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“Inspired by a renewed and expanded concept of the church, Spirit-filled jazz theologians can begin a harvest of new cultural prophets more powerful than Malcolm and Martin.  These prophets will point our people toward new vistas of righteousness.”  Carl Ellis …Read More

You can bring the Jazz Theologian Live experience to your city, church or university–Dates are available for 2011 & 2012 Thousands of people have packedinto standing room only Jazz Theologian Live!experiences.  These events are abeautiful marriage of the spoken word …Read More

I am honored and grateful for the, Who’s Next:  People You Should Know, article that Christianity Today did about me. Read it here:  Who’sNextGelinas.pdf

Some say that we discover who we are as we tell the story of our life.  That every chance we get to reiterate where we’ve come from we also reinterpret who we are.  This is the value of community.  Meeting …Read More

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. Ralph Ellison once said, “As …Read More

We live a composed life guided by the eternal melody of the Word of God as we add our own voice. Jazz theologians honor and revere God’s word.  We spend our lives reading it, memorizing it and meditating upon its’ …Read More

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. No moment is just a moment.  Every moment is pregnant with the …Read More

We walk with Christ, embracing creative tension, joining in the mystery of life in concert. God is the most creative being in the universe.  Yet, we so often find ourselves in a rut in our relationship with him.  When the …Read More

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. Christians are called to live out our faith in community.  When Jesus …Read More