The Lego Movie: Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, & Will Arnett Written by Kelli Gillespie If you grew up thinking Lego was awesome, it turns out you are not alone. Surveys have revealed it’s the most popular toy ever manufactured – even more than Barbie or GI Joe. Now for the first time these […]

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Spreading God’s Love Through Soccer: Meet Haiti Missionary Rich Mears Written by Henry Ortlip From an affluent childhood, to his father’s murder and surviving a gun shot to his own leg during an outreach attempt in Haiti, life has been anything but predictable for missionary Rich Mears.  Risen traveled to Port-au-Prince to catch up with […]

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Single-Handed Success: The Story of U.S. National Amputee Soccer Goalie Eric Westover Written by Henry Ortlip Life can be unpredictable. Often things don’t turn out as planned and reactions to the challenges life throws can be the difference between giving up or finding the strength to move on and persist. This is especially true for […]

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Top Korean Soccer Star, Y.P. Lee, Retires Written by Henry Ortlip Lee Young-Pyo, or as teammates and friends refer to him Y.P. Lee, is one the most recognized soccer players in all of Korea. After representing his country in the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea, Lee went on to have a successful career […]

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Saving Lives Through Scripture and Shelters: Kathy DiFiore’s Faithfulness Inspired a New Film Written by Kelli Gillespie For more than three decades Kathy DiFiore has been focusing on helping woman and turning down any opportunity for books, shows, or movies based on her life…until now. But writer/director Ronald Krauss did more than just ask, he […]

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From Civil War and Shoeless Soccer to Prayer and a Professional Contract: Meet Sierra Leone Native Teteh Bangura Written by Henry Ortlip Raised in West Africa to poor Muslim parents during a civil war, it’s safe to say Teteh Bangura’s current situation is nothing short of a miracle. Like many of his friends in Sierra […]

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After 22 Years In Ministry, Alan Robertson is Stepping Out Of The Pulpit To Join His Dynasty Family Written by Samantha Baer With 14 million viewers per episode, Duck Dynasty is not only A&E’s top-rated show,  it’s the most popular reality show on cable television. Whether laughing at Uncle Si’s antics, or being encouraged by […]

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U.S. Goalkeeper Gets Ready for World Cup Soccer: Superstar Tim Howard Written by Henry Ortlip When it comes to protecting the goal, Tim Howard is one of the world’s best. Not only does he play professional soccer in England, he is also the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team. Having begun his career […]

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Bumpy Road Leaves Major League Pitcher, Darin Downs, Focused on His Faith Written by Charlie Lapastora From getting hit in the head by a line drive that almost killed him in the minors, to bouncing back and experiencing a World Series, Detroit Tigers pitcher Darin Downs has seen it all. Through every circumstance his faith […]

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Company Helps Local Craftsmen Grow Businesses Across the Globe: AION Founder Michael Massie Written by Kelli Gillespie AION, (pronounced eye-on) consists of a group of designers focusing on adventure and nature to create a community across the globe for fair-trade clothing. Founder Michael Massie emphasizes that the company collaborates with local craftsmen in various cities […]

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