What’s a Jazz Theologian? Ep. 7

  • rgelinas
  • April 20, 2015
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A jazz theologian is someone who has discovered that jazz is more than music.


Jazz is a window into America’s soul–When you see a jazz ensemble you are watching an audible history of America, from the perspective of a group of people that didn’t exist before this country.  Jazz theologians syncopate, improvise and respond to the call of a Love Supreme.

Finding_The_Groove_CoverRecommended Reading

Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith

Let’s Connect!

What would you say is the greatest challenge Black America is facing?

What do you think is most difficult about being black and Christian in America?

What’s on your Sankofa bucket list?

How else do you see these jazz elements in the life of Jesus?

Thanks to these great artists for providing their music!

There are 6 thoughts below

  • AJ Walker says:

    I’m sorry, I meant to leave a comment after listening to the podcast but time got away from me. Thanks for breaking it down and making it plain. As a lover of jazz and poetry, I understood where you were coming from in pairing, or letting, jazz influence your theology. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep listing.