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Pray the Impossible: Priscilla Shirer Speaks Truth

She’s an author, speaker and actress, and Priscilla Shirer 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.

Ashley Judd

From Dogs to Apes, Faith and Family

LaDainian Tomlinson

Impacting Your Community NFL Hall of Famer, LaDainian Tomlinson

Sandi Patty

Using Her Voice to Help Others Find Theirs

Brandon Micheal Hall

God Friended Me Meet
Brandon Micheal Hall

Brenda Warner

A Hall-of-fame Husband, Seven Kids And A Newfound PurposeA Gritty Conversation With
Brenda Warner.

VIDEOS

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Talking Faith with Melissa Joan Hart

It’s pretty fair to say that people in show business have the acumen to go-with-the-flow. Script changes, scene set-ups and personality disputes are often part of the territory. So when Risen called Melissa Joan Hart for their preset interview in 2016, she graciously kept the appointment in spite of the snow day she was in the midst…

Renewed Hope After a Miscarriage with Julia and Ryan Sadler

Renewed hope. Whether we are going through a physical ailment, financial crisis or just having a hard day, it is a universal message and one that Julia and Ryan Sadler are very familiar with. After facing the heartbreak of three miscarriages, the Sadlers needed hope. Exhausted physically and feeling the emotional and physical drain of…

On Faith with Brandon Micheal Hall

Our faith is shaped by a variety of factors ranging from our upbringing to things we have experienced along the way. They can either draw us closer in our relationship with God or cause us to question the faith that once seemed so strong. Brandon Micheal Hall is one who knows this faith conflict well.…

Pastors Philip and Holly Wagner

Understanding Your Calling with Philip and Holly Wagner

Phillip and Holly Wagner are the founding and leading pastors of the Oasis Church in Los Angeles. They’ve written books on dating, love, and mending marriages. They’ve founded a non-profit water organization, survived cancer, and recognize the importance of supporting the gifts of your spouse. While Oasis Church has grown and recently moved to new location on…

Sandi Patty Bringing A Voice to the Voiceless

She has been dubbed, “The Voice,” and rightfully so. Sandi Patty has released over thirty albums and is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history. Over the past thirty years, she has won forty Dove Awards, five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, had three platinum records, five gold records, and sold…

Standing Beautiful with Chloe Howard

Born with a debilitating foot deformity and undergoing her first surgery at a mere six months old, Chloe Howard has a courageous story about embracing physical differences. She went on to have five major surgeries by the time she was fifteen, but her parents kept reminding her she was beautifully and wonderfully made. It wasn’t…

Anna Buffini: Reserve Champion in the Under 25 Grand Prix National

Anna Buffini was crowned the Brentina Cup champion in 2016 with her now-retired mount Sunday Boy, as well as the reserve championship with Wilton II the same year. She was more than happy to return with Wilton II, her 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Jazz—Olympia, Contango) after he had been out of training for a period…

Pricilla Shirer Stars in Overcomer

Author, speaker and actress Priscilla Shirer stars in the new film Overcomer alongside Alex Kendrick. This inspiring family film dares to leave you filled with hope and asks the question: what do you allow to define you? Synopsis: Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are…

Phil Robertson Podcast Tops the Faith Charts

After only 17 episodes, Phil Robertson’s podcast Unashamed reached #1 on iTunes in the faith category. Joined by his sons Al and Jase, the Duck Commander boldly proclaims his Christian values along with comical anecdotes and life lessons. Unashamed like his hit reality television show Duck Dynasty, holds a commitment to truth and humor while…

Hawaiian Wedding Bliss for The Rock

Congratulations to Dwayne Johnson and his bride Lauren Hashian! We’re thrilled for the couple who wed after twelve years together and two beautiful daughters. The ceremony may have been a secret but the wrestler-turned-actor was thrilled to share a couple pictures with his more than 150 million followers…. simply stating the date, location and blessed!…

How Family Impacts Work: Amanda Seyfried and Milo Ventimiglia

This is Us star Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried star in The Art of Racing in the Rain, based on the bestselling book that spent more than three years on the list. We talked with them about their families and the impact on their careers. Risen Magazine:  Amanda, how has having a daughter and a family…

Race Driving and Dog Casting: Q5 with Director Simon Curtis

Risen Magazine: The book spent three and half years on the New York Times bestseller list. When did you read it and what stands out to you? Simon Curtis: It just struck me as a very good book when I first read it seven years ago. Now, even more than ever, it feels like the…

Kevin Costner, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Ventimiglia & Amanda Seyfried “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

The book spent 156 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and now The Art of Racing in the Rain is a feature film. It took almost a decade to be made as producer Patrick Dempsey relates racing lessons to the movie industry and the similar structure. Oscar winner Kevin Costner voices the dog…

Director Simon Curtis on Working with Dogs and Racing Life Lessons

In the film The Art of Racing in the Rain, the story is told through the perspective of Enzo, the wise family dog. He’s voiced by Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner. While all his dialogue was recorded in post production, the very real Butler and Parker were on set for every frame of the…

Summer Fun with Mandy Arioto

Summer is the perfect time to have fun. For some it can be a much needed break from deadlines, projects and the daily grind of school or work. For others it can be a great time to reconnect with friends and family visiting on vacation. Whether it is the neighborhood block party, a day at…

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