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The Intentional Activist

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great new post ActivistFaith.org post from Relevant Hope founder and friend Jimmy Turner. Be intentional! -Dillon +++ Most towns have many organizations that help people living outside. Chattanooga, TN, for instance, has two rescue missions, a community kitchen, homeless healthcare center, […]

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From Haiti to “Not in My Town”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In June 2009, I traveled to Titanyen, Haiti, for a week of missionary activity with Mission of Hope, my second journey to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. On our last morning, we began the trip back to the […]

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Drinking Coffee to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

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how to break the cycle of poverty in haiti with art

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I wonder what went through his mind when he got the cash in his hand the first time. After all, the $500 microloan that he got was the equivalent of about 3-4 months worth of typical income for a man […]

Drinking Coffee to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

10 Inspiring Quotes for Faith Activists

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Quotes inspire. Enjoy some of my recent favorites, including a couple of my own, relevant to those seeking to live out their faith regarding the social change issues of our time. Please like and share, retweet and repost! “Go and […]

Be Here Now–Ending Slavery Today

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Justin Dillon is an artist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and abolitionist. He is the founder and CEO of Slavery Footprint, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy. The […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

Loans that Change Lives

posted by Dillon Burroughs

World Vision, the global Christian humanitarian behemoth, has turned micro. Microfinance that is. Microfinance, for those unaware, is the concept of providing a small loan (as low as $25 US) to help a person in the developing world start a […]

Be Here Now–Ending Slavery Today

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Justin Dillon is an artist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and abolitionist. He is the founder and CEO of Slavery Footprint, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy. The […]

La Importancia de la Libertad Religiosa

posted by Dillon Burroughs

El Señor le ordenó a Moisés: «Ve a advertirle al faraón que así dice el Señor: “Deja ir a mi pueblo para que me rinda culto”. -Éxodo 08:01 ¿Por qué le dio Dios a su pueblo la libertad? Así que […]

The Importance of Religious Freedom

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Water Is Spiritual

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One in eight people on our planet lack access to clean drinking water. Though it does not draw the attention of headline news like war or natural disasters, lack of clean water kills millions of people each year. My friends […]

Courage at the Cross

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling: At Gages Lake Bible Church, we’re going through the gospel of John. This Sunday, we’re finishing up chapter 19, covering verses 31-42. This is an interesting part of Scripture where John describes, with great […]

How to Take Your Whole Church (and the World) on a Mission Trip

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great story from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on how to take your friends on the journey with you on a mission trip. I would love to hear similar stories from any of you in the comments below. As always, thanks […]

The Right Kind of Activism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, “The women were all ready to start aftercare […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

Loans that Change Lives

posted by Dillon Burroughs

World Vision, the global Christian humanitarian behemoth, has turned micro. Microfinance that is. Microfinance, for those unaware, is the concept of providing a small loan (as low as $25 US) to help a person in the developing world start a […]

From Haiti to “Not in My Town”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In June 2009, I traveled to Titanyen, Haiti, for a week of missionary activity with Mission of Hope, my second journey to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. On our last morning, we began the trip back to the […]

Show Mercy: Stand Against Human Trafficking

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friend Charles Powell has a heart to show mercy. How does he go about this? His plan is to make it impossible for people to buy and sell human beings in America. His organization, the Mercy Movement, exist to […]

Write a Letter, Change a Life

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Did you know you can actually write letters to Christians who have been arrested because of their faith? At PrisonerAlert.com, you can write a letter to the persecuted believer listed each month. This is an opportunity to encourage a believer […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

God in the Yard

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“This is the story of an unusual year, when I did something I never intended to do. But it is also a course in discovery and playing towards God, through spiritual practice, offered with gentle expectations.” ~ L.L. Barkat Some […]

5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Sunday reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! “Go and do likewise.” -Jesus “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for […]

The Fair Trade Revolution

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

True Religion: Caring for Orphans

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Daniel Darling. I’m always excited to meet new authors, especially new authors who are pastors, and especially new authors, who are pastors, who publish with my friends at New Hope, who has published all my books. I […]

Changing Haiti from the Inside Out

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Big news from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends from HelpOneNow.org… +++ You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on […]

