JESUS AND JAZZ
Have you ever visited Jazz Theologian's website?
He has some provocative comments and observations.
My question is: If Jesus were alive today in his first incarnation (as he was in Galilee and Judea), what kind of music would Jesus listen to?
Jazz Theo has convinced me that Jesus would be deeply into jazz.
Jazz is a language, not just a music style. It's a langauge of pain and hope; of darkness and light; of people refusing to give up or give in to the powers that be. Jazz is promise.
Jazz Theo likes to use jazz as a metaphor for the Christian faith. He wrote...
"Classical faith gives you a world view."
"Jazz faith gives you a way of viewing the world."
Thanks, Jazz Theologian.
I think Jesus came into a world of classical faith. This is THE music of life, he was told. Sing it like this and only like this. And I think Jesus introduced "jazz faith." And down-and-out people said, "He's talkin' my talk. He livin' my life. I like his song. I like his music."
W.M.W.J.L.? The answer? JAZZ.
[the picture above is from Calvin College's Jazz Vesper's CD cover titled "Jazz Psalms"]