Two of the most popular stories on this Website are those of Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, and Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. You have an opportunity to see both Gelsinger and Littlejohn in person at the Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on Friday, March 28. The event is at the Hyatt in Santa Clara.
This event is open to all people no matter where they are with their faith. In fact, it is a good opportunity for those unsure of what they believe, but curious about Christian faith, to hear how faith and prayer have worked in the lives of these remarkable people.
The event is likely to sell out. You can register here: Register
Can one have success in business and be a committed follower of Christ? Must believers compromise their Christian values to succeed in business? Tom Steipp offers an instructive example of how one can succeed in business and live out Christian values at the same time.
Steipp’s has a stellar resume – US Air Force pilot for 8 years, executive at Hewlett-Packard for 17 years, VP/General Manager at Scientific Atlanta for 2 years, CEO of Symmetricomm – a $200+ million public company – for 11 years, and currently CEO of Liquidmetal Technologies – a small public company. Continue reading →
In October, 2013, the Washington Post reported that there are nearly 30 million slaves in the world today – more slaves than any time in human history. 60,000 of those slaves are in the U.S. The Bay Area has one of the highest concentrations of human slaves in the U.S. – many of whom are girls and women engaged in sexual slavery. Others are slaves working in restaurants and other occupations.
David Persing is a scientist and a follower of Jesus Christ. One of his life’s dreams has been to use his faith and God-given talents along with his training and experience in molecular diagnostics to have a positive impact in the world. As the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Technology Officer at Cepheid, a rapidly growing molecular diagnostics company, he is fulfilling his dream of “doing well by doing good.” Continue reading →
Reggie Littlejohn, Bay Area resident and president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers was named by Inside the Vatican Magazine as one of its “Top Ten” people in the world for 2013. You may recall that this Website featured Littlejohn’s story in December 2013. Littlejohn, a former litigator, has a remarkable story of how she came to faith, how she overcame severe illness, and how she is now focused on shedding light on the abuse of women in China. Continue reading →
Are faith and science compatible or are they in conflict? Is there evidence for Christian faith? To many skeptics, faith and science are not compatible. In their opinion, there is not enough evidence to have Christian faith. Paul Baba, Ph.D., disagrees. In fact, this scientist, business leader, and thoughtful man felt compelled to address the subject directly. He wrote a book called, All the Evidence You Will Ever Need: A Scientist Believes in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Brent Jones is well-known in the Bay Area and by football fans across the country for his exploits with the San Francisco 49ers. He was selected as an All Pro tight end four times and earned three Super Bowl rings in his twelve years in the National Football League. Earlier this year, Jones was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
What is less known about Jones are the struggles he went through to become a football star. His career offers a great example of perseverance and faith. Continue reading →
Self-reliance is celebrated in America. Self-help books often top the best seller lists. Descriptions like “rugged individualism,” “self-made man” and phrases like “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” and “find the greatness within you” echo throughout our history and culture. We are taught that success and achievement are up to us. And we admire people who achieve success through determination and hard work. But self-reliance sometimes results in the character flaws self-centeredness and self-absorption. The story of John Dearborn is a journey from a self-centered life to a life surrendered to God. Continue reading →
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.