True Religion: Caring for Orphans

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Daniel Darling. I’m always excited to meet new authors, especially new authors who are pastors, and especially new authors, who are pastors, who publish with my friends at New Hope, who has published all my books. I […]

How to Take Your Whole Church (and the World) on a Mission Trip

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great story from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on how to take your friends on the journey with you on a mission trip. I would love to hear similar stories from any of you in the comments below. As always, thanks […]

Together Our Stories Change Lives

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Special post from Dan King: The Help One Now Haiti Bloggers working on their legacy strategy. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s […]

on the importance of coming back

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Playground at Yahve Shamma Orphanage by Scott Wade. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on the importance of coming back […]

Fair Trade Is Only Fair

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

Experiencing the Pain of Others

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Mother Teresa has said, “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” My friend Dan King […]

Loans that Change Lives

posted by Dillon Burroughs

World Vision, the global Christian humanitarian behemoth, has turned micro. Microfinance that is. Microfinance, for those unaware, is the concept of providing a small loan (as low as $25 US) to help a person in the developing world start a […]

Changing Haiti from the Inside Out

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Big news from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends from HelpOneNow.org… +++ You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on […]

Be Here Now–Ending Slavery Today

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Justin Dillon is an artist, entrepreneur, public speaker, and abolitionist. He is the founder and CEO of Slavery Footprint, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending forced labor, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery through increased public awareness, action, and advocacy. The […]

The Pro-Life Issue in Early Christianity

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I posted this on Facebook the other day and had some interesting dialogue. I’m sharing it here both for shared insights and comments you may have. At the least, it is clear that even early Christians had strong convictions about […]

10 Inspiring Quotes for Faith Activists

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Quotes inspire. Enjoy some of my recent favorites, including a couple of my own, relevant to those seeking to live out their faith regarding the social change issues of our time. Please like and share, retweet and repost! “Go and […]

Drinking Coffee to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

How Do You Volunteer?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Did you know that social networking giant LinkedIn has updated its system to allow users to add volunteerism and causes? This may not seem a big deal to some, but consider the possibilities. What if every Christian on LinkedIn took […]

together, our stories change things: #powerofwe

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Help One Now Haiti Bloggers working on their legacy strategy. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on the importance […]

Water Is Spiritual

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One in eight people on our planet lack access to clean drinking water. Though it does not draw the attention of headline news like war or natural disasters, lack of clean water kills millions of people each year. My friends […]

The Importance of Religious Freedom

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

How to (Really) Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Faith Changes Society: The Example of Jackie Robinson

posted by Dillon Burroughs

A recent CNN story tells an little-known tale of a minister who played a significant role in bringing Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers, shattering Major League Baseball’s color barrier in the process. As I mention in my book Undefending Christianity, […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

Should Christians Be Environmentalists?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I recently read an article that asked if Christians can be environmentalists. Blow by blow, each side produced its reasons for and against this question, as if the issue was up for debate. But here is what is really at […]

Favorite Verses on Faith and Action

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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, […]

Help Someone Keep Their Home

posted by Dillon Burroughs

MSNBC reported American home foreclosures accounted for 28 percent of all home sales in 2011, a share nearly six times higher than what it would be in a healthy housing market. Yes, this is depressing news. Some would even call […]

how to break the cycle of poverty in haiti with art

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I wonder what went through his mind when he got the cash in his hand the first time. After all, the $500 microloan that he got was the equivalent of about 3-4 months worth of typical income for a man […]

Fair Trade Is Only Fair

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

Back or Forward?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“We need to take our country back.” “We need to get back to a time when . . . .” These are refrains you often hear from well-meaning Christians. I’ve actually said them myself. But there are a few problems […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

Experiencing the Pain of Others

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Mother Teresa has said, “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.” My friend Dan King […]

Writing to Make a Difference

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Activist Faith co-found Daniel Darling with novelist Kahi Macias on social issues. Great input for writers wanting to make a difference. Kathi Macias is a great friend and a fellow New Hope author. She is a prolific […]

A Dash of Humility

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Featured guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Dan King] 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 […]

