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All in God’s Timing

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Please take a moment to read this powerful story from my friend and pastor Jeremy Wilson. As he notes, God’s timing is perfect… +++ God’s timing is perfect. On December 15, 2003 my unit patrolled the Orgun-e Province near Kandahar. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

how cheating taught me about [real] hunger

posted by Dillon Burroughs

More Sharing Services I had a moment of weakness. I’m ashamed to say that I cheated. And it wasn’t just a little bit. I cheated bad. Yeah, I feel horrible about it, mostly because I know there’s no way I […]

Forgetting the Past–of Others

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Daniel Darling, pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in suburban Chicago, Illinois and author of numerous books, including iFaith: Connecting with God in the 21st Century. +++ I had a conversation the other day with someone about […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Never Stop Learning

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Orphan I Am [A Theology of Adoption]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Orphan care is a huge issue for all people, and should especially be close the the heart of those who claim to follow Jesus. Activist Faith co-founder Dan King share a great article to pass along on his experiences in […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. With the start of […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

If you live in the United States, today is Thanksgiving Day, a holiday celebrated with turkey dinners, American football, and holiday shopping (especially Black Friday). In the midst of the commercialism, it’s easy to forget Thanksgiving Day is a tradition […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do Not Lose Heart

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 […]

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 […]

Forgetting the Past–of Others

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Guest post from Daniel Darling, pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in suburban Chicago, Illinois and author of numerous books, including iFaith: Connecting with God in the 21st Century. +++ I had a conversation the other day with someone about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Future of Fair Trade

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Praying for Asia’s Earthquake Victims

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to FOX News, at least 81 people have been confirmed dead following Sunday’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake in India, Nepal, and China. While such a tragedy can easily find itself lost among the headlines of tragedies, politics, and other daily […]

Moving 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 […]

Prayer Changes Things [repost]

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, […]

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 […]

A Look at International Human Trafficking [podcast]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

 My friend and editor Randy Bishop at New Hope Digital posted our conversation on human trafficking. Please take a few minutes to hear what is happening and what can be done to make a difference and help end slavery. Thanks! […]

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, […]

A 9/11 Prayer

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Today marks ten years since the tragic events of 9/11/01. What does this day mean to you? To many, it is a day of mourning, a day to remember the loss of loved ones. For others, it marked the beginning […]

911 Prayer: Pray for the USA

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friend and fellow author Kathi Macias recently found herself frustrated at the lack of clergy involvement and prayer in the upcoming plans for 9/11 memorial services in New York. Then she found Unite the USA, a group hosting a […]

Inspiring 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, […]

Life Without Clean Water [VIDEO]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From my friends at World Vision US be forewarned it’s a bit hard to watch. World Vision’s Clean Water Fund http://bit.ly/CleanWaterFund This video depicts what life might be like if Americans faced the same reality every day as 1.1 billion […]

The Christian Fair Trade Movement

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Inspiring Verses on Faith in 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 today: He has shown you, O […]

Inspiring 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, […]

Blogging to Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Back in December, my friend Shaun Groves at Compassion International shared the following post: Two years ago Compassion International took a risk no one else in the non-profit world was willing to take. They brought a group of bloggers to […]

Prayer for Haiti

posted by Dillon Burroughs

God, as storms prepare to devastate the land of Haiti and its people, I cry out to you. I beg for your mercy to spare the lives of people, to protect their homes, to comfort hearts. In the past, you […]

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 […]

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. With the start […]

The Church in India and China: 100 Million +?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

India and China make up approximately one-third of the earth’s population. These nations may also soon consist of over 100 million Christians (if they don’t already). What can we learn from this growing movement? How can we help? Asbury Seminary […]

My Take: The NASCAR Prayer [with Autotuned Prayer]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[In case you missed it Friday! With new autotuned version.] It’s not often a prayer makes national news. Or that it would be viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube. But Pastor Joe Helms’ recent NASCAR prayer has everyone talking–and […]

My Take: The NASCAR Prayer

posted by Dillon Burroughs

It’s not often a prayer makes national news. Or that it would be viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube. But Pastor Joe Helms’ recent NASCAR prayer has everyone talking–and many laughing–at how people talk with God. Of course, not […]

Why 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 […]

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 […]

Making It Personal

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Sometimes, it is the story of the one that changes the story of many. Recently, I met with Abigail Taylor with Redeem the Shadows, a full-time abolitionist committed to changing the face of modern slavery. Her video speaks for itself. […]

