Center 4 Life Change Andrea Salzburn & Felicia Durling

The Center 4 Life Change Offers a Different Approach of Guidance and Hope for Individuals and Families of Addiction Written by Kelli Gillespie It started with a personal addiction and a passion to help others achieve healthy lives, with an ultimate goal of healing and full restoration. After education, training and running other programs Felicia…

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Pastors of Oasis Church, Philip and Holly Wagner

From Love and Marriage, Cancer to Communication Pastors Philip and Holly Wagner Live What They Preach Written by Kelli Gillespie 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…

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Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey: The Grace Gap Written by Vicki Hesterman Best-selling author Philip Yancey writes his many books not as an expert but as a seeker of answers to core questions such as, “Does God really care about me?” His books cover topics from the relevance of the Old Testament (The Bible That Jesus Read) to…

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Speech Coach Ryan Flaherty Trains Top Athletes for Life On and Off the Field

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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Author Dr. James Dobson

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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Newsboys Concert Photo

“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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Nick Wallenda for Risen Magazine

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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Kyle Trudelle Tiger Painting

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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Mark Wahlberg

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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Chris Ahrens

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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