2010 Haiti Earthquake
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through ...
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” -James 1:22 The book of James is perhaps the most direct letter in the New Testament. Rather than word pictures or abundant illustrations, James gets down to business by verse 2. By verse 22, he bluntly informs readers, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James is clear t ...
Goodwill Industries President Jim Gibbons is on a mission to help America's military veterans. How? By helping their families. In a recent article , he notes: At Goodwill Industries, we raise money by selling donated items in more than 2,500 retail stores and online, and we use the revenue to fund job training and placement programs, including placing workers in positions at our own stores. ...
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