By Tom Krattenmaker Tom is an award-winning Portland-based writer Recent books Onward Christian Athletes & The Evangelicals you Don’t Know Many of my fellow progressives and seculars will wonder what possessed me to journey to Focus on the Family as part of the legwork for my new book — not just with a bundle of
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By Maggie Clark, Staff Writer PEW Charitable Trust An abortion protester stands outside the Red River Women’s Clinic in downtown Fargo, N.D., the state’s sole abortion provider. State attorneys general in North Dakota, Arkansas and Kansas are preparing to defend new abortion and gun laws, recently passed by thei
Portland is cutting their budget by $21 million and that means their anti-prostitution programs are facing the budget knife. KGW-8 video news clip has more.
By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights The problems with the IRS extend beyond playing politics with conservative groups seeking a tax-exempt status. I have never made this public before, but given the heightened interest in the way the IRS has conducted itself, the time has come to disclose what happened. Just
Karen England, Executive Director, Capitol Resource Institute, Assembly Bill 1266 passed out of the Assembly. AB 1266 forces all California schools to allow students to participate in sex-segregated school programs, activities, and facilities consistent with his or her gender identity. “This bill allows children of an
By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven In this video and the following transcript, I share some thoughts on Christians participating in and watching sports. Sports and the Christian from Randy Alcorn on Vimeo. Here’s the deal with sports. The fact is that God made us the way we are,
By Oregon Family Council Religious Liberties Report: Christians and their beliefs are under attack by those who want to see God and religion removed from our everyday life. Please read our new report on the current state of religious liberty in America, and get involved! Click Here to Download Report
Dalai Lama came to Portland. Below is a news clip of some of the things he said as reported by KATU-2.
By National Conference of State Legislatures, State Defense of Marriage Acts and Same-Sex Marriage Laws Delaware Becomes 11th State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage The Delaware Senate passed legislation establishing same-sex marriage on May 7. Governor Jack Markell immediately signed the bill, making Delaware the second state to
By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on a White House meeting on gun control: Recently, Vice President Joe Biden implored about 20 religious leaders to press the moral issues behind gun control; it lasted two-and-a-half hours. There were representatives from all major U.S. religions, som
Athlete penalized for pointing to sky after win cost his whole team. Is the penalty fair?
From Hollywood to Holy Vows — The Nun Who Kissed Elvis Mother Dolores Hart’s memoir available Dolores Hart was a young, successful actress in Hollywood in the 1960s, with 10 highly successful movies to her credit. Then, she made a shocking decision: Hart left the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and entered a co
Dalai Lama lands in Portland with heavy security By Faith News Note, The Dalai Lama just arrived in Portland and it comes with heightened security and large crowds.
By Christian News Northwest Subscribe Two years ago, the dozens of pregnancy resource ministries in Oregon had to do some quick rallying, but succeeded in blocking state legislation they believed would severely hurt their outreach. Yet the centers fully expected to have to wage the fight again, and that is indeed happening
By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry The Jets released Tim Tebow. Now the debate is on as to what team, if any, should sign him. Great athlete. Great person. But does he have the makings to be a good NFL quarterback who can win with his arm, not just his [...]
Judge Issues Opinion on Oregon’s Measure 36 Amendment Oregon Faith News Note, Ruling in a narrow personnel case, Judge Harry Pregerson of the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion ̶ not a ruling ̶ that Oregon’s Measure 36 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The case involved an appeal by Ali
The Pentagon has hired an adviser known for being outspoken critic of Christian fundamentalist. His name is Mikey Weinstein and he is the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Fox News did a panel debate about the Pentagon seeking Weinstein out. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Defeating the Fears of Chronic Illness Breast Cancer: A Wife’s Inspirational Journey by Yinka Vidal, Lara Publications Inc., This is a shocking story of Lisa Anderson, the wife of a wealthy man in Chicago suburb in her battle with breast cancer. It is a rare look into the journey of a wife, her closest friend, [...]
By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven Dwight L. Moody once said, “We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity. For in prosperity, we forget God.” In the following video and transcript, I share some related thoughts. Moody’s quote reminds me of something that Josef Tso
Find your nearest National Prayer Day event on Thursday May 2nd in Oregon as they are listed by city in alphabetical order. Any Town , OR 24 Hour Webcast for National Day of Prayer Missionaries Of Prayer will host its National Day of Prayer 24 Hour Webcast starting at 12:01AM on May 2nd on the [...]
Boston religion writer, Jennifer Graham wrote this for Wall Street Journal: The heart-wrenching photographs taken in the moments after the Boston Marathon bombings show the blue-and-yellow jackets of volunteers, police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, even a three-foot-high blue M&M. Conspicuously
NW florists sued over same-sex wedding order By Faith News Note, A Florists shop named Arnie’s flowers in Richland Washington is facing a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union for denying a gay couple their order for flowers for their same-sex wedding. Watch the KGW-8 video clip below.
By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on The Testament of Mary: Colm Toibin’s book, The Testament of Mary, is now the subject of a Broadway play; it opens at the Walter Kerr Theatre. There is no question that Toibin is a gifted writer, but it is not easy to see [...]
More than 60 groups are expected to vie for OSAA titles at all classification levels By George Fox University Sixty-four choirs featuring the talents of more than 1,000 high school students will visit the George Fox University campus to compete in the Oregon School Activities Association’s 27th annual state choir champion
Time Magazine Press Release, Rev. Wilfredo De Jesús, better known as “Pastor Choco,” has been selected for the 2013 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the April 29 issue of TIME, available on newsstands and tablets Friday,
By Andrew Palau, Luis Palau Minstries Beaverton, OregonJust over a year ago, The Secret Life of a Fool, Andrew Palau’s gripping testimony, was released. In this short time, we’ve been so blessed to hear so many stories of how this book has touched lives with the compelling, redeeming love of Christ. Here are just a few
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Across the United States, religious courts operate on a routine, everyday basis. The Roman Catholic Church alone has nearly 200 diocesan tribunals that handle a variety of cases, including an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 marriage annulments each year.1 In addition, many Orthodox Jews use
A Gresham school principal is set to lose his job in just a few weeks. Students have begun a petition to retain him. Watch teh KATU-2 news clip below.
By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven We’re continuing our blog series called The Least of These, based on George Verwer’s excellent article “Seven People Lying on the Side of the Road: Will you be a good Samaritan?”. George may have surprised some by including the environmen
By Senator Betsy Close A bill to increase penalties on individuals convicted of trafficking humans passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning on a unanimous vote. Senate Bill 673 heads to the Senate floor for approval. “This morning we took the first step of action against the perpetrators of oppression