Crosswalk Talk: Celebrity Christian Interviews
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Crosswalk Talk: Celebrity Christian Interviews

Michael Foust

Join us each week on Crosswalk Talk where we interview your favorite Christian celebrities. Hear how famous Christian figures keep their faith a priority in Hollywood and discover the best Christian movies, books, television, and other entertainment.


Some of our favorite interviews include:


⭐️ Chrissy Metz and Bradley Collins Discuss Their Heartwarming Children's Book on Prayer


⭐️ Patricia Heaton and David Hunt Talk Faith, Life and Their Adoption Film Unexpected


⭐️ Willie and Korie Robertson Open Up About The Blind and the Generational Impact of Faith


⭐️ Phil Wickham Talks New Album, Songwriting, and the Deconstruction Movement


Let us know what famous Christian celebrities you want us to interview for the show!

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Tony Award Nominee Laura Osnes: 'I've Just Been So Grateful for God's Guidance'
May 7, 2024 - 13 min
An actress who made a name for herself on Broadway before venturing into Great American Family and Hallmark movies says her faith and a specific Bible passage have been the guiding light in her career. Laura Osnes is a two-time Tony Award nominee for her performances on Broadway in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Bonnie & Clyde and the winner of the role of “Sandy” in the 2007 NBC reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want! She’s appeared on PBS’ A Capitol Fourth three times.  In recent years, though, she has become known for her roles in family-friendly romantic comedies. She has a lead role in Just In Time, a new movie on Great American Pure Flix that Candace Cameron Bure executive produced. “I often wonder how people survive in the entertainment industry without a firm foundation, because it is so volatile,” she told Crosswalk Headlines, referencing faith. “There are times of highs and there are times of lows -- you are told no a lot in this industry. And you have to be so solid and grounded in who you are and who you're called to be and what you're called to do." Subscribe and Follow: Make sure to subscribe to Crosswalk Talk on your favorite podcast platform (Apple | Spotify) and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated with our latest episodes and behind-the-scenes content of your favorite celebrity Christian interviews! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Anne Wilson on Country Music and Standing Firm for Christ: 'Jesus Was a Rebel'
April 30, 2024 - 17 min
Anne Wilson has a message for fans of her Christian music: She’s not abandoning the faith-centric genre. She is, though, leaning into country music more than ever. Her sophomore album, Rebel (April 19), leads with a fast-paced country tune and includes a country flare throughout most of the 16 tracks, including several -- God and Country, for example -- that sound like they were written with pickup trucks in mind. The album cover features Wilson in a cowboy hat. Wilson, though, is rejecting labels. Read the accompanying article here: https://shorturl.at/lquzF  Cover Art Image Credit: Robby Klein Subscribe and Follow: Make sure to subscribe to Crosswalk Talk on your favorite podcast platform (Apple | Spotify) and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated with our latest episodes and behind-the-scenes content of your favorite celebrity Christian interviews! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Pat Boone on His Friendships with Reagan, Elvis... and Jesus
April 23, 2024 - 37 min
A discussion with 89-year-old Pat Boone isn’t merely a trip down memory lane. The energetic singer and actor -- who is celebrating 70 years in entertainment -- is still busy. He has a new album, Country Jubilee, with 25 songs, including the whimsical tune Grits. He has a new faith-centric book, If, that urges readers to consider their eternal destiny.  He plays Thomas Jefferson in an upcoming film, An American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic. Boone’s character is portrayed in the new movie Reagan, which stars Dennis Quaid as the former president and is scheduled for an August release. While other music stars were falling into temptation -- if not dying in drug overdoses -- Boone stayed true to his Christian faith. Raised in the church, Boone had a wife and children as he was rising to stardom. His public image became one of a church-going rock star. “I was so blessed. …This platform was given to me miraculously -- and for a reason... I sensed it. I knew that God gave me a platform from which I could express my own faith and my own life, my lifestyle, without having to make any explanations.” Watch the accompanying video here: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/pat-boone-friendship-elvis-reagan-god.html  Subscribe and Follow: Make sure to subscribe to Crosswalk Talk on your favorite podcast platform (Apple | Spotify) and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated with our latest episodes and behind-the-scenes content of your favorite celebrity Christian interviews! Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
What Does the Story of Dagon Tell Us about Our Idols Today?
April 18, 2024 - 6 min
What can we learn about the story of Dagon and how does it fit into our lives? This bonus episode from "The Crosswalk Devotional" will give you some questions and hopefully some answers too. If you want to hear more, consider subscribing to "The Crosswalk Devotional" on Spotify, or Apple today! "Even as believers in Christ, we are prone to fall into the temptations to make "gods" out of people places or things. But they all fail in comparison to Jesus." - Emma Danzey SUBSCRIBE to our sister podcasts:Your Daily Prayer: https://www.lifeaudio.com/your-daily-prayer/Your Daily Bible Verse: https://www.lifeaudio.com/your-daily-bible-verse/ Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Dennis Quaid on Faith and New Music: "I Lean on God. I Talk to Him Every Day”
