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Mega Churches Rate Higher with First-time Guests and Micro Churches are Friendliest By Melanie Smollen Faith Perceptions has once again released their findings in their annual Church Index. This 2014 index incorporates data collected over six years and 4,288 worship services to shed light on how churches of different sizes

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Faith News Note Guest contributor. The Oregon school shooting revels the complexity of faith in our culture as many sides invoked God in the ordeal.   This month, a student at Reynolds High School fired upon fellow students and killed one student and wounded a teacher. Police search of the shooters home revealed that he h

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Faith News Note: Portland parents are speaking out on the school fight video between two female students at David Douglas School recently. The parents say that the School District is avoiding the problem. Watch the KATU-TV video below.

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By Andrea Rhodes As 600,000 football fans across the world pour into Brazil this week to join the three million local fans attending the FIFA World Cup, the Bible Society of Brazil and its partners will begin a massive program of outreach and Scripture distribution. “Brazilians are football-mad and their obsession wit

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Budget deficits force Planned Parenthood to cut back By Faith News Note: Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette has announced that they will close three health centers, cut some services, and lay off 17 employees because of a budget deficit of nearly $2 million. One major reason for the shortfall is that they have experienc

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from Multnomah University News Coach Curt Bickley shares the details of the Lions’ mission trip to Taiwan this month.  Multnomah in Taiwan The basketball team flew to Taipei on May 9 and spent the week playing basketball games and sharing the Gospel. We were able to share the Gospel publicly 12 times during the week

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By Portland Archdiocese Archdiocese to focus on religious liberty The Archdiocese of Portland will join Catholics across the United States participating in the third annual Fortnight for Freedom. The two-week period will be observed June 21 – July 4, 2014. The theme for this year’s observance is “Freedom to Serve.”

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By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the politics of “Jesus’ wife”: In 2007, the media were agog over the claim by “Titanic” director James Cameron and TV-director Simcha Jacobovici that the Jesus family tomb had been found. Cameron declared that it had been determined “be

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Oregon Rated Loose State By Faith News Note: A paper recently published by Jesse R. Harrington and Michele J. Gelfand, two psychology professors at the University of Maryland, delves into the differences between “tight” states (those with many strongly enforced rules and little tolerance for deviance) and “loose” st

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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog The heavens were made by the word of the Lord, and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into a heap; He puts the depths into storehouses. Let the whole earth tremble before the […]

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Summary: The image of Jesus painted by the “young Lithuanian girl” in the film ‘Heaven is for Real’ has sparked major media attention. Now revealed, is the girl’s name, the name of her artwork and the heavenly connection she shares with Colton, the main character in the film. By Carol Cornelius

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By University of Portland NBC correspondent Anne Thompson, University of Portland 2014 commencement speaker, stresses power of faith to record-setting 929 undergraduates Addressing a record number of graduating students at the University of Portland’s 2014 spring commencement Sunday, Anne Thompson, NBC News’ chief envir

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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog   As many of you have heard, on Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriages was overturned by a federal judge. In light of that, today’s video blog (filmed last year) addresses the question: There’s been a lot of talk in the news and a

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Matthew Faraci, Faith Driven Consumer, Following the announcement in The Daily Caller that the Atlanta, GA-based SunTrust Banks, Inc. has severed ties with Benham Real Estate Group, owned by David and Jason Benham, Faith Driven Consumer founder Chris Stone has issued the following statement: “SunTrust Banks appears to

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By Crossroads Publishing, On Tuesday, May 13, beloved Pastor, valued Crossroad author and friend Father Robert J. Cormier died in a climbing accident on Mount Hood in Oregon. He had reached the summit. A priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., Robert J. Cormier was a preacher, teacher, theologian, and pilot. His recent b

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Below are two different opinions on the ruling this week that legalizes same-sex marriage in Oregon. One from the Oregon Attorney General and the other from the Oregon Catholic Conference. Oregon Attorney General: This is an historic day for our state. I am delighted that Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s ban

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By Luis Palau Association, International evangelist Luis Palau’s inaugural visit to northwest Argentina for an evangelistic campaign resulted in tens of thousands of people reached with the Good News and nearly 10,000 documented decisions for Jesus Christ. Joined by his son and fellow evangelist, Andrew Palau, the duo

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By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the response of the Harvard president to the Satanic staging of a “Black Mass” on campus: After allowing a week to pass without a responsible rejoinder to the “Black Mass” on the Harvard campus, President Drew Faust issued a morally defensi

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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog The phenomenally popular book Heaven Is for Real—the bestselling evangelical book in the last ten years—has remained on the New York Times best-seller list after more than three years, with nearly 8 million copies sold. It’s also been

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By Holt International Based in Eugene Oregon Photo: The Nguyen family pose for a picture with the delegates from Vietnam. Four government officials from Vietnam visit Holt families and staff in Eugene as part of a final selection process to begin adoptions from Vietnam to the U.S. The two selected agencies will participate

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By Friends of Religious Freedom Friends of Religious Freedom Will Seek To Enforce Constitutional Rights in Court PORTLAND, OREGON: Current Oregon law provides protection to religious institutions and clergy for choosing nonparticipation in same sex ceremonies. But the law discriminates against individuals of faith who wish

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CNN interviewed Jason and David Benham of a newly created HGTV reality show called Flip it Forward. The show was cancelled during production before it went to broadcast. See the news clip below.

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By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue  comments on remarks made on May 1 by Secretary of State John Kerry: Secretary Kerry congratulated the U.S. Embassy staff in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for promoting “a universal message about the rights of people to be free, about democracy, about the abili

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Strong faith of former Blazer coach Jack Ramsay celebrated By Faith News Note: The Santa Fe New Mexican reports about how the life of Blazer former coach and NBA champion was remembered for his faith. The strong faith of NBA Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay was celebrated at his memorial service on Thursday, May […]

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A Woodburn church, St. Luke Catholic, and the Portland Archdiocese have been named in a $8.5 million lawsuit. The lawsuit stems from a 2012 sex abuse charge of a Woodburn priest. Portland Tribune reports, Angel Armando Perez, 48, was a priest at St. Luke in August 2012, when he was charged with first-degree sex abuse [̷

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By Oregon State University Socratic Club The OSU Socratic Club will sponsor a debate on the topic “Is Christianity a Help or a Hindrance to Sound Environmental Stewardship?” on Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in Milam Auditorium on the OSU campus. The speakers will be Professors Loren Wilkinson of Regent College in Vancou

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By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on efforts by the Obama administration to curb sexual assault on college campuses: Earlier this year, President Barack Obama established a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. We commend him for that, but more needs to be do

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Oregon hosts 40 different ‘Prayer Day’ events to honor the National Day of Prayer Thursday May 1st. Listed below by city… * ALBANY * National Day of Prayer Celebration 5/1/14 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Linn County Courthouse Steps ALBANY, OR Music 11:45AM, Prayer at Noon-1PM 300 Fourth Ave ALBANY, OR 97321 w

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By Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon EMO praises bipartisan senate vote to shed light on U.S.-sponsored torture Clergy urge president to lead declassification process After more than five years of urging the U.S. government to publicly air the truth about its use of immoral interrogation tactics (including torture), “The re

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“Veil of Tears: Hope Is on the Way“, the successful and award-winning film that shows the oppression of millions of women in South Asia, is now available as a free “Movie Night” Kit for churches and small groups. “Veil of Tears,” which was released in limited theaters nationwide last mont

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