And when she later came out as a lesbian, that prospect seemed especially remote. So the year-old Kansas native is as shocked as anyone with her newfound role -- as a gay Christian artist urging fellow Christians to affirm homosexuals. And she finds herself singing and making her case in the most unlikely venues -- churches. Though she no longer fits neatly into the "Christian music," category, Knapp once again sings regularly for congregations and youth groups, the kind of audiences that made her a contemporary Christian music sensation almost two decades ago.
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While her transition away from Christian music and public coming out as a lesbian have made her a lightning rod for controversy, Set Me Free is an album full not of anger but of love, with intimate arrangements providing the backdrop for stories of romance, friendship, and faith. Set Me Free focuses on how we interact with one another, how we affect others and how other people, places or life events affect us, shaping us into who we are and how we hope to be heard and understood. Each song is a moment of some pivotal point of declaration or need for understanding from one person or one idea to another. In , she launched the Inside Out Faith series to engage this social justice dialogue.
Christian music star Jennifer Knapp comes back and comes out
Jennifer Lynn Knapp born April 12, is an American-Australian  folk rock , and formerly contemporary Christian musician. The Way I Am , was also nominated for a Grammy. In total, the three albums have sold approximately 1 million copies. After taking a seven-year hiatus, Knapp announced in September that she was returning to music. The album debuted at No.
A one-time Grammy nominee, Jennifer Knapp sent shockwaves through the world of Christian contemporary music in , announcing publicly—after a long-term career hiatus—that she was a lesbian. Browse our Full Library of online archives, including past issues of CT magazine. Access the Archives.