Derek Webb isn’t your prototypical evangelical Christian — but he hopes that someday, he might be.

A long-time darling of the contemporary Christian music scene, Webb has flirted with controversy a number of times since launching his solo career, most notably with his 2009 album Stockholm Syndrome and its lead single “What Matters More,” which found him openly addressing homophobia in the Christian church.

Given his willingness to reach across dividing lines, I asked Webb about his religious identity and how it relates to his work and his positions on issues relating to LGBT people, Muslims and atheists.

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