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Dealing with rejection in the #metoo generation

January 31, 2018 --

Yes, it’s harder to be a man in the #MeToo #TimesUp era – grow up about it

By Tom Krattenmaker

Is it hard to be a man these days, as actor William H. Macy and others are saying? Has it suddenly become more complicated for men to go after women for sex, and escape consequences when the chase goes awry?

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Are you allowed to refuse basic care?

January 29, 2018 --

Oregon Man Opposes Wife’s Feeding
Oregon Right to Life

In Southern Oregon, Bill Harris is trying to stop the feeding of his wife Nora Harris, an Alzheimer’s patient. Harris is blunt about his desire that Nora no longer be fed. “I want her to pass. I want her to end her suffering. It’s not a right-to-life issue. It’s a right-to-die-issue.” Nora Harris, 64, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009 and cannot communicate coherently or feed herself. She is being spoon-fed by staff at Fern Gardens facility in Ashland. According to Oregon law, healthcare workers at nursing homes and assisted living facilities must offer food to patients by cup or spoon.

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2018 Freedom Rally Feb 3rd

January 26, 2018 --

By Oregon Liberty Alliance,

Oregon Liberty Alliance member organizations are hosting the 5th Annual Oregon Freedom Rally on February 3rd , 2018 at the Holiday Inn-Portland Airport. The event celebrates the support for Life, Common Sense Governance, Family Values, and our 1st Amendment Rights.

This is an important day for Conservatives in Oregon to come together. Your attendance is critical this year! Oregon needs to hear our voice, our views, and our values. The 2017 Freedom Rally is a place where that voice can be amplified. Let’s show them Conservatism is alive and well in Oregon!

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Top 5 Faith Headlines Jan 22-26

Luis Palau hit with stage 4 cancer

January 24, 2018 --

Oregon Faith News Note,

Renowned evangelist Luis Palau revealed this month in a 12-minute You Tube video that he has Stage 4 lung cancer, a disease likely to claim his life. But he says he’s ready to see heaven.

Palau, 83, and his wife, Patricia, spent a busy fall “traveling around the world sharing the Good News like they always do,” said his son, Kevin, CEO of the Luis Palau Association in Beaverton, Ore. His father returned home from the United Kingdom in December with “a chest cold … that wouldn’t go away.”

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Theological perspective on writing

January 22, 2018 --

My Writing Process, Advice for Aspiring Authors, and Answers to Other Questions about Writing

by Randy Alcorn

Eternal Perspective Ministries

The following are questions about writing I answered a few months ago for an article in Today’s Christian Living magazine.

What motivates you to write?

I believe it’s what God has called me to do. Scripture tells us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24).

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Journalism’s fate

January 17, 2018 --

A Q&A on journalism’s future

Tom Krattenmaker

I was pleased to have the opportunity to do an interview on media trends and the future of journalism for the 2018 issue of Barna Trends. With permission of the Barna Group, I am publishing the text of that interview. All my thanks to the Barna Group for extending this opportunity and giving me permission to reprint the interview on my website.

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Meet the 100 year old philanthropist

January 15, 2018 --

Meet Orville Rogers, 100-Year-Old Jesus Follower, Generous Giver, and Athlete

By Randy Alcorn

Eternal Perspective Ministries

One of the great highlights of the illumiNations event I attended last year was talking with Orville Rogers, who serves Jesus with all his heart, and hearing from him as he was interviewed on stage.

On November 28, 2017, Orville turned 100 years old. In WWII he flew the largest military airplane, the B29 bomber. Over his career as a commercial airline pilot he made $1.5 million total wages.

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Christian baker ruling spurs reaction, even a hoax

January 10, 2018 --

By Faith News Note:

The owners of a Gresham bakery must pay $135,000 for illegally discriminating against a lesbian couple, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 28 in upholding the state labor commissioner’s decision.

The courts: The Appeals Court unanimously sided with Avakian, who heralded the decision as “a strong signal that Oregon remains open to all.” The Bowman-Cryers, through their attorney, said the ruling upholds “the long-standing idea that discrimination has no place in America.”

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Tigard schools to debate contraceptive hand-outs

January 8, 2018 --

By Faith News Note:

The Tigard-Tualatin School district is considering programs involving providing contraceptives to students.   The Tigard-Tualatin School Board will be discussing this issue on tonight’s agenda (Monday January 8th).   Provided for the agenda discussion is this 21-page information packet by the Oregon Health Authority on School Health Clinics and information surrounding parental consent.   The information packet goes into great detail about how complex this issue is for schools.

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