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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog The movie The Shack¸ based on the novel with the same title by Paul Young, will release in March. By now you have likely seen previews of the movie. Of course, in what I share below, I’m only speaking about the book—though if […]

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By Oregon Veterans Association, A man posing as a combat veteran and widowed father has preyed upon the generosity of Portland area Christians by telling heartbreaking but entirely fictitious stories, according to a KGW investigation launched in December. The television station’s investigation found that Michele Bocci, 34

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By Tom Krattenmaker Award-winning Portland-based writer When it comes to our acceptance of other people, Jesus enlarged the circle. Love everyone, he taught. It’s encouraging to see this ethic holding up to some degree in a country where a culture of welcome has been one of our proudest hallmarks — but where fear of imm

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 By Catholic League for religious and civil rights In 1965, an animated Christmas special was aired, “Charlie Brown’s Christmas.” Peanuts character Linus quoted from Luke in the New Testament, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. That’s what Christmas is all about

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From Samuel Metz, MD Portland, Oregon Soraya Deen is a nationally known speaker on interfaith dialogue and empowering women. The City Club of Portland event, described below, is one of several appearances in Oregon. Please see links below to find an event close to you. • Thursday March 23rd, City Club of Central Oregon (B

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By Multnomah University, Global studies major and Marketing Assistant Meghan Krause shares her perspective on this year’s Global Missions Conference.  Dr. Karen Fancher speaks at MU’s 77th annual Global Missions Conference. This past week, Multnomah hosted the 77th annual Global Ministries Conference, or GMC. The G

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All In Movement, Michael Phillips was once the owner and Chief Operating Officer of one of the fastest growing IT firms in the country. But in June of 2012, in response to what he describes as a “calling from God,” he walked away from his business and gave his truck away to a stranger in […]

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By Christian News Northwest Subscribe For the past several years, state Rep. Vic Gilliam sought persistently to see a statue of Oregon missionary pioneer Jason Lee replaced in the nation’s capital with one depicting the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Mark Hatfield. With each successive year, his goal grew closer to fulfillment,

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By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry Have you ever lived out of a suitcase? It isn’t easy. I can only imagine what it must be like for a refugee, who is fleeing one country in search of another, only to be held back from entering upon arrival. The closest I […]

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Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery owners, Melissa and Aaron Klein take their case to Oregon Appeals Court. By M. Martin Guest opinion, The ongoing case of the Oregon Christian bakers and the lesbian couple who were denied a wedding cake order continues to make national headlines.   This week the Gresham bakers, Melissa and Aa

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By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on President Trump’s address to the Congress: President Trump raised everyone’s expectations by delivering a powerful speech outlining his agenda for defense, jobs, infrastructure, healthcare, education, immigration, and other policy matters. But

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By Tom Krattenmaker Award-winning Portland-based writer Article also featured on Huffington Post “And a sequin-bedecked pop star will show them the way.” Not exactly holy writ. Yet in addition to a wildly entertaining performance at the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga has handed progressives the unifying principle they’ve strug

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The Oregon State Socratic Club will host an event, “Is Faith Rational?” this Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 7 pm in Withycombe Auditorium. Our event is free and open to the public. Free parking (after 5 pm) is available north of Withycombe Hall. The address for Withycombe Hall is 2921 SW Campus Way on the OSU […]

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Ivanka Trump opened up President Trump’s Florida’s rally with the Lord’s Prayer. The moment was soon followed by criticism and jokes. Fox and Friends did a news clip on it. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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By Christian News Northwest Subscribe Although pro-life activiists defeated a similar bill two years ago at the State Capitol, new legislation is described as forcing Oregon churches to pay for abortions in their insurance plans, if passed. Oregon Right to Life is calling for the state’s pro-life community to vigorously o

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SCR 14 sets Feb. 19 as national Day of Remembrance in Oregon By Senate Majority Office, The tragic internment of Japanese Americans during World War II took a profound toll on 120,000 people on the West Coast – including 4,000 Oregonians – and the Oregon Senate is making sure that injustice is not forgotten. Today [R

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Oregon is hosting several national speakers (Mike Huckabee, Star Parker) and others for a big conference in Portland Oregon this Saturday.   Here are the speakers. Mike Huckabee — Presidential candidate, former Arkansas Governor, Fox News Commentator Congressman Scott Taylor — Navy Seal, served in Operation Ir

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China Aid Press Release, Using information garnered from a meeting with a China Aid delegation, Marco Rubio recently took the Senate floor to highlight the suffering of two Christian human rights lawyers. After opening his speech with a celebration of the American freedom to agree with or openly resist governmental power, R

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State Representative Hack Introduces Legislation to Keep Marijuana Paraphernalia Out of the Hands of Kids Oregon Representative Jodi Hack Press Release, State Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) introduced House Bill 2556 which would allow only licensed marijuana dispensaries to sell marijuana paraphernalia and only to those

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New Wine Skins Ministry Multnomah University By Sara Mannen Ten years ago, I sat curled up in fetal position with tears streaming down my face as I begged God, “Help me. Take this away.” The thing I desperately cried out concerning was the tight grip my monster, anxiety, had on my body and mind. Anxiety […]

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White House Transcript, THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Mark. So nice. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be here this morning. And so many faith leaders — very, very important people to me — from across our magnificent nation, and so many leaders from all across [

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Calls for Rejection of SB 494 to Protect Patient Rights Oregon Right to Life Oregon Right to Life is calling on Oregon state senators to reject Senate Bill 494, which is designed to allow for the starving of patients with dementia or mental illness. This bill would remove current safeguards that protect conscious patients

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By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry Have you ever lived out of a suitcase? It isn’t easy. I can only imagine what it must be like for a refugee, who is fleeing one country in search of another, only to be held back from entering upon arrival. The closest I […]

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Guttmacher Institute Press Release, For the first time since 1975, the number of abortions in the United States dropped under one million (958,700 in 2013 and 926,200 in 2014), according to “Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014,” by Rachel Jones and Jenna Jerman. The abortion rate also

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Oregon Faith News Note: This week, Oregon State Representative Vic Gilliam, stepped down from office just 48 hours before his re-confirmation ceremony and the start of the 2017 Oregon Legislature. Representative Vic Gilliam has been battling ALS for many years. The deteriorating disease began to exact a toll that made it im

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NASA astrophysicist speaks on ‘Universe of Wonder’ at George Fox University Feb. 9 George Fox University, Dr. Jennifer Wiseman of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is latest speaker in Dalton Lecture Series Astronomer, author and speaker Jennifer Wiseman, PhD, a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight

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The following is submitted by Wiley Drake: Congressional Prayer Conference January 23, 2017 we will begin our efforts to ask our New President to Establish an office of Chaplain of the White House. – We have an office for Chaplain of The U.S. Senate, and for the House of Representatives. – We now need an […

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The Protectors, Medford based ministry More than 100 Students Apologize for Bullying in January Alone At the end of The Protectors freedom-from-bullying presentation, we give students the opportunity to give the gift of Vitamin A: an apology. More than 100 students apologized for bullying last month alone. Three of those ap

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2017 Oregon Freedom Rally By Oregon Liberty Alliance, Portland, OR: Oregon Liberty Alliance member organizations are hosting the 4th Annual Oregon Freedom Rally on February 25th, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center. Join with fellow conservatives from around Oregon to show your support for Life, Common Sense Governance, Fa

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Paula White is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida and host of the TV show Paula White Today. She will be giving the inauguration invocation. NBC News interviewed her in this video clip.

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