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what if God was a DJ?

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Jesus, Jazz & Community

The   Jazz Theologian has done it again . His post looking and the synergy between Christian community and jazz ensembles is profound and thought provoking. One person should not be that brilliant  He quotes Ann Pederson, Associate Professor of Religion on … Continue reading

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R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe on faith

Michale Stipe from R.E.M. and producer of the movie Saved! talks about faith in a great interview I came across after reading a blurb on it in Relevant magazine. Here is a snippet. Faith in general–and I am speaking about Christian faith in particular … Continue reading

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U2 line tops favourite lyric poll

A line from U2′s 1992 hit One has been voted the UK’s favourite song lyric. The line "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers" came top of a poll of 13,000 people by music channel VH1. The song reached number … Continue reading

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Nick Cannon-Can I live?

While browsing over at nykola.com I came across a reference to this song by Nick Cannon about what might have happened is he had not been a born. It is an interesting and straight forward exploration of  the abortion question in … Continue reading

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Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross is being buried today. His silky soulful voice which brought us everything from pepsi and mikey d comercials to jams like stop,a house is not a home and most recently dance with my father will be missed. Andre

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Jesus in the music

About six years ago I started preaching every February about the spiritual and emotional issues raised in songs nominated for song of the year a the Grammy awards. this year is the first year to do it with mosaic life … Continue reading

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the secular, Sacred & profane pt 1

In the next couple of weeks we will begin talking about images of Jesus in today’s music. As part of that experience in our worship we will be playing and listening to songs that are considered "secular" because they didn’t … Continue reading

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rappers can holler out the gospel

Mike Eric Dyson and Tavis Smiley talk about gospel in rap and R&B music

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Kanye West: “I didn’t find Jesus, my parents gave him to me…”

if you haven’t seen them yet kanye west jesus walks videos have been playing on mtv for a while now. there are three very different videos relevant magazine has a summary of all the videos with some spiritual/scriptural connections. i … Continue reading

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