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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Real People, Real Change

posted by Dillon Burroughs

My friend Daniel Darling, a pastor and writer in the Chicago area, shared this insightful article on the post-election situation from his part of the country. Good to see what faith leaders are doing on the front lines and how […]

La Importancia de la Libertad Religiosa

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For your Saturday 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 […]

Jesus Lived in Occupied Territory

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

6 Bible Verses on Experiencing God through His Creation

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Both Animal and Human Life Reflect God’s Creative Power “Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let […]

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” […]

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, […]

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 […]

A 9/11 Prayer

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Today marks eleven 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 […]

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 […]

Jesus Lived in Occupied Territory

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Crafts that Change the World

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Adopt a Terrorist for Prayer?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

[thoughts on] the secret service prostitution scandal

posted by Dillon Burroughs

<rant> It makes my stomach turn. By now, I hope you’ve heard something about the Secret Service’ s little sex scandal in Columbia. In case you haven’t, let me give you the quick version… A team of Secret Service agents […]

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” […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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, […]

Do Good

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Words Make a Difference–Especially on Facebook

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to Mashable.com’s Pete Cashmore, a study released last year 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.” […]

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, […]

Erasing Racism

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

The 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 […]

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 […]

Not in the Bible

posted by Dillon Burroughs

CNN’s John Blake reminds us of some of the most popular “verses” people quote that are not in the Bible. After reading it, I found myself reminded that Christians have often used verses not in the Bible to justify their […]

Jesus Lived in Occupied Territory

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

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 […]

Make a Difference Where You Are

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Thirst No More

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 with Your Words

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to Mashable.com’s Pete Cashmore, a study released recently 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.” We […]

What’s the Deal with Indigenous Ministry?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Green Like God: Jonathan Merrit

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Untangling Faith from Politics: Alisa Harris

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

When God Says Go

posted by Dillon Burroughs

1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

All in God’s Timing

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For those of you who missed it earlier this week, here it is once again. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Leaders Remember the Poor

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Pray for Our Leaders

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

From Haiti to “Not in My Town”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

How to Stand Against Human Trafficking

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

A Novel Every Christian Should Read

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

All in God’s Timing

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For those of you who missed it earlier this week, here it is once again. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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? […]

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 […]

God in the Yard

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When God Says Go

posted by Dillon Burroughs

1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will […]

Do What It Says

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”-James 1:22 The book of James is perhaps the most direct letter in the New Testament. Rather than word pictures or abundant illustrations, James gets down […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Worship Christ

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday marked the first Sunday of 2011. For many, it was a day to sleep in and recover from the festivities of the New Year. For millions of others, however, Sunday is more than a day of rest; Sunday is […]

Life in Review, Pt. 2

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday I shared questions I am using in my life review for 2010. To celebrate the new year, here are some questions I am contemplating for the next 365 days. I hope you find them helpful in your walk: Looking […]

Life in Review

posted by Dillon Burroughs

What has happened in your life in 2010? To end the year, it is often helpful to review what has taken place and look forward to what is ahead. This weekend, I’ll be sharing from some of my own questions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Replacing War with Joy on Christmas

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Around this time every year, some Christians get heated about the “War on Christmas.” Political organizations churn out sharply worded press releases about a perceived attempt by the left to strip Christ out of Christmas. Bill O’Reilly will highlight one […]

Words Matter

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Spiritual Leaders Remember those in Need

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Thirst No More

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

Getting Serious about Helping the Homeless

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

What Would Jesus Occupy?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Redemption Day: Stop Slavery Today

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Redemption Day is today–11.11.11. It’s all about taking a stand against modern slavery. Today, take a photo, mention it in your status update, make a sign, lift up a prayer, be a voice–let the world know you will not stand […]

Why Penn State Matters to Us All

posted by Dillon Burroughs

For many, the recent news of Penn State’s sex scandal in its college football program was simply another headline among many in the hectic pace of daily life. Yes, it was tragic. Yes, it was wrong. And, yes, it 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Would Jesus Occupy?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 recently at Huffington […]

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 […]

What Would Jesus Occupy?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

Should Presidential Candidates Call Pastors Morons?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday I posted on the controversy surrounding First Baptist Church Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress calling Mormonism a cult at a Value Voter event where Republican Presidential candidates spoke. Most comments were civil, with a few personal attacks as is the […]

Is Mormonism a Cult? Depends How You Define “Cult”

