Preacher as Jazz Conductor

Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu The Jazz Theologian has an interesting quote from this biography of Desmond Tutu. Here Tutu is seen as a Jazz conductor. He provides openness for the hearers to improvise over what it said. This is interesting in that I have seen the preacher compared to a Jazz musician, but here it is to a Jazz conductor. Here the key is to keep the composition moving forward, but leave space for the Spirit to create in the musical situation.



Sherman Haywood Cox II is the director of Soul Preaching. He holds the M.Div with an emphasis in Homiletics and a M.S. in Computer Science.

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