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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 […]

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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 […]

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5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your 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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Handouts to Empowerment

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your 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 […]

Merry Christmas!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The original story of Christmas. I encourage you to read this on your own and with your loved ones as you celebrate this day. The Birth of Jesus 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should […]

Advent Conspiracy, Part 2

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Living Water Internationalshare a great Advent response to Christmas to change lives now and for eternity. I’ll be talking more about them in the near future, but for now, enjoy the video and become part of the […]

Advent Conspiracy

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friends at Living Water Internationalshare a great Advent response to Christmas to change lives now and for eternity. I’ll be talking more about them in the near future, but for now, enjoy the video and become part of the […]

All I Want for Christmas…

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Many of you enjoyed yesterday’s post from Dan King, co-founder of ActivistFaith.org. Here is the rest of the story of what his family is doing to highlight their faith in practical ways this Christmas season. My seven (and a half) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Homes and offices are being decorated. Parties are being planned. Family get-togethers are being decided. And the malls are getting crazier than ever. Looking at the hard-to-navigate parking lots, long lines, and highly stressed customer service staff is enough to […]

From Handouts to Empowerment

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 […]

Start Your Own Movement

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Ever wonder how non-violent revolutions begin, operate, or succeed? Movements.org has been chronicles and now leading efforts to promote social change through non-violent movements around the world. You can learn everything from how to send a tweet when your country […]

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 […]

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 […]

there’s haiti mud on my shoes

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From Activist Faith co-founder Dan King’s recent adventure in Haiti: Is it bad that I don’t want to wash the Haiti mud off of my shoes? Most of it is already gone anyway, but the thought of washing the rest […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Better Chocolate

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For some time, anti-trafficking activists, myself included, have urged Hershey’s to take steps to remove slave labor from its product supply. My friends at Change.org are currently featuring an important petition I hope will help make the difference in this […]

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, […]

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 […]

Help Someone Keep Their Home

posted by Dillon Burroughs

MSNBC reported last year that 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 […]

Words Make a Difference–Especially on Facebook

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to Mashable.com’s Pete Cashmore, a study released this week revealed that 47% of Facebook users have swear words on their pages. We’ve all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” […]

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, […]

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 […]

Blogging Is Dangerous…And Necessary

posted by Dillon Burroughs

A blogger was recently decapitated by Mexican drug lords for their online comments, proving clearly that blogging is dangerous–and necessary–to changing the world. Back in December, my friend Shaun Groves at Compassion International shared the following post: Two years ago […]

What Jesus Says to Those Hurt by His Followers [Daniel Darling]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[The following is a guest post by pastor and author Daniel Darling. For more about Daniel, see his website at danieldarling.com.] Lately I’ve been working on a book project aimed at 2nd Generation evangelicals. In the last few years, there has […]

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, […]

Christian Friendly Fire

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[The following is a guest post by pastor and author Daniel Darling. For more about Daniel, see his website at danieldarling.com.] Lately I’ve been working on a book project aimed at 2nd Generation evangelicals. In the last few years, there has […]

International Trafficking 101

posted by Dillon Burroughs

As part of an effort to bring awareness to the important issue of human trafficking, I’m featuring a series of posts on the subject. Earlier today, I posted an informative article by my friend, Kathi Macias. I also asked Charles […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

5 Inspiring Quotes on Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Friday 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 […]

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 […]

there’s haiti mud on my shoes

posted by Dillon Burroughs

From Activist Faith co-founder Dan King’s recent adventure in Haiti: Is it bad that I don’t want to wash the Haiti mud off of my shoes? Most of it is already gone anyway, but the thought of washing the rest […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Help Dying Kids in Africa

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Please take a moment to check out the following important story from Activist Faith co-founder Dan King‘s website from Crystal Rowe. Be inspired and do something! -Diilon 2,000 children die from malaria every day. That’s 83 children every hour. With […]

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 […]

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. […]

He Is Risen

posted by Dillon Burroughs

1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from […]

Easter Flash Mob Collects Shoes for Those in Need

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[A flash mob flashback from Easter 2011. Enjoy!] More than 2,000 people from Second Baptist Church, Houston, Texas, gathered at Discovery Green in the heart of Houston to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The purpose of Dance Your Shoes Off! […]

5 Inspiring Quotes on Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Friday 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 […]

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 […]

3 Ways You Can Help Stop Human Trafficking

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[Guest post from my friend Charles Powell, founder of Mercy Movement and coauthor of Not in My Town.] In your town you might have spas or massage parlors that promise hours like 10 a. m. to 2 a. m.  Or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

International Trafficking 101

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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. I also asked Charles Powell to write […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Let My People Go – Human Trafficking Awareness Day

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Great guest post from Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling and author of iFaith. -Dillon +++ Read more: http://blog.beliefnet.com/activistfaith/2011/02/how-to-read-the-news-daniel-darling.html#ixzz1jAAiga3V Today, January 11th, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. To help raise awareness of the scourge of human trafficking around the world, […]

What I Saw on Christmas

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Many causes and charities plea for our attention during the holidays, but when the day comes, most of us spend Christmas sharing meal and gifts with family. I took some time to observe how people show their faith even during […]

Great Christmas Follow-Up Report

posted by Dillon Burroughs

[From ActivistFaith.org co-founder and tech director Dan King, also the voice behind Bibledude.net] The @salvationarmy is doing some amazing ministry work. Just locally in my city they run an extremely effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. It’s a faith-based residential program for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

UPSIDE: The World Needs More Good News

posted by Dillon Burroughs

When I read Bradley Wright’s book Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites…and Other Lies You’ve Been Told, I remember thinking, “We need more books like this one.” Now, Wright has answered my request and one I believe will be of benefit to […]

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 […]

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, […]

Why Are There Still Sermons?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friend, pastor and Activist Faith co-founder Daniel Darling, recently shared the following words on his blog regarding why we still need to hear faithful preaching as Christians. I hope find these words encouraging on this Sunday morning:     […]

One Man in Afghanistan: A Call to Prayer and Action

posted by Dillon Burroughs

ChristianPost.com noted yesterday that the World Evangelical Alliance, one the world’s largest religious networks, has spoken out against a man held in prison in Afghanistan for converting to Christianity. While we often hear stories of such persecution, we can easily […]

Do We Still Need to Confess Our Sins?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Religion News reports, “So that new iPhone confession app is getting lots of chatter around the Interwebs, from MoDo and WaPo and NPR and TIME and elsewhere, but the Catholic League is incensed that too many media reports imply that […]

The Great Chick-fil-A Debate

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Chick-fil-A recently donated food to an anti-gay marriage group and has been blasted in the media recently as a result. What should we make of this media uproar? First, it would appear to me Chick-fil-A should be applauded for donating […]

Monks Make, Donate Casket for Youngest Victim in Arizona Shooting

posted by Dillon Burroughs

A touching story from my friends at the CNN Belief blog yesterday regarding the aftermath of the Arizona shooting: Monks make, donate casket for youngest victim in Arizona shooting By Eric Marrapodi and Kara Devlin A group of Trappist monks […]

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 […]

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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

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The Intentional Activist
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Save the Girls!
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Crafts that Change the World
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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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