Spiritual warfare is all around us, even if we are unable to see it. In some instances it is more visible than others – a miraculous healing, or people reporting seeing angels or demons. While it can be a hard concept to grasp, the reality is that there is a spiritual battle going on. Satan, […]

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Boom Boom Pow…Your Pride As the Grammy season comes upon us, we are reminded of one of our favorite Grammy Award-winning groups, the Black Eyed Peas. Comprised of will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie, the group has been nominated for a total of eighteen Grammys and won six of them. Last year, the group premiered a […]

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Whatever happened to predictability? Full House was a staple for many of us growing up. Whether we admit to it, or not, we can finish the words to the introductory song. The Tanner family made us laugh, while teaching us lessons along the way, and who could forget when the Beach Boys would occasionally show […]

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Stepping Into History One Role At A Time. Actor Joseph Fiennes is no stranger to history. One of his more iconic roles was Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love, he was part of the British aristocracy in Elizabeth, he played theologian Martin Luther in Luther, and soon he can be seen as Olympian-turned-missionary Eric Liddell […]

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Based on the book with the same name, In the Heart of the Sea, is the dramatic true story about the journey of the Essex. The New England whaling ship that was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will. The real-life maritime disaster in 1820 would inspire author […]

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Nearly forty years ago Rocky Balboa became a household name. It was his heart and work ethic that made families root for this underdog of a boxer. Six movies later, Sylvester Stallone (who created and wrote all the films while playing the title character) gave his blessing to a young new filmmaker who penned a […]

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 The Hunger Games franchise took the world by storm grossing more than $2 billion at the global box office. The final film, Mockingjay Part 2, pulls all the themes and storylines to one epic conclusion. Risen caught up with the cast in Berlin, Germany, to talk doubts and insecurities, […]

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Intentionally Inclusive: Meet Socality Founder Scott Bakken There wasn’t a name that existed to describe the connecting of people locally and globally while equipping them in their talents and mobilizing them outside the church walls to take their faith into action for community development and impact. So Scott Bakken created his own word: Socality. Simply, it’s a […]

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Multiple Cancer Diagnoses Present Challengesfor Broadway Actor and His Family Meet Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff The year was 2003, and veteran Broadway entertainer Christian Hoff had a life-changing, miraculous, moment. This divorced, single father of two, working to get his life back together, met a Christian actress named Melissa.  Hoff credits, “This wonderful woman […]

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Penned in Faith: One Authors Journey from Rejection to Success James L. Rubart is the New York Times best selling and Christy award-winning author of Rooms, Book of Days, The Chair, Soul’s Gate, Memory’s Door and Spirit Bridge. With his unique blend of allegory and mystery, Rubart’s books have been compared to literary greats like […]

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