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Answering "What If...?"

Date: 07/13/2013

I was honored to find a blogger quoting my book Not in My Town in a recent post on standing against modern slavery. What surprised me was that the part that stood out to this writer were the "What if" questions I posed toward the end of my writing. In challenging Christians to stand up and get involved with this issue, I wrote: What if every church in America started a ministry to help s ...

 

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A Life Changed by Compassion

Date: 07/12/2013

There's a reason I sponsor a child through Compassion International- -Compassion changes lives. Richmond is one of them. His story is shared in short below, but you have to view the video to watch him share the story himself. If you think sending money each month to release someone in poverty doesn't work, Richmond's experience will change your mind. Of course, I encourage you to check out spo ...

 

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Favorite Verses on Faith and Action

Date: 07/11/2013

People often ask me why I am involved in activist issues as a Christian. I tell people, "For the Bible tells me so." Here are some of my favorite verses for your reflection for this Sunday: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humblywith your God. -Micah 6:8 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he h ...

 

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Favorite Verses on Faith and Action

Date: 07/11/2013

People often ask me why I am involved in activist issues as a Christian. I tell people, "For the Bible tells me so." Here are some of my favorite verses for your reflection for this Sunday: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humblywith your God. -Micah 6:8 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he h ...

 

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The Importance of Religious Freedom

Date: 07/09/2013

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me." -Exodus 8:1 Why did God give his people freedom? So they could worship him. They were not given liberty to pursue their own self interests, to improve their economic situation, or to avenge their oppressors. God provided freedom to freely worship him. America ...

 

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A Dash of Humility

Date: 07/07/2013

With the success of quiz shows like "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader", it's evident that the idea of being "smarter than ___" is becoming increasingly important in our society. These prime-time game shows are continually blasting us with the idea that success is somehow tied to how smart you are. "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" teaches us that knowing stuff can make you rich, while "The ...

 

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Drinking Coffee to Change the World

Date: 07/06/2013

Activist Faith co-founder, pastor, and author Daniel Darling recently posted a great article on a group called Three Avocados who are changing the world through one of my favorite things--coffee. Read and be inspired as you find your own creative ways to change the world! -Dillon +++ When you think of all the social need in this world—poverty, war, disease, HIV/AIDS, malaria, you’re hea ...

 

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How to (Really) Change the World

Date: 07/05/2013

When we watch the latest uprising on television or read about the toll of the latest natural disaster on people in another country, we are often inspired to help. We want to make a difference. We want to change the world. But doing it is another matter. We often find ourselves discouraged with the sheer magnitude of the latest flood, earthquake, or war. Can anything we say or do really help? T ...

 

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