June 29, 2010 - Kagan Religion Straw Poll: Keep out of hearing

Oregon Faith Report Reader Survey, Just in time for the Elena Kagan Supreme Court nominee hearings. Recently we surveyed our readers this question: “Do you feel a Supreme Court nominee’s religion should be a part of the public discussion?”.  The majority, 56%,  said religion should not be part of the […]

June 28, 2010 - Growing up without a dad

Georgene Rice of KPDQ-FM talks with Donald Miller, author of Father Fiction: Chapters for a Fatherless Generation. He provides practical advice for anybody whose dad may not have been around, either physically or emotionally. The book raises awareness of America’s fatherlessness epidemic. He describes what it is like to grow […]

June 27, 2010 - Christian history by comic book

Graphic Novelist Completes 8 Year Mission DALLAS, June 23 — With the release of the fourth and final volume of his award-winning Eye Witness graphic novel series coming in July, author/illustrator Robert James Luedke’s, Unknown God, will complete a passion-driven mission to share the story behind the birth of the […]

June 26, 2010 - Family-Faith Film Review: Grown Ups

Family-Faith Film Review: Grown Ups By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Grown Ups—Meandering, scattershot comedy, of interest mainly to devoted Adam Sandler fans, in which co-writer Sandler and director Dennis Dugan set out to tell the tale of five friends (Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, […]

June 25, 2010 - Family-Faith Film Review: Knight and Day

Family-Faith Film Review: Knight and Day By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Knight and Day—This good-natured, though intermittently violent, action-and-romance combo sees an everyday woman (Cameron Diaz) unwittingly caught up in the conflict between a highly skilled but apparently rogue CIA agent (Tom Cruise) and his former colleagues (led […]

June 25, 2010 - Mormon images abound in Twilight

Mormon influence, imagery runs deep through `Twilight’ By Angela Aleiss Religion News Serve LOS ANGELES (RNS) Ever since Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” began haunting the imagination in 1897, popular culture has identified Christian symbols—crucifixes, holy water, Communion wafers—as weapons to ward off a blood-thirsty vampire. The “Twilight” novels and film franchise […]

June 23, 2010 - Miracle story from Haiti tragedy

by Laura Conners By Holt International The road to bring Manel home from Haiti was a long one, but one we would travel again and again. After deciding that international adoption was the answer for us, Scott and I quickly chose Haiti. At first, we were leaning more toward Ethiopia […]

June 21, 2010 - Making the most of spiritual small talk

Georgene Rice of KPDQ-FM interviews Dale Fincher, co-author of “Coffee Shop Conversations: making the most of spiritual small talk”.  Dale and his wife Jonalyn speak and write through the organization Soulation. Georgene: A study done in 2008, released by the PEW Forum on religion and public life, notes the number of […]

June 20, 2010 - Baptists military population impacts gay debate

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) In many religious circles, the repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay members is considered practically a done deal. But Southern Baptists, who have many more active-duty military chaplains than any other denomination, are not giving up without a fight.  The […]