I’ve been a fan of Derek Webb since 1999. His early music speaks about a rigorous reformed spirituality that I resonated with strongly as a believer. His latest album, Fingers Crossed, is a tale of spiritual and marital divorce, and tackles the grief and confusion in their wake.
Last Thursday I sat down with singer-songwriter Derek Webb in Buffalo before a house show. We had a great conversation about his music, spiritual skills, and about the time he nearly killed RC Sproul.
It’s a longish video, so I’ve broken down our conversation below with handy-dandy selecty buttons below. Enjoy!
1:37 Fingers Crossed—the album, name, and tour
9:19 New record, Targets, in early 2019
11:55 Meeting Derek’s music in Bible college and the God-shaped chasm
15:15 What remains after religion ends
21:16 Assigning meaning because there isn’t any inherent
28:52 Songs and liturgy as something we don’t believe but aspire to believe
32:22 Not giving God everything in the divorce, and post-deconversion sanctification
43:02 No one can bypass their own processing, and we all have our feet planted in mid-air
51:31 Destroying another person’s belief system is the cruelest thing you can do—evangelism is dangerous
57:19 Faith is a gift of God, and what it would take for us to believe agian
Original video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ORYcoIpIQSw
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