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Should I attend a same-sex wedding?

July 31, 2017 --

Should Christians Attend Gay Weddings? Does It Matter Whether They’re Religious or Secular?

Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries

As Kevin DeYoung, one of my favorite bloggers, attests, the question of whether a believer should attend a homosexual wedding is now frequently asked. (I’ve addressed the question previously in a video, and also shared some ideas for how someone could lovingly decline attending such a wedding.)

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What we learned from the Oregon Legislature this session

July 26, 2017 --

Lessons Learned in the Oregon Legislature

By David Kilada

Oregon Right to Life
This summer is a time of transition for our PAC as the legislative session wraps up and Lois Anderson prepares to become Oregon Right to Life’s executive director. I’ve learned that it’s helpful to process what each season teaches us and use that to plan for next time.

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Our marriage to Him

July 24, 2017 --

Does Our Marriage to Christ in Heaven Mean Our Earthly Marriage Partners Won’t Be Important to Us?

By Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspective Ministries

One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked about Heaven over the years is about the nature of marriage there. As I share in my book Heaven, there will be one marriage in Heaven, not many. That marriage will be what earthly marriage symbolized and pointed to, the marriage of Christ to His bride. So we will all be married—but to Christ.

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U.K. sees rise in anti-Christian bigotry, is the U.S next?

July 21, 2017 --

ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIGOTRY SURGES IN U.K.

Via Catholic League

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey on anti-Christian bigotry in the United Kingdom:

Premier Christian Communications has released the results of a survey of 12,000 Christians in the U.K. assessing prejudice and discrimination against them. The findings are disturbing.

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How do you give?

July 19, 2017 --

Christ-Centered Stewardship in a Consumer-Driven Culture: An Interview about Money and Giving

Eternal Perspective Ministries

By Randy Alcorn

 

Today’s blog is from an interview I did with Joshua Becker, which was originally posted on the Unitive.

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Boast of the things that show your weakness

July 17, 2017 --

The Gospel Is Total Foolishness

The Works of Paul Louis Metzger 

by Paul Louis Metzger
The Gospel is total foolishness. However, in the desire to make Christianity respectable, we who are Christians often downplay or dismiss this point.

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Nine-days of prayer bring faithful to the capital in Salem

July 13, 2017 --

Huge prayer effort set for both Oregon, national capitals

Via Christian News Northwest 

A huge nine-day prayer emphasis this month outside the Oregon State Capitol here will serve as a prelude to a planned massive national prayer effort this fall in America’s capital.

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A win for life

July 12, 2017 --

Senate Bill 494: Victory and Vigilance!

By Gayle Atteberry, Oregon Right to Life

Senate Bill 494, which would have allowed the starvation and dehydration of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, took its final breaths in the House Judiciary Committee before it met a timely death. The bill died because of many forces at work: God’s miraculous goodness, a vast army of pro-life Oregonians who called and emailed their senators, supporters who gave generously to fund our hard-working lobby team, and the Republican legislators in both the Senate and the House.

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Multnomah University students empower local Bhutanese refugees

July 10, 2017 --

Master of Arts in Global Development & Justice Program students empower Bhutanese refugee community
Multnomah University

by Fabi Colmenarez, MAGDJ Student Cohort 4

As part of the Applied Research Methodology course for the MAGDJ program, and in partnership with Beaverton Foursquare Church, a team of students (including myself) was formed to work with an amazing group of refugees from Bhutan during the 2017 spring semester.

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Department of Defense: Transgender Policy on hold

July 7, 2017 --

Defense Department Delays Obama’s ‘Transgender’ Policy

Via Christian Newswire

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced just hours before a July 1 deadline that he will defer implementation of the so-called transgender policy until January 1, 2018. The Obama-era policy would have allowed incoming service members identifying as “transgender” to enlist if they have been “stable” in their gender identity for 18 months. Such a policy is wide-reaching, applying to use of barracks, bathrooms, shower rooms, and coerced “training” of military and civilian personnel. The Obama policy directly undermines unit readiness as well as religious and conscience objections.

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