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What Does it Mean to Be a Man?
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Biblically Battling the Destruction of Masculinity Promise Keepers President Ken Harrison
Biblically Battling the Destruction of Masculinity Promise Keepers President Ken Harrison
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What Does it Mean to Be a Man? Biblically Battling the Destruction of Masculinity Promise Keepers President Ken Harrison

What does it mean to be a man? Masculinity is under fire and with the continual skew of gender roles, the is a greater need for a revival in understanding the role of men and their purpose in life. Promise Keepers, once the largest movement of men in the history of the church filling major…

Nicholas Hoult is J.R.R. Tolkien: Talks Early Years and Love for Language

Nicholas Hoult plays J.R.R. Tolkien in the new film “Tolkien.” We talked about his early years and how not many know he was an orphan and started a secret society. It was his fellowship with friends and his future wife that helped to inspire works such as “The Hobbit” and “the Lord of the Rings.”…

Lily Collins: Talks “Tolkien,” Passions and Playing Piano

Lily Collins plays Edith Tolkien, the wife of J.R.R. Tolkien in the new FOX Searchlight film “Tolkien.” Edith was an inspiration to Tolkien writers and even inspired Elvish princess, Lúthien. We talked about when Collins developed her passion for performing as well as her musical.

Tolkien’s Secret Society — Cast Behind the TCBS

Tolkien had a secret society named the TCBS — Tea Club, Barrovian Society — where he’d meet with friends to fellowship and talk about their passions while bouncing work off each other too. In the new film “Tolkien,” Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney & Anthony Boyle are the actors that portray the group of guys. www.RisenMagazine.com

John Perkins

Minister, Civil Rights Activist and Author: Meet John Perkins John Perkins has been recognized as one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the Civil Rights movement. He has served on or advised five of the U.S. Presidents on their Presidential Tasks Forces and has sixteen honorary doctorate degrees from schools. He is…

Pray the Impossible: Priscilla Shrier Speaks Truth

She’s an author, speaker and actress, and Priscilla Shrier walked the red carpet in support of the new film Breakthrough. On this Good Friday, it’s a great reminder pray the impossible. God not only cares about the details, but He cares about the big, giant, seemingly impossible in your life. We also talked with Shrier…

Filmmakers Behind “Breakthrough” – DeVon Franklin & Roxann Dawson

Producer DeVon Franklin teams with Director Roxann Dawson to bring Breakthrough to the big screen. Ironically, it all started in a green room. Well, that is where Franklin first met the Smiths. We’ll let him tell you the details of how this incredible story became the film now in theatres. Plus Dawson shares about why…

Purpose, Positivity & Prayer: “Breakthrough” with Chrissy Metz

Breakthrough hits theatres today! This is Us star Chrissy Metz, plays Joyce Smith on-screen in the new film. She’s behind the powerful prayer chain that would bring her son back to life. We talked with Metz about purpose, positivity and prayer. Go see this movie!

The Real John Smith: Inspiring True Story Behind the Movie “Breakthrough”

His real life inspired the movie Breakthrough. At just 14-years-old, John Smith fell through the ice and was without a pulse for almost an hour, yet made a full recovery through the power of prayer. Now, still a teenager, at 19 years of age, Smith has embraced the platform God has given him and is excited…

“Breakthrough” Red Carpet with Chrissy Metz

On the red carpet in Dallas, Texas for a special screening of “Breakthrough” with the cast and filmmakers. We caught up with Chrissy Metz to talk inspiration, perseverance, and the power of a praying mom. Breakthrough opens Wednesday, April 17.

Zachary Levi is Shazam!

Zachary Levi is Shazam, and he never wants to let it sink in. The former Chuck star, is thrilled to become this character from the DC Universe on the big screen. What kid doesn’t dream of having some sort of super powers and in Billy Batson’s case, with the shouting of one word — SHAZAM! —…

Phil Robertson

Tackling Lies with Biblical Truths Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson on the Theft of America’s Soul 

Tim Tebow: Using His Influence to Spread Faith, Hope & Love

The youngest sibling of five, Tim Tebow, and his brother Robby produced the new film Run the Race. The goal for Tebow was never to get into the movie industry, the high profile NFL player-turned-MLB player, says, “the goal is about spreading faith, hope and love” regardless of if it’s through sports or movies. We…

Ryan & Julia Sadler

Renewed Hope and a Miracle – Times Three!

