March 31, 2011 - Poll: Fewer blame God for earthquakes, floods and other disasters

New Survey: Few Americans see earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters a sign from God By Public Religion Research Institute WASHINGTON, DC—Most Americans believe in a personal God who is in control of everything that happens in the world, but a new national poll finds few believe that God sometimes […]

March 30, 2011 - Heaven expert speaks on Rob Bell hell controversy

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries Sandy Oregon There has been a lot of online response to Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins. The controversy began with this video, which I’ve posted here so you can hear Pastor Bell’s own words: I think the doctrine of hell may be the […]

March 29, 2011 - Fighting human trafficking. How it began

Local Perspective: Anti-Trafficking Organization Compassion First Turns Numbers Into Names. By Courtney Brown, Oregon writer Mike Mercer came home one night to his wife Kymra watching Oprah. The episode was about human trafficking. “I think you’re supposed to do something about this,” she said. After that, the former pastor in […]

March 28, 2011 - Resolutions address the free expression clause of the Oregon Constitution

Georgene Rice interviews Representative Andy Olson, a sponsor of SJR28. The Resolution would amend the Constitution to allow local governments to exclude zoning regulations from the “free expression” clause when businesses or organizations offer services by a person in the “state of undress”. Local governments can define what nudity is, and […]

March 27, 2011 - Palau draws 110,000 in Arizona

Luis Palau Festival Draws 110,000+ to Valley of the Sun Luis Palau Association, PHOENIX/TEMPE, Ariz., March 23, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — The skies of the Valley of the Sun were filled with flying motorcycles, live music, and words of hope through faith in Jesus Christ on March 19 & 20 […]

March 25, 2011 - Family-Faith Film Review: Wimpy Kid Diary- Rodrick Rules

Family-Faith Film Review: Diary Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules: Gently humorous, and more family-friendly, sequel about the tensions between a hapless seventh grader (Zachary Gordon) and his teenage older brother (Devon Bostick). When their advice columnist mother […]

March 25, 2011 - Humane Society honors Christianity Today

Christianity Today Honored at The Humane Society of the United States’ 25th Anniversary Genesis Awards — First William Wilberforce Award given for magazine feature on factory-farming issues HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—The Humane Society of the United States is proud to announce that Christianity Today won the first Genesis Outstanding Written Word Award […]

March 24, 2011 - They call him the American Pope

60 Minutes ran a very intriguing interview with Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York. Timothy Dolan is being described as the “American Pope” and the new face Catholicism. Those are big words, yet after viewing this interview you will see that Timothy Dolan has become a powerful communicator for […]

March 23, 2011 - Youth pastor crime week in the NW

In the past few days a few youth pastor crime stories have made the headlines. In Albany a 24-year old youth pastor has been indicted for sending sexually explicit text messages a minor. The minor was a 14-year old member of the youth group. Read more about the Albany youth […]

March 22, 2011 - Gresham missionary in Japan retells disaster

East Hill Church Blog East Hill is located in Gresham, Oregon The terrible earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear power plant dangers in Japan during the last week have been devastating for that country…  East Hill has a long-term missionary living in the Tokyo area. Pray for Andy Meeko and his family […]