December 31, 2012 - Study: America’s Mormon Momement missed

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life America’s “Mormon moment” is over, and public opinion appears to be little changed. Eight-in-ten Americans (82%) say they learned little or nothing about the Mormon religion during the presidential campaign, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. Most Americans still are unable […]

December 30, 2012 - Chart: America’s adoption slide

This month Russia passed a law that outlawed American adoptions in Russia. Below is a charting showing the slide in adoptions by Americans across the various counntires.

December 29, 2012 - 2012 Top 10 List of Most Impactful Charities

2012 Top 10 List of Most Impactful Charities When it comes to end-of-year charitable giving, the number one questions a donor usually ask is:  Where can my donation make the greatest impact in the lives of others?  To answer this, challenged exhaustive research, strategic givers and the largest Christian […]

December 28, 2012 - Demand rises for NC-17 rating for award nominated Tarantino film

Christian Group Demands Hollywood Ratings Board Give Quentin Tarantino’s New Western an NC-17 RatingBy Movieguide The Christian Film & Television Commission®, an advocacy group in Hollywood, is petitioning the Motion Picture Association of America to change the rating of the ultra-violent new western from Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED, from R […]

December 27, 2012 - I can’t believe you two got married?

. By Kristina, Imago Dei Portland Church My daughter has on occasion said of my wife and me, “It amazes me you two ever dated, let alone got married.” Having lived in the house with us for over twenty years has given her unique a perspective and insight into our […]

December 26, 2012 - Local student produces film about teen moms

Teen moms film shows in Oregon By Faith News Note: The documentary “Teen Moms Have a Future” was created and shown in Milwaukie, Oregon. The film was directed by Courtney Polk, herself a mother at sixteen and now a student at Clackamas Community College, majoring in digital multimedia communications. Polk’s […]

December 25, 2012 - Christmas call: Leave empty place setting for persecuted pastor

Faith Organizations Launch National Campaign Called, ‘Leave a Christmas Place Setting for Pastor Saeed’ By Patrick Mahoney Pastor Saeed Abedini is a Iranian born U. S. citizen who is being held in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith. The Washington, D.C. based Christian Defense Coalition and Faith and Action […]

December 24, 2012 - Gold, Frankincense and an M16

By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry Like so many other Americans, I can’t wait for Christmas. I can’t wait to see children open gifts and to worship Jesus to whom the magi of old brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Still, like for so […]

December 23, 2012 - Poll: Trend in what Christmas greeting people prefer

A new survey finds Americans by a wide margin prefer the traditional “Merry Christmas” greeting to the non-specific “Happy Holidays.” The Knights of Columbus-Marist Poll found that two-thirds of adults nationally — 66 percent — think people should say, “Merry Christmas,” while less than one-third — 29 percent — believe […]

December 22, 2012 - Les Miserables film gains big Catholic buzz

By Catholic League for Religious and Civil rights “Every bishop, priest, pastor and cleric should be begging their people to go see this movie. ”   Raymond Arroyo, New York Times best-selling author and host of EWTN’s “The World Over,” had a chance to preview “Les Misérables.” This incredible movie […]