What is ActivistFaith.org?
The Prophet Isaiah looked at the sinful nation of Israel, and said…
“Quit your worship charades.
I can’t stand your trivial religious games:
Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—
meetings, meetings, meetings—I can’t stand one more!
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them!
You’ve worn me out!
I’m sick of your religion, religion, religion,
while you go right on sinning.
When you put on your next prayer-performance,
I’ll be looking the other way.
No matter how long or loud or often you pray,
I’ll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you’ve been tearing
people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.
Go home and wash up.
Clean up your act.
Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings
so I don’t have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.
Learn to do good.
Work for justice.
Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless.
Go to bat for the defenseless.”
– Isaiah 1:13-17 (The Message)
This message is as relevant to us today as it was to the Israelites about 2,700 years ago. We certainly live in a sinful nation, but the good news is that there’s a movement in the church that’s learning to do good, seeking justice, and helping the oppressed.
While this website (and coming book) is the joint vision of a few men, it’s not about what we’re doing. Rather it’s about the work that we see happening through the Body of Christ around us.
We believe that Christians are supposed to do more than offer religious worship or other sometimes meaningless practices. We’re supposed to do something. We’re supposed to have an activist faith. Not because we have to, but because it’s the natural response to the free gift of salvation that we’ve been given.
Here at ActivistFaith.org we hope to offer the stories and news that will feed this movement of Christian activists. We’ll share the stories of everyday activists, and bring updates from organizations who are doing good work. And all this with one goal in mind…
We want to be a catalyst for this generation to change the world for Christ!
Will you join us?