Stop Human Trafficking in West Virginia

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Amazingly, there is still one state that has yet to criminalize human trafficking. While laws will not make the problem go away, a lack of laws reveals a lack of concern regarding the exploitation of men, women, and children forced […]

Feeding America’s Children

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Today, CNN reported the plight of 700 children in Cobb County, Georgia who receive free sack lunches from Christians at MUST Ministries. With 21 million American children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches at public schools, it’s easy to forget […]

Compassion Changes Lives

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 […]

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 […]

Help “The Least of These”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Bread for the World have recently launched a great online initiative to help encourage members of Congress to protect food programs for the poor. Please read and support this effort. Yes, our nation needs to make some […]

Freedom

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Inspirational quotes from the New Testament as we celebrate our nation’s freedom: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Corinthians 3:17 It is for freedom that Christ has set […]

Immanuel: God with Us

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“…They will call him Immanuel.” –Matthew 1:22 Immanuel. The Hebrew word means “God with us.” The eternal Creator of the universe stepped out of eternity past and into space and time. The designer of human anatomy limited Himself to a […]

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, […]

Great News–Reject Apathy!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great news from my friends at Relevant Magazine. This is the result of a generation ready to change the world…   So, this is a huge announcement for me and the RELEVANT team: With the July issue, this week subscribers […]

Using Social Media to Stop Slavery

posted by Dillon Burroughs

This week, the US 2011 Trafficking in Persons national report was released. The entire document includes lengthy details regarding the status of human trafficking in nearly every nation of the world, but I mention it here because of one development […]

The Greatest of These Is Love

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Sunday reflection, one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible on the most important issue in the world–love: 1 Corinthians 13 1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have […]

Are You Alive or Just Living?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Many people are alive yet never truly live. How do we truly live? What makes us come alive, moving beyond mere existence to significance?   According to Romans 6, it’s God. Verses 11-14 reveal: 11 In the same way, count […]

Happy Father’s Day

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[For those who missed it… Please read and share. Thanks!] On May 19, 2000, I spent what would be my final day with Dad. We shared a burger, took a walk through the yard, passed by the creekside, and talked […]

Thanks, Dad!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

On May 19, 2000, I spent what would be my final day with Dad. We shared a burger, took a walk through the yard, passed by the creekside, and talked about old times. Unprompted, my dad also shared he was […]

Should Baptists Apologize to the LGBT Community?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday in Phoenix, AZ, Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright met with members from a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender groups seeking an official apology from the denomination regarding the treatment of of the LGBT community. While no […]

Supporting Shouwang and Religious Freedom in China

posted by Dillon Burroughs

After Easter, I posted on the arrests of several Chinese Christians from Shouwang Church who were detained for publicly meeting for worship on Easter Sunday. At that time, I posted a petition at Change.org to raise awareness and to ask […]

Foot of the Cross

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In the process of encouraging people to live out their faith in everyday life, I often find myself inspired by others in the process. One notable example comes from my friends in the band Union Avenue. This crew of college […]

Reject Apathy

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’ve been a fan of Relevant Magazine since its early days. As a result, I am thrilled to see the launch of their newest magazine called Reject Apathy. It’s social justice from a Christian perspective, exactly the type of positive […]

Help Fight Human Trafficking in LA

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In a time of recession and cutbacks, one of the areas under risk is the LAPD Vice Unit for Human Trafficking and Prostitution. In a nation where the practice is growing and a state where it ranks as one of […]

Grassroots Efforts Against Human Trafficking

posted by Dillon Burroughs

As many of you know, I am involved in a lot to fight modern slavery and human trafficking, The state where I was born, Ohio, has had significant problems with this issue, with Toledo, Ohio being ranked 4th in the […]

Jail Time for Prayer at Graduation Time?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to one new report, students or school officials who pray at a Texas graduation could find themselves in legal trouble or even jail time. Has it really come to this? Could a student who prays as part of their […]

Help Someone Keep Their Home

posted by Dillon Burroughs

MSNBC reported today American home foreclosures accounted for 28 percent of all home sales, 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 it […]

Media: Stop Camping on Harold

posted by Dillon Burroughs

You want some major free publicity for your cause? Just predict the end of the world. The strategy appears to work well for Harold Camping. After failed date setting attempts in 1994 and now May 21, 2011, Camping remains undaunted […]

The World Did Not End

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’m writing this on Friday. My prediction is that when this posts on Sunday, the world did not end. If it did, I will not be reading or responding to comments, tweets, Facebook, email, text messages, or any other forms […]

