March 21, 2009 - Movie Review: The Watchmen

Dennis Smirl, Movie reviews with a faith perspective I can’t recommend ‘Watchmen’ although it got a lot of advertising and build up via TV commercials. I was warned at the box office the first 15 minutes or so was very violent. It was. In the beginning ‘The Comedian'(one of the […]

March 20, 2009 - What teens daughter want you to know, but will never say

Oregon author releases Dear Mom: Everything Your Teenage Daughter Wants You to Know but Will Never Tell You, By Melody Carson, If there were ever an ultimate guide for moms to understand their teen daughters, Dear Mom: Everything Your Teenage Daughter Wants You to Know but Will Never Tell You, […]

March 19, 2009 - Rabbis go wild and bring in the money!

By Alyssa Williams, Oregon Report Author, The world premiere benefit “Rabbis Gone Wild,” a celebration of the Jewish festival Purim, raised nearly $4,000 for the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School in Portland and is sure to be featured again next year, if not every other year, as the Mini-School’s new fundraiser.   […]

March 18, 2009 - Should Evangelicals be concerned about the environment?

By Randy Alcorn, from Eternal Perspectives Minsitries Oregon author of Heaven Not long ago I spoke at a conference of several thousand evangelical college students. Most were from Bible-believing churches like my own.  My message concerned the promise of a New Earth and the biblical principle of continuity. From Scripture, […]

March 17, 2009 - Poll: Americans losing their religion

– Religions increasing as percentage:Evangelical/Non-Denominational, Islam, and non-religious – Religions decreasing as percentage: Baptist, Eastern, Jewish, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Epicopalians, United Church of Christ: – Religions remaining Static as percentage: Mormonism American Religious Identification Survey. – The Catholic population of the United States has shifted away from the Northeast and […]

March 16, 2009 - Planned Parenthood files complaint against teacher

By Christian News Northwest, PORTLAND — Planned Parenthood has filed a complaint with the state alleging wrongdoing by a Portland teacher who for two years has led a campaign against the abortion agency’s plans for a clinic in Northeast Portland. As reported by The Oregonian, Planned Parenthood claims that Bill […]

March 16, 2009 - Pastor Killed While Preaching, how prepared is your church?

By Rick Anderson, Church Security Solutions, Salem SALEM, Ore., As the tragic events unfolded at the First Baptist Church of Maryville, Illinois a nation already suffering from economic turmoil struggled to understand how a symbol of peace and hope could be a target of such tragedy. Pastor Fred Winters was […]

March 15, 2009 - New book helps kids understand God

Weekend National News Focus: CHICAGO, Mar. 9 /Christian Newswire/ — Life can sometimes be painful and lonely for adults, but even more so for children. Many unavoidable, hurtful circumstances can break a child’s spirit and leave a lot of emotional scars. The lessons, however, that await readers in Keoni’s Big […]

March 14, 2009 - After 50 years, prodigal pastor comes home

Weekend National News Focus: ENUMCLAW, Wash., Mar. 13 /Christian Newswire/ — In 1962, after serving as a pastor for nine years, John Imler walked away from God, the church, and everything religious. Fed up with the behavior of hypocritical self-professing Christians, Imler turned his attentions towards the business world and […]

March 13, 2009 - Giving Lessons: Stephen King, Bill Gates and Angelina Jolie

By Randy Alcorn, Eternal Perspectives Ministries Oregon author of Heaven Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). A few years ago, my wife Nanci showed me an article she had found in her Family Circle magazine. The article was titled “What You Pass On.” […]