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Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris

ABC News (US)

An intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Hosted by Paula Faris of ABC News and Good Morning America.

An intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Hosted by Paula Faris of ABC News and Good Morning America.

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United States

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ABC News (US)

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An intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Hosted by Paula Faris of ABC News and Good Morning America.

Language:

English


Episodes

Nikki Haley: "No One Is Going to Fight For You But You"

1/29/2020
Former Gov. and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley grew up Sikh and the daughter of Indian immigrants in South Carolina before converting to Christianity as an adult. On this episode, Haley shares why she felt compelled to convert, how her faith saved her in the dark days after the 2015 Charleston church shooting and her thoughts on running for the Oval Office someday. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the...

Duration:00:33:11

Sen. Ted Cruz: "Forgiveness is Critical"

1/22/2020
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has always publicly embraced his Christian beliefs on the campaign trail and on Capitol Hill. On this episode, Cruz reveals the moment God saved his atheist father, how his belief in forgiveness allowed him to bury the hatchet with President Trump after the bruising 2016 Republican primaries and how he squares his zero-tolerance immigration policies with what his church preaches. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC...

Duration:00:29:15

Sen. Tim Scott: "There Are So Many Opportunities That We Miss"

1/15/2020
Evangelical Sen. Tim Scott is the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate. On this episode, Scott reveals how difficult this position can often be, his conversations with President Trump about race, and the lessons an early mentor taught him that carried him all the way to the U.S. Senate. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support...

Duration:00:22:33

Tom Steyer: "I Think We're at a Crossroads"

1/8/2020
Billionaire investor and presidential candidate Tom Steyer says he would declare a climate change emergency on day one of his presidency. On this episode, Steyer explains why protecting what he calls "God's earth" is so important to him, the moment he realized he believed in God and why he thinks he's the only Democratic candidate that can beat President Trump. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of...

Duration:00:30:36

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: "At the Heart of All of This is Love"

1/8/2020
Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is the only Hindu in the 2020 race. On this episode, Gabbard explains what it means to be Hindu in America, her love for a good worship service and how faith sustained her during two tours to the Middle East with the U.S. Army. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support this podcast with a...

Duration:00:37:55

Marianne Williamson: "I Believe in a Higher Power"

1/8/2020
Presidential candidate and author Marianne Williamson is often described as a "celebrity spiritual advisor," a "self-help guru" or "new age." On this episode, Williamson pushes back on all those descriptions, explaining instead how a set of books called "A Course in Miracles" made her Jewish beliefs more applicable in her life, why she wants to pay the African American community billions in reparations and how anyone can experience a miracle simply by shifting their mindset. --- Paula Faris...

Duration:00:22:30

Sen. Cory Booker: "Faith Is Not the Absence of Hardship"

1/8/2020
Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker is a self-described Christian, but feels deeply connected to other religions, particularly Judaism. On this episode, Booker talks about his appreciation for other religious traditions, the moment that tested his faith more than any other and why he believes Democrats should talk more openly about faith. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning...

Duration:00:23:19

Max Lucado: "The Evangelical Community Could Do Better"

6/12/2019
He is a pastor, a missionary and the author of 40 books. But before that, Max Lucado was a self-described "mess" and "converted drunk." In this week's episode, Lucado tells all about his younger years, and what he thinks the evangelical community needs to do better in this political climate. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support...

Duration:00:30:38

Michael W. Smith: "You Don't Ever Grow Unless You Go Through The Valley"

6/5/2019
Michael W. Smith has won three Grammys and 45 Dove Awards, but the path to success wasn't easy. In this episode, Smith talks about getting through his darkest moments, and how he wrote one of his most beloved songs in a single day. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho...

