December 18, 2008 - Obama chooses Joseph Lowery and Rick Warren for inauguration prayer

It was announced this week that Rick Warren and Rev. Joseph Lowery will deliver the prayers at President Elect Obama’s inauguration.  Rev. Joseph Lowery is one of America’s most honored civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King.   Rick Warren is author […]

December 17, 2008 - King Herod Tried to Ruin My Christmas

By Jeannie St. John Taylor Oregon author of Culture-proof Kids King Herod tried to ruin my Christmas this year — more than two thousand years after he killed the babies of Bethlehem. Okay, it wasn’t Herod in the flesh. A recent National Geographic article about Herod distressed me, even though […]

December 16, 2008 - Lewis & Clark to partner with Muslim Educational Trust

Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling — Advancing Knowledge Engaging our World Living Portland Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling is partnering with the Muslim Education Trust (MET), a nonprofit organization that promotes greater understanding of the Islamic community through education and outreach initiatives. […]

December 12, 2008 - Despite economy, four local restaurants step up charity work for Open House

By Faith Reporter, Four NW Restaurants are teaming up with Open House Minsitries for a “Operation Dinner Out” campaign to raise funds for their downtown Vancouver homeless shelter.  These restaurants are stepping up their charitable actions at a time when many Oregon restaurants have witnessed a steep 40% decline in […]

December 11, 2008 - Online tool helps churches create recurring givers

Recurring Giving Provides Churches with Valuable Online Tool to Increase Giving Church Community Builder (CCB) Adds Recurring Giving Functionality to its Already Powerful Online Church Management Solution. Church Community Builder (CCB), the original web-based church management solution, has announced that their customers can now offer members and donors the option […]

December 10, 2008 - Karmen: A miracle mom story from the House of Ruth

By The House of Ruth, A ministry helping unsupported young women, Support them here My life before coming to the House of Ruth was very disturbing. I’m not your typical pregnant teenage girl. By age 24 I’d been married, had children and tried to make the best out of an […]

December 9, 2008 - When bullying happens before our eyes

Our Choice: Be Part of the Agony, or Part of the Answer By Paul Coughlin, Oregon author of No More Christian Nice Guy “If you give one of these simple, childlike believers a hard time, bullying or taking advantage of their simple trust, you’ll soon wish you hadn’t.  You’d be […]

December 8, 2008 - Watchdog group gives Medical Teams International top honors

By Medical teams International, (PORTLAND, ORE.—Dec. 5, 2008)   A leading evaluator of faith-based ministries has named Medical Teams International one of its top 30 “Shining Light” charities. compiles its annual list from nearly 500 of the largest nonprofit Christian organizations in the U.S., looking at financial transparency, fiscal efficiency, […]

December 5, 2008 - WA Capitol puts up atheist statement next to nativity

By Beaver Believer, Portland In Washington’s capitol, in Olympia, the Freedom from Religion Foundation was successful in placing a placard next to the nativity display.  The sign has generated national attention, including heated discussion on the Bill O’Reilly show.   Here is the story link and below is the wording on […]

December 4, 2008 - Urban pastor instills character building for teenagers

By Cameron Crabtree NW Baptist Witness Newsletter PORTLAND — Like many pastors, Robert Kelley, Jr., can easily fill his calendar with the activities that come with overseeing a church in a major urban center.  But the pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church in Portland looks at the city where the […]