This week, we continue our "Here to Create" series with more thought-provoking conversation about identity and the value of art that helps us feel seen and heard with Derek Webb. Derek is a singer/songwriter and veteran influential voice within and beyond the Christian Music Industry. Over the course of the past 25 years, Derek has made a career out of making forward-leaning art - first with his band Caedmon’s Call, which he co-founded in the mid-90’s, and then as a solo artist. He is well known for his progressive musicality and his unwaveringly honest lyrics - calling into question everything from our relationship with politics to evolving gender issues. His most recent album, The Jesus Hypothesis, was released this spring and is billed as his “first ‘Christian & Gospel record’ in over 10 years”.
Questions for contemplation and conversation:
When have you experienced art that really sees or hears you?
What about this story compels or intrigues you? Is there a part that challenges you or resonates with you in your own place of creativity?
What are some boundaries that can help you engage with social media in a healthy way?