Faith, Favor and Finding the Farmers with the Best Beans
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Faith, Favor and Finding the Farmers with the Best Beans
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Faith, Favor and Finding the Farmers with the Best Beans
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Provision for the Vision: Taking Risks and Boldly Finding Hurts and Healing – Meet Pastor Tommy Barnett

From his God-given passion is to find a need and fill it or find a hurt and heal it, to “Johnny Cash and The World’s Biggest Sunday School” to a six-thousand-pound green popsicle and Dream Centers being established all over the world, Tommy Barnett is an inspiration. He felt God’s calling at a young age…

Mostra: Faith, Favor and Finding the Farmers with the Best Beans

Part 2 For husband and wife team, Sam and Beverly Magtanong, and best friend Jelynn Malone, deciding to found Mostra coffee to sustain farmers in the Philippines was the easy part. Yes, it was a big vision, but they felt called to do it. The hard part was identifying, how? Through faith, favor and a…

The Banker Memphis Premiere with Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L Jackson stars in The Banker. It’s the true story about two African-American guys that set out to buy banks to help others and have a white man be the face of their business. Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult also star. We talked with Jackson, on the red carpet, about what fuels him and…

Nia Long: The Strong Woman Behind “The Banker”

Nia Long stars alongside Anthony Mackie as a husband-wife team on-screen in The Banker. We went to Memphis, Tennessee for the red carpet premiere at the National Civil Rights Museum where we caught up with Long to talk about this true story brought to the screen. The Banker streams on Apple+ on Friday, March 20.

The Banker: Anthony Mackie on Advice from His Dad

“I came from a household where my dad made sure we had everything we needed, not what we wanted…. every day he taught me that no one can take away from hard work, and if they try to take it away, show them you’re better than that.”  Avengers star Anthony Mackie gets candid with us…

The Banker: True Story Brought to the Screen by Writer/Director George Nolfi

He’s written some of our favorite thrillers from Oceans 12 to The Bourne Ultimatum, The Adjustment Bureau and now The Banker. Writer/Director George Nofli tackles this true story that centers on revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett played by Anthony Mackie (Captain America, Avengers, The Hurt Locker) and Joe Morris played by Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man,…

Mostra: More Than Specialty Coffee How the Vision of Four Friends is Changing Lives

What happens when an opera singer, an actress, a culinary expert and a former Army Infantry Officer have a shared vision? The open a coffee shop. Not just any coffee shop, a specialty coffee shop sustaining farmers in the Philippines that just happened to be named 2020 Micro-Roaster of the Year! Meet Beverly, Jelynn, Mike…

Erwin Bros to Direct Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner Biopic. Risen’s Fun Connection!

When we found out the Erwin Brothers were confirmed to direct the biopic of NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner, we had to have a little fun with the guys. Afterall Risen has long known how special the family is, and we had Brenda Warner as a former cover story written by the talented Tara…

The Erwin Brothers Bring Emotional Story of Love and Loss in “I Still Believe”

“What shined through was their faith. And faith was not destroyed in the midst of suffering it was actually refined. Sometimes it’s the difficult things we walk through that give us a voice to millions of people. God comforts us so we can comfort others.” — Jon Erwin Andrew and Jon Erwin directed I Still…

“Everything Felt Right.” Riverdale Star KJ Apa and Britt Robertson Star in “I Still Believe”

“Everything worked. Everything just felt right” Riverdale star KJ Apa tackles his first true story and lends his singing skills to bring Christian chart-topper Jeremy Camp’s life story to the silver screen. KJ met Camp while filming and he said, “it was one of those feelings of complete peace and acceptance of wow, this is…

Jeremy Camp’s Life Story Showcased on the Silver Screen in “I Still Believe”

The life of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp is coming to the big screen in the biopic, I Still Believe, which chronicles Camp’s personal story of love, loss and faith. CW’s Riverdale star KJ Apa stars as the chart-topping singer, with country icon Shania Twain and Oscar-nominated actor Gary Sinise portraying Camp’s parents in the film.…

Chris Pratt on Movies Impacting Families

Who loves films that speak to kids and adults? We definitely do and Disney/Pixar’s Onward is no exception. Chris Pratt shares the blessing and responsibility it is to be part of movies that make impacts on the whole family. Onward hits theatres March 6

Onward Filmmakers Share Their Personal Connection

The filmmakers behind Disney/Pixar Onward have a personal tie to the story. We talked with Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae about bringing this magical journey of two brothers to screen and also the perfect casting of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland.  Onward hits theatres, March 6

How Tom Holland Spent His Sweet Sixteen Birthday

Sweet Sixteen! Spider-Man Tom Holland plays Ian Lightfoot in Disney/Pixar’s film Onward. His character gets a very special gift for his birthday so we were curious how Holland spent his real life Sweet Sixteen. Plus he talks about setting goals with his brother. Onward opens in theatres Friday, March 6

