Centered on a series of letters written for friends and loved ones, Justin McRoberts' CMYK is a celebration of community and an invitation to see the process of faith and life lived among particular people. Rounded out by reflections on the essence and practice of community, CMYK isn’t a “how-to” manual for healthy relationships so much as it is a sincere encouragement that they are worth working for.
Centered on a series of letters written for friends and loved ones, Justin McRoberts’ CMYK is an invitation to see the process of faith and life lived among particular people. “The gift of this CMYK Project is that it brings the rare combination of Biblical faith and raw life together. Any who have known Justin McRoberts would be surprised if it did not do so, of course. The blend is Justin’s life and vocation. It has been evident in his music and leadership for many years. But here it is exposed vividly. So are many relationships and the quest for community through life over time. What we are given is an invitation to join Justin in an unfinished, honest, empathic, hurting story of hope. That is why the story must be told in many dimensions: the letters, the lyrics and music, the visual art, the interviews. This is not an invitation into a cartoon encounter with God, nor with each other. It is a multi-dimensional, littered, vivid, living story of being human, seeking God and neighbor. The reason this invitation can be offered at all is not that Justin is remarkable and eccentric (which he is). The reason is that the God Justin testifies to in Jesus Christ has made human beings for this courageous, awkward journey, where the fully divine and the truly human meet. This is life’s most breath-taking possibility, and as Justin so movingly illustrates, we may find it is like laying hold of the third rail. No one should find it comfortable.” -Mark Labberton, Author of “The Dangerous Act Of Loving Your Neighbor”