Hope this week finds you staying warm and well. This week at Wrecked we've got a little something for everyone. From a word on our president to a look at the arts in action, we hope you will all find something to enjoy and continue to be challenged.
During the fall, I worked on a congressional campaign in Alabama. From
the beginning, I was cautioned not to go to the north side of the city.
It was the low-income, predominately black area of the city. Though I
understood that demographically, the black communities had a history of
voting a certain way, I had an inclination that it needed to be reached
Veil Arms originated in 2004 while I (Shawn) was at a Christian
university and my fianc (now wife) was home in Albuquerque, (and we)
decided to do designs for some bands. We attempted to do one for August
Burns Red, who have been great friends of ours and HUGE blessings to
us, and they rejected what we had done.
A city on a hill cannot be hidden. What is bright cannot be hidden,
what is elevated cannot be brought down. What is filled with hope
doesnt entertain despair, and what breathes life takes away death and
pain. Perspective is a word that continues to be on my heart lately.
The way you see a situation and how you respond to a situation can be a
matter of perspective.
One thing for certain, there is no shortage of voices that are quick on
the draw to rebuke the American Christian church. From the inside and
out, sermons are given, books are written, entire blogs are dedicated
to challenging the current state of the church.
The Grace of Gulou Streetby Brooke Luby
I never understood Grace until I went to China. Actually I still don't,
but it fueled this immense desire to understand this concept, this
beautiful reality that there is nothing I can do that will make God
love me any more or any less. I am not sure how it all happened.
Holding Obama Accountableby Onleilove Alston
On Tuesday January 20th, 2009 I was blessed to be in Washington, D.C.
to witness history. As a descendent of one of the largest slave holding
families (the Alstons of North and South Carolina) it was surreal to
realize that less than 200 years after the Emancipation the first
African-American president was sworn in on Abraham Lincolns Bible.