Have We Become “Christians of Convenience”?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“What amazes me, however, is how disposable Christianity and the Bible are in this conversation. America, it seems, has become a nation of Christians of convenience, who trot Jesus out when he suits their politics and prejudices only to hide […]

A Prayer for Mississippi River Flood Victims

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Father, we acknowledge you as Creator of all things–the heavens and the earth; sun, moon, and stars. Nothing exists without your creation; all things have been made by you and for you. Because you have designed all the living world, […]

End Slavery–Start Now

posted by Dillon Burroughs

As many of you know, I have frequently spoken out on the issue of human trafficking. One of my long-term dreams is for Christians to be on the front lines of stopping slavery in our generation.Part of this dream has […]

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 […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Every year, Americans celebrate Mother’s Day to recognize the monumental role of mothers in society. To inspire you this Mother’s Day, I’ve included some of my favorite quotes concerning mothers. Please feel free to share and encourage your mother and […]

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 […]

Update on Easter Arrest of Chinese Christians

posted by Dillon Burroughs

On May 25th, I mentioned the arrest of up to 30 Chinese Christians on Easter Sunday as part of a government crackdown. When I did, I encouraged readers to sign a petition I created that day to our nation’s leader […]

The National Day of Prayer

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Today is the National Day of Prayer. While much of this blog is dedicated to living out our faith in practical actions related to various social issues, I’m also convinced prayer is central and critical to all we do. Much […]

Life in the Balance

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Joni and Friends serve the disability community in incredible ways. Through their programs with schools, local churches, conferences, and mission outreaches around the world, they are the premiere Christian organization representing the needs of the disabled. Recently, […]

The World Race: A New Twist on World Missions

posted by Dillon Burroughs

You think “The Amazing Race” is tough? Try World Race. With its promise of 11 countries in 11 months as missionaries, the World Race is offering a unique twist to the timeless message of taking the good news of Jesus […]

The Circle of Protection: Standing Against Budget Cuts for the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

It seems Christian activists who stand against budget cuts for the poor based on spiritual reasons are finding themselves at odds with an unlikely group–fellow Christians. The latest initiative, called the Circle of Protection, includes a broad range of groups, […]

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 […]

Prayers that Change the World, One Life at a Time

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder Dan King shares about the power of prayer from his recent trip to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. What can you learn from this idea? +++ This experience in Santo Domingo was totally unexpected. Our team was down […]

Thousands of Iraqi Christians Flee Nation

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Open Door International just sent me this update on Iraqi Christian today: SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 11, 2011) – “If this exodus is not stopped, Iraq will not have any Christians left in three years.” This statement […]

[fatherless generation] closing thoughts from @johnsowers

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For those who participated in the Fatherless Generation study at BibleDude.net with Activist Faith co-founder Dan King and friends, it was an amazing experience. The book’s author, John Sowers, offers a few closing thoughts, along with a riveting video on […]

Condemn Arrest of Chinese Christians on Easter

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I began to write an article about praying for the Chinese believers arrested on Easter. Then I realized we could do something about it in addition to praying. So I started a petition, sent to our President, Senate, and Congress, […]

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 […]

Social Media Makes Teens More Aware of Needs of Others

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to a new 30 Hour Famine study, almost half (44 percent) of American teens say they’ve become more aware of the needs of others thanks to their social media usage. The survey commissioned by World Vision, a relief and […]

National Day of Prayer IS Constitutional

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at the Presidential Prayer Team sent me this encouraging update yesterday: Well, it’s official. America’s National Day of Prayer is indeed constitutional. Last week, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled unanimously that the National […]

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 […]

Helping Families of Veterans

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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 […]

Help End Childhood Hunger Today

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Nearly one in four American kids can’t count on having enough to eat. You can’t see it just by looking, but it lives next door.  Hungry kids struggle to concentrate at school, are more likely to have behavior problems, and […]

Changing Slavery, One Click at a Time

posted by Dillon Burroughs

During February’s Super Bowl in Texas, much attention was given to the issue of potential human trafficking concerns related to the event. A local task force, including friends of mine, were deeply involved in the fight to crack down against […]

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 […]

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 […]

Activist Faith in Action: Text Donations Expedited to Japan

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Back on March 15th, I posted a petition to help remove the delay of text donation funds to Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims. Over 40,000 people had signed it within 24 hours. As of now, over 66,000 have joined the […]

Changing the Politics of Hunger

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Bread for the World announce their upcoming event in D.C. Go if you can, but more importantly, help spread their message of making a difference in the lives of those who hunger. Thanks! -Dillon +++ Tuesday, April […]

