Welcome to a new edition of our interview series. Previously Tripp York, Wesley Hill, Jen Thweatt-Bates, and Logan Mehl-Laituri offered their perspectives on a number of issues related to faith and sexuality.
Today we are privileged to offer our first of a three part video interview with Derek Webb.We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Derek for taking time to sit down and chat with us. Few people in the Christian music industry have lyrics as provocative as Derek Webb. His music has, for many, even redefined the whole notion of Christian music (something he calls a made up category) by challenging folks to take discipleship more seriously. His boldness has certainly not been with out controversy (but of course, that is what we love about him!). There are certainly those within the Christian music industry who have leveled plenty of criticisms of Derek’s views, not the least of which revolve around his articulation of ideas on Christians and sexuality.
In coming days be looking for the rest of this interview as Derek explores more issues around faith, sexuality and LGBT issues. We would also love to hear your thoughts. Do you know of any places where Christian music and the LGBT community intersect? What sort of lyrics would you like to hear more of in contemporary Christian music? Do you know of any openly LGBT folks putting out Christian music?