Designer Dreams: The Style of Kari Schoeneck Written by Kelli Gillespie From the Midwest to New York City Kari Schoeneck lived out every aspiring designer’s dream. Sewing all her life, she adapted well to the Big Apple, but her talents soon brought her to call San Diego home. Risen caught up with this creative girl […]

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SMALL: Jaim Connor Shares His Story in Schools Across the Country Written by Jaim Connor with Dave Franco Editor’s Note: Every person has been uniquely created and gifted with skills to influence the world. That uniqueness can come in varied forms through speaking, drama, music, technology, relationship building, learning, creativity, or simply serving. TWELVE is […]

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Soulcraft: Dr. Ron Kirkemo Written by Kelli Gillespie Spiritual growth like political statecraft needs a purpose and strategy and tactics. Thus, Soulcraft was developed for bringing God’s call for “First Love” into the realities of the world.  Risen talked with Ron Kirkemo, Ph.D about his devotional, change, and a vision of purpose that take us […]

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Stars of MEN IN BLACK 3 Reflect On Miracles And Making A Difference Written by Kelli Gillespie There’s more to Men In Black 3 than just aliens and special effects. Not only is there a fabulous element of time travel, which brings Josh Brolin side-by-side with Will Smith, but there are some really deep themes […]

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Who Needs A Big Record Deal? British Singer Lee MacDougall Chases His Dreams Solo Written by Shanna Schwarze It seems that living out the “American Dream” is an elusive pursuit currently for many people.  But what do you do if you’re an Englishman, from a small town, with your own American dream to play music […]

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Act of Valor Written by Kelli Gillespie Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, it blends real-life heroism and original filmmaking from Scott Waugh and Mike “Mouse” McCoy. Risen talked with the co-directors about how these heroes must balance their […]

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Staying True to Herself: Tanya Gandy Written by Mei Ling Starkey In the pool, US National Water Polo team member, Tanya Gandy is known for her fierce competitiveness. During her four years as an attacker at UCLA, she led the Bruins to four NCAA titles and scored 187 career goals, the fourth highest total in […]

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Irish Band Building The Kingdom With Community: Rend Collective Experiment Written by Kelli Gillespie Originating in Northern Ireland, Rend Collective Experiment is more than a band. It was started by a group of college kids as a movement in an attempt to reinvent worship and create a shift in culture where people felt they could […]

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A Heart For Telling The Story: Meet Randy Frazee Written by Patti Gillespie He talks gently but his words are filled with conviction, “You and I are characters in God’s story, we don’t have a choice about that…but we do have a choice about which part we will play,” says Randy Frazee, author of The […]

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Disney’s “A.N.T. Farm” Star Jake Short Written by Heidi Ortlip While some kids sit at home and dream of one day making it to Hollywood, Jake Short is already there. At the age of nine he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.  Now, less than five years later, he’s starring in a hit Disney […]

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