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Is self-sufficiency good? The goal of most parents is to help their children live lives independent of their care. The teenage years are marked by the struggle between dependence and independence. But what about self-sufficiency? Webster’s Dictionary defines self-sufficiency as “able to maintain oneself without outside aid.” Certainly, being able to take care of one’s......
San Francisco is widely reported as one of the most unchurched cities in America. But something is happening there. Four years ago, I reported on Reality Church, an exciting new church in the city. I ended the article by quoting Reality’s senior pastor, Dave Lomas, I’m very optimistic for the future in San Francisco. I......
Writer and blogger Oliver Staley penned a fascinating article on faith in Silicon Valley. Staley offers an outside perspective based on interviews with various people and visits to churches. In my view, he paints a fairly accurate, multifaceted image of faith in Silicon Valley, often recognized as one of the least “Christian” regions in the US. Staley......
Olatunde (“Tunde”) Sobomehin has a passion to serve his community. He is an amazing person with a career not typical for a Stanford graduate.  He founded a non-profit organization called StreetCode Academy in 2013. I had the opportunity last year to visit StreetCode.  I saw around 50 students from ages 5 through 75 developing software. ......
New Beginnings Community Church in Redwood City, CA  recently hosted a sermon series titled “Finding God in Silicon Valley,” which was inspired by my book and this blog. I had the opportunity to give the message on April 29. The title of my message was “When God Calls, You Better Show Up.” I based my message......
The sold-out 24th annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 23 featured two outstanding speakers – entrepreneur and author, Justin Dillon, and venture capitalist, Promod Haque. The theme of the event was “Investing to Make a Difference.” Justin Dillon kicked-off the event with a talk challenging the audience to find their passion for making a......
Life is not fair; it sometimes takes unexpected and tragic turns. When Becky Pomerleau embarked on a ski vacation in December 2014, to Breckenridge, Colorado, with her husband, Jeremiah, and her parents, life was good. She liked her job as a senior manager with PayPal in Silicon Valley, had a great marriage and wonderful husband,......
Sue Warnke is a successful senior level high-tech worker in Silicon Valley. She was also far from God; that is until January 2017, when she had an encounter with God. At that point, her life started to change. She wanted to live out her faith in Christ day to day and encourage her co-workers and......
Three outstanding speakers are slated for the 23rd annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on Friday, March 31. Speaking at this year’s event are Ron Johnson, Founder and CEO, Enjoy, Diane Flynn, Chief Marketing Officer of GSVlabs and Co-founder of ReBoot, and Vanessa Russell, Cisco sales executive and Founder of Love Never Fails. The theme of......
Scientist and entrepreneur, Brian Martin, received a vision from God that changed the trajectory of his life and his business. Brian discussed his experience at the September 1 SVPB Networking breakfast at the Stanford Faculty Club. Following is a story by Mike Griego, author of Biblical Viewpoint describing Brain’s message titled, “Funny You Should Ask.” ____________......
Nikole Lim has a huge vision – to end the cycle of sexual violence, EVERYWHERE.  How does one work on a vision like that? For Nikole it was founding a non-profit in Kenya called Freely in Hope. So what motivates a young student who grew up in the Bay Area and was attending film school......
What can you learn working in a junkyard? According to Roy Goble, quite a lot. He learned hard work. He learned about business. And he came across a diverse group of people. His junkyard experience also launched him into a career that led to a great deal of wealth. Most of us in the Western......