Help End Child Marriage

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Plan USA is asking 25,000 people to join them in a petition to stand against child marriage. When children as young as 8 years old are forced into marriage, it’s time to speak out. The text of the petition is […]

Living Your Dash

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Jackie Chan RIP? Fortunately, the Twitter news was but one of a recent string of hoaxes regarding celebrity deaths. I’m sure Jackie Chan did not appreciate the thought of his demise, but the stunt has people thinking and talking about […]

Time for a Hunger Strike?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Tony Hall and company announced yesterday an official hunger strike in response to what they see as immoral proposed budget cuts regarding world food programs, mosquito nets, and head start programs. Whether you agree with their plan or not, a […]

Every Bit Helps

posted by Dillon Burroughs

This week, I received an email from a friend of mine who works with girls in juvenile detention centers in the Dallas area. One of their programs is a voluntary Bible study where she is able to build friendships with […]

Centurions or Activists?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Washington Post’s “On Faith” highlighted the legacy plan of Prison Fellowship founder Charles Colson. The plan? Developing a group of next-generation leaders called “Centurions” who can defend Christianity in an increasingly anti-Christian culture where the faith is seen as […]

Fatherless Generation

posted by Dillon Burroughs

ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King is currently leading a group blogging project through a new book by John Sowers to help us better understand how to help address the issue of fatherlessness. If you’ve ever wanted to blog along on a […]

Helping Egypt’s Christians

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The following report comes from my friends at Open Doors International. Much is happening in Egypt, far more than the headlines can share. Here is what one group is doing to help live out faith in this area. Thanks, Dillon […]

Empower Women, Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

This week, many celebrated the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. There are many noble organizations supporting the effort to improve the rights of women around the world, but one of my favorites is CARE International. Through their educational and […]

Praying for Japan’s Earthquake Victims

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Many of us are still in shock at the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that just struck off the coast of Japan. Images and videos continue to reveal the darkness of the tragedy. The unfortunate reality for many of us is that we […]

Good News with the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Luke 4 reveals the mission of Jesus on earth. He communicated that he was a fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy he had just read in the synagogue at Nazareth. The prophecy read: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, […]

Want to Help Stop Modern Slavery?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at DC Stop Modern Slavery are working to spread the word about IJM’s effort to collect 25,000 signers to petition President Obama to increase funding to fight human trafficking and modern slavery. While many realize the need to […]

A Fresh Look at Lent

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For many of us from the Christian tradition, Lent is the traditional time of giving up something as we focus on the Easter season and the resurrection of Jesus. As a kid, I remember my Catholic friends joking about giving […]

Mourning the Loss of Paskistan’s Only Christian Cabinet Member

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Christian Post offered an insightful commentary on the recent murder of Bhatti, Pakistan’s sole Christian cabinet member. This is a huge loss for the Christian community. Please continue to pray for Bhatti’s family and the fragile situation for Christians […]

Said Musa Freed!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I recently posted on efforts to write letters and petition for Said Musa to be freed. According to ICC, this effort has resulted in his freedom from an Afghan prison. Read below and see the full article here. Thanks for […]

One of Those Rock Moments [Dan King]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

A great update from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Dan King on his recent conference on orphan care. Read and share! Thanks, Dillon +++ Charles Lee told us at the beginning of the conference that at each of the tables we would find […]

Human Trafficking Book Coming Soon

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I have been waiting for some time to make the announcement here, but this May, my co-authored book and DVD with Mercy Movement founder Charles Powell comes to a bookstore near you. More will be mentioned when it actually comes […]

Sound and Light in Haiti

posted by Dillon Burroughs

I’m at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville for the next couple of days, and wanted to mention a great project they have going on to support recovery efforts in Haiti. I thought this was a creative way to […]

Praying for Libya

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Unrest in Libya has turned deadly for some. As the Middle East Revolution spreads, innocents are caught in the crossfire. At the very least, we should care and pray for them. As I listened to the report this morning on […]

Create a Special Envoy for Religious Freedom!?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

An important petition opportunity from my friends at Open Doors USA to support religious freedom in the Middle East. Thanks for helping change the world! -Dillon +++ As revolutions grow in the Middle East, it is critical that the United […]

Haiti in Pictures

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friend and Activist Faith co-founder Dan King recently posted “Haiti in Pictures” to show what words cannot express when serving children in need. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but I also believe that pictures […]

Pro-Life and Pro-Love

posted by Dillon Burroughs

We have just finished 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 […]

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 […]

