Valentine’s Day for some can be a fun day filled with romantic dates and gifts and for others it has been dubbed, “Single Awareness Day.” According to the National Retail Federation $18.2 billion is spent each year for Valentine’s Day, which averages to $136.57 per person. 250 million roses are produced for the […]

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In 1998, Sixpence None the Richer’s song, “Kiss Me,” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song became a worldwide success. It was not only the main theme song for the film, She’s All That, starring Rachael Leigh Cook but was also featured in two episodes of the popular television series, Dawson’s Creek. […]

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The Real Men Portray Themselves in the Clint Eastwood Film The 15:17 to Paris U.S. Air Force Airman First Class Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler have been friends for more than a decade. They met at the start of junior high in Christian school and little did they know that a reunion […]

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Valentine’s Day can be a tricky day. For some, they want to take their friendship to the next level and for others, they may not be quite sure, but all of the messaging in our culture tells them that they should be buying roses and chocolates for the ones that they love. It can also […]

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Best known for his action roles in Lethal Weapon and Mad Max, Academy Award winner, Mel Gibson has also directed Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ. After a hiatus from directing, Gibson recently returned to direct Hacksaw Ridge, which won two Academy Awards. We interviewed Gibson in 2017 and talked with him about his […]

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We live in a culture that is consumed with image. From having the right outfit and flawless make-up to driving a car that equals a status symbol, there is constant pressure to look perfect. One person that knows the struggle with having to live a “perfect” life is former Victoria’s Secret model, Kyle Bisutti. She […]

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Whether you are five or thirty-five years old, praying can be an intimidating aspect of the faith. We might not feel like we are saying the “right” words. Sometimes it feels like God doesn’t hear us or isn’t answering our prayers, so we just stop praying. It might even be that we don’t know how […]

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The start of a new year brings with it the excitement of starting fresh. Churches, ministries and non-profits often do a push for involvement as people are reevaluating the things that they want to be involved in. Many have made resolutions to volunteer more or to help others. It can be easy to sign up […]

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Best known for his roles as Gimli the dwarf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Sallah in the Indiana Jones franchise, John Rhys-Davies has also starred in a variety of television and theater roles. He recently played Eusi, a Jewish rabbi in the film Return to the Hiding Place, which portrays the story […]

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Designer Kari Schoeneck went from the Midwest to New York City and lived out every aspiring designer’s dream. But her passions eventually brought her to San Diego. Risen interviewed Schoeneck in 2012 and talked with her about how she decided on design and the importance of pursuing your passions.   Schoeneck opens up about how […]

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