How can you give away what you’ve lost?
That was the dilemma facing singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan for most of the last decade. As an artist known for his lyrical substance and spiritual perspectives, McMillan’s listeners are often clamoring for more than his infectious melodies on albums like his latest, Peopled in Dreams. They’re hungry for meaning.
Unfortunately, McMillan himself has been wrestling with his own beliefs, a 10-year descent into confusion and doubt. All the while, he was tasked with crafting albums for fans wanting answers when all he knew were questions.
These days, McMillan has found a newly centered self, one enamored with the idea of re-enchantment. He’s faced plenty of Resistance on the journey to this point, and it’s all part of our latest conversation.
We hope you enjoy our latest episode with John Mark McMillan.
Matt Conner is a former pastor and church planter turned writer and editor. He’s the founder of Analogue Media and lives in Indianapolis.