July 31, 2012 - Unsung heroes of the "Dark Knight" tragedy

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven I was looking over their excellent young adult website,, and read the following article concerning the young men who gave their lives to protect the women they loved. I found it touching, inspiring and insightful: Real Heroes at ‘The […]

July 30, 2012 - Marriage measure makes Washington ballot

By JOHN FORTMEYER Christian News Northwest Subscribe It really wasn’t a surprise when Washington’s secretary of state’s office announced June 12 that this November’s statewide ballot will include at least one measure related to marriage. During the previous week, opponents of same-sex marriage had submitted more than twice the number of […]

July 29, 2012 - Stark media bias over bishop-nun dispute

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights Media coverage of both the “Fortnight for Freedom” events sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and the competing “Nuns on the Bus” campaign, reveal interesting results. A total of 141 dioceses, involving tens of thousands of Catholics, participated in […]

July 28, 2012 - Oregon faith writers event in August

By Oregon Christian Writers The 2012 Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference will be held August 13-16 at the Aldersgate Conference Center near Salem, Oregon. Evening keynoter is James L. Rubart, bestselling author, popular speaker, and marketing consultant. Cecil Murphey, Thursday morning keynoter speaker, is a New York Times best-selling author […]

July 27, 2012 - Pastor dies right after sermon

Rev. Jerome McNeil, a Pastor at Christian Chapel CME Church in Dallas Fort Worth gave a moving sermon and then afterwards had a heart attack and died. It shocked the congregation and yet reinforced on how the here and now can be there and went when eternity calls. See the […]

July 26, 2012 - Study: Clues behind first-time church guests

Churches with 300-500 in Weekly Attendance Rate Higher with First-Time Guests By Melanie Smollen, Faith Perceptions, After four years of sending mystery guests into churches to evaluate the first-time guest experience, Faith Perceptions has again released their findings in its annual Church Index. It shows that “large” churches (300 – […]

July 25, 2012 - Ex-rap star becomes Portland pastor

By Guest Opinion, Portland pastor Cole Brown used to work in the hip-hop industry. While there, he found Jesus, came back to Portland, and wrote a book—Lies My Pastor Told Me. Now he’s written a new book: Lies Hip-Hop Told Me, due to be released on July 2. When he […]

July 24, 2012 - Why men need honor

By Rick Johnson Better Dads Ministry, Oregon Perhaps no character trait embodies healthy masculinity more than that of honor. Honor is the soul of masculinity. It is a code that a man lives by that lifts him above mere mediocrity and survival. It allows him to use the incredible power […]

July 23, 2012 - Teen's help nearly kills woman outside church

By Guest Opinion, In a case of a good Samaritan deed gone horribly wrong, a 17 year old teen tried to help an 82-year old woman trying to park her car at the Holy Rosary Church in Portland.    The woman, Mary Hart, accepted the help. Upon backing up the car […]

July 22, 2012 - Important week for religious freedom

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights This week, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo heralded the inclusion of the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act, and key provisions from the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, in the appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2013 of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS. These measures would strengthen […]