Episode 003: Tucker MacDonald and Lucas Nichols: Music as a Form of Worship in the Modern, Progressive Church
In today’s show, I am so blessed to share with you a recent conversation with two of my most remarkable Christian friends: Tucker MacDonald and Lucas Nichols.
Currently residing in Charlottesville, Virginia, Tucker MacDonald writes and produces independently, fronts his current music project: Dillingham and is the worship arts director in a local church: Cornerstone Community Church. Tucker's songs draw from varying ends of the music spectrum, from his years of fiddle-playing as a child to bluegrass bands, jam bands, and choir, the composition-like structure of most of his songs takes a listener on a journey of asking questions and looking for answers.
Lucas Nichols is an analytical thinker who loves learning new things and discussing wholesome ideas. Faith and music are essentials in his life, and he enjoys experiencing these elements with others in his community.
Together, Lucas and Tucker have been spreading their faith and love for Christ through music, holding a space for all who enter our local community church to be renewed, restored and healed through the power of song.
As you will hear in today’s conversation, their musical talents have paved a way for many like myself to find a spiritual space we can finally call home. A space where worship, music, community and prayer come together in a poetic symphony, leading us all to unfathomable and previously unknowable heights.
As three young men born into a generation often hurt, disgusted or disillusioned by religion and the Christian church, we offer a hopeful dialogue and proposition for our fellow youth to courageously step out into a different kind of church, perhaps one where music is the gateway to building and restoring a relationship with God.
This was perhaps one of my favorite interviews and I encourage you to share this conversation with anyone you feel could benefit from its uplifting message. In a time where negativity and cynicism seek to reign supreme, Lucas and Tucker point to the truth, that indeed, succumbing to negativity is not an option when you live in divine alignment with your authentic self. Enjoy the show!
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