June 30, 2009 - Oregon Honor Israel event celebrates shared values

By Traci Scott, Faith Reporter Oregon recently played host to two successful “Night to Honor Israel” events, which are sponsored by Christians United for Israel, a coalition of more than 250,000, and have been held in 95 cities since 2006. “Night to Honor Israel” is a non-conversionary tribute to the […]

June 30, 2009 - New book touts religion rise, naturalism decline

Los Angeles (June 25, 2009) — Sociologists, historians, and economists have been diligently mining the mounting evidence for how and why religion, especially Christianity, is flourishing globally and succeeding in the U.S. despite secularist predictions.  “Reasons abound for how and why ‘God is back.’ But there appears to be an […]

June 29, 2009 - Lessons from sexual scandals

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Bestselling book, Heaven South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has joined a long line of leaders, both secular and Christian, who have committed adultery.  Someone suggested, in light of this, that I post about fleeing and resisting sexual temptation. First, consider […]

June 28, 2009 - India closer to removing anti-conversion laws

CARROLLTON, Texas, June 26 /Christian Newswire/ — The newly elected Indian government, led by the moderate Congress party, is taking a strong stand against anti-conversion legislation that has restricted religious freedom in the nation. They plan to block bills introduced in a number of states by the Bharatiya Janata Party […]

June 27, 2009 - Faith Film Review: Transformers2

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13): By Catholic Film, Overlong, mindlessly violent action adventure sequel in which a college freshman (Shia LaBeouf) and his girlfriend (Megan Fox) assist a group of friendly, shape-shifting alien robots as they battle to defend humanity against the designs of a hostile horde of […]

June 26, 2009 - HarperOne to Publish The Pink Ribbon Bible

One Dollar From Each Consumer Purchase Will Go Towards The Pink Ribbon Girls, a Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness, Education, Early Detection, and Support.  May 2009, San Francisco: HarperOne, publisher of the NRSV, announces the publication of The Pink Ribbon Bible (HarperOne; September 2009; $24.99; ISBN 9780061917448) in […]

June 25, 2009 - Result of first ever Oregon church survey

By Oregon Family Council, 96% of churches surveyed offer Marriage and Family support 94% offer practical aid for People in Need 93% offer Personal Growth and Development assistance 92% are engaged in meaningful Community Service 87% extend their ministry through National and International Outreach 74% actively provide Recovery ministries All […]

June 25, 2009 - Rock star, Lenny Kravitz, talks about living chaste

From the London Telegraph, Lenny Kravitz: “It took years to get it right. To actually do it, and really try to walk the walk and not just talk it. It’s not like it’s not important – I think sex and intimacy and all that is very important. It’s just that […]

June 25, 2009 - Medford based Mercy Flights gives global help

Medical Teams International, Medford-based Mercy Flights Air and Ground Ambulance did what it always does when a call for help comes in. It jumped to respond. Only this time, the call came from Sri Lanka and its fledgling Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program. Tigard-based Medical Teams International has been working […]

June 24, 2009 - Obama talks immigration at Hispanic prayer breakfast

by Lindsay Perna Religion News Service WASHINGTON — President Obama committed to comprehensive immigration reform Friday (June 19) at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in a speech that was laden with religious language but short on policy specifics. “We know there is much more work to be done to extend […]