One thing that hasn’t changed about Derek Webb is his ability to express the struggles of the human experience and take his listeners out of their comfort zones. “Rich Young Ruler” and “Love Is Not Against The Law” sympathize with and challenge our conceptions of what a “good” Christian life looks like (from "Love is Not ...": and it’s giving up your life / for the ones you hate the most / it’s giving them your gown / when they’ve taken your clothes).
For those who resonate with Jim Wallis’ message of a non-partisan view of God, Mockingbird will be a fresh change of pace from the CCM Machine. The questions Webb raises embody the hearts of many evangelicals and are not easily dismissed by anyone. And it seems Webb is fine with leaving these questions open—just so long as people go up the mountain in search of answers themselves.
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