Posts filed under: Calling

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......
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......
Dr. Rhonda Hamilton’s spiritual journey offers a fascinating example of how God sometimes calls us to a career that we didn’t expect. Rhonda currently works as a physician at the Palo Alto VA where she also teaches Stanford medical students and residents at the hospital. She received her MD from Tufts University and fulfilled her......
A purpose of this Website and my book is to encourage people on their spiritual journeys. Stories are one way to do that.  We often learn from challenges and questions people encounter as they seek God. In this post I want to encourage my readers in a different way as we begin the New Year....
Brett Johnson is an experienced strategic planner, consultant, and mentor. He has a lofty goal – to help people find their purpose in life, repurpose their businesses and in doing so, transform communities and nations. His company, The Institute for Innovation, Integration, & Impact (“The Institute”), bases its goal and processes on biblical principles, although......
The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism and QPlace partnered to launch a YouTube channel called ReKindle:  Engaging Gospel Conversations.  In its launch today — September 1 — it featured five five-minute videos.  Skip Vaccarello (author of this site) is featured in one video — ReKindling the Gospel in the Workplace, in which he offers advice......
I (Skip Vaccarello) was interviewed recently for the Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today. In the article, I was asked about my spiritual journey, about faith in Silicon Valley, and about barriers that technological advancement may have to the pursuit of faith. The only correction I would make to the interview is that I......
Chris Norwood is serving the needs of his community by pursuing the call on his life — to educate and equip the next generation. Today, he runs the Bay Area Tutoring Association (BATA) and sits on the Board of Education for the Milpitas Unified School District. How did Norwood find his call? He comments: “It......
Nalla Sundarajan is living a transformed life. Once a nominal Christian, she is now a deeply committed follower of Christ living in India seven months a year – a place she had no desire to return to live. She is running a non-profit organization that cares for imprisoned prostitutes. “Never in a million years had......
The NBA Finals start tonight. The Golden State Warriors are led by Steph Curry, the league’s 2014-15 MVP. They take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and their star LeBron James, past MVP recipient. For Golden State, it is their first NBA finals in 40 years. The finals hold interest not only for the outcome of the......