Posts filed under: Reason and Faith

Following God’s Call

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......

Not Your Typical Silicon Valley CEO — Emily Liggett

It is unusual to find a female CEO of a manufacturing company anywhere, but especially in Silicon Valley – an area with few manufacturing companies and few female CEOs.  But Emily Liggett – CEO of NovaTorque, manufacturer of energy efficient electric motors – is not a typical Silicon Valley CEO. Not only is she a......

Venture Capitalist Promod Haque – Called by God to Business

Is business a calling?  Most of us are familiar with people being called by God to become ministers, priests, or into some other vocational ministry.  But does God call some people to a career in business?  Top Silicon Valley Venture capitalist, Promod Haque, believes God called him to a career in business, but only after......

Dr. Phil Stillman – Medicine as His Mission

Working in the medical profession is difficult and demanding work. It is remarkable to find a man like Dr. Phil Stillman who not only works hard at his profession, but also takes the time to get to know his patients, prays for them, and uses his off hours and vacation time for medical mission and......

Yu-kai Chou, Gamification Expert, Entrepreneur, and Follower of Christ

Gamification takes the experience of game thinking and mechanics and applies it to other areas, such as work.  Yu-kai Chou is an entrepreneur and gamification expert.  Chou describes gamification as making boring things fun – things you have to do, but do not necessarily want to do.  Chou’s believes that gamification has the potential to......

Jim Stump, Founder of Sports Challenge – Mentoring Student-Athletes at Stanford

Stanford athletes are a privileged group.  They attend one of the best colleges in the world, compete in a Division I athletic program, and live in a beautiful area. But a Stanford athlete also faces significant challenges.  How does one balance athletics and rigorous academics?  How does one answer the questions when confronted with the......

David Persing, MD and PhD, Fulfilling His Dream to Impact the World

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,......

Paul Baba, Scientist, Businessman, and Follower of Christ

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......

Dr. John Dearborn, Orthopedic Surgeon – A Journey to a God-centered Life

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......

Brent Dusing, Founder and CEO of Lightside Games — From Doing Things My Way to God’s Way

  It is said that to succeed in business one must have a big dream.  Venture capitalist Kevin Compton, for example, lists “thinking big” as one of his five rules for success.  Brent Dusing, founder and CEO of Lightside Games, has a big dream for his company.  His goal is to reach 100 million people......

Condoleezza Rice, Stanford Professor and former Secretary of State — The Paradox of Faith and Struggle

It is a paradox of the Christian faith that struggle and faith are intertwined.  Christ suffered and died on the cross so that people could have salvation.  Eleven of the twelve apostles died violent deaths because of their faith, including crucifixion and beheading.  Most Christians are not called to such suffering, but life has its......