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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

Sin, Happiness, and Breaking Out of Spiritual Boredom

by Chris Hazell . December 05, 2017 . 2 Comments

The word “sin” is out of fashion these days. There is something medieval sounding—puritanical—to this short, three-letter world. It also has an air of judgmentalism, an ironically unforgivable fau...

Why We So Desperately Need Community

by Chris Hazell . July 19, 2017 . 7 Comments

I frequent a certain coffee shop during the week. Just about every time I’m there, I see two older men sitting in adjacent faded red chairs. They both usually have headphones on and are engrossed in a show or movie...

In Response to God’s Silence

by Chris Hazell . May 18, 2017 . 4 Comments

Silence. It can be a reservoir of flowing peace and nourishing grace. It can call to mind our cherished identity, compelling us to respond to God and others with that same, first love he has shown us. Or it can be cold a...

The Spiritual Pitfalls of Wandering Thoughts and Streaming Music

by Chris Hazell . March 08, 2017 . 2 Comments

I have to admit, when it comes to doing menial and repetitive tasks I tend to look for distractions to temper the burden. For instance, when I work out at the gym or clean my bathroom, I insist on doing these things with...

Our Inordinate Desire to Become Superhuman

by Chris Hazell . December 22, 2016 . 0 Comments

There is undeniably something beautiful about the thirsting human spirit. Our continued desire to progress and ascend to great heights is commendable, an indelible mark of our image-bearing identity. In athletics, the sc...