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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Ep 73 - TobyMac: Loss, Rediscovering God's Goodness & Sheryl Crow

9/6/2022 00:34:51
Ep 73 - TobyMac: Loss, Rediscovering God's Goodness & Sheryl Crow
Paula jumps back into a brand new season of "Faith & Calling" with a powerful conversation from a raw and rugged place where the unrelenting pain of loss intersects with the unending goodness of God. Her guest this week, TobyMac - the seven-time GRAMMY winner, contemporary Christian singer, rapper, songwriter and former DC Talk member, knows these crossroads of heartache intimately. He's spent the last several years privately grieving the tragic loss of his 21-year-old son, Truett, in 2019. 

In this episode TobyMac opens up about the deep anguish that's changed him forever and the deeper experience of God's goodness that's been keeping him afloat. Hear how he poured this powerful testimony into his new album, "Life After Death", which includes major collaborations with the likes of Sheryl Crow - a surprising friendship born, as he tells Paula, from outside the music industry. TobyMac and Paula also discuss what he's clinging to as time marches on, his advice for other parents struggling with the loss of a child and his hope-filled belief on why we all go through the painful places at one time or another in this life. 

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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

Paula Faris is brought to you in part by Open Doors. Download the FREE app at OpenDoorsUSA.org/Paula.

Join award winning journalist Paula Faris as she explores what people are called to and why, equipping you to live the life you were meant for!

These real, honest conversations will leave you encouraged, empowered (with takeaways!) and entertained.

Paula will be joined each week by friends--some old, some new--who can talk about purpose, calling, fear, branching out and the risks of pursuing dreams from their own perspective. Guests include: Candace Cameron Bure, ESPN's Maria Taylor, Chris Tomlin, Michael Strahan, Lauren Daigle, Sadie Robertson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jenna Bush and many more!

Most recently, she spent 9 years at ABC News, during which she was a co-anchor of 'Good Morning America' weekend edition, co-host of 'The View' and host of the 'Journeys Of Faith' podcast. While at the network, Faris reported on everything from politics, news and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Hillary Clinton, Sean Spicer, Joe Biden, Tiger Woods, Reece Witherspoon, to the casts of "Star Wars" and "Avengers".

Faris graduated from Cedarville University ('97). She is a wife, mom, and dedicated follower of Jesus who bases her life and podcast on the foundational principals of Christianity, to love God and love people. She and her husband John reside in South Carolina with their three children.

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