Posts filed under: Faith and Silicon Valley

New Door Ventures, a San Francisco based non-profit organization which helps disadvantaged young adults obtain the skills needed to get and hold meaningful jobs, was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Google Bay Area Impact Challenge. New Door was selected as one of 25 recipients throughout the Bay Area and was chosen based its community impact,......
According to the Barna Group, the San Francisco Bay Area ranks near the bottom of U.S. metropolitan areas in the percentage of people who attend church on a regular basis.  But that is changing. Churches are expanding, and new churches are popping up....
“Balancing Faith, Family, and Work” was the topic Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, addressed at the 20th Annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast on March 28, 2014.  In his address, Gelsinger challenged the overflow crowd “to be hot for the kingdom of God,” to devote time to family, and to commit to radical philanthropy. Gelsinger’s inspiring talk......
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......
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......
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......
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......
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...
Hurmon Hamilton is a gifted preacher and an effective leader of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship (ALCF), a large, uniquely diverse church located in the heart of Silicon Valley.   Hamilton joined Abundant Life in late 2011 from Boston where he led the Roxbury Presbyterian Church for 17 years.  Among other activities in the Boston Area, he......
Recently I had a chance to sit down with Steve Clifford, the dynamic senior pastor at Westgate Church in San Jose, to discuss faith in Silicon Valley and how Westgate is making a difference in the area. Personal Background In some ways, Clifford is an unlikely leader of a church in Silicon Valley.  Clifford grew......
The Spiritual Context of Silicon Valley In describing how God is at work in Silicon Valley, John Ortberg, senior pastor at Menlo Presbyterian Church (MPPC) comments: I see the unleashing of Kingdom energy.  More and more people are being captivated by that.  It is also crossing church and denominational lines.  ...