Derek Webb: What Matters More?

So here’s the uber-controversial (for contemporary Christian music anyway) new single from Derek Webb:

Here’s the explosive first stanza:

You say you always treat people like you like to be
I guess you love being hated for your sexuality
You love when people put words in your mouth
‘Bout what you believe, make you sound like a freak

What do you think?

Here’s some elsewhere on it, from Brian McLaren, Gospel Soundcheck, Michael Spencer, and Post-Restoration Perspectives, Denny Burk as well as a decidedly different take at Dustin Segers’s blog.

Here’s a trailer for the whole album, Stockholm Syndrome:

11 Responses to “Derek Webb: What Matters More?”

  1. 1 brambonius July 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Like I said on my own blog, the song shoched me! But that was for musical reasons (I really don’t like the arrangement, he kill the song with it)

    As for the point he tries to make, I have no problem with it, it’s something that still needs to be adressed in some circles (doesn’t make a difference if christians do or do not believe that homosexuality is a sin…) And for the s-word, I don’t even get the buzz. Must be something american… Weird culture it is…



  2. 3 Peter J. Walker - July 19, 2009 at 6:27 am

    I love Webb’s style in this album. Sounds like a progression from “I See Things Upside Down.” And Depeche Mode.

  3. 4 1ozmom July 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Love the message. I’m so sorry he has to be the such a target, but he’s not alone. Many of us are saying the same, just not on a nationa/international scale.

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