July 31, 2009 - Episcopalians reject Buddist style bishop

By Daniel Burke, of Religion News Service reports,  “An Episcopal priest who has practiced Zen meditation and espoused unconventional ideas about Christianity has lost his bid to become a bishop in Michigan, the church announced Monday (July 27). The Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester, who was elected in February to lead […]

July 30, 2009 - Oregon churches find new ways to help local needy

94% of Oregon churches provide resources to assist people who lack basic necessities. By Betsy Maynard, Oregon Family Council Times of economic hardship tend to encourage creativity.  West Salem Foursquare Church is working to creatively partner with social organizations to meet needs they see around Salem.  This is not new […]

July 30, 2009 - Vatican Radio takes up ads for the first time

For the first time in the Vatican Radio’s 80-year history, ads will be featured.  Henry Chu of the Los Angeles Times reports; “Vatican Radio, the official voice of the Roman Catholic Church, has begun airing advertisements for the first time in its nearly 80-year history, injecting a bit of the […]

July 29, 2009 - Were Obama's ancestors posthumously baptized?

The Salt Lake Tribune newspaper made this report, “Washington – Mormons have not only posthumously baptized President Barack Obama’s mother into their faith, but they may have performed the ritual for the president’s African ancestors as well, including his father, grandfather and great-grandfather, according to researcher Helen Radkey.  She has […]

July 29, 2009 - Oregon Holocaust Memorial: Fifth Anniversary

Community Invited to Celebrate Oregon Holocaust Memorial’s Fifth Anniversary Local Survivors Will Give Guided Tours on August 30 By Oregon Holocaust Remembrance Center Portland, Oregon — July 27, 2009 — An event commemorating the fifth anniversary of the dedication of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial will be held on Sunday, August […]

July 28, 2009 - CNBC porn special comes under fire

Morality in Media: NEW YORK, — On July 15, at 8 pm Central Time, CNBC aired a special entitled, “Porn: Business of Pleasure,” which takes a “behind the scenes look inside the multi-billion dollar porn businesses, from the threats to its profitability to exclusive behind the scenes interviews with the […]

July 28, 2009 - Slavery then and now

By Kay Marshall Strom, Eugene author of 36 books, Already the clips of President Obama walking through the old slave fortress off the coast of Africa have been replaced with fresh breaking news.  But I cannot get the images out of my mind. The president and his family walking though […]

July 27, 2009 - Question: Relationships in Heaven

Will we desire relationships in Heaven with anyone except God? By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Bestselling book, Heaven Genesis 2:18: The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” […]

July 26, 2009 - Survey: Surprise Data on People's Views of Homelessness

MEDIA ADVISORY, July 22 /Christian Newswire/ — With Albuquerque homelessness at an all time high and city number crunchers scrambling to balance budgets and meet ever-increasing needs, a survey commissioned by Joy Junction Homeless Shelter reveals some shocking facts. Just over 86% of 400 respondents polled said they believe various […]

July 25, 2009 - Faith Film Review: The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth, Rated R, By Low-minded relationship comedy in which a romantically inept TV producer (Katherine Heigl) enlists the help of the boorish new star (Gerard Butler) of her morning news program—a shock jock who proclaims the supposed ugly truth that all men are sex-obsessed animals—to inveigle her […]