Theresa Larson went from being a professional softball player and fitness competition winner, to becoming Marine Lieutenant and platoon leader while deployed in Iraq. For Larson, her biggest battle was not fought overseas, it was an internal and painful struggle with bulimia. She is now a physical therapist for other “wounded warriors.” Risen interviewed Larson […]

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You may not recognize the name Tammy Hyler, but chances are you have heard her songs. Her discography includes soundtracks to Runaway Bride, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, New in Town, and Desperate Housewives. She is one of Nashville’s most sought after songwriters. She has collaborated with everyone from Shania Twain and Billy Ray […]

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Four-time defending, undefeated, mixed martial arts UFC champion Frank Shamrock’s life is one of redemption and grace. Abused as a little boy, locked regularly in the closet and shuffled from foster and group homes, this abandoned child was rapidly spiraling down a path of destruction. Even after a stint in Juvenile Hall and becoming a […]

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Worth The Risk Kristin Chenoweth On Weighty Decisions‭, ‬Adoption‭, ‬Community and Contagious Enthusiasm Think of somebody that you would use the word dynamo to describe. Yes — a go-getter, livewire, extrovert, friendly and social. Kristin Chenoweth is all that and more.  She’s also an actress, singer and dancer winning a Tony Award for her performance as […]

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Risen caught up with Dandridge to learn more about the conversations OWN’s “Greenleaf” is bringing to the surface, her personal faith and approaching life with open hands.

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His Famous Family, Faith and a Film Adaptation He is the youngest of the “Baldwin Brothers.” From growing up as sports-playing kids from New York to all being actors, Alec, Daniel, William, and Stephen continue to garner much attention as brothers. Each of their careers have followed different paths and Stephen’s work has mirrored his […]

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For Michelle Phung-Tambaoan the 1980s was a time of fleeing communist rule in Viet Nam and starting again in America with nothing but the clothes on her back.

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Morgan Ervin is a firm believer that the shortest distance between two people is a good story. Maybe this is because he has quite a story to tell. At nineteen years old, after a week-long drinking and drug binge, Ervin found himself on his knees in an employee bathroom at Starbucks. When his bloodshot and […]

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More than a Role- Actor Finds Purpose and Healing Rodney Coe is Jonah It’s the thirty-second book in the Old Testament where the prophet Jonah refuses to follow the Lord. Because of his disobedience, Jonah ended up being swallowed by an enormous fish at sea. Three days later, the fish coughed him up and God convinced […]

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Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer Ka-chow! It’s the franchise that has made hundreds of millions of dollars and raced into the homes of families everywhere. This summer the third film, Cars 3, hit theatres with tons of speed and a lot of heart. Risen caught up with the cast Owen Wilson […]

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