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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and cofounder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include "Undefending Christianity," "Not in My Town" (with Charles J. Powell), and "Thirst No More" (October 2011). Discover more at DillonBurroughs.org.

[Note: This is the third in a three-part series. Part 1 and Part 2 are also available.] What is the heart of true activism? We’ve looked at six traits Jesus communicated in his Sermon on the Mount. However, there is […]

What is true activism? In my previous post, I noted that in his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus starts with teachings rooted in the Old Testament and offers a higher standard related to our inward motives. Between his section on […]

Do you realize an increasing number of “activists” are paid positions? You can find these positions on websites like Idealist.org or SimplyHired.com by searching for activists. Other positions are listed at Craigslist and similar sites to find everyday people looking […]

Jeff and Lorie had been married 25 years and had eight children. It all ended in 2014 in a difficult divorce that caused tremendous grief to their family. Over the course of the next three years, Jeff changed careers. Both […]

According to YouVersion.com, the most popular verse of the past years was Joshua 1:9: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you […]

As many of us face record-low temperatures across the nation, the temptation grows to stay inside where there is warmth and comfort. While this may be fine for dealing with cold weather, it is not an adequate response for our […]

Are you tired of the negative news in our culture? An increasing number of people are turning off the news and prefer to avoid it rather than to deal with the daily headlines of natural disasters, political controversies, and sexual […]

Many of us say we want to live out our faith, but how do we go about it? Instead of accusing the church of being full of hypocrites or highlighting the problems in the contemporary church, what if we focused […]

What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? As we look ahead to the new year, many of us will make resolutions. […]

We’ve all seen it…the kid begging for her parent’s attention while the mom or dad is too focused on a tiny screen to acknowledge their child. We internally scold the parent, realizing the missed moment in the young person’s life. […]