Over the coming weeks, leading to the 10/5 release of The Shelter, we will be sharing more about the songs from the album. This week, we share thoughts on track 1, "Small Rebellions."
Charlie: May our small, daily protests to the chaos define us as those who choose love over fear and judgment. A prophetic song of hope paired with action.
Dan: Any act that fights against isolation is the greatest form of counterculture. The greatest risks we take are the ones that prove we are implicated in each others stories.
Stephen: This song celebrates the courage it takes as a community to change the lives of those around us with a subversive love.
Matthew: For those willing to adventure into the confinements of intentional relationship will find a richness missing from even the most charmed of lives.
Thoughts on "Out Of My Hands"...
Charlie: The only thing we can do in response to what God has done for us, is to give our hearts away and love unconditionally, as a response to how we have first been loved.
Dan: We cannot save our own lives, nor can we change our own ways. God has given us to each other, failures and success combined.
Stephen: It's humbling to know in our lowest moments that God's purposes are made complete in and through our weakness not our strength.
Matthew: Never has there been a more suffocating delusion to live under than the one that says our lives are ours to control.
Our upcoming album, The Shelter (Oct. 5), was deeply inspired by an old Irish proverb that says, “It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” Both physical and spiritual community are ideas that are a part of every song on this project. We would love to hear your stories of community: What does it mean to you? What is your community story? How are you living in community?