I just started reading Philip Gulley’s new book, “If the Church Were Christian:  Rediscovering the Values of Jesus.”  I love provocative titles! I haven’t read enough to comment about the overall content but I am intrigued by his thesis: “…if the church claims Jesus as its founder, it should at lease share his values.  The…

Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Mt. 9.37-38) Is there ever a time when we say that Jesus has answered our prayers?  When do we say, “The harvest is plentiful and so are the workers?”…

This is the final installment of this series of posts on wrongful convictions (Part 1—Part 2-–Part 3) How and why do they keep happening?  What’s the “anatomy of a wrongful conviction?” H. Patrick Furman is a law professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. In a 2003 article for The Colorado Lawyer, he outlined…

President Obama is a classic case of faith in a post-modern world in which people belong before they believe rather than vice versa. (Click here to read my review of “The Faith of Barack Obama” by Stephen Mansfield that I did for UrbanFaith.com) When I pray for our President, I often ask God to use…

Robert Gelinas

Robert Gelinas

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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.

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