The Oregon Faith Report - Faith News from Oregon


Faith Film ‘Imagine’ breaks top 5 record

March 23, 2018 --

I Can Only Imagine film breaks record
By Oregon Faith News Note,

The Film I can only Imagine was just released and in one week broke into the top five highest grossing faith-based films of the last 50 years.

The film is based on the story of the Christian music band, MercyMe’s song “I can only imagine”. This song itself broke records as the most played contemporary Christian song of all time. The film focuses on the songwriter’s family history which was abusive and full of trials. The film’s tagline is “The song you know about the story you don’t”.

Read the full article and discuss it »

3 clergy start gun ban petition

March 21, 2018 --

By Faith News Note,

Three Oregon clergy members have started a petition to ban certain rifles and hope to gather 88,000 signatures by mid-summer to qualify for the 2018 November ballot. W. J. Mark Knutson, pastor of Portland’s Augustana Lutheran Church in Portland told the Portland Tribune, “Now is the time. We can’t wait any longer. Given the momentum and energy and the networks we have, both interfaith and secular, we are ready to roll. It will be a tight timeline, and there will be opposition, of course, but we are going to make an incredible effort.”

Read the full article and discuss it »

Oregon Judge suspended for declining same-sex marriage

March 19, 2018 --

By Faith News Note,

A sitting judge accused of letting a felon play with a firearm and refusing to marry a same-sex couple had been suspended from his position for three years. The Oregon Supreme Court took the unusual action Thursday when it suspended Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day of Salem after finding he committed “willful misconduct” and made “willful misstatements” to investigators. It’s the longest suspension handed down by the court in more than 35 years.

Day, appointed to the court in 2011 by then-Governor John Kitzhaber, was elected to a six-year term in November 2012. The suspension means he will be unable to run for re-election in the fall.

Read the full article and discuss it »

Top Religion Stories 3/16

Massive evangelism effort planned for Portland

March 14, 2018 --

Christian News NW

PORTLAND — Chris Overstreet is the kind of person who wants to be in on the action, especially if God is involved. That’s why he and his family are moving near the Rose City this summer, because he expects big — very big — things to happen here, and an event he has planned is designed to play a key part.

Currently an outreach pastor and evangelist based out of Bethel Church and the School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, Calif., Overstreet firmly believes the next great American spiritual awakening will soon begin — and he is just as convinced that this God-given revival will start in Portland.

Read the full article and discuss it »

Keeping your pace


Randy Alcorn

Some years ago the women’s competition in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon had one of the most dramatic endings in sports history. Coming into the final stretch with a comfortable lead, the triathlete reached the very end of her reserves. She slowed, staggered, then collapsed within sight of the finish line. Her mind and body were barely functioning. It was a pathetic and frightening sight.

Read the full article and discuss it »

A community of soccer hooligans

March 12, 2018 --

By Tom Krattenmaker

I USED TO SCOFF when I heard sports commentators glorify a team’s supporters by saying things like, “Football is a religion for [team name here] fans.” How, I thought, is that an advertisement for them? And if that’s their religion, if that’s their source of meaning, it’s a poor excuse for one!

Read the full article and discuss it »

Church honors pizza driver. Tears, viral video follows

March 9, 2018 --

Oregon Faith News Note,

Chicago’s New Life Covenant Church decided to honor various people during their services to help restore respect and value to people and their stations in life. The helping out of a pizza delivery driver stunned the driver and made TV news. The driver, Monique Hall said, “I definitely wasn’t expecting it, but I knew that I had been struggling for a long time being a single parent, and not having their father in their life, it takes a real damper on you, especially trying to make ends meet. So when they did that, I was overwhelmed and I was shocked. I felt so loved by them – all I could do was cry.”

Please watch below. Video from WGN-TV

Read the full article and discuss it »

Compassion for the poorest

March 7, 2018 --

Randy Alcorn

In his book The Great Ascent: The Struggle for Economic Development in Our Time, economist Robert Heilbroner recommended visualizing ourselves doing the following, step by step. Though this may make you uncomfortable, it will increase your level of gratitude, thankfulness, and contentment, and hopefully increase both your compassion for the world’s truly poor and desire to reach them in Christ’s name. Please don’t just read the words. Slow down and take time to picture what reality looks like for billions of people:

Read the full article and discuss it »

George Fox helps the downcast…with free tax help

March 5, 2018 --

By George Fox University,

George Fox University’s accounting department within the school’s College of Business is offering free tax preparation and e-filing assistance to local residents. Dates for help sessions are Friday and Saturday: April 6-7.

The Tax-Aide program is designed to help taxpayers prepare their returns. The service is especially geared toward senior citizens, students, individuals with lower incomes, and those who have limited English proficiency. Anyone, however, is eligible for assistance. The only exception is for those whose return is deemed too complicated.

Read the full article and discuss it »
« OlderArchives

Subscribe to Weekly Updates

Oregon Religion News Ticker

Top Business News


Top Natural Resource News


Top Faith News


Copyright © 2018, OregonReport. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use - Copyright - Legal Policy | Contact Oregon Report

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Faith Report through weekly email updates:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

RSS Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)