A Jazz Theologian and the Methodist Review
I found two excellent resources for theological reflection on mission and evangelism this week. The first is Robert Gelinas' blog, Reflections of a Jazz Theologian. According to information on his blog, Rev. Gelinas is lead pastor (and resident Jazz theologian) of Colorado Community Church in the Denver area. He is also the author of Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz Shaped Faith.
I appreciate his use of the metaphor of Jazz as a way of understanding Christian faith, discipleship and mission.
The other exciting resource is a new web site and online journal started by Ted Campbell, Rex Matthews, Henk Pieterse and others. It is called Methodist Review: A Journal of Methodist and Wesleyan Studies. The first issue was "published" late last week. It's free! If you are interested in scholarly investigation of the what it means to be Wesleyan, check it out.