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Singer/Songwriter Ellie Holcomb with Kids at The Wingfeather Saga Premiere

Singer/Songwriter Ellie Holcomb hit the red carpet for The Wingfeather Saga premiere in Nashville, Tennessee with two of her three kids, Emmylou and Huck. We’re super excited for the best-selling book series to come to screen this December. The epic fantasy series for kids, written by Christian recording artist Andrew Peterson, chronicles the adventures of…

Kevin McNally: From Pirates of the Caribbean to The Wingfeather Saga

The best-selling book series, The Wingfeather Saga, comes to the screen this December and we caught up with the cast at the premiere in Nashville, Tennessee. Kevin McNally from Pirates of Caribbean fame voices Podo Helmer in this epic fantasy series for kids, written by Christian recording artist Andrew Peterson. It chronicles the adventures of the…

Risen’s Christmas Favorites for the Season

DECK THE HALLS “Deck the Halls with boughs of holly…. Fa la la la la, la la la la.” One of the most festive ways to get in the Christmas spirit is through decor. We absolutely love the collections at Balsam Hill. They have thought of everything when it comes to selecting the perfect tree.…

Alabaster Art Director Samuel Han on Details & Thoughtfulness Behind the Beautiful Bible Books

Interviewed for Risen Magazine Risen Magazine: We love the brand Alabaster. Let’s just start with the name. Talk about how it was chosen and then, what you’re trying to accomplish through the brand. Samuel Han: Yes. Well, the name kind of stems from the first release that we had. It was The Four Gospels. That…

The Blessing of Being Jesus! The Chosen’s Jonathan Roumie at the Season 3 Premiere

The Chosen is at a theatre near you! That’s right, the global phenomenon, multi-episode television drama based on the life of Jesus launches the first two episodes of its highly anticipated third season in more than 2,000 movie theaters across the United States. Beginning tonight, November 18 and running for 5 days, with a possible extension,…

The Chosen Premiere! Noah James Talks Apostles, His Connection to Andrew, and Season 3

The Chosen is at a theatre near you! That’s right, the global phenomenon, multi-episode television drama based on the life of Jesus launches the first two episodes of its highly anticipated third season in more than 2,000 movie theaters across the United States. Beginning tonight, November 18 and running for 5 days, with a possible extension,…

Night of the Lights Holiday Special: Uncle Travelling Matt from Fraggle Rock

Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles — Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober and new Fraggle friends — have returned for all new adventures about the magic that happens when we celebrate and care for our interconnected world.  It’s the Night of the Lights, the most Fraggily holiday of the year, and the Rock is filled…

Good Night Oppy: Mission to Mars Success

“It was a 300-million mile hole in one.” This quote from the documentary GOOD NIGHT OPPY says it all. The film tells the true and uplifting story about Opportunity, a rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. Thank to NASA covering the entire experiment the film…

Futuristic Anthology Series for Kids: Maz Jobrani & Cole Keriazakos in Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers is a half-hour futuristic anthology series that tackles kid-relatable issues through a sci-fi lens. But not everything is as it seems, and their curiosity leads to chaos. We sat down with Maz Jobrani & Cole Keriazakos to talk about the series and specifically their episode where principal and student swap bodies… which of…

Ghostwriter: Princess Mapp, Daire McLeod & Nour Assaf

When a ghost haunts a bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends works to solve a mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business. A reimagining of the 1992 hit series from Sesame Workshop, the modern-day Ghostwriter maintains a city-based, multicultural cast, inviting children ages 6-11 to see themselves on screen…

Paul’s Promise: Josef Cannon on Racism, Accountability, and Prayer

Set in the peak of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, Paul’s Promise is the inspiring true story of Paul Holderfield, former racist firefighter-turned-pastor who started one of the first integrated churches in the American South. It’s one man’s journey to hope and healing during a troubled time in our Nation’s history that resulted in one man’s decision…

Harry Lennix: Nothing is Impossible

Nothing is Impossible is an inspiring movie where you take a center-court seat to a journey oftransformation as Scott Beck gets a second chance at life and love. Can he let go of past painsand open himself to God’s purpose? Or will new challenges keep him from the future he alwayshoped for? We talked with…

Hello, Jack! Jack McBrayer on Kindness, Song & Season 2

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show is back for Season 2 and it’s full of fresh songs, fun animation and lessons for preschoolers and parents! Co-created and executive produced by Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Wreck-It Ralph” franchise) and Angela C. Santomero (“Blue’s Clues,” “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”), this duo got it right when it comes to entertaining…

Lucas Black: Legacy Peak, Faith & Adventure

You know Lucas Black from the Fast and the Furious franchise, Friday Night Lights and NCIS. In Legacy Peak, he stars as Jason, a man on an adventure to win the hearts of the kids of his soon-to-be fiance. He’s planned a fun trip for them all to fly to the grandparent’s cabin but an…

Lucas Black: Survival, Fatherhood & Not Being Defined By the Past

Looking for an action-packed adventure that is perfect for the whole family? Legacy Peak is now streaming on PureFlix and stars Lucas Black. You know Black from the Fast and the Furious franchise, Friday Night Lights and NCIS. In this film he stars as Jason, a man on an adventure to win the hearts of…

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Military Children: Books to Help While A Parent is Deployed

Raising kids isn’t easy. As a parent you’re pulled in so many directions as you try your best to help your little ones develop, learn, and navigate their surroundings. As a military family, there is the added explanation of helping children better understand big concepts like duty, deployment, separation, protection and service, just to name…

Parenting During the Pandemic: Biblical Tips for Families

We’ve been pandemic parents for a while now, and moms are not alone in feeling the depths of their inabilities; so now is the time to consider how we can grow and adapt to our new circumstances. It’s hard not to be reactionary when faced with the unexpected but we know that Godgives us what…

Parenting: Control the Controllable During COVID

Risen Magazine: Parents are overwhelmed, especially now with the current state of the world from pandemic, to homeschooling, black lives matter to wildfires, hurricanes and mental health… what do parents need to know? Cynthia Yanof: There’s so much going on that we can hyper focus on any one thing. But what we’ve been trying to…

From the Track & Field to the Television: Meet Two-Time Olympians Jamie and Shevon Nieto

They may both be extremely talented, athletic and two-time Olympians but ironically it wasn’t Track & Field that brought Jamie and Shevon Nieto together. Jamie, a high jumper, represented the United State at the Athens 2004 and London 2012 Games, while Shevon competed on the track for her native Jamaica in 2004 and also Beijing…

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…

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