In recent weeks, I have sent three hand-written cards to three of my favorite contemporary jazz musicians: Ravi Coltrane, Pat Martino, and VijayIyer. I included my booklet, Are All Religions one, since all have overt spiritual interests. I hope I hear something back from them--at least one of them.
Pat Martino's jazz guitar solo on the live version of "Sonny" is remarkable for its velvet intensity and the long flowing, integrated sense of building to an apex of intensity--and then pushing even beyond that. This man is a treasure to jazz and has no peers.
Nothing on this blog represents the position of Denver Seminary. I am a Christian, philosopher, teacher, writer, and preacher, who is Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary. My most recent of my twelve books is Philosophy in Seven Sentences. My magnum opus is Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith (InterVarsity Press, 2011). I have published ten others, including Truth Decay and On Jesus. I direct the Christian Apologetics and Ethics MA program at Denver Seminary.