November 30, 2012 - Court takes up Obamacare religious liberty case

By Catholic League for Religious and civil rights The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Fourth Circuit of Appeals to hear the constitutional issues involved in two provisions of ObamaCare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Previously, the circuit court ruled that a challenge by Liberty University to ObamaCare was […]

November 29, 2012 - Pastor offers changes for Black Friday

By Rick McKinley is pastor of Imago Dei Portland Church I was asked to contribute to the CNN “Belief Blog” on the topic of Black Friday. Below is a selection from my post. *This content is posted with permission from CNN. As I watched the scene on TV, I imagined […]

November 28, 2012 - Lawmaker submits Oregon Death Penalty Repeal

By Oregon Faith News Note, Oregon state Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) plans to introduce a bill proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the death penalty and substitute life in prison without possibility of parole. If the legislators pass the bill, Oregonians would then vote on the amendment in the 2014 […]

November 27, 2012 - Election: Is America getting worse or better?

By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry You may have come across statements to the effect that the apocalypse is at hand given the election results. You may have heard similar statements from those whose candidates won, if they had lost. It certainly makes me wonder […]

November 26, 2012 - Hillsboro sex offender church service raises questions

A local Hillsboro church is doing something unique by hosting services designed for sex offenders and their recovery. The problem is that the church is located next to a school and has some parents worried. Watch the video below.

November 25, 2012 - More signs on the War on Christmas

  By Catholic League for Religious and civil rights One of the most famous atheists in American history, Paul Kurtz, died last month at age 86. While not religion-friendly, he was by no means a hater. Indeed, he hated what he called “angry atheists,” the kind we see with increasing […]

November 24, 2012 - Adopting an older child: Is fear holding you back?

By Holt International Eugene based chairty  Shila Ann Henderson is the mother of 10 children, five adopted through Holt, three of whom came home after the age of five. “Some people think it’s too late for older children to be adopted, especially kids who have always been waiting,” says Shila. […]

November 23, 2012 - Kid’s book by 9/11 survivors: What if Jesus was a NY fireman?

New Children’s Book by 9/11 Survivors Asks, ‘What if Jesus Were a New York City Firefighter?’ By Martin E. Coleman, VICO Publishing, More than a decade since September 11, 2001, parents and educators seek ways to explain 9/11 to children, many of whom were not even born that day, while […]

November 22, 2012 - America’s first Thanksgiving controversy

By Melanie Kirkpatrick, Senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of “Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia’s Underground Railroad” It is hard to imagine America’s favorite holiday as a source of political controversy. But that was the case in 1789, the year of our first Thanksgiving […]

November 21, 2012 - Local critic on “The Shack” devotional book

  By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Author of Heaven The Shack spent 50 weeks at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold 18 million copies, and has been translated into 41 languages. November 13 marks the release of another book by the same author, called Crossroads. […]