Lina AbuJamra is a Pediatric ER doctor and founder of Living with Power Ministries. Her deepest desire is to help people live with power by connecting Biblical answers to everyday life. She uses the same skills serving patients in the ER as she does helping people build their faith and manage critical decisions.
Though Lina still practices medicine, she spends the majority of her time speaking and writing providing Biblical truth for every day life. She has authored Thrive: the Single Life as God Intended, Stripped: When God’s Call Turns from Yes to Why Me?, and Resolved: 10 Ways to Stand Strong and Live What You Believe.
You can hear Lina daily on Moody Radio hosting Today’s Single Christian, or listen to her popular Living with Power podcast on iTunes/podbean, reaching thousands of people globally.
Lina’s most recent work has taken her back to the Middle East and her birth country, Lebanon, where she is provides medical care for Syrian refugees.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Lina now calls Chicago home. She is single and a huge Packers fan—not that the two are connected. Lina loves her coffee black and her iPhone always.
We can’t wait to see you next Saturday! We are busy working to make sure your experience is challenging and encouraging. Our worship team practiced on Thursday, here’s a sneak peek into our worship set:
Meet Rev. Velda Love. She is the director of justice and intercultural learning in the Office of Diversity’s Collaboratory for Urban and Intercultural Learning at North Park University. Velda collaborates with various academic schools to develop curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to encourage greater integration of students’ in-class and out-of-class experiences with an emphasis on social justice related issues.
Velda completed a MATS from North Park Theological Seminary and is Ordained to Specialized Ministry in Social Justice in the Evangelical Covenant Church. She is a pastoral assistant at Second Baptist Church in Evanston, Ill., and serves on various boards and task forces that address interfaith dialogue, homelessness, and youth incarceration. She is completing her DMin in social transformation from Chicago Theological Seminary. This is an audio sermon she gave at Jesus People USA Covenant Church in Uptown, Chicago:
June Felix is the best person to share about wonder. She is an author, speaker, avid gamer and sci-fi geek. She evens dresses up for Comic Con! She is one-half of the Moody Radio duo Karl and June in the Mornings.
Elyssa Salinas will be bringing us some spoken-word poetry. She is the Program Assistant for Hunger Education, a recent graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and plans to pursue a doctoral work in sexual ethics and theology in the coming year. You can see her perform one of her poems here:
Sandra Van Opstal had an event come up for her new book. She couldn’t miss it and tried to make her schedule fit us in but it didn’t work and had to step down. Hopefully we will see her at a future Deeply Rooted! As I (Tammy) thought of a replacement I went through our list of potential speakers and one name jumped out at me. June Felix. We met at a Rooted Chicago (no relation) brunch last year. I can’t remember if she spoke or not, but my friend Courtney told me about her, insisted I needed to meet her.
After the brunch I went up to Juni and introduced myself. After some small talk we got deeper and we shared some hard stuff with each other and I just knew I needed this woman to be my friend. We exchanged numbers and we kept up with each other a bit.
Juni is a serious gamer and science fiction and fantasy geek. Who better to share how wonder has shaped her spiritual life and imagination?
Juni is half of the Moody morning radio show Karl & June. From her Moody bio: June is a woman of prayer. As an author, speaker, international radio drama scriptwriter, C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow and host, she has a heart for women’s ministry, discipleship, and encouraging all ages with a passionate faith and a warm smile. In her spare time, she’s an avid blogger, gamer and sci-fi movie buff who loves to spend time with her husband and two children. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.