the poor.  I choose to give my life to the hungry.  I choose to give my life […]

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, calls his own BY NAME.  What does it mean to be a people called by name, by God?  Some times it means that we have struggled with God. By Name: Part 2 (Pastor Robert Gelinas) from […]

Jesus said that “he calls his own sheep by name.” (Jn. 10.3)  Scripture is replete with people called by name, by God:  Moses.  Samuel.  Jacob.  Peter.  Hagar. Some had their name changed and other’s received nicknames. What about you?  Have you […]

How many people in prison are actually innocent?   Depends on which reasearcher you ask.   Some say that there error rate is around 13 percent  in murder convictions.  The most hopeful estimate is that 99.5 percent of convictions are accurate.  Even […]

There is no proof that we have executed an innocent man or woman.  Though if you ask sister Helen Prejean she thinks that it has already occurred.  In her book, “The Death of Innocents:  An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions,” […]

It’s almost normal for us to hear the story of a wrongfully convicted person going free after years in prison. The latest? Cornelius Dupree Jr. who was declared innocent after serving 30 years in prison for a crime he did […]

Living in the Mile High City the Tim Tebow bandwagon has arrived and the line is forming.  There are hopes that he’s the next John Elway who will lead us to the promised land.  Before he even took a snap […]