From Seinfeld, Success & Seeking His Father’s Approval to Three Fishermen and Life-Transforming Faith: Joe Kissack Went From Rock Bottom to Rock Solid Written by Kelli Gillespie Standing on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, one would think Hollywood executive Joe Kissack was living the American Dream. He had power, wealth, and a loving […]

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Sweet Surrender: Hootie and the Blowfish’s Drummer Jim Sonefeld Leaves A Hard Beat For A New Heart Beat Written by Jess Fierro Standing before nearly 7,000 fans at a recent Hootie and the Blowfish concert, ex-band member Jim Sonefeld preformed one of his new Christian songs with his previous band mates. Later, after hearing only […]

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From Scantily Clad to Truly Glad: Why Model Kylie Bisutti Walked Away from Victoria’s Secret Written by Samantha Baer Being called a “fat cow,” or being told your small frame needs to drop more weight is never something you want to hear, especially if you’re one of the top supermodels in the world. As Victoria […]

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At a time when most kids are graduating college and entering the real world, Clayton Kershaw had become one of the best pitchers in baseball. At a mere 24 years old he’s already won the Pitching Triple Crown, Golden Glove, and the prestigious Cy Young Award, plus he’s a two-time National League All-Star. Being a […]

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Designer Dreams: The Style of Kari Schoeneck Written by Kelli Gillespie From the Midwest to New York City Kari Schoeneck lived out every aspiring designer’s dream. Sewing all her life, she adapted well to the Big Apple, but her talents soon brought her to call San Diego home. Risen caught up with this creative girl […]

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SMALL: Jaim Connor Shares His Story in Schools Across the Country Written by Jaim Connor with Dave Franco Editor’s Note: Every person has been uniquely created and gifted with skills to influence the world. That uniqueness can come in varied forms through speaking, drama, music, technology, relationship building, learning, creativity, or simply serving. TWELVE is […]

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Soulcraft: Dr. Ron Kirkemo Written by Kelli Gillespie Spiritual growth like political statecraft needs a purpose and strategy and tactics. Thus, Soulcraft was developed for bringing God’s call for “First Love” into the realities of the world.  Risen talked with Ron Kirkemo, Ph.D about his devotional, change, and a vision of purpose that take us […]

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Stars of MEN IN BLACK 3 Reflect On Miracles And Making A Difference Written by Kelli Gillespie There’s more to Men In Black 3 than just aliens and special effects. Not only is there a fabulous element of time travel, which brings Josh Brolin side-by-side with Will Smith, but there are some really deep themes […]

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Who Needs A Big Record Deal? British Singer Lee MacDougall Chases His Dreams Solo Written by Shanna Schwarze It seems that living out the “American Dream” is an elusive pursuit currently for many people.  But what do you do if you’re an Englishman, from a small town, with your own American dream to play music […]

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Act of Valor Written by Kelli Gillespie Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, it blends real-life heroism and original filmmaking from Scott Waugh and Mike “Mouse” McCoy. Risen talked with the co-directors about how these heroes must balance their […]

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