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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

Where Are We Going?

by Chris Hazell . March 20, 2018 . 0 Comments

Aristotle believed that the goal of all human activity was to satisfy our desire for happiness. In other words, no matter what we do, happiness is always the final end. While it’s perhaps obvious that happiness is ...

Our Declining Empathy and Ability to See God

by Chris Hazell . March 01, 2018 . 0 Comments

The somewhat questionable consequences of smartphones, social media, and the many other technologies of their ilk have been well documented. A Psychology Today article, “How Technology is Changing the Way Children ...

Is Busyness Jeopardizing Our Souls?

by Chris Hazell . February 22, 2018 . 1 Comments

Today it seems everyone’s favorite response to the common, probing introductory question, “How are you?” is this: I’m busy. Very busy. Extremely busy. I’m guilty of this response more than I...

How to Live a Life of Risk and Meaning

by Chris Hazell . February 07, 2018 . 0 Comments

A little while back, I heard about a zombie run that a friend was interested in participating in for fun. As it turns out, by signing up for such a race, you are tasked with running safely to a destination without being ...

Receiving and Sharing a Love that Isn’t Fair

by Chris Hazell . January 30, 2018 . 1 Comments

We’ve probably all received an unexpected gift or act of love. Perhaps this past Christmas someone we didn’t know very well—and from whom we didn’t expect anything—brought us a gift or wrote...