Sesame Street, The Muppets, Barney, Thomas the Train, Mr. Rodgers, and Teletubbies are all iconic childhood television programs. While each generation has one that they are more familiar with, all of the characters are recognizable. Risen writer Mei Ling Nazar and her family were guests at the recent launch party for the […]

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Drugs, sex, money and rock and roll, while the lifestyle of a rock musician can seem glamorous, it can also be very lonely and daunting. When Brian “Head” Welch of KoRn became a Christian, he decided to not only turn away from that lifestyle to follow Christ, but he also left the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum […]

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  Summer break can bring a nice change of pace with more down time. It can also be a great opportunity to check out some of your favorite Christian bands and artists that are on tour across the country.  There are a lot of day or weekend-long events that feature multiple bands, activities and a […]

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Rich Stearns grew up wanting to be the complete opposite of his father. His father was an alcoholic and his drinking caused their family marital and financial problems – including being evicted out of their home. Rich’s relationship with his dad caused him to be self-reliant and he had no desire to follow God. We […]

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Whether you are a loyal fan or just enjoy the ballpark hot dogs, summer baseball games are a great excuse to round up the small group, family or group of friends for a fun outing. But instead of being just a spectator, LA Dodger Clayton Kershaw is challenging fans to get in the game! Clayton […]

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As summer approaches, our calendars fill with vacations, weekend trips to the beach and plans with friends and family. It can also be an opportunity to take a short or long-term missions trip or even a service project for a day. Whatever the length or cause, that experience has the potential to change not only […]

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Zootopia on DVD: Jason Bateman Voices Sly Fox Nick Wilde Risen Editor-in-Chief Kelli Gillespie sat down with Jason Bateman at the Animal Kingdom Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Check out their interview and be sure to pick up Zootopia on DVD this week! (12)

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Whether it is a dad that has passed away, a strained relationship with a dad, a dad that is serving overseas, or a child that doesn’t know their dad, Father’s Day can sometimes be a bittersweet day for families. It is a gentle reminder that even though our relationships with our earthly dads might not […]

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The summer can be a time of relaxation and rejuvenation. But it can also turn into a time of comparison. A simple question of “What are you doing for summer vacation?” can become a game of “one-up.” Whether it is traveling to the latest hot spot, indulging in how many days we get off, or […]

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Waking up to the stench of a nearby sewer filling the air and having no desire to get up and continue life. Forced to live in a cramped unhygienic, filthy little shack with no electricity and little to no clean water in a squatter camp where unemployment, crime, drug abuse and prostitution are on the […]

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