If you follow all the latest news in the CCM world and are on the Wide Worldled Interweb you can't not fail to have missed all the hoo-har surrounding Derek Webb's new album Stockholm Syndrome and specifically the song What Matters More and specifically specifically the BAD WORD he says on that song. A BAD WORD that is a synonym for
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My 2 cents? (Which, like all my songs, is free).
This is an average song, not the best he's ever done, not even the best on the new album.
The BAD WORD doesn't add any impact to the song.
The figure he quotes doesn't seem to match anything current - hunger, aids, peanut allergy-related deaths,
Tony Campolo said the same thing. 20 years ago. It's hard to be cutting edge when you're two decades behind a sociology professor.
The song leaves us with the message that "something bad is happening to someone somewhere and SHAME ON THE CHURCH for not caring!!!!!"
Perhaps Derek was just panicked by the heat coming from a new contender for his controversy crown?