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Erasing history

May 24, 2017 --

Confederate statues retreat from the public squarest last

By Tom Krattenmaker

The heroes of the Confederacy statues are gradually disappearing from their places of honor. It’s high time.

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Have we lost Faith?

May 22, 2017 --

Is religious belief a matter  of choice?

By Tom Krattenmaker


Losing his religion cost Bart Campolo a career as an evangelical ministry leader and threatened to alienate many of those he held dear — especially his beloved father, the well-known evangelical educator Tony Campolo.

Why would anyone choose that?

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Catholic Diocese reprimands Florida teacher for quoting saint

May 19, 2017 --

Thousands Support Catholic Teacher Punished for Quoting Saint on Islam

Christian Newswire

Sixth-grade teacher Mark Smythe was reportedly threatened with dismissal after he used a catechetical text about Islam written by Saint John Bosco at Blessed Trinity Catholic School in Ocala, Florida.

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“Where, O death, is thy sting?”

May 17, 2017 --



by Randy Alcorn

Years ago, I interviewed a young man from Burundi who told me something profound: “If I fear death as unbelievers do, I have nothing to offer unbelievers. Only when you are free from the fear of death are you really free.”

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Senate Bill 494 – Update

May 15, 2017 --

OR Legislators Move to Allow Starving, Dehydrating the Mentally Ill

Oregon Right to Life  by David Kilada

Senate Bill 494, recently introduced in the Oregon Legislature, would allow the starving and dehydrating of patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness. A perfect illustration of the danger this bill presents can be seen in a situation involving an Ashland resident named Nora Harris who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. After moving into a memory care facility, Nora eventually lost the ability to communicate her wishes. She lost her fine motor skills as well, which prevented her from using utensils. Hungry, she would eat and drink what was offered to her, but her husband sought a court order to require the nursing home to stop assisting her. However, the court would not deny Nora basic sustenance because that would have violated Oregon law. Now Oregon legislators are pushing to remove this legal protection!

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But first, Pray

May 12, 2017 --

‘Mama Mia’ – Mr. Comey, Pre-existing Conditions? Heavens to Betsy, What’s Next?

Christian Newswire submitted by Evangelist Alveda King:

As a grateful daughter, mother and grandmother, I’m trying to prepare for “Mothers’ Day”. Yet, as Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, I can’t help shuddering when I check daily news reports. I do my very best to shore up with prayer and daily scriptures before doing so. Currently God continues doing a great job of draining the swamp even though President Trump is skillfully walking on a tightrope in the process. Pray for him, his cabinet and all appointees.

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Our everyday choices

May 10, 2017 --

By Randy Alcorn

Have you ever seen a sink hole? Cars can be parked on a street day after day, and everything appears normal, then one day the asphalt caves in and cars disappear into a gigantic hole.

Everybody says, “That hole came out of nowhere.” But they’re wrong. The hole appears suddenly but the process that led to it has gone on for many years. The underground erosion was invisible, but it was there all along.

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Adoptive Families Switching to Boys

May 8, 2017 --

Holt International
Eugene-based charity

Andrea Olson describes her two sons as among the best decisions she ever made. But she didn’t always love the idea of adopting boys… Even after she learned that it’s a myth that only girls need families.

“Did these realizations make me yearn for a little boy?” she wrote in a 2014 blog.

“No,” she wrote. “I still imagined how much more fun it would be to have a houseful of girls.”

But then, Andrea began to have a change of heart.

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Trump upholds religious freedom

May 5, 2017 --


Executive Order Promotes Religious Freedom

Christian Newswire

President Trump signed an executive order today that promotes religious liberty throughout the federal agencies in general and in certain specific areas.

The executive order declares that it is the policy of the Administration to protect and vigorously promote religious liberty, directs the IRS to exercise maximum enforcement of discretion to alleviate the burden of the Johnson Amendment, and provides regulatory relief for religious objectors to Obamacare’s burdensome preventive services mandate.

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30 Oregon National Prayer Day Events

May 2, 2017 --

Don’t forget. Thursday May 4th 2017 is the National Day of Prayer. Below are a listing and schedule of the National Day of Prayer events happening across Oregon in 2017. The Oregon prayer days events are listed alphabetically by city.
By Oregon Faith Report,

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Linn County Courthouse Steps
300 4th Ave SW, Albany, OR 97322

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