May 31, 2011 - Oregon Jesuit becomes chaplain to the U.S. House

Oregon Jesuit becomes chaplain to the U.S. House of Representatives By Oregon Christian Post, Father Patrick Conroy, 60, if confirmed is the new chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Father Conroy will be the first Jesuit, and the second Catholic chaplain to serve in this position.  Father Conroy is […]

May 30, 2011 - Bill helps honor fallen veterans in Oregon

Bill helps honor fallen veterans in Oregon — House Bill 3658 would provide a medal given to Gold Star families Oregon House Democrat Press Release SALEM – The Oregon House today passed HB 3658, which creates a medal honoring Oregon soldiers who have died as a result of their military […]

May 29, 2011 - Coalition issues Jewish-Christian statement of understanding

A coalition group called the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation (CJCUC) has issued a statement on Jewish understanding of Christians. See the full statement here at the CJCUC website. Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation– After collaborating and working with various Christian organizations, leaders, and scholars over the past […]

May 27, 2011 - Iran Religious Persecution: Remembering the victims

Kathy Norquist Executive Assistant to Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries Sandy Oregon Please pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters in Iran who are imprisoned for their faith. A few years ago a man named Farshid, featured along with many others in the two-and-a-half minute video below, visited our EPM […]

May 26, 2011 - Oregon help in Japan quake zone

Oregon church takes hope to Japan By Sheila Allen SENDAI, Japan — While streams of devastating images of suffering along the Japanese coast continue to touch many Americans following the 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami, the devastation hit much closer to home for members of Japanese International Baptist Church in […]

May 25, 2011 - Oregon Christian history shared at State Capital

Oregon Christian hostory shared at State Capital By John Fortmeyer, CNNW Newspaper Subscribe SALEM — For starters, the fact that both “cowboys and Indians” were on the Oregon State Capitol steps in unity perhaps indicated how unusual the next four to five hours would be. Close to 500 people on […]

May 24, 2011 - NW Faith-healer insider breaks silence

Faith News Note: Local faith healing deaths involving children related to the Followers of Christ church in Oregon City have been in the headlines recently. There has been a faith-healing trial and the Oregon Legislature has been debating a bill which removes the faith-healing exemption which provides legal protection for […]

May 23, 2011 - Changing how churches address the gay debate

Georgene Rice interviews Debbie Thurman, founder of Sheer Faith Ministries and author of “Post Gay? Post Christian? The Anatomy of  a Cultural and Faith Identity Crisis”. The book discusses how the church can approach the homosexual issue in a more effective and Christ-like way. In Amazon’s review of her book, […]

May 22, 2011 - MTV rejects pregnancy help TV ad

MTV rejects pregnancy help TV ad by Heroic Media BY Heroic Media Press Release AUSTIN, Texas — MTV has banned a media campaign of life-affirming, call-for-help commercials produced by Heroic Media which were scheduled to run on the network during May 2011. MTV notified the press of their decision to […]

May 20, 2011 - Family-Faith Film Review: Pirates-Caribbean, On Stranger Tides

Family-Faith Film Review: Pirates-Caribbean, On Stranger Tides By Catholic Office of Film and Broadcasting Pirates of the Caribbean- On Stranger Tides: In the adequate fourth movie inspired by the amusement park ride, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) leads various seafarers — his nemesis Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), an old flame […]