September 30, 2011 - Missionary in a Muslim land — a reflection

By Colum Cille The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins Oregon ministry In a few weeks I will be flying overseas and beginning a new season of life. This new season will bring with it many challenges: learning a new language, performing a job that I’m […]

September 29, 2011 - Courageous becomes first faith blockbuster series

Courageous becoming first faith blockbuster series Guest Opinion Sherwood Film’s Courageous opens in theaters this weekend to a near blockbuster proportions. Unliek otehr Christian films this one comes with its own high level red carpet party, it’s own T-shirt line of clothing, and Bible study guide. Courageous is among the […]

September 28, 2011 - More reasons against Pat Robertson's Alzhiemer-Divorce comment

More on Robertson versus Robertson and Why We Should Speak Up By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministry, Sandy Oregon EPM Blob Robert and Muriel McQuilkinIn last Friday’s post, I contrasted Robertson McQuilkin’s dedication to care for his wife Muriel, stricken with Alzheimer’s, to Pat Robertson’s cruel answer to a question […]

September 27, 2011 - Oregonian on No Fly List makes national headlines

Oregon Faith News Note A local Oregonian has made national news for being on the no fly list.  Michael Migliore just wanted to go to Italy. But the FBI wouldn’t let him. He was acquainted with Mohamed Mohamud, the man who tried to bomb the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in […]

September 26, 2011 - Arizona's Abortion Consent Act upheld

Georgene Rice interviews Deborah Sheasby, legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, regarding a recent decision by the Arizona Court of Appeals.  The court found Arizona’s Abortion Consent Act constitutional and lifted a judge’s order that had stalled its implementation after Planned Parenthood filed suit.  ADF had joined with others […]

September 25, 2011 - Nun helping immigrants wins national award

California Sister Assisting Immigrants is Named Winner of National Lumen Christi Award — Sister Gabriella Williams, O.P. and Diocese of San Bernardino to Receive Two $25,000 Grants from Catholic Extension for their Ministries CHICAGO—Catholic Extension today announced that Sister Gabriella Williams, O.P. of the Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif., has […]

September 24, 2011 - God and the Common Good debate

by Stephen Schneider Grace Memorial Episcopal Church Portland, Oregon I am now reading a powerful book by Yale professor Miroslav Volf with the inviting title, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good. This term, “the Common Good,” is finding its way into the vocabulary of […]

September 23, 2011 - Petition to legalize marijuana in Bend gathers signatures

Petition to legalize marijuana in Bend gathers signatures Oregon Faith News Note: KTVZ reports, a former Bend city council candidate, Ron Boozell, is starting a city wide petition in Bend to legalize marijuana and possession in the city. The Measure prevents the City from using its resource to “to restrict […]

September 22, 2011 - 37 Islamic centers & mosques facing community resistance

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life Excerpts from Press Release. This map shows the locations of 37 proposed mosques and Islamic centers that have encountered community resistance in the last three years…. In many cases, the opposition has centered on neighbors’ concerns about traffic, noise, parking and property values […]

September 21, 2011 - Playboy Club flops on TV: Parents Council cheers

Playboy Club flops on TV: Parents Council cheers Guest Opinion, The pilot episode for NBC’s risk taking Playboy Club proved to be a ratings disaster. After a huge advertising campaign it brought in only 5 million viewers in a critical September roll-out. The pilot ratings are comparable to other soon […]