Dad Develops Photo‭-‬Driven Devotional to Help Dyslexic Daughter: Dave Adamson With 600 million monthly users and 300 million daily users, Instagram has quickly grown from an app to being a social network, business, commerce platform, and for some, a place to share their faith. Dave Adamson, a former magazine editor and TV sports reporter, decided […]

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Sydney Paige Founder Courtney Brockmeyer According to a U.S. Census report, more than 16 million American children are living in poverty and low-income youth are six times more likely to drop out of school than those from higher-income families. Courtney Brockmeyer witnessed the problem when she saw some kids doing their work with golf-score pencils.  […]

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“Let’s go surfing now, everyone is learning how. C’mon and safari with me…”  There’s just something about summer and Beach Boys’ lyrics that make us want to surf. But even if you live near the beach, learning how to surf can be a difficult sport. Thankfully, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), makes learning how to surf […]

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Most people look forward to the weekend and loathe when Monday comes around. However, for Matt Emerzian, Mondays are the best days because they have become an intentional day of service. Although, that wasn’t always the case for Emerzian. He worked for years in the entertainment music industry where alcohol, smoking and partying often followed […]

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AION is a group of designers that focuses on adventure and nature to create community across the globe for fair-trade clothing. Founder, Michael Massie emphasizes that the company collaborates with local craftsmen in various cities including Bali and Indonesia to help them grow their business. We talked with Massie four years ago about how he […]

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Mark your calendars for June 3! The story of Jonah will come from the stage to the screen in the first time ever that Sight & Sound Theatres’ will take their stage play and bring it to 700 movie theatres across the country in a one-night theatrical event. Filmed in front of a live audience in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, JONAH: On […]

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Joe Kissack seemingly had it all. He had power, wealth and a loving family. He managed the domestic sales and marketing efforts for dozens of television shows and movies, including Seinfeld. But Kissack eventually hit rock bottom when he was hospitalized for his addictions and suicidal depression. Risen interviewed Kissack five years ago, and we […]

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Merle Dandridge’s dad was in the Air Force so the talented actress was actually born in Japan but spent most of her childhood in Nebraska. Growing up in the midwest taught her core values and a great love of people. She says, “Nebraska is based in God, corn, cows, and football.” A foundation that serves […]

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What happens when you give a high school student $100? Many will go buy a new outfit, video game or go to the movies. But for a group of junior high and high school students in San Diego, they multiplied the $100 given to them through Project 25. Founded by Nate Landis of Urban Youth […]

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Oftentimes in life, we ask the questions, “Why am in in these circumstances? Why did you put me in this situation?” Whether it’s a loss of a job, teen pregnancy, cancer diagnosis, it can be hard to see God’s faithfulness. For Tia Ross, she found herself pregnant at age 16 and asking those very questions. […]

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