Reggie Littlejohn is a woman on a mission. Her life comprises an amazing journey from atheist to believer, from litigator to international rights advocate, from a person with boundless energy to a bedridden patient for five years – then back again to an energetic world traveler, leader, screenwriter and public speaker. She views it all as part of God’s plan to give her the passion and skills to shed light on abuses done to women and girls worldwide, especially in China. Continue reading
The sign of a truly great organization is its ability to continue to innovate and remake itself as circumstances change and opportunities arise. CityTeam, headquartered in San Jose, provides an instructive example. CityTeam is well known in the Bay Area for providing food, shelter, and counseling for the poor and disadvantaged. But CityTeam does much more than that. Its scope is now worldwide and is transforming lives not only physically, but spiritually as well.
For over 40 years, CityTeam has been led by its President, Pat Robertson, a man who is leading a transformed life himself. This is a story of how God led Robertson and CityTeam to grow and innovate.
What happens when the Silicon Valley startup culture and biblical principles are brought together in the entertainment industry? Soon we will see. Ben Chelf, a Silicon Valley technologist and entrepreneur, recently co-founded a new company, The Story Locker, “to produce high quality films with great stories.”
What would you do if you were suddenly told you would receive $1 million? When Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love began selling, his agent told him he could earn $1 million in royalties. Chan didn’t want to have anything to do with it. To Chan the most important thing in life is to have a relationship with Jesus. He believed that money could get a hold on him and get in the way of this relationship. He and his wife were happy to live simply. So he signed the book royalties over to a charitable trust before the money came in.
Today (November 7), is Billy Graham’s 95th birthday. He is giving a long-awaited message to the nation. I had the opportunity to watch the video. It brought tears to my eyes. The video is especially for people who are uncertain about their faith or want to know the essence of Christianity.
It is scheduled to be on television tonight (11/7) in the Bay Area – TV Schedule. It is also available online at Defining Moments. The video is 30 minutes long, so watch it when you have a quiet 30 minutes to view it.
Feel free to comment after you view the video.
Are miracles possible? The existence of miracles is certainly a barrier for skeptics. And in the Christian community, some feel that the age of miracles has past and none happen today. Dustin Keele, co-founder of a solar energy development and finance company called Photon, emphatically disagrees. He recently experienced a miracle himself while on a short-term mission trip to Ethiopia.
How does one have a great family life and success in a career? Pat Gelsinger, a married father of four and CEO of VMware, a $4.6 billion Silicon Valley technology company, suggests that faith is the key ingredient. In fact, he wrote two books on the subject.
One feature of this Website is that it lists upcoming events at which Silicon Valley leaders speak about their area of expertise and their faith. These events are particularly good for those who are curious about faith and want to see how God is working in the lives of people. Events
Gil Ahrens and his wife, Kim, had their lives upended by an automobile accident on October 12, 2002. The accident left Kim paralyzed and Gil badly injured. Although the accident was tragic, it gave them something that they treasure today — a deeper relationship with God. And it gave them a new perspective on why God allows suffering.
Gil writes about the accident and events surrounding it in his book Shattered, Shaken and Stirred: Reconnecting with What Matters Most after Loss and Adversity. I had the opportunity both to read his book and to sit down with Ahrens to discuss the accident and his Christian faith.
Dave Evans is best known as the co-founder of Electronics Arts, the highly successful game company. He believes, however, that his greatest contribution to our culture will not come from his high tech work, but will come from helping young people find meaning and purpose. Currently, Evans teaches a popular course at Stanford called “Design Your Life.”
In this story, you will read how Evans arrived at his current career. In addition, Evans offers practical advice for those in the midst of discerning their life’s work.