Posts filed under: Faith Leaders

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......
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 tragic shootings of African-American men and police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge are heart-wrenching.  People of all races in America wonder when these events will stop and true race reconciliation can take place. Most people would acknowledge that there has been considerable progress since the Jim Crow days and the racial strife of......
Gatherings of Christ followers are emerging in Silicon Valley corporate conference rooms. Employees meet to discuss the Bible, encourage each other, and occasionally to hear a guest speaker offering a biblical message. Is this a new form of Church? Maybe. These high-tech gatherings harken back to the early church in which believers met in homes......
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....
Nearly two years ago a unique group of Christ followers came together, asking the question: What would it be like to help catalyze a holistic Gospel movement in the Bay Area? Nearly two years ago, when this group of Christ-followers, who were in the business world and in the church world formed a board —......
Many people in Silicon Valley are indifferent to local churches which they perceive as islands not relevant to their communities. And some perceive Christians as judgmental and hypocritical. Rather than shy away from these perceptions, Calvary Church Los Gatos engages in activities to serve the community and help change the way people think about Christians......
  Patheos recently published an article I wrote titled “God and Silicon Valley.”  In the article I briefly give my faith story and my sense of how I see God working in the lives of people in Silicon Valley.  You can see the article at, God and Silicon Valley. Click Here to Read More...
Central Peninsula Church (CPC) is making a difference in our community, specifically with its commitment to heal the brokenness in people’s lives. CPC houses three campuses in the mid-peninsula – Foster City, San Bruno, and Redwood City. I had heard much about CPC and its lead pastor, Dr. Mark Mitchell, but wanted to find out......
Nestled against a rolling hillside in Redwood City, among mature redwood, pine, and cedar trees, sits Peninsula Covenant Church. Its pastoral setting, however, belies its fierce commitment to service. The Apostle Paul sums up one of God’s most important commands in Galatians 5:13 (ESV):  “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom......
If you are driving down Springer Road in Los Altos – Mountain View on a Sunday morning, you will notice tall green banners and people on the side of the street with smiles on their faces waving to you. They are there to welcome you to a new church called New Beginnings Community Church of......
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....