Chris Pratt & Tom Holland Talk About Their Relationships with the Real Life Brothers

He’s the younger brother in real life, but the older brother in Disney/Pixar’s Onward with Tom Holland, and the two are on-screen magic. Risen talked with Chris Pratt about his relationship with his big brother and Holland joked about his younger three. Onward opens nationwide on Friday, March 6

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Impacting the Community with LaDanian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson is no stranger to running. He spent eleven seasons as a running back in the NFL. He was invited to five Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times. In 2017, Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Off the field, Tomlinson is known…

National Adoption Awareness Month with Sean Anders

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. It was started in 1976 by Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced an Adoption Week as a way to promote awareness of the children in foster care that needed adoptive families. In 1995, President Clinton would expand it to the entire month and in 1998 Clinton would develop a plan…

Fighting for Freedom with U.S. Navy SEAL Robert Ekoniak

From Lone Survivor to 13 Hours, over the past decade more and more movies are being made about the Navy SEALs. And while many people are able to view some of the combats that have been made public, there are very few people who make it through the rigorous training involved of being an actual…

Talking Faith with Melissa Joan Hart

It’s pretty fair to say that people in show business have the acumen to go-with-the-flow. Script changes, scene set-ups and personality disputes are often part of the territory. So when Risen called Melissa Joan Hart for their preset interview in 2016, she graciously kept the appointment in spite of the snow day she was in the midst…

Renewed Hope After a Miscarriage with Julia and Ryan Sadler

Renewed hope. Whether we are going through a physical ailment, financial crisis or just having a hard day, it is a universal message and one that Julia and Ryan Sadler are very familiar with. After facing the heartbreak of three miscarriages, the Sadlers needed hope. Exhausted physically and feeling the emotional and physical drain of…

On Faith with Brandon Micheal Hall

Our faith is shaped by a variety of factors ranging from our upbringing to things we have experienced along the way. They can either draw us closer in our relationship with God or cause us to question the faith that once seemed so strong. Brandon Micheal Hall is one who knows this faith conflict well.…

Pastors Philip and Holly Wagner

Understanding Your Calling with Philip and Holly Wagner

Phillip and Holly Wagner are the founding and leading pastors of the Oasis Church in Los Angeles. They’ve written books on dating, love, and mending marriages. They’ve founded a non-profit water organization, survived cancer, and recognize the importance of supporting the gifts of your spouse. While Oasis Church has grown and recently moved to new location on…

Sandi Patty Bringing A Voice to the Voiceless

She has been dubbed, “The Voice,” and rightfully so. Sandi Patty has released over thirty albums and is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history. Over the past thirty years, she has won forty Dove Awards, five Grammy awards, four Billboard Music Awards, had three platinum records, five gold records, and sold…

Standing Beautiful with Chloe Howard

Born with a debilitating foot deformity and undergoing her first surgery at a mere six months old, Chloe Howard has a courageous story about embracing physical differences. She went on to have five major surgeries by the time she was fifteen, but her parents kept reminding her she was beautifully and wonderfully made. It wasn’t…

Anna Buffini: Reserve Champion in the Under 25 Grand Prix National

Anna Buffini was crowned the Brentina Cup champion in 2016 with her now-retired mount Sunday Boy, as well as the reserve championship with Wilton II the same year. She was more than happy to return with Wilton II, her 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Jazz—Olympia, Contango) after he had been out of training for a period…

Pricilla Shirer Stars in Overcomer

Author, speaker and actress Priscilla Shirer stars in the new film Overcomer alongside Alex Kendrick. This inspiring family film dares to leave you filled with hope and asks the question: what do you allow to define you? Synopsis: Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are…

Phil Robertson Podcast Tops the Faith Charts

After only 17 episodes, Phil Robertson’s podcast Unashamed reached #1 on iTunes in the faith category. Joined by his sons Al and Jase, the Duck Commander boldly proclaims his Christian values along with comical anecdotes and life lessons. Unashamed like his hit reality television show Duck Dynasty, holds a commitment to truth and humor while…

Hawaiian Wedding Bliss for The Rock

Congratulations to Dwayne Johnson and his bride Lauren Hashian! We’re thrilled for the couple who wed after twelve years together and two beautiful daughters. The ceremony may have been a secret but the wrestler-turned-actor was thrilled to share a couple pictures with his more than 150 million followers…. simply stating the date, location and blessed!…

How Family Impacts Work: Amanda Seyfried and Milo Ventimiglia

This is Us star Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried star in The Art of Racing in the Rain, based on the bestselling book that spent more than three years on the list. We talked with them about their families and the impact on their careers. Risen Magazine:  Amanda, how has having a daughter and a family…

Race Driving and Dog Casting: Q5 with Director Simon Curtis

Risen Magazine: The book spent three and half years on the New York Times bestseller list. When did you read it and what stands out to you? Simon Curtis: It just struck me as a very good book when I first read it seven years ago. Now, even more than ever, it feels like the…

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