Duration:00:33:44

Glenn Beck: "I Understand Now The Cry For Mercy"

5/29/2019
From local radio personality to head of his own conservative media organization, Glenn Beck's rise to political prominence has been swift, and his fans are ardent supporters. But his detractors are just as passionate. In this episode, Glenn talks about the strain of falling in and out of favor with the public, and how his journey toward becoming a Mormon -- while fraught with depression, drug abuse and pain -- was ultimately lifesaving. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and...

Duration:01:04:51

Dan Harris: "It's OK Not To Know"

5/22/2019
What is the purpose of life? What is the origin of the universe? Dan Harris says these big questions are worth asking, but answering them may not be the most important thing. In this episode, the ABC News anchor shares how agnosticism and Buddhism have influenced his beliefs and his career. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support...

Duration:00:54:31

Simran Jeet Singh: "Love Is The End Goal"

5/15/2019
Simran Jeet Singh is used to feeling visible and invisible at the same time. As a Sikh, he wears a turban and leaves his hair and beard uncut, which makes him stand out. But Singh says few people understand why he abides by those traditions. In this episode, the scholar and activist dives deep into the Sikh faith, its origins and the role that love plays in it. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of...

Duration:00:47:30

Chris Tomlin: "It's Not About Singing"

5/8/2019
Millions of people sing his songs in churches every week, but Chris Tomlin never thought he would be a musician. In this episode, Tomlin says worship is about much more than singing. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by...

Duration:00:31:23

Bishop T.D. Jakes: "Pain Always Has A Gift"

5/1/2019
Bishop T.D. Jakes has built a reputation around inspiring others to see beyond life’s misfortunes and find strength in moments of hardship. It’s something that the bishop is familiar with. In this week’s episode, Jakes opens up about some of his life’s darkest moments and how they strengthened his faith in God. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's...

Duration:00:45:31

Rabbi Shmuley: "Faith Is The Best Way To Unite People"

4/24/2019
Rabbi Shmuley wasn't born into a family of rabbis, but it was something that happened to his family — his parents' divorce — that drew him to the seminary. In this episode, Shmuley shares what he considers the key to a happy marriage, and talks about the one person he thinks can unite the Jewish and Christian faiths. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and...

Duration:00:31:08

Jay Williams: "Why Not Me?"

4/17/2019
Jay Williams made his name as a college basketball star and was ready for a long career in the NBA -- until a motorcycle accident took it all away from him. In this episode, the ESPN commentator shares how faith helped him redefine what success means to him. --- If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. You can reach Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366...

Duration:00:35:15

Amna Nawaz: "It's A Way To Love"

4/10/2019
From Colombia to Pakistan, journalist Amna Nawaz has chased down stories across the globe. In this episode, the PBS NewsHour correspondent shares her own story –- of how her faith has evolved over the years, and what it’s like to be a Muslim American woman in the public eye. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support this podcast with a...

Duration:00:41:40

Dave Ramsey: "I Got To Know Him On The Way Down"

4/3/2019
At one point, radio show host and entrepreneur Dave Ramsey was bankrupt with a strained marriage and two little children to feed. But one thing held him together: his faith. In this episode, Ramsey tells us how he started over and built a multimillion-dollar empire -- and why he credits God for all of it. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The...

Duration:00:36:03

Deion Sanders: "I Really Know I'm His Guy"

3/27/2019
Deion Sanders, also known as Primetime, had it all: fame, money, power. But that didn't stop him from trying to kill himself. In this episode, the former NFL and MLB player takes us back to the moment he nearly lost his life -- and found his reason to live. --- If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741. You can reach Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366...

Duration:00:38:41

Melissa Joan Hart: "You Bloom Where You're Planted"

1/1/2019
Melissa Joan Hart works in what is often considered a “secular” industry and lives in a “secular” town. But that hasn’t stopped her from sticking with her faith. The TV and movie star talks about the community she's built through faith, and how she overcame doubt in God. --- Paula Faris is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and senior national correspondent at ABC News. Previously, she was the co-anchor of "Good Morning America" on the weekends and ABC's "The View." Support this podcast with a...

Duration:00:41:02