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July 2012 Archives

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

[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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]