Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris

ABC News

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.

The Journeys Begin Nov. 14
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Stacey Abrams is the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, and in 2018 became the first black woman to run for governor. She was raised as a Southern Missionary Baptist, before becoming Methodist. On this episode, Abrams talks about how her faith has shaped her political views, why she thinks Jesus was a progressive, and how she feels about possibly being the vice presidential pick for the Democratic ticket in 2020. --- 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 ABC Audio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Apr 2020

30 min 40 sec

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 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 ABC Audio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2020

33 min 11 sec

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 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2020

29 min 15 sec

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 this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2020

22 min 33 sec

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 "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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2020

30 min 36 sec

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 review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2020

37 min 55 sec

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 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2020

23 min 19 sec

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 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2020

22 min 30 sec

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 this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jun 2019

29 min 4 sec

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 "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jun 2019

32 min 14 sec

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 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

May 2019

1 hr 3 min

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 this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

May 2019

53 min 32 sec

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 "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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

May 2019

46 min 31 sec

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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

May 2019

29 min 38 sec

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 "The View." Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

May 2019

43 min 40 sec

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 ABC's "The View." Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Apr 2019

29 min 40 sec

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 (Canada) and The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Apr 2019

33 min 43 sec

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 review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Apr 2019

40 min 35 sec

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 View." Support this podcast with a review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Apr 2019

34 min 31 sec

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 (Canada) and The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Mar 2019

37 min 8 sec

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 review --------> http://bit.ly/2DChGho "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" is produced by ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Jan 2019

41 min 2 sec

Sherri Shepherd may be a comedian, but she says God has a sense of humor too. In this episode, the actress and former "The View" co-host shares how her faith has changed over the years, and how it has given her a purpose in life. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Dec 2018

47 min 57 sec

Actress and TV personality Marla Maples is best known for her tumultuous marriage to Donald Trump. In this episode, Marla speaks with Paula about her relationship with the president, and how her upbringing as a Southern Baptist informed her current beliefs. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Dec 2018

38 min 40 sec

Reza Aslan is a religious scholar, best-selling author and TV commentator who found his way to Islam in an unexpected way. He tells us about growing up in the United States as an Iranian-American, why he converted from Christianity to Islam, and how he and his wife raise their children in a multifaith household. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Dec 2018

38 min 31 sec

Philosopher Sam Harris has produced some of the most prominent writings on atheism in recent years. He spoke with Paula about how his views have evolved, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of organized religion. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Dec 2018

49 min 43 sec

He's a Heisman Trophy winner, two-time national champion and two-sport professional athlete. But it took more than physical strength for Tim Tebow to get to this point. In this episode, Tebow discusses giving up on his dream of the NFL, his new dream of Major League Baseball and how his faith helps him find his true identity. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 2018

25 min 57 sec

She's the counselor to the president, but Kellyanne Conway didn't grow up talking about politics at the dinner table. Her Catholic faith has been the bedrock of her life, and she says her beliefs don't always align with the actions of the Trump administration. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 2018

26 min 50 sec

Ben Shapiro is always on the move, whether it's hosting his popular podcast, "The Ben Shapiro Show," or overseeing the conservative publication "The Daily Wire." Despite the pressures of a 24-hour news cycle, the political commentator still makes time for his 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 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 2018

26 min 37 sec

Country superstars Luke Bryan and Hillary Scott are both up for some big prizes at the Country Music Awards. But their successful careers aren't the only thing they share. They've both relied on their faith to navigate the ups and downs of life. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 2018

39 min 36 sec

Before she became the face of "Good Morning America" and made New York her home, Robin Roberts moved from city to city as she pursued her dreams. The one constant in all those places? Church. --- 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 ABC Radio. More information: http://www.abcnewspodcasts.com

Nov 2018

38 min 22 sec

"Journeys of Faith" chronicles how faith guides us through the best and worst of times. We'll talk to influencers of many faiths about what they believe -- and why they believe it. Coming November 14. 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."

Nov 2018

1 min 1 sec