Buck Brannaman, the inspiration behind the book and film, The Horse Whisperer, is recognized worldwide for his uncanny abilities to communicate and train horses, often in a matter of minutes.  A childhood with an abusive father left Brannaman determined to take a different path than the one of violence he had experienced.  Utilizing leadership and […]

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If you attend church regularly, chances are you’ve sung, or maybe even know by heart, the words from one or more of the worship songs from the group Hillsong. Millions more watch and listen to their music on YouTube which include favorites like “Shout to the Lord,” “Inside Out,” “Hosanna,” and “Mighty to Save,” – […]

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Walking This Way with Wisdom: In a culture where hip hop artists are characterized by bling, drugs, and women, Rev Run is flipping the script. Going from a front man using his words as a rapper to a family man spreading his wisdom through Twitter and reality TV, Rev Run capitalizes on his platform to […]

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From Prison to a Professional BMX Rider: Tony Hoffman is Using His Bike to Bring Ultimate Change Racing is what professional BMX riders do best. But in a race against the destruction of drugs and living on the street, can racers pedal fast enough on their own accord? Professional BMX rider, Tony Hoffman, shares with Risen […]

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Muscles, Motivation & the Mental Side  of Fitness: Ray Wetterlund, III With 168 hours in a week, people should invest at least a couple hours of that time into their health. That’s the sentiment of professional trainer Ray Wetterlund III.  Armed with “Ray-isms” like “Fear and doubt; throw it out” or “Eat clean; be lean”, Wetterlund motivates […]

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From Pilot to Pentagon to Pulpit, His Faith  Has Carried Him Through An atomic bomb explosion—a fatal gunshot fired—a shattering earthquake – for many people these events trigger an instant recall of where they were at the time it happened.  Tom Joyce was at his desk the fateful day in September 2001 when terrorists attacked the […]

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Baseball, the Bible and Now Boston While Adrian Gonzalez has spent the majority of his Major League Baseball career with the San Diego Padres, this year he’s traded the surf and sand for Fenway Park as he moved to Boston. While the winner of two Gold Glove Awards may be sporting a new Red Sox […]

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Band Focuses on Creating Music with Honest, Truthful Lyrics A group of college guys take a music class, they enter a band competition and win.  As a result, a bidding war begins between more than a handful of record labels to sign them and once their first single makes its debut, it becomes the biggest […]

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Your Best Days Are Yet to Come… This story begins with two high school kids. Both are from Florida. Both love to surf. Both became role models. Both have unique spheres of influence. Both are still close friends. Both are important characters in each others’ stories. C.J. Hobgood is one of the best surfers in […]

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Students Rise to the Challenge of Creating Change on Their Campuses and Around the World Everyone, regardless of age or background wants to feel like their life matters; like what they do makes a difference or at least helps to bring a positive change in someone else’s life. Oftentimes, pastors will point to The Parable […]

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