Passion Talks

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 […]

Allan Mishra – VITALITY Zone: Living a Fabulous Life Before You Flatline

Do you want to learn to live in the Vitality Zone? In this discussion, Dr. Mishra will present how he discovered that vitality is a skill that can be learned and taught. He will also share his personal journey with the audience revealing a series of vetted vitality pillars and tips. His insights about vitality […]

When a Little Blue Bird Flaps Its Wings: How Twitter is Changing the World – Bret Staudt Willet

Could the flap of a butterfly’s wings cause a tornado? In chaos theory, small changes in initial conditions are shown to have profound effects later on. Designed as a simple tool to share “short bursts of inconsequential information,” at first Twitter offered just a few initial actions. Many of the features that are most iconically […]

Love More to Create More: Christian Work Ethic in Silicon Valley – Ian Patterson

Silicon Valley often gets criticized for making trendy things that don’t really help people. It can be a valid critique. So why don’t we see more empathy and more “social good” from this wonderful region that values creativity so highly? Perhaps it’s because we need a new understanding of the relationship between creativity and our […]

The Secret to be Courageously Kind – Lavinia Harjono

When was the last time you sincerely compliment a stranger? When was the last time you thanked the janitor and the mailman? When was the last time you shared a smile with that difficult co-worker at your office? In a world full of busyness, we are often drawn to “mind our own business”. It’s easy […]