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by Nicholas Comerchero Oregon Optmist Katu news recently honored Edwin Young of Portland in its “everyday heroes” feature. Edwin has demonstrated remarkable devotion to his wife, Jovan, while she has struggled to recover from a mysterious illness which confined her to the hospital for several months. Doctors have been

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MLK beyond the dream By Tom Krattenmaker   The country, he charged, had “gone mad on war.” Poor and black soldiers were being killed and maimed in a far-off country fighting for freedoms they themselves did not enjoy in places like Georgia and East Harlem. America’s soul, he said, was poisoned by hate. It’s not

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CASE BEFORE HIGH COURT Bill Donohue   The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward: when it comes to the disbursement of public funds for a secular purpose, can a state treat a religious entity in a manner that [̷

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Via Christian News Northwest   CANNON BEACH — Exhibits can already be seen in the lobby of Cannon Beach Bible Church as they are built, but the church is on track by fall 2018 to host inside its building a full museum on dinosaurs. The museum, to be known as the Cannon Beach Dinosaur Tracker […]

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Two Hebrew students selected for research trip in Israel by Trevor Sikorski Multnomah University Multnomah seminary students Chad Woodward and Alyssa Schmid will embark on a one-of-a-kind research excursion this summer in Israel. The two Hebrew students will partake in several archaeological digs, take various tours of the

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Christian Newswire/ — The following is submitted by Bill Donohue: President Donald Trump signed a bill today that allows the states to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion mill in the nation. He did so following a Senate vote in late March where Vice President Mike Pence was called in to cast th

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By NW Baptist ConventionAndrea Benson and her family have made a commitment to join the fight against human trafficking with a permanent reminder in the form of a tattoo. Using the acronym BRAVE in the tattoo, for “Beautifully Restored and Victoriously Empowered” After graduating from California Baptist Universi

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By Christian News NW Christians in Lane County last month announced a major two-year evangelistic partnership with the Portland-based Luis Palau Association — including an outdoor festival here in the summer of 2018. The announcement from One Hope Network, a coalition of churches and ministries throughout the county, said

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Faith News Note, Lee Strobel was an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune and a devoted atheist.  In the quest for truth he changed and would later write a bestselling book called The Case for Christ.  The movie on his life will be hitting theaters soon. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog One of the great ironies of gambling is that the vast majority of people lose money, while the few who win discover money doesn’t make them happy—and often it actually ruins their lives! One study reported that “six months after winnin

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By Mercy Corp., ANKARA, TURKEY and PORTLAND, ORE. – The Turkish government has revoked Mercy Corps’ registration that allows us to operate in Turkey, forcing us to shut down our operations in Turkey, effective immediately. Our hearts are broken by this turn of events, which comes after five years of cooperation with the

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By Faith News Note, Nearly a half hour into a Sunday service at a Portland church last month, an angry man stormed to the altar, clapping loudly, and ordered people to “Listen up!,” according to a KATU television report. He then spewed anti-homosexual rhetoric in front of the openly gay pastor of Parkrose Community Unit

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Oregon Senate votes to end isolation punishment for youth SB 82 bans Oregon Youth Authority from placing youth in locked rooms alone By Oregon Senate Majority Office SALEM – Oregon Youth Authority would be required to stop using isolation as a punishment, under a bill passed  by the Oregon Senate. Senate Bill 82 – whic

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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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