Recklessly Abandon Yourself to God’s Good Care: Artist Interview with Shane Tucker

[I] love Shane Tucker’s challenge for artists to “recklessly abandon themselves to God’s good care.” Wow…and that was just in the first three minutes of my conversation with him. Shane Tucker is an artist and pastor who serves other artists and creatives in the Nashville area. In this Art, Life & Faith artist interview, I think you’ll be encouraged by what Shane has to say about spiritual identity, artistry, creativity, ministry, the Church and culture. Shane is a part of an innovative mission in Franklin, Tennessee named Wind Farm Cafe. Shane has a strong heart for pastoring people in the arts, so naturally we have a lot of wonderful things in common about art, life, ministry and faith. Our conversation flowed along the lines of our mutual passion for seeing artists thrive in their relationship with God, in their work and in the communities where they live.

A few highlights include…one of Shane’s favorite quotes…

Practicing the Presence of God

[dc]I[/dc] don’t know about you, but when it comes to walking with God, I need a lot of practice. One of the best books that helps me do this is a 400 year old book called The Practice of the Presence of God by an amazing old monk named Brother Lawrence. If you want simple and clear spiritual direction on the spiritual life, Brother Lawrence’s words are filled with wisdom and insight. As a cook in a monastery, he learned to practice the loving presence of God chopping carrots and making stew. Here’s a taste of what he’s serving…