Love the Lord with All Your Mind

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Some time ago, CNN’s Belief Blog noted the rise in older Americans returning to seminary for education. Comparing the trend to Dennis Quaid’s role in “The Rookie,” it questioned the pros and cons of returning to school at an older […]

Changing Haiti from the Inside Out

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Big news from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends from HelpOneNow.org… +++ You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on […]

5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Sunday reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! “Go and do likewise.” -Jesus “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

Untangling Faith from Politics

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Alisa Harris is a former New York-based journalist who has covered education, poverty and cultural issues. She writes on the intersection of faith and politics for Patheos.com and recently released a book entitled, Raised Right, How I Untangled My Faith […]

How to Stand Against Human Trafficking

posted by Dillon Burroughs

When I speak about stopping human trafficking, people often ask, “How?” I don’t have all of the answers, but in our book and DVD Not in My Town, Charles Powell and I include a chapter that shares many of the […]

True Religion: Caring for Orphans

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Daniel Darling. I’m always excited to meet new authors, especially new authors who are pastors, and especially new authors, who are pastors, who publish with my friends at New Hope, who has published all my books. I […]

Fair Trade Is Only Fair

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

Christ’s Love Does Not Stop at the Border

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Recent news headlines continue to note persecution of Christians in Iraq. In fact, one Iraqi Christian woman interviewed by CNN this week shared, “We only have God,” said the woman, who lost a family member in the church attack. “God […]

Drinking Coffee to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

on the importance of coming back

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Playground at Yahve Shamma Orphanage by Scott Wade. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on the importance of coming back […]

Changing Haiti from the Inside Out

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Big news from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends from HelpOneNow.org… +++ You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

together, our stories change things: #powerofwe

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Help One Now Haiti Bloggers working on their legacy strategy. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on the importance […]

Water Is Spiritual

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One in eight people on our planet lack access to clean drinking water. Though it does not draw the attention of headline news like war or natural disasters, lack of clean water kills millions of people each year. My friends […]

5 Things Love Isn’t

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Perhaps there is nothing the human heart craves more than true love. We are wired to love and be loved. The problem is that we don’t actually understand what love really is. We get all kinds of definitions from the […]

A Life Changed by Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

The Power of Encouragement

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Today is my birthday. While parties are not the same as when I was a kid (Though my kids have thrown me a Star Wars party in the past!), there is something special about the encouragement of birthday cards, calls, […]

Answering “What If…?”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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” […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

Write a Letter, Change a Life

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Did you know you can actually write letters to Christians who have been arrested because of their faith? At PrisonerAlert.com, you can write a letter to the persecuted believer listed each month. This is an opportunity to encourage a believer […]

Changing Haiti from the Inside Out

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Big news from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends from HelpOneNow.org… +++ You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on […]

Drinking Coffee to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Writing to Make a Difference

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Activist Faith co-found Daniel Darling with novelist Kahi Macias on social issues. Great input for writers wanting to make a difference. Kathi Macias is a great friend and a fellow New Hope author. She is a prolific […]

together, our stories change things: #powerofwe

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Help One Now Haiti Bloggers working on their legacy strategy. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on the importance […]

When God Says Go

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Do What It Says

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“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 […]

Crafts that Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling, minister, author, and speaker, and friend, interviewing WorldCrafts president and New Hope CEO Dr. Andrea Mullins. Worldcrafts is a Christian fair-trade artisan group based in Birmingham, AL.] I have found Andrea to […]

Erasing Racism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In kindergarten, racism was not part of my vocabulary. My friends had skin of all kinds of colors in our somewhat urban environment. We were brothers and sisters, friends and buddies. Whether learning to tie our shoes or eat glue, […]

The Power of Clean Water

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Over 800 million people lack access to clean water. Living Water International‘s goal is to transform this horrific statistic through clean water wells in the developing world. In November 2011, my first devotional book Thirst No More was published to […]

Make a Difference Where You Are

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from Bibledude.net blogger and friend, Crystal Rowe.] Last week, the Barna Group released a new report revealing that 75% of adults believe that churches have a positive effect on their local communities. This sounds like good news, right? […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

True Religion: Caring for Orphans

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Daniel Darling. I’m always excited to meet new authors, especially new authors who are pastors, and especially new authors, who are pastors, who publish with my friends at New Hope, who has published all my books. I […]

