Speech Coach Ryan Flaherty Trains Top Athletes for Life On and Off the Field Written by Jim Rooney In the world of athletics, there are two thoughts that are universally held about speed. The first is, “speed kills.” Coaches, programs, owners and even fans know that the faster you are as an athlete, or even […]

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Prominent Child Psychologist Dr. James Dobson Emphasizes Importance of Building a Family Legacy Written by Kelli Gillespie Having written more than 40 books and called by Time Magazine as “The nation’s most influential evangelical leader,” James Dobson, Ph.D., is a recognized authority on Christian parenting. For 14 years he served as a professor of pediatrics […]

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“My God’s not dead. He’s surely alive. He’s living on the inside roaring like a lion…” These lyrics from the band, Newsboys, have reached millions around the world. When the single, “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion),” was first released in 2011, it was a #1 radio hit on the Billboard AC Monitored chart. Since […]

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Walking By Faith, Not By Sight: Meet the King of High Wire, Nik Wallenda Nik Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of The Flying Wallendas family of aerialists. His ancestors have been circus performers since the 1700s and have been doing balancing acts without nets since Karl Wallenda, his great-grandfather, made the family famous in the […]

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Combining Intellect & Faith A Journey of Hope and Healing This isn’t brain surgery!” An often repeated saying, this phrase refers to making something way more complicated than it needs to be. For neurosurgeon David Levy, M.D., however, it really is brain surgery. On a regular basis, the lives of his patients literally depend on the decisions […]

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From the Dark To The Light, The Freedom Of Art: Kyle Trudelle Written by Henry Ortlip Statistics are shocking when it comes to the development of kids in homes where one or more parent is addicted to drugs. Most numbers point to a life of depression, time in prison, or continuing the addictive drug cycle. […]

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Transformers: Age of Extinction Written by Kelli Gillespie He’s an actor, husband, father and man of faith. Whether he’s at home with the family or filming on location, Mark Wahlberg finds a way to incorporate his work ethic with his values. Traveling the long journey to Hong Kong, Risen caught up with the star of […]

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A Writer’s Thoughts Written by Henry Ortlip Chris Ahrens has been a freelance writer for more than 40 years. His work ranging from magazine articles to penning pro skater Christian Hosoi’s biography, now includes a fiction novel, Twilight in the City of Angels. Ahrens sat down with Risen to discuss challenges, faith, technology and the […]

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The Giver Written by Kelli Gillespie The sci-fi novel The Giver, has sold more than 10 million copies and has been adapted to the big screen in a movie starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. In the United States, Canada, and Australia, this 1994 Newbery Medal award-winning book is on many middle school reading lists. […]

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Meet Ex-Stripper Katie Written by Kelli Gillespie Divorced and with two small children, Katie (who asked that her last name not be used) was just looking for the best life she could give her family – even if it meant a profession that involved a pole. But after an encounter with Erin Stevens and her […]

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