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Zachary Levi: Faith & God’s Timing

Our conversation with Zachary Levi was so meaningful and deep that we couldn’t fit it all into once feature… so we continued talking with Zac about what his relationship with God has looked like from a very young age, to when he felt the furthest from the Lord, to where he’s at now. Plus who…

Zachary Levi: Mental Health, “Radical Love” & Forgiveness

Whether you know him from Chuck or as Flynn Rider in Tangled, Joseph in The Star, or Shazam, Zachary Levi has risen to stardom and you would think it was a smooth ride. The now, 41-year-old shares that ir was far from it in his powerful new book Radical Love: Learning to Accept Yourself and…

The Thorp Family: A Mysterious Illness, ANEW Creation and A Mission to Support Families

The Thorp family sounds like any Southern California family you’d encounter… a Sales Executive father, a mom in the fashion industry, and two boys who love school and baseball. But when their oldest son came down with a mysterious illness, little did they know, their lives would change forever. Recounting the difficult years leading up…

Larry Wilmore: Comedy & Collaborating

From The Office to The Bernie Mac Show, Fresh Prince, and Black-ish…. Larry Wilmore has been able to write, produce and lead in an intelligent way. He shines in Jerry and Marge Go Large and Risen sat down with him to talk about collaborating, comedy and this incredible true story. Jerry & Marge Go Large streams…

Take Risks! Bryan Cranston & Annette Bening

Jerry & Marge Go Large is inspired by the remarkable true story of retiree Jerry Selbee, played by Bryan Cranston, who discovers a mathematical loophole in the Massachusetts lottery and, with the help of his wife, Marge, Annette Bening, wins millions and uses the money to revive their small Michigan town. The duo shares about why…

Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Building Bunk Beds & the Community

All children deserve a safe, comfortable place to lay their heads. All across the US, too many boys and girls go without a bed, pillow, to sleep on. These children end up sleeping on couches, blankets, and even floors. This can affect their happiness and health. That’s where the non-profit organization, Sleep In Heavenly Peace,…

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Coffee

Liberty Beans Coffee Company is a family-owned business born through the perfect combination of Culinary Arts and Science. Jim (the chef) and Diane (the chemist) have been married for more than 25 happy years and it took them that long to combine their talents and passion, cultivating their loce for excellent coffee into a craft…

Alabaster: Bringing Forth the Beauty of the Bible

What would the Bible look like if it were designed today? Alabaster has the answer. Welcome to a new way to experience the word of God in your daily life. Alabaster’s journey started in 2016 with the Bible. They integrate visual imagery and thoughtful design into different books of the Bible because they believe in the divine…

Storytelling & A Perspective Shift: Meet Marketing Expert Kristen Wessel

Her title may read Vice President of PR & Digital Marketing for ChicExecs, but that only scratches the surface when it comes to Kristen Wessel. Sure she’s a journalist, storyteller, and marketing professional but she’s also a mom, wife and Christ-follower who is willing to roll up her sleeves and meet you where you’re at. Wessel…

Hope You Can Hold: The Comfort Cub

The Comfort Cub is a weighted therapy bear, scientifically proven to reduce stress after a person has faced an extremely tragic event. The founder, Marcella Johnson, created The Comfort Cub in 1999 after her son George died hours after his birth due to a congenital heart disease. Marcella was forced to leave the hospital empty…

DeVon Franklin, His Mom & Aunts Share Why “It Takes A Woman”

There’s an African proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child.” Hollywood producer and bestselling author DeVon Franklin offers a personal twist: ‘It Takes a Woman.’ In this riveting and soul-stirring Audible Original, Franklin introduces us to the women who raised him—a “village of love” that selflessly came together to shape him…

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…

Prehistoric Planet Producers: Mike Gunton & Tim Walker

Dinosaurs are coming to your living room for 5 nights next week in the highly anticipated Apple TV+ natural history event series Prehistoric Planet. Globally debuting Monday May 23 with a new episode dropping each day through Friday, May 27. Jon Favreau produces alongside BBC Studios Natural History Unit (“Planet Earth”) producer Mike Gunton and…

A T-Rex Can Swim? Fun With Jon Favreau at Prehistoric Planet Global Premiere

. How do you know a T-Rex can swim? Which animal would you rather spend more time with Simba, a T-Rex or Baloo? We had some fun with Jon Favreau at the Global Premiere of his new history event series, “Prehistoric Planet.” It’s set to debut on Apple TV+ from Monday, May 23 through Friday,…

Prehistoric Planet! 5 Episode Series Showcasing Dinosaurs

The highly anticipated Apple TV+ natural history event series “Prehistoric Planet,” from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton, and BBC Studios Natural History Unit (“Planet Earth”), and narrated by Sir David Attenborough is set to debut globally on Apple TV+ from Monday, May 23 through Friday, May 27. The five-episode groundbreaking series will transport viewers…

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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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