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Episode 22 -- Despair

In this 10-minute podcast, Tom Mohr reflects on our most desperate moments– when we have fallen into despair. He shares the story of Rich Mullins, the Christian musician who created some of his greatest songs while in the grip of despair. He also shares the story of the musicians on the Titanic, who picked up their instruments and played “Nearer My God to Thee” for the panicked passengers instead of running for the lifeboats. 

Song Title:

Nearer My God to Thee

Song Summary: 

This is the song performed by the string quartet on the Titanic as the ship was sinking. The musicians could have run for the lifeboats, but they stayed, played and gave comfort. It is a beautiful song, a reminder that even in the depths of total despair, God is near. He will get us through. Robert Berry joins Tom Mohr with the instrumentals.  



Tom Mohr is the author of the book "Letters to Rising Leaders". In his new podcast series, he builds on the themes in his book to explore leadership-- especially the connection between Christian faith and action. 

He has created this podcast series for one reason: you are the light of the world. From community to church to charity to nation to planet, God needs a new generation of leaders to rise. Not just any leaders-- leaders of goodness. And goodness doesn't just happen. It takes soul work. Which is why, to our next generation of leaders, Tom Mohr says this: "Come to God, make right your soul, and then go into this hurting world to serve."

Each 10 minute podcast will include stories, biblical reflections and music-- yes, music. Every week, the podcast will end with the song of the week. 

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