“Anything that Jesus is Lord of is something I can write a song about. And Jesus is Lord of all things. This means I can write about anything.” – Derek Webb
Yesterday in my Rock, Faith and Pop Culture class I was reminded of why I love artists like Sufjan Stevens and Derek Webb so much. Their music reeks of real life. Contrary to what a lot of lame, artistically challenged Christian music communicates, the life of discipleship involves more than being happy all the time and only ever thinking about Jesus. What about the happenings of everyday life? What about relationships with other people? What about questions and doubts? What about putting lights on the Christmas tree?