5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Sunday reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! “Go and do likewise.” -Jesus “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for […]

A Dash of Humility

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Featured guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Dan King] 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 […]

My Homeless Friends

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“I’ll never forget my first night. All of a sudden and without warning, I found myself homeless in Koreatown near downtown Los Angeles. I was sober, but I had no money, no place to go and no one I could […]

The Secret of Your Success

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King shares “The Secret of Your Success” from a biblical perspective. Read and be inspired today! -Dillon +++ Recently I’ve been in some conversations around what it takes to be successful in the workplace, and it […]

Drinking Coffee to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

The Power of Adoption

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[A great post from Tony Merida, co-author of Orphanology, from my friends at New Hope Digital.] Until perhaps recently, most believers, in my experience, have only considered adoption and orphan care in a couple circumstances. One, they were praying for […]

La Importancia de la Libertad Religiosa

posted by Dillon Burroughs

El Señor le ordenó a Moisés: «Ve a advertirle al faraón que así dice el Señor: “Deja ir a mi pueblo para que me rinda culto”. -Éxodo 08:01 ¿Por qué le dio Dios a su pueblo la libertad? Así que […]

5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Sunday reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! “Go and do likewise.” -Jesus “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for […]

Changing Haiti from the Inside Out

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Big news from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends from HelpOneNow.org… +++ You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s messy work on […]

Save the Girls!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

It’s an unbelievable claim: 163 millions female babies aborted by women seeking sons. This is the information shared in Mara Hvistendahl’s book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences in a World Full of Men. But even if […]

Crafts that Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling, minister, author, and speaker, and friend, interviewing WorldCrafts president and New Hope CEO Dr. Andrea Mullins. Worldcrafts is a Christian fair-trade artisan group based in Birmingham, AL.] I have found Andrea to […]

Untangling Faith from Politics: Alisa Harris

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Alisa Harris is a former New York-based journalist who has covered education, poverty and cultural issues. She writes on the intersection of faith and politics for Patheos.com and recently released a book entitled, Raised Right, How I Untangled My Faith […]

From Haiti to “Not in My Town”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In June 2009, I traveled to Titanyen, Haiti, for a week of missionary activity with Mission of Hope, my second journey to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. On our last morning, we began the trip back to the […]

Ruedas para el Mundo

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Si usted nunca ha oído hablar de una organización llamada Joni and Friends, es un gran ministerio. La mejor ministerio en nuestra nación para las personas con discapacidad, Joni and Friends ofrece un ejemplo poderoso de cómo los cristianos pueden […]

Ore para China

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Recientemente, he estado hablando en contra de la persecución religiosa en China, llamando a los cristianos a orar por este tema. En el proceso, he encontrado una maravillosa herramienta de ChinaAid.org–el “Oren por China” banda oración. Voy a ordenar una […]

Together Our Stories Change Lives

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Special post from Dan King: The Help One Now Haiti Bloggers working on their legacy strategy. You’re reading about the #Help1Haiti Bloggers Trip. Read more: here we go… @helponenow haiti bloggers 2012 three reasons to follow the @helponenow haiti bloggers sometimes it’s […]

Praying for China

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Recently, I have been speaking out against religious persecution in China, calling Christians to pray concerning this issue. In the process, I stumbled upon a wonderful tool from ChinaAid.org–the “Pray for China” prayer band. I’m ordering one for everyone in […]

Courage at the Cross

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling: At Gages Lake Bible Church, we’re going through the gospel of John. This Sunday, we’re finishing up chapter 19, covering verses 31-42. This is an interesting part of Scripture where John describes, with great […]

True Religion: Caring for Orphans

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Daniel Darling. I’m always excited to meet new authors, especially new authors who are pastors, and especially new authors, who are pastors, who publish with my friends at New Hope, who has published all my books. I […]

The Importance of Religious Freedom

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Write a Letter, Change a Life

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Did you know you can actually write letters to Christians who have been arrested because of their faith? At PrisonerAlert.com, you can write a letter to the persecuted believer listed each month. This is an opportunity to encourage a believer […]

