October 31, 2011 - Rethinking Halloween

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers Portland Oregon A pirate, a vampire, and Cyclops from the X-Men.  These are a few of my favorite costumes I wore as a kid on Halloween. Halloween has experienced an increasingly virulent “love-hate” relationship among Catholics over the past decade or so, particularly since the advent of […]

October 30, 2011 - Clergy run full page ad against adult service site

Classified: Humans for Sale Full ad here partial ad below, BEND, Ore., — The sale of human beings has never been more common in the United States than it is today. Tuesday, a coalition of clergy ran a full-page ad in the New York Times calling on Village Voice Media, […]

October 29, 2011 - Oregon prom dress ministry

Oregon Prom Ministry The Catholic Sentinel reports on a non-profit called Abby’s Closet which helps teen girls find prom dresses. It was started by Sally Egland who works at the Resurrection Parish in Tualatin. The ministry has helped 2,4000 high school students find formal dresses for special occasions. This can […]

October 28, 2011 - Life lessons from the film Moneyball

By Kevin Palau Luis Palau Ministries Beaverton, Oregon This weekend, I went to see Moneyball, a film that tells the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics baseball season under the leadership of General Manager, Billy Beane (General Manager, 1998-today). Since I’ve never been much of a baseball fan, I was […]

October 27, 2011 - Occupy Wall Street & Religion embrace

Across the nation Occupy Wall Street gets spiritual, while some churches reach out By Oregon Christian Post, In Oregon, two Salem churches (First Presbyterian Church and First Congregational United Church of Christ) have opened their parking lots to local Occuppy Wall Street protestors. The Presbyterian Church is trying to make […]

October 26, 2011 - Pujols &Tebow: Breaking new ground for Christian athletes

Albert Pujols & Tim Tebow: Breaking new ground for Christian athletes By Guest Opinion, Oregon writer Albert Pujols & Tim Tebow are two Christian Athletes breaking new ground into new areas not often represented by Christian sports players.   Both have been in the news this month, Pujols making history by […]

October 24, 2011 - Steve Jobs' views on God, afterlife were challenged at the end

Steve Jobs on God and afterlife were challenged at the end By Guest Opinion Steve Jobs’ biographer was with Jobs near the final weeks of his cancer battle and reveals an enlightened and complicated view that Jobs had of God and the afterlife. Steve Jobs may have begun life as […]

October 23, 2011 - MLK memorial faulted for leaving God absent

This month the new Martin Luther King memorial site was officially inaugurated with an opening ceremony featuring President Barack Obama.    The new memorial was numerous Martin Luther King quotes has been noted for the glaring absence of the word “God”, says Alveda Celeste King was is niece to Martin Luther […]

October 22, 2011 - True Life Faith Film — Mighty Macs

We first gave a preview back in June to the upcoming faith film called Mighty Macs — based on an inspiring true story of a Catholic basketball success story and making changes ahead of their time. Below is a Mighty Macs film trailer and a great ESPN documentary video to […]

October 21, 2011 - Rob Bell to leave Mars Hill for tour & big undisclosed project

Rob Bell to leave Mars Hill for tour & big undisclosed project Pastor, author and video artist Rob Bell is making a big move by leaving his church, conducting a national tour and moving his family to Los Angeles area to start a new venture. Rob Bell is famous for […]