I want to know:
What is all the controversy about Derek Webb?
He’s gifted. He’s talented. Great song writer. His wife, Sandra McCracken, is even more talented. He’s seeking to live out his faith in Christ. He looks good bald. And he’s my 5’7″ height so bonus points for that.
Why such controversy?
- So, he says the occasional “sh*t” word in a song.
- He’s sympathetic to the LGBLT community.
- He’s calling the Christian community to take up love in the pursuit of Christ.
This is controversy?
…Resulting in open letters here, open letters there; boycotts; criticism; blah blah blah.
Even people as going as far as threatening to “unlike” and “de-friend” Derek on FB and lots of Twit-buking going on.
Wow. It’s on now…
I’ve got something better than an open letter:
We’ve invited him to visit us in Seattle and do a show at Q Cafe – our non-profit community cafe in Seattle. If you’re in the area, come and join us:
- Saturday, January 22.
- Advanced tix are $15. Doors open at 7pm. Show at 8pm.
- I’m giving you the heads up before we start blitzing next week. We’re only selling 200 tix and it’ll sell out.
And yes, in case you were wondering:
I’ve already received couple notes from peeps that will now boycott Q Cafe.
I don’t care who you are; what tribe, denomination, group, association; left, right, centrist; Democrat, Republican, Tea, and Coffee Party; I don’t care what theological bent you have…
We need to all be more loving – certainly more respectful. You know, the whole…”slow to anger, quick to forgive, abounding in love…”
I’m all for contending for the Gospel but nowhere do I read, “Contend for the Gospel as a Jerk.”
Seriously, there are better stories to follow. How about that Ted Williams and the story behind his voice?