Answering “What If…?”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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” […]

Words Matter

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from Activist Faith co-founder and pastor Daniel Darling. Originally posted here.] We’re going through James at Gages Lake Bible Church in a series we’re calling Authentic Faith. Currently we’re in the middle of chapter three, which gives perhaps […]

How to Take Your Whole Church (and the World) on a Mission Trip

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great story from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on how to take your friends on the journey with you on a mission trip. I would love to hear similar stories from any of you in the comments below. As always, thanks […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

What’s the Deal with Indigenous Ministry?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King shares from his recent trip to the Dominican Republic regarding the power of indigenous ministry: His name is Jose Luciano. He’s the pastor of a church in Santo Domingo called Iglesia de Dios Misionera. Like […]

Write a Letter, Change a Life

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Did you know you can actually write letters to Christians who have been arrested because of their faith? At PrisonerAlert.com, you can write a letter to the persecuted believer listed each month. This is an opportunity to encourage a believer […]

Beyond Handouts

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Christian Post recently announced an innovative strategy by my friends at Food for the Poor to both help those in need and create jobs for those in need. An excerpt is below. My question to readers: What other ideas […]

Do What It Says

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“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 […]

Clean Water Changes the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Over 800 million people lack access to clean water. Living Water International‘s goal is to transform this horrific statistic through clean water wells in the developing world. In November 2011, my first devotional book Thirst No More will be published […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

Praying for China

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Recently, I have been speaking out against religious persecution in China, calling Christians to pray concerning this issue. In the process, I stumbled upon a wonderful tool from ChinaAid.org–the “Pray for China” prayer band. I’m ordering one for everyone in […]

Favorite Verses on Faith and Action

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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, […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

Igniting Your Passion for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King interviews author and speaker Margaret Feinberg on igniting your passion for God, an issue critical to us all as we see to make a difference with the abilities God has given us. Read, watch, share, […]

A Dash of Humility

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Featured guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Dan King] 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 […]

Jesus Lived in Occupied Territory

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Jesus lived in occupied territory. His mother, Mary, grew up in Nazareth, a small village that included a Roman bathhouse used by occupying forces. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, also occupied by Romans. He was dedicated at the Temple in […]

Thirst No More

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.”—Jesus (John 4:14 NIV) We live in an era that values speed, production, and efficiency. Deadlines and due dates drive much of our daily routine. Enough is never enough. But is […]

A Life Changed by Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

The Pro-Life Issue in Early Christianity

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I posted this on Facebook the other day and had some interesting dialogue. I’m sharing it here both for shared insights and comments you may have. At the least, it is clear that even early Christians had strong convictions about […]

Crafts that Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling, minister, author, and speaker, and friend, interviewing WorldCrafts president and New Hope CEO Dr. Andrea Mullins. Worldcrafts is a Christian fair-trade artisan group based in Birmingham, AL.] I have found Andrea to […]

Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

You’ve probably been asked to pray for an underprivileged child or solider, but for a terrorist? This is exactly what the website Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer requests. Based on the words of Jesus, “Love your enemies and pray for […]

Water Is Spiritual

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One in eight people on our planet lack access to clean drinking water. Though it does not draw the attention of headline news like war or natural disasters, lack of clean water kills millions of people each year. My friends […]

“Activist Faith” to Become Book

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For immediate release:  Popular Bloggers Ink Deal for Activist Faith July 9, 2012—Popular bloggers and authors Dillon Burroughs (Undefending Christianity), Daniel Darling (Real, iFaith), and Dan King (The Unlikely Missionary) have signed a new deal with Navpress, it was announced […]

How to Take Your Whole Church (and the World) on a Mission Trip

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great story from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on how to take your friends on the journey with you on a mission trip. I would love to hear similar stories from any of you in the comments below. As always, thanks […]

The Secret of Your Success

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King shares “The Secret of Your Success” from a biblical perspective. Read and be inspired today! -Dillon +++ Recently I’ve been in some conversations around what it takes to be successful in the workplace, and it […]

A Prayer Answered in Haiti [repost]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In light of impending storms in Florida and ongoing wildfires in Colorado and the west, I hope this story will be an encouragement for all those who trust in God to change the situation and to answer prayer:   Last […]

