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Chris Hazell

Chris is the founder of The Call Collective, a blog exploring the intersection between faith, culture and creativity. You can check out the blog or follow on Facebook to receive insights, reflections, thoughts and advice on how to discern God's presence and call in the culture and respond with courage and faith. He holds bachelors' degrees in English and Economics from UCLA and currently works as a Lead Content Strategist for Point Loma Nazarene University. With a passion for sports, good food and drink, deep conversations with friends, funny stories, writing and seeking to know and love Christ, he attributes all of the blessings in his life—health, family and friends—to nothing but God’s overabundant grace.

Chris Hazell Latest Blog Posts

Why Is God So Demanding of Us?

Relinquishing our very identity for the sake of God is a monumentally countercultural thing.

by Chris Hazell . February 19, 2019 . 3 Comments

From a very young age we’re taught the value of accruing knowledge, relationships, popularity, and success—a storing up and clutching onto good things that can help us sail effectively toward a happy life. We...

How to Avoid a Fractured Spirituality

Why do so many of us still lack a singular devotion to the life of God?

by Chris Hazell . February 01, 2019 . 1 Comments

If you look at what all successful people have in common—from sports to entertainment to business—it’s that they have a singular devotion to a specific goal. They have concentrated all of their efforts ...

Maintaining Inner Peace

The peace promised to us by Jesus Christ only flowers in the soil of a serene heart.

by Chris Hazell . January 23, 2019 . 4 Comments

A couple times a week I run along a small bay that neighbors my house. In the early mornings, if I’m able to get out at that time, I’m always struck by the stillness of that stretch of mirrored silver. The ba...

Curing Spiritual Procrastination

We are constantly being called to enter deeper into God’s heart.

by Chris Hazell . January 16, 2019 . 1 Comments

An old man rests in bed, coughing, spitting up blood. His children and grandchildren are huddled around him. In the midst of the group, another man stands donned in a Roman collar. The priest urges the old man to make am...

The Tightrope of Technology

by Chris Hazell . June 27, 2018 . 0 Comments

One hundred fifty. That’s how many times a day the average American checks his or her phone (according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers's annual Internet Trends report). I don’t doubt it. In fact, it c...