September 30, 2012 - Problems of Jesus' wife discovery

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights The evidence that Jesus had a wife can be ascertained by using a magnifying glass to read a 3.8 x 7.6 centimeter inscription made on a scrap of papyrus. We know nothing about when the scrap was discovered. We know nothing about […]

September 29, 2012 - Lord of the Rings actor in new faith film

Lord of the Rings Actor to Play Villain in Upcoming Christian Movie By Beyond the Mask Film John Rhys-Davies of Lord the Rings fame has officially accepted a lead role in Beyond the Mask, a period action-adventure currently filming in the Detroit area. Beloved by American and British audiences alike, […]

September 27, 2012 - Portland theologian & Buddhist priest host interfaith discussion

New Wineskins, A program of Multnomah Biblical Seminary. On Monday, September 3rd at 7:30 PM, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside in Portland) hosted an interfaith dialogue/exchange between evangelical theologian, Paul Louis Metzger (Ph.D., King’s College London), and Zen Buddhist priest, Kyogen Carlson (ordained Shasta Abbey; certified teacher, Dharma […]

September 26, 2012 - France to ban words Father & Mother for same-sex rights reforms

France to ban words Father & Mother for same-sex rights reforms  Faith News Note, Under a new law being considered in France, the words “mother” and “father” would be removed from official state documents. The effort is being motivated out of a plan to legalize gay marriage and expand adoption […]

September 25, 2012 - Romney, Mormonism & American Exceptionalism

by Michael MacLeod Oregon academic blog Politics Among Friends What does the emergence of Mitt Romney as a Presidential candidate tell us about the American political story? Regardless of whether or not the Republican ticket wins the November election, the possibility that the nation could elect a Mormon as President […]

September 24, 2012 - Beaverton church brings Islam & Bahai into public discussion

By Evergreen Presbyterian, Beaverton The Beaverton Religion Forum is returning to Evergreen’s fall schedule. We are hoping to expand beyond our discussions with our atheist and agnostic neighbors to include the Bahai, Ananda, and once again, the Islamic Center of Portland. We hope to discuss with the Bahai, “What is […]

September 23, 2012 - Bogus Catholic petition on Romney criticized

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Two weeks ago, in the weekly bulletin of an Upper East side Catholic church, there was a letter by six former U.S. ambassadors to the Vatican stating their support for Romney. The priest responsible for including the letter is now the subject […]

September 22, 2012 - Youth pastor recalls life of teen killed

Pastor Jeremy Stillwell of Beaverton Foursquare church spoke at the funeral of 17 year old Max McGregor of Beaverton Oregon. McGregor was killed when he was hit by car walking home from a bus stop when the car veered off the road. The car also ran over a fence and […]

September 21, 2012 - Newly discovered C.S. Lewis documents reveal Darwin comments

Robert Crowther, Discovery Institute, Famed Christian writer C.S. Lewis has often been regarded as either uninterested in the modern evolution debate or generally supportive of evolutionary theory. But newly discovered notes written by Lewis challenge those views, revealing Lewis’s intense interest in the topic of evolution as well as his […]

September 20, 2012 - NW Church fights gay donor ban with blood drive

Oregon Faith News Note: King-5 news in Seattle reports that theFirst Christian Church in Olympia, Wash., held a blood drive on September 6 to draw attention to the FDA’s ban on blood donations from homosexual men. The policy has been in place since 1983 in an effort to keep the […]