Using Social Media to Stop Slavery

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The US 2011 Trafficking in Persons national report included an important insight for today’s online activists. The entire document includes lengthy details regarding the status of human trafficking in nearly every nation of the world, but I mention it here […]

Prayer Changes Things

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Despite a lack of prayer at the official 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, YWAM found a way to show prayer changes things. Clad in “prayer changes things” T-shirts, YWAM volunteers set up a variety of prayer stations throughout the neighboring street corners, […]

Defy Tradition–Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve spoken against child marriage on several occasions here. That’s why I am thrilled to share this story I found regarding a young Indian girl who chose to defy tradition and change the world. The world is watching for you […]

Getting Serious about Helping the Homeless

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“I’ll never forget my first night. All of a sudden and without warning, I found myself homeless in Koreatown near downtown Los Angeles. I was sober, but I had no money, no place to go and no one I could […]

The Right Kind of Activism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, “The women were all ready to start aftercare […]

Tis the season for garage sales!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

We went yard sale shopping last weekend. It seemed like there was a different sale on every corner. People selling all sorts of stuff they no longer want or need. Nice things, ratty things, all sorts of things … after […]

Untangling Faith from Politics: Alisa Harris

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Alisa Harris is a former New York-based journalist who has covered education, poverty and cultural issues. She writes on the intersection of faith and politics for Patheos.com and recently released a book entitled, Raised Right, How I Untangled My Faith […]

The Fair Trade Revolution

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

Getting Serious about Helping the Homeless

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“I’ll never forget my first night. All of a sudden and without warning, I found myself homeless in Koreatown near downtown Los Angeles. I was sober, but I had no money, no place to go and no one I could […]

What’s the Deal with Indigenous Ministry?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King shares from his recent trip to the Dominican Republic regarding the power of indigenous ministry: His name is Jose Luciano. He’s the pastor of a church in Santo Domingo called Iglesia de Dios Misionera. Like […]

Green Like God: Jonathan Merrit

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Daniel Darling. Thanks, Daniel! You may also want to check out his new book iFaith, which just received a stellar review from Publisher’s Weekly.] Today I have the privilege of chatting with Jonathan Merrit. I’ve […]

Untangling Faith from Politics: Alisa Harris

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Alisa Harris is a former New York-based journalist who has covered education, poverty and cultural issues. She writes on the intersection of faith and politics for Patheos.com and recently released a book entitled, Raised Right, How I Untangled My Faith […]

How to Take Your Whole Church (and the World) on a Mission Trip

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great story from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on how to take your friends on the journey with you on a mission trip. I would love to hear similar stories from any of you in the comments below. As always, thanks […]

The Right Kind of Activism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, “The women were all ready to start aftercare […]

A Life Changed by Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

The Pro-Life Issue in Early Christianity

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I posted this on Facebook the other day and had some interesting dialogue. I’m sharing it here both for shared insights and comments you may have. At the least, it is clear that even early Christians had strong convictions about […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

Do Good

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who […]

Picture of a Changed Life

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Mission of Hope Haiti posted the following pictures today. They need few words. Before their work, this child had one leg. After their work, he now walks. Your efforts, whether great or small, change lives. Do your […]

The Right Kind of Activism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Last night I spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, “The women were all ready to start […]

Answering “What If…?”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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” […]

Leaders Remember the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” -Galatians 2:10 Leaders care for the poor. When Paul met with Peter, James, and John–the big three […]

Pray for Our Leaders

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 […]

From Haiti to “Not in My Town”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In June 2009, I traveled to Titanyen, Haiti, for a week of missionary activity with Mission of Hope, my second journey to the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. On our last morning, we began the trip back to the […]

How to Stand Against Human Trafficking

posted by Dillon Burroughs

When I speak about stopping human trafficking, people often ask, “How?” I don’t have all of the answers, but in our book and DVD Not in My Town, Charles Powell and I include a chapter that shares many of the […]

A Novel Every Christian Should Read

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I realize that there are many Christians who are ambivalent or even opposed to Christian fiction. I’ve never shared that belief, because I think fiction has a way of bringing important issues to light in a way that may be […]