Robert Ekoniak

A Fraternity of Warriors Fighting for Our Freedom meet Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Robert Ekoniak.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert Ekoniak served twenty-five years in a highly-decorated career in the U.S. Navy SEALS. He completed multiple combat operations in both overt and covert tactical environments.

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The Biggest Little Farm

John and Molly Chester, a husband and wife team, left their job titles of ‘documentary filmmaker’ and ‘private chef’ to become farmers and pursue their dream vision of starting Apricot Lane Farms in 2011. Prior to Apricot Lane Farms, Molly spent her days in the kitchens of various celebrity clients throughout Los Angeles as a traditional…

“Unplanned” Abby Johnson’s Story Told on Screen

Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. She spent eight years with Planned Parenthood and even became Employee of…

Faith, Hope & Love with Peta Murgatroyd

From Dancing with the Stars to America’s Got Talent, everyone enjoys watching dancers compete. Faith, Hope & Love takes that love for dance and couples it with an inspiring story. The movie comes to theaters March 15 and follows the story of two vulnerable, heart-broken people who have each suffered deep losses. “Faith Turley”, who…

God, I Know You’re There

Where is God? Is He real? If God is real why do bad things happen? Whether you are a curious toddler, a skeptic teen, or just questioning the Christian faith, these are all valid questions and whatever life stage we are in, they can be difficult to answer. Sometimes it can be helpful to look…

Step Out with Jonathan A. Merritt

The desire to find our purpose and calling in life happens at different stages of our lives. For those in their 20’s it is trying to figure out what to do for a career. For those in their 30’s and 40’s it can be an evaluation if they are doing the right thing with their…

Getting Creative with Alabaster Co.

Each of us has been there, hanging out with a group of friends over coffee or a meal and then it happens. An idea is sparked! Everyone starts chiming in and building upon the idea. While it can be fun to talk about an idea, bringing the idea to fruition is another story. For friends…

Brave Love with Lisa Leonard

Lisa Leonard is the founder of a multi-million-dollar jewelry company. She is also a devoted wife and mother to two sons, including a child with severe disabilities. Leonard found at a young age that pleasing other people, seemed to make them happy and perhaps love her more. She continued this journey into adulthood and she…

The Narrow Way Cafe

From Shark Tank to The Profit, watching entrepreneurs pitch their ideas can be exciting and also nerve-wracking. It is also inspiring to hear the stories of how the entrepreneurs developed their product and for many the impact their business has been able to make in the community. But that excitement can often be overwhelming too. The…

Be an Optimisfit with Ben Courson

We live in a social-media obsessed culture filled with people who crave attention and acceptance. According to Social Media Today, the average person spends close to two hours daily on social media, which over a lifetime ends up being five years and four months. There is often a “Keeping up with the Jonses,” mentality or…

Bloodline with John Turnipseed

John Turnipseed seemed destined to inherit a violent criminal life. As a child, he grew up on a rural Alabama farm in a loving, church-going family, but at age seven his father uprooted the family for a new job in Minneapolis. His father stopped attending church, became an alcoholic, had extramarital affairs, and started abusing…

Countdown to Easter

People often count down the days to Christmas with advent Calendars, eagerly awaiting the holiday. For some it is the excitement of seeing family and friends, for others they cannot wait to open gifts. And while Easter carries so much meaning for believers, it often gets lost in the busyness of spring activities, spring break…

A Bible for Your Easter Basket

With Easter right around the corner, many people are already thinking about what to get to fill their children’s Easter baskets. While chocolate and new outfits are always fun, it can be a great time to get a gift that will inspire their faith. This is also great if you are buying for a friend…

Approaching the Anniversary of Columbine Shootings

Heading back to school can be a challenging time for everyone. Whether you are a parent, teacher, student, coach or caretaker, everyone has their own set of difficulties as the school year starts. From activities and homework to making new friends, there is so much to navigate that it can be daunting. Over the last…

Love Works with Philip and Holly Wagner

Phillip and Holly Wagner are the founding and leading pastors of the Oasis Church in Los Angeles. They’ve been married for over 30 years and seeing couples flourish in their relationships is one of their passions.

Waiting for God’s Best with DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good

DeVon Franklin is a studio executive described early in his career as a wunderkind and whose production credits include box office hits like …

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