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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

BONUS - Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson: The Stars of "Father Stu" on Faith, Calling and Flipping the Script

4/8/2022 00:23:56
BONUS - Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson: The Stars of
This week Paula is excited to bring you a bonus edition of "Faith & Calling" featuring two titans of the entertainment industry who beyond their shared calling also happen to be men of deep faith.

Mark Wahlburg and Mel Gibson join Paula for a spirited conversation about their latest project, exclusively in theaters this Easter. "Father Stu" is the real-life story of a bad boy boxer who finds renewed purpose in the calling to become a priest, with Gibson and Wahlberg starring as father and son. Hear why Wahlberg was so moved by the story that he broke the cardinal rule of filmmaking by financing the film with his own money. Find out why this passion project is also paving the way for a new genre of movies. It's honest, funny and ultimately uplifting - but it's also gritty and R-rated, intentionally not preaching to the choir like a stereotypical faith-based film and the guys tell Paula why.

Moving to life beyond the screen, both Wahlberg and Gibson share with Paula what their deep faith means to them today - and what each feels called to in this season ahead. And another bonus this week: not only is this a special and extraordinary bonus episode, but for the very first time an episode of "Faith & Calling" is being released in video form too on AccessMore https://www.accessmore.com/pd/The-Paula-Faris-Faith--Calling-Podcast-VIDEO | and Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-paula-faris-faith-calling-podcast-video/id1618348885

Watch the trailer and find tickets to Father Stu here: https://www.fatherstumovie.com/

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The Paula Faris 'Faith & Calling' Podcast

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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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