Start Where You Are

posted by Dillon Burroughs

After Jesus had cast the evil spirits out of a man in the region of Garasenes (see Matthew 5), the guy wanted to serve as one of Christ’s followers. He had been transformed. He was ready to go anywhere and […]

Never Stop Learning

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday, 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 age, especially […]

Praying for Our Enemies

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In a little weekend inspiration, I wanted to share a powerful story form a recent news headline. An American missionary whose wife was slain by suspected drug smugglers says he wants to continue her work in Mexico despite the dangers. […]

A Loss for All

posted by Dillon Burroughs

It’s too easy to read the headlines of another suicide bombing, like the one that has just taken place in Pakistan that just took the lives of 31 people, and move on without much consideration. But today, this particular headline […]

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 […]

Is Education Good for the Soul?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

With the exponentially-rising cost of higher education in America, pundits have recently suggested formal education is “less important” than in the past. Blaming a combination of the economy and liberal philosophies of public education, increasingly even religious people are suggesting […]

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 […]

Speak Out for Persecuted Iraqi Christians

posted by Dillon Burroughs

A personal plea from me and my friends at Open Doors International. Please take a moment to read and sign a petition to help persecuted Christians in Iraq. Thanks, Dillon +++ Pressure and violence against Christians in Iraq are rapidly […]

Praying for Egypt

posted by Dillon Burroughs

With all of the news about protests in Egypt, what are we to think? A Christian perspective would certainly advocate for democratic elections, with hopes that religious freedoms would be encouraged and expanded. However, one does not necessarily lead to […]

Southern Sudan and Forgiveness

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Over 99 percent of voters in Southern Sudan have voted to secede from the North. While I am thrilled at this change, one element of surprise was a statement made by Southern Sudan President Salva Kiir, who is expected to […]

Go Green for God

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In the aftermath surrounding new conservative Christian rhetoric concerning the evils of green religion, I though it appropriate to note, once again, what God says about the earth in the Bible: God says, 1. I made it.2. I called it […]

Supporting Returning Military Veterans

posted by Dillon Burroughs

A Huffington Post article this week noted how faith communities are stepping in to help military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It serves as a great reminder of the need to “be there” for those who have been there […]

Will Muslim Growth Double in the Next 20 Years?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has announced its findings that it expects the number of Muslims worldwide to doubt in the next 20 years. Is this true? And if it is, what does it mean for the […]

Reflections on Tucson

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Today’s “Reflections on Tucson” comes from Activist Faith co-founder, author, and pastor Daniel Darling. While some have moved on to the next news topic, I sensed it was appropriate to look back at the recent shooting tragedy and continued to […]

Supporting Giffords, Supporting Our Nation

posted by Dillon Burroughs

CNN just reported a touching story regarding the aftermath of the Giffords’ shooting. She is being transported by ambulance today, and numerous supporters are lining the streets in support. The images coming through make it look like a parade of […]

Got Questions?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Activist Faith co-founder, pastor, and author Daniel Darling shares a moving interview with S. Michael Houdmann. Houdmann’s website GotQuestions.org is reshaping how people find answers to their spiritual questions. He is one guy making a huge dent in this world […]

The Power of Encouragement

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday was my birthday. While parties are not the same as when I was a kid (Though my kids did throw me a Star Wars party!), there is something special about the encouragement of birthday cards, calls, and even little […]

2011 Religious Persecution Report

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Open Doors have just released their 2011 Religious Persecution Report. This is important information, so please read and share with other friends online and offline. An excerpt is below with the link to the longer report. Thanks […]

10 Digital Resolutions for the New Year

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from ActivistFaith.org co-founder Daniel Darling based on his new book iFaith.] photo © 2009 Robert S. Donovan | more info (via: Wylio) I have been a tech junkie ever since my dad came home with one of the […]

Thought Your Christmas Was Rough?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Thought your Christmas was rough? It was likely far easier than what believers experienced in Iraq. According to Archbishop Sako, “We will not celebrate this year. We will only pray to God asking for peace to prevail in our country.” […]

The ‘Invisible’ Francis Chan

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Having trouble getting away? Probably not as much as Francis Chan. Despite leaving the country with his family for some time in Asia, his books and DVDs continue to place his efforts in the national spotlight. CNN’s Eric Marrapodi recently […]

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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 activists around the world, including you, who are making cha

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 missions, a community kitchen, homeless healthcare cen

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 even if she's off by even ten or twenty percent, the headl

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, AL.] I have found Andrea to be a wonderful friend, s

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 trafficking victims and the guys were all ready to blow something

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

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