Passion Talks 2017

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Free Enterprise Solution to the Global Education Crisis – Abigail Bach

What would life be like if you only attended third grade? Well, that’s life for hundreds of millions of children around the world. Edify’s mission is to improve and expand sustainable Christ-centered education globally. We believe that a quality education can help break the cycle of poverty, and that imparting Christian character can break the […]

The Missional Tech Worker – Alex Shih

Isaiah 65 proclaims that God will reconcile all things, and His Kingdom will triumph by bringing redemptive blessing to every tongue and tribe. This is an encouragement to those of us in Silicon Valley. Technology has the potential to dignify, empower, and mobilize all people groups, especially the poor and disenfranchised. One of the most […]

The Relevance of Waiting on God in Silicon Valley – Ron Chin

A life of faith requires two different types of responses to God—waiting in faith and stepping out in faith. The entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley tends to encourage people to take action, to do things quickly, and to step out in faith. However, waiting on God is important and relevant in Silicon Valley—maybe even more […]

His Heart for Art – Brittany Dorr

His Heart for Art is a non profit coffee and art space in which people will develop their ears to hear and their hearts to feel God’s love, mysteries and depth while using creativity, imagination and innovation to create a revival in hearts and our cities. I remember sitting in church a few years back […]

New Creation Inns: Leveraging Silicon Valley INNovations for explosive Kingdom Growth – Bill Breck & Mike Parkyn

Inns are a new kind of in-depth small group that harness the power and joy of the new creation in Christ. The inn we see in the parable of the Good Samaritan emphasizes supportive, transformative community—Jesus’s answer to the pre-eminent question, “What good thing must I do to have eternal life?” Through inspired community and […]

Why & How to Pursue Your Passion: A Christian Googler’s Job Search – Grace Chen

If you don’t mind me asking… how did you get into Google? In Fall 2015, I grasped for clear direction and direct answers while searching for jobs—only to discover the infinitely greater treasure of God’s character. It was this experience that proved to me how much God desires each of us to become whom he […]

Weak made strong on social media (reaching the forgotten through social media) – Emiliana Martín

Jesus wastes nothing. After recalling memories of child abuse, I started a blog. Initially, I just wanted to blow off steam and let victims know healing was possible. Really, all I was doing was ranting. It felt great, was necessary but I wanted to do something more. Along came game- changing inner healing that transformed […]

Hacked: How Christian Hackathons Are Creating a More Effective Model of Engagement – Shamichael Hallman

Scripture reminds us that each and every person has been equipped in a unique way to serve the Kingdom. We are reminded that none of these gifts are more valuable than the other and that through working together not only can we have a strong, vibrant, and far-reaching church, but also a world that moves […]