Wheels for the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you’ve never heard of an organization called Joni and Friends, you are truly missing out. The premiere disability ministry in our nation, Joni and Friends provides a powerful example of how Christians are called to show love in practical […]

A Life Changed by Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Pro-Life and Pro-Love

posted by Dillon Burroughs

We are wrapping up a month in which the pro-life movement focuses on the issue of life. I personally support the issue, yet have found myself at odds with many of those who agree with me on the issue. It’s […]

The Fair Trade Revolution

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been doing a little research lately on Christian involvement in the fair trade movement. Here’s what I’m learning: 1. Christians are woefully lacking in support fair trade efforts: Christians are doing a lot of great things, but fair trade […]

When God Says Go

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

How to Take Your Whole Church (and the World) on a Mission Trip

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great story from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on how to take your friends on the journey with you on a mission trip. I would love to hear similar stories from any of you in the comments below. As always, thanks […]

Untangling Faith from Politics: Alisa Harris

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Alisa Harris is a former New York-based journalist who has covered education, poverty and cultural issues. She writes on the intersection of faith and politics for Patheos.com and recently released a book entitled, Raised Right, How I Untangled My Faith […]

Do What It Says

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“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 […]

The Right Kind of Activism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Last night I spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, “The women were all ready to start […]

International Trafficking 101

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday was National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. As part of an effort to bring awareness to this important issue, I’m featuring a series of posts on the subject. Earlier today, I posted an informative article by my friend, Kathi Macias. […]

Make a Difference Where You Are

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from Bibledude.net blogger and friend, Crystal Rowe.] Last week, the Barna Group released a new report revealing that 75% of adults believe that churches have a positive effect on their local communities. This sounds like good news, right? […]

Thirst No More

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.”—Jesus (John 4:14 NIV) We live in an era that values speed, production, and efficiency. Deadlines and due dates drive much of our daily routine. Enough is never enough. But is […]

How to Take Your Whole Church (and the World) on a Mission Trip

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great story from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on how to take your friends on the journey with you on a mission trip. I would love to hear similar stories from any of you in the comments below. As always, thanks […]

Bringing Clean Water (and Hope) to Ethiopia

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at RejectApathy.com recently posted an inspiring story about efforts to bring clean water to a community in Ethiopia, building hope and relationships in the process. Clean water access is one of the most disturbing problems in our world […]

Leaders Remember the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” -Galatians 2:10 Leaders care for the poor. When Paul met with Peter, James, and John–the big three […]

Children’s Rescue Initiative

posted by Dillon Burroughs

As part of Activist Faith, I like to highlight Christians on the frontlines of creating positive change in our world. Today’s hero? My friend Bruce Ladebu, pastor and founder of Children’s Rescue Initiative. Here’s an amazing picture and story of […]

Read the Bible, Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to a new research project by Baylor researcher Aaron Franzen, those who read the Bible are found to be more concerned about today’s social change issues, including social and economic justice. As mentioned by David Briggs today at Huffington […]

Leaders Remember the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” -Galatians 2:10 Leaders care for the poor. When Paul met with Peter, James, and John–the big three […]

Words Matter

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from Activist Faith co-founder and pastor Daniel Darling. Originally posted here.] We’re going through James at Gages Lake Bible Church in a series we’re calling Authentic Faith. Currently we’re in the middle of chapter three, which gives perhaps […]

Spiritual Leaders Remember those in Need

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” -Galatians 2:10 Leaders care for the poor. When Paul met with Peter, James, and John–the big three […]

Thirst No More

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst.”—Jesus (John 4:14 NIV) We live in an era that values speed, production, and efficiency. Deadlines and due dates drive much of our daily routine. Enough is never enough. But is […]

Getting Serious about Helping the Homeless

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“I’ll never forget my first night. All of a sudden and without warning, I found myself homeless in Koreatown near downtown Los Angeles. I was sober, but I had no money, no place to go and no one I could […]

Make a Difference Where You Are

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from Bibledude.net blogger and friend, Crystal Rowe.] Last week, the Barna Group released a new report revealing that 75% of adults believe that churches have a positive effect on their local communities. This sounds like good news, right? […]

