Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Derek Webb

Tonight I'm going to a Derek Webb concert @ Houghton College. My favorite thing about Webb is his willingness to write lyrics that not all Christians will like. Here are 3 examples...

there are two great lies that i’ve heard:
“the day you eat of the fruit of that tree, you will not surely die”
and that Jesus Christ was a white, middle-class republican
and if you wanna be saved you have to learn to be like Him

peace by way of war is like purity by way of fornication
it’s like telling someone murder is wrong
and then showing them by way of execution

poverty is so hard to see
when it’s only on your tv and twenty miles across town
where we’re all living so good
we moved out of Jesus’ neighborhood
where he’s hungry and not feeling so good
from going through our trash


The AJ Thomas said...

I have and love that album. Don't agree with everything he says (a hair to pacifist for me but better than your typical christian war and guns lover) but he says it well and most of it is right on.

matthew said...

i completely agree. i'm not as much of a pacifist as he seems to be, but i appreciate his being right out there with his lyrics

Katie said...

Hope you enjoyed yourself! I just got home from Ginny's.. by the way I signed you up to host a cooking party Tuesday September 18th. :-)

matthew said...

oh crap. i'm already busy hosting a pampered chef party that night!

Katie said...

No sweat! We'll combine them...make the Two Sister's Gourmet food with Pampered Chef utensils. Problem solved!