Addison Riecke, from Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans, has had a love and passion for acting, singing, and playing musical instruments. With the support and encouragement of her parents, this passion has been given a strong foundation to flourish.

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Pro-life, pro-choice, taxes, immigration reform, and equality in the workplace are just a few of the politically charged conversations our country is in a debate about. Even amongst friends and family it can be hard to gather without getting into a debate about what we believe. Oftentimes, someone leaves the conversation offended. But for actor […]

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Inspired by Film’s Hopeful Message Sam Worthington Embraces Role in The Shack If you could talk to God, what questions would you ask? In 2005, William Paul Young made fifteen copies of The Shack for Christmas presents. The Oregon-based father of six had written the spiritual parable about the tragic loss of a family’s young daughter after […]

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He’s written two books and West Point brought him back on campus to talk to cadets this past fall. Risen caught up with Campo to hear more about his upbringing, his trials, family and faith.

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A Billion-Dollar Family Business Built on Unshakeable Beliefs Hobby Lobby’s Lauren McAfee It’s not too far-fetched to hear about a business that began in a garage and grew to become the largest of its kind in an industry. Companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Disney, Amazon and Hewlett-Packard lead the distinguished group of entrepreneurs with meager starts.  Mattel founders […]

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Election years are often filled with debates not only amongst the candidates, but also between believers and society in general. Last fall’s election coupled with tragic shootings amplified racial discussions. Social media newsfeeds became flooded with videos and commentary. For hip-hop artist, Propaganda, it became an opportunity to be an advocate for unity. Known for […]

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Provision and Prayer Just What This Doctor Ordered Dr. Christopher J.W.B. Leggett Christopher J.W.B. Leggett, M.D. is a world-renowned Interventional Cardiologist recognized as one of America’s leading physicians in the field. In the 1980s, he was one of the first African-Americans at Johns Hopkins and in the early 2000s, during the Bush Administration, he served […]

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Set Free from a Life Sentence fora Crime He Didn’t Commit Gene McGuire Reflects on 35 Years in Prison Sentenced to life without parole. A situation 17-year-old Gene McGuire never imagined he’d find himself in. Yet for this high school sophomore from Pennsylvania, his entire life changed in one eventful night while hanging out with his […]

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The Sound of  The Shack Music Supervisor  Anastasia Brown She calls a soundtrack, “The gift that keeps on giving after you see the film.” For music supervisor Anastasia Brown, the book and now film, The Shack, were even more than that. The message affected her personally and it was a project she couldn’t imagine not […]

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Risen caught up with this U.S. Naval Academy grad to find out more about her journey to becoming a Marine and the first female Blue Angels pilot.

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