How to Change the World: Read the Bible

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to a new research project by Baylor researcher Aaron Franzen, those who read the Bible are found to be more concerned about today’s social change issues, including social and economic justice. As mentioned by David Briggs today at Huffington […]

Clean Water Changes the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Over 800 million people lack access to clean water. Living Water International‘s goal is to transform this horrific statistic through clean water wells in the developing world. In November 2011, my first devotional book Thirst No More will be published […]

Praying for POTUS

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 […]

The Unlikely Missionary, Pt. 2

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I blame it on the ‘WP Word Count’ plugin that I installed. It tells me how many words are written/published by each contributor on the site. And as the guy who started the site, I’m definitely leading all contributors with […]

The Unlikely Missionary

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From Activist Faith cofounder Dan King regarding his new book The Unlikely Missionary. +++ In The Unlikely Missionary: From Pew-Warmer to Poverty-Fighter you hear the story about how I found passion and purpose for my faith as I studied the issue of […]

Using Social Media to Stop Slavery

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The US 2011 Trafficking in Persons national report included an important insight for today’s online activists. The entire document includes lengthy details regarding the status of human trafficking in nearly every nation of the world, but I mention it here […]

Read the Bible, Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to a new research project by Baylor researcher Aaron Franzen, those who read the Bible are found to be more concerned about today’s social change issues, including social and economic justice. As mentioned by David Briggs today at Huffington […]

Praying for Our President

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 […]

What Would Jesus Occupy?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues its efforts, a growing number of faith-based leaders have raised their voices with what they believe is the “right” position on the issue. Some decry and lament the movement as anti-Christian socialist propaganda; […]

Leaders Remember the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” -Galatians 2:10 Leaders care for the poor. When Paul met with Peter, James, and John–the big three […]

Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor As Yourself

posted by Dillon Burroughs

  [I first posted this piece back on March 24th prior to CNN’s special on Muslims in America. It was mentioned by Soledad O’Brien herself and became one of the most poplar posts on Activist Faith. I thought it appropriate […]

How to Stand Against Human Trafficking

posted by Dillon Burroughs

When I speak about stopping human trafficking, people often ask, “How?” I don’t have all of the answers, but in our book and DVD Not in My Town, Charles Powell and I include a chapter that shares many of the […]

Happy First Anniversary to Activist Faith!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

One year ago today, this Activist Faith blog launched as a dream to integrate faith and action on the issues that matter most. In the past 366 days, we’ve blogged about the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, tornadoes in the […]

The Unlikely Missionary, Pt. 2

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I blame it on the ‘WP Word Count’ plugin that I installed. It tells me how many words are written/published by each contributor on the site. And as the guy who started the site, I’m definitely leading all contributors with […]

Previous Posts

Transitions at Activist Faith
After more than 1,000 posts over the past three years and now a book, Activist Faith has been a huge part of my life. More than I could have ever imagined, Activist Faith has allowed the opportunity to connect with faith-based leaders and ...

posted 1:21:15pm Sep. 03, 2013 | read full post »

The Intentional Activist
Great new post ActivistFaith.org post from Relevant Hope founder and friend Jimmy Turner. Be intentional! -Dillon +++ Most towns have many organizations that help people living outside. Chattanooga, TN, for instance, has two rescue ...

posted 9:38:04am Aug. 30, 2013 | read full post »

Save the Girls!
It's an unbelievable claim: 163 millions female babies aborted by women seeking sons. This is the information shared in Mara Hvistendahl's book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences in a World Full of Men. But ...

posted 11:22:07am Aug. 26, 2013 | read full post »

Crafts that Change the World
[Guest post by Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling, minister, author, and speaker, and friend, interviewing WorldCrafts president and New Hope CEO Dr. Andrea Mullins. Worldcrafts is a Christian fair-trade artisan group based in Birmingham, ...

posted 11:19:05am Aug. 25, 2013 | read full post »

The Right Kind of Activism
I once spoke with a group of college students about modern slavery and human trafficking in America. After my presentation, a friend of mine asked how it turned out. I told him, "The women were all ready to start aftercare centers for ...

posted 11:16:51am Aug. 23, 2013 | read full post »

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