December 31, 2009 - Recovery program leads to changed lives

By Northwest Baptist Convention NW Baptist Newsletter GOLD HILL, Ore. — As morning dawns over the Rogue River Valley in Southern Oregon, men rise early at “U” Turn for Christ.  Seemingly insurmountable struggles with addiction have led each of them to a small church in a quiet town to grasp […]

December 30, 2009 - Jesus seen on beer billboard ad in Corvallis

Oregon Faith Report News Notes KEZI-TV did a story about a Corvallis Pabst Blue Ribbon beer ad on a billboard that features a man with resemblence to Jesus Christ.  Some local Oregonians see it as offensive and are asking for the billboard to be taken down.  Others residents see no […]

December 30, 2009 - 28 hour sermon breaks world record

By Oregon Faith Report News Notes, Mike Frazier, Senior Lighthouse Baptist Church in Orlando Canada preached for 28 hours in order to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest sermon.  The previous record was a lengthy 23 hours.  The sermon ran into two days beginning on Dec. […]

December 29, 2009 - Survey: Is Twilight Saga films too evil?

Oregon Faith Report viewers were asked about the Twilight Film Series (and other PG-13 vampire  films).  They were asked if they were too dark and evil spirited or innocent cinematic mythology or a little of both. The results show strong opinion of acceptance of the films but still realizing that […]

December 28, 2009 - Luis Palau son safe after Jamaica plane crash

Andrew Palau and Family Safe After Plane Crash in Kingston, Jamaica By Luis Palau Ministries, Andrew and Wendy Palau and their three children, Christopher, Jonathan and Sadie, were passengers on American Airlines Flight 331 that skidded off the runway and crashed in Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday night, December 22. The […]

December 27, 2009 - 2009 year in religion news

By Kevin Eckstrom (RNS) When Pope Benedict XVI visited Africa last March, he made countless pleas on behalf of the poor and the war-weary. Yet the words that got the most attention were spoken on the papal plane when he said condoms are part of the problem, not the solution, […]

December 26, 2009 - Study: Americans mix their faiths

By Pew forum on Religion and Public Life, The religious beliefs and practices of Americans do not fit neatly into conventional categories. A new poll by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that large numbers of Americans engage in multiple religious practices, mixing elements of […]

December 25, 2009 - A Christmas Message from Multnomah University

A Christmas Message from Multnomah University, Christmas is a time for giving. It is also a season for reflecting on the gracious generosity God displayed in sending the gift of Jesus to a darkened world. Generosity One Christmas became memorable for me precisely because of a stranger’s simple, generous invitation. […]

December 24, 2009 - Miracles do happen. One child's story.

By Susan Cavendish Holt International, Eugene Oregon We adopted Mindy through Holt from South Korea in 1987.  It was discovered shortly after that Mindy had a huge hole in her eardrum. Over the next months, her eardrum deteriorated until there was no eardrum in her left ear. She suffered frequent […]

December 23, 2009 - Local theologian gets USA Today blurb on Consumer Christmas

Oregon Faith Report note, USA Today opinion writer and Associate Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication and Lewis and Clark College Tom Krattenmaker spoke on the commecialization of Christmas with his article entitled “You can’t buy the real gifts of Christmas” (link here).  Below is an excerpt. Another Christian […]