April 16, 2024 - 13 min
Legendary actor Dennis Quaid is calling his new gospel album an “autobiographical” record, saying it tells the story of a man who was searching for purpose until he filled his “God-sized hole” through his Christian faith. Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners is Quaid’s debut gospel album and includes seven hymns/classics and five original songs. His faith, he said, has grown deeper as he’s grown older. “I lean on God. I talk to Him every day,” Quaid said. “...I talk to God about problems. …And gratitude for the blessings that I have. …It’s having somebody to talk to.” His new faith is filling the void in his life that drugs could not, he said. “And everybody has that -- they try to fill that with relationships or with drugs or with money or with whatever it is, you know, our heart’s desire,” he said. “...What we're really looking for is to fill that …God-sized hole.” Read the accompanying article: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/dennis-quaid-faith-i-have-a-personal-relationship-with-jesus.html   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Korie Robertson on the Power of Jesus: 'No One's Too Far Gone'
April 9, 2024 - 12 min
Filmmaker and Duck Dynasty star Korie Robertson says the new movie about her father-in-law’s dramatic change is proof that redemption is possible for anyone. “No one's too far gone for the love of Jesus,” said Korie. “I think there's this narrative that people can't change – like, once you're one person, then that's who you are. But with Jesus, people really can change. Lives can change and turn around – totally. And marriages can be saved. Families can be changed. Generations can be changed forever.” Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Colton Dixon on Faith, Fatherhood and the Power of Music
April 4, 2024 - 12 min
Dove Award-winning singer Colton Dixon says his three-year-old twin daughters have helped deepen his faith and have helped him understand the love of God in a way he previously did not understand. His wife, Annie, gave birth to Ava Dior and Athens Elizabeth in 2020, and the girls turned three last August. “We're heirs to the throne, and He loves us unconditionally. I love my kids unconditionally,” said Dixon.  Listen to hear more! You can watch the accompanying video interview here. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
‘Great American’ CEO Bill Abbott Reveals Network's Faith-Centric Mission
April 2, 2024 - 11 min
Great American Family CEO Bill Abbott reflects on the genesis of the family-friendly platform and its mission to offer programming that promotes faith, family, and country. "We are just 100 percent focused and relentless about being a reliable destination that families can feel comfortable watching," he said. Watch the accompanying video here. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
'For King & Country's' Luke Smallbone on 'Unsung Hero' and The Power of Family
March 28, 2024 - 11 min
Luke Smallbone was nearly five when his parents -- David and Helen Smallbone -- traveled from Australia to the United States with big dreams but were forced to chase odd jobs when David's job fell through. The entire family pitched in to help by cleaning houses and mowing lawns, among other things. His parents, he said, refused to "give up on faith" or "give up on Jesus." Their story is retold in the upcoming movie Unsung Hero, which is scheduled to release in theaters on April 26. It stars Daisy Betts, Candace Cameron Bure, and Lucas Black. You can read the accompanying article here: https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/luke-smallbone-on-the-power-of-family-its-more-important-than-it-ever-has-been.html  Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Catherine Lidstone of ‘The Chosen’ on Faith and Her Love of Scripture
March 26, 2024 - 19 min
Actress Catherine Lidstone was hiking near her home in Los Angeles when she learned of an opportunity that, eventually, would make her face seen by millions. It was on that hike that she bumped into an actor friend who had just landed a role in a new Bible-based television series, The Chosen. At the time, she was filming a series on Fox, Proven Innocent, but the possibility of appearing in a faith-based project about Jesus piqued her interest. After all, it aligned with her Christian faith. It also would provide another job.  “He was like, ‘I have no idea where this is gonna go if it's gonna succeed or fail. It's a pilot… It's very low budget.’” The series has grown from a low-budget pilot to a multi-million-dollar global hit.  Read the accompanying story here: https://www.crosswalk.com/video/catherine-lidstone-of-the-chosen-on-faith-and-her-love-of-scripture.html Watch the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-_uWfYNSEo  Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and culture for more than two decades. His stories have appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Christianity Today, Toronto Star and Baptist Press.

Michael enjoys popcorn, college football, history, hiking, growing tomatoes, and watching his children play sports. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, husband to his amazing wife, Julie, and the father of four super kids.
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