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Some prominent Christian voices have spoken against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, calling his Mormon faith a cult. Most notably, First Baptist Church Dallas senior pastor Robert Jeffress claimed Mormonism is a cult (theologically, not sociologically, he later clarified) at […]

Be the Gospel [repost]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” -1 Thessalonians 2:8 When the apostle Paul traveled to new cities to share the message of […]

Reflections on Steve Jobs

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The wave of chatter following the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs yesterday has been powerful–and insightful. The man who changed music, computers, and even the phones in our pockets leaves a legacy of innovation unparalleled in our time. Some […]

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 […]

Reflections on Steve Jobs

posted by Dillon Burroughs

The wave of chatter following the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs yesterday has been powerful–and insightful. The man who changed music, computers, and even the phones in our pockets leaves a legacy of innovation unparalleled in our time. Some […]

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 […]

Be the Gospel

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” -1 Thessalonians 2:8 When the apostle Paul traveled to new cities to share the message of […]

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 […]

Be the Gospel

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” -1 Thessalonians 2:8 When the apostle Paul traveled to new cities to share the message of […]

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 […]

Be the Gospel

posted by Dillon Burroughs

“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” -1 Thessalonians 2:8 When the apostle Paul traveled to new cities to share the message of […]

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, […]

Make 9/11 a National Holiday [Join the Petition]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Surrounding the reflection over the past week regarding the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, a few voices are beginning to emerge with an idea that has resonated in my own life–the proposal of making 9/11 a national holiday. As I watched […]

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 […]

How Do You Volunteer?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Social networking giant LinkedIn has just updated its system to allow users to add volunteerism and causes. This may not seem a big deal to some, but consider the possibilities. What if every Christian on LinkedIn took a few minutes […]

Will You Pray on 9/11?

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Yesterday’s post on 9/11 prayer efforts with Unite the USA has started to spread to believers across the nation. While the official 9/11 memorial event may lack prayer, millions of Americans will be praying across the nation, asking for God’s […]

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 […]

Change Your World–Start Now

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 […]

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 […]

Go, Activist Faith Friends!

posted by Dillon Burroughs

After much prayer and many requests, our featured petition to encourage our nation’s leaders to help famine victims in Africa has surpassed over 100,000 people! THANK YOU for supporting this effort! If you haven’t joined yet, you can here. If […]

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 […]

Help Hurricane Irene Recovery Efforts

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Many Americans watched last weekend’s Hurricane Irene cause havoc as it traveled up the Eastern Coast of the nation. Now many of us need to help with the recovery. Much of this work is in its early phases, but there […]

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 […]

6 Bible Verses on Experiencing God through His Creation

posted by Dillon Burroughs

                                  Both Animal and Human Life Reflect God’s Creative Power “Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, […]

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 […]

Tell Congress to Help Famine Victims Now

posted by Dillon Burroughs

  Maybe you’ve seen the recent images of Africa’s current famine and have wished you could help. There are many ways you can participate, but here is a free one–sign this petition. Use your voice to help encourage our nation’s […]

Do Good

posted by Dillon Burroughs

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

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 […]

Changed Lives Change Lives

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Every wonder if what you do makes a difference? I was having one of those moments this week. Then I browsed through some of my messages from the past few days. There I saw: -An 8th grader who contacted me […]

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 […]

The Power of 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 […]

Make a Difference with Your Words

posted by Dillon Burroughs

According to Mashable.com’s Pete Cashmore, a study released recently 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.” We […]

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, […]

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 […]

Texas, God, Sports, and Politics

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Rick Perry’s recent Houston prayer event as potential White House runway has many talking (and often arguing) about this prickly mix of faith and politics. But perhaps more intriguing is how Texans who love God keep ending up on their […]

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 […]

A Prayer Answered in Haiti

posted by Dillon Burroughs

Last Thursday, about an hour before tropical storm Emilie was to make landfall in Haiti, I felt led to publish a public prayer on behalf of Haiti’s people. So I did. (Here is the post.) Written public prayer on this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

If Jesus Had a Blog [Brant Hansen]

posted by Dillon Burroughs

In my book Undefending Christianity I share a chapter from my friend Brant Hansen called “If Jesus Had a Blog.” The book version is modified, but I wanted to share his insights here. I believe you’ll find them both funny […]

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 […]

Tribute to John Stott

posted by Dillon Burroughs

British evangelical leader John Stott passed away yesterday at the age of 90. Unknown to many Americans, Stott was known by some as the evangelical pope. I could say much about this man who has both preached well and lived […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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