As the hit reality television singing competition American Idol comes to an end, we will not only miss the funny auditions and talented singers, but we will also miss the stories of growth and overcoming hardship that many of the contestants faced. We had the opportunity to interview American Idol contestant, Danny Gokey three years […]

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Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke who became a household name with The Patty Duke Show recently passed away. Patty’s roles include The Miracle Worker, Glee and The Love Boat. She also served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild from1985-1988. Patty’s public battle with bipolar disorder and suicide attempts led her to become a mental […]

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Melissa Joan Hart started acting as a toddler. It was a profession she is never sure she picked, but was very talented and the roles kept coming. From the early 90s starring in the Nickelodeon show, Clarissa Explains It All as a smart, sarcastic teenage girl that addressed the audience directly, to spending the majority […]

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Actress Robin Givens stars in God’s Not Dead 2, the sequel to the 2014 hit. This time around the movie is set in a high school and Givens play Principal Kinney. She talked with Risen Editor Kelli Gillespie about her faith and how she handles people that try to rob her joy.

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The first film God’s Not Dead took the box office by surprise bringing in more than $60 million on a modest $2 million budget. The sequel opens Friday and this time around it’s set in a high school with two new leads — Sabrina the Teenage Witch‘s Melissa Joan Hart and Desperate Housewives’ Jesse Metcalfe. Risen […]

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With spring right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to reflect on some of our favorite athletes that we have interviewed over the years. From sharing our faith with others, to growing in our relationship with Christ, athletes like Bethany Hamilton, Christian Hosoi and Gabby Douglas each have unique perspectives on things […]

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As American Idol wraps up its final season, we couldn’t help but reflect on one of our favorite contestants, Mandisa Lynn Hundley. While she didn’t win her season, many remember her because in addition to being outspoken about her faith, the infamous judge, Simon Cowell, made negative comments about her weight on national television. Rather […]

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A cut, broken arm or bruise may hurt in the moment but often heal after a short period of time. Whether it is the lost of a loved one, battling cancer, or divorce, many of us are struggling with internal battles of pain and suffering. For Christians those experiences are often intensified with the theological […]

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Our headlines are filled with persecution of Christians. From ISIS to bombings of churches, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed. According to Open Doors, an organization that works with the persecuted church, each month: 322 Christians are killed for their faith, 214 churches or Christian properties are destroyed and 722 forms of violence are […]

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“Miracles From Heaven” stars Jennifer Garner & Kylie Rodgers talk about faith and the importance of living each moment in life to the fullest.  

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