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10 Inspiring Quotes for Faith Activists

10 Inspiring Quotes for Faith Activists

Quotes inspire. Enjoy some of my recent favorites, including a couple of my own, relevant to those seeking to live out their faith regarding the social change issues of our time. Please like and share, retweet and repost! “Go and do likewise.” -Jesus “Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Gandhi “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ” -Martin Luther King, Jr. “The poor are not a problem but rather an opportunity to show unconditional love.” -Dillon...

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Clean Water Changes the World

Clean Water Changes the World

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 to help create awareness and provide financial support for Living Water’s efforts. You can help, too. The first step is awareness, or simply learning more about the issue. The video below is a great first four minutes to inspire your day and...

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Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor As Yourself

Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor As Yourself

[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 Ramadan today, the Muslim holy month, I thought it appropriate to share for those of you who have yet to read and consider the implications of loving our Muslim neighbors as ourselves.] CNN’s upcoming special “Unwelcome: The Muslims Next Door” airs March 27th, highlighting the uneasy...

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The Church in India and China: 100 Million +?

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 president Dr. Timothy Tennet offers insight into this phenomenon along with what he is doing to help. Take a moment to experience how God is at work in our world today: +++ DILLON… Read the full post here...

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If Jesus Had a Blog [Brant Hansen]

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 and insightful regarding how we often view Jesus from our own cultural context Plus, Brant is wrapping up his time at WayFM, one of my favorite radio networks. I wish him blessing as he heads west to California, and hope in some small way this little tribute encourages someone...

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My Take: The NASCAR Prayer

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 everyone is smiling. Many religious people find the humorous… Read the full post here...

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5 Quotes on Showing Compassion

For your Sunday reflection, here are five of my favorite quotes on the issue of compassion. Enjoy and be inspired. Feel free to share! “Go and do likewise.” -Jesus “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” -Seneca “Compassion is not a religious business, it is a human business.” -the Dalai Lama “True compassion sees each person as a brother or sister and acts accordingly.” -Dillon Burroughs “Compassion asks...

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