• Hollywood and Christianity by Karen Covell

    I have been a producer working in Hollywood for the past 35 years and I have run a ministry called The Hollywood Prayer Network for the past 18 years. In all those years I have rarely had a problem wi…

  • “The Art of Waiting for a Call” by Ruth Schmidt

    This year marks the final stretch of my seminary journey. I’m less than 365 days away from earning my MDiv, and I couldn’t be more excited. But this four-year adventure has been more of a lesson in sp…

  • Encountering Christ by Nelson Steinert

    I had the privilege this past Sunday to participate in the Lord’s Lighthouse Bible study. I sat and listened as a group of people confessed that they needed to think of themselves less and instead foc…

  • Lament by Alison Puzio

      Earlier this year, God whispered to me: “Lament.”   Honestly, my response was, I’ve heard of that before but I don’t really know what that means or how to do it.   This process was fo…

  • Finding Jesus in Deep Waters by Dean Choi

    There has been an awakening inside me that desires to go to deep ocean waters and catch the biggest fish in the ocean. I recently came back from a deep sea fishing trip to Ensenada, Mexico where my pa…

  • A Normal Life by Zac Allard

    Somewhere we decided that being a Christian and a typical citizen of the world is acceptable. Like many of our follies, it probably started with Constantine. Christianity was grafted onto state and em…

  • A Day in the Life

    A day in the life………out cycling this morning around the Hollywood Reservoir – something I do a couple of times a week as respite, enjoying this quiet, green haven in the city.   Over the la…

  • Sabbath Rest

    Sabbath, rest, pause, stop, re-set.  These are words and practices that have captured my attention for the past 32 years of my life here in Southern California.  We live fast, sometimes frenetic, full…

  • Theology: A Dogged View

    The beast in my lap is Karl Bark, namesake of Karl Barth, the 20th Century Swiss theologian who notably wrote Church DOGmatics.  (Sorry, puns should not be allowed in this column. This is serious stuf…

  • A Christian Actor- Isn’t That an Oxymoron?

    I will hazard a guess that most people don’t associate the acting profession with religion.  But we at Hollywood Pres know differently. There are indeed Christian actors and I am so proud to be one an…

  • Invitation to Prayer

    I once heard Mark Labberton, President of Fuller Seminary, say that ministry is “beyond us.” How true! As Christ followers, we are utterly dependent upon his help and the empowerment of the Holy Spir…

  • Overcome Adversity- Rise above Your Circumstances

    “Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand”. Isaiah 41:10 We live in a fallen world a…



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