June 29, 2013 - Atheist seeking God?

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the atheist quest for God: On June 22, CNN ran a piece on atheists in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a veritable religious wasteland, who meet on Sundays in a “rapt conversation” led by a “chaplain.” Described as a “church without […]

June 28, 2013 - Liberal faith groups denounce drone strikes

by Institute on Religion and Democracy Jeff Walton Religious Left Charges U.S. Drone Policy on Autopilot “The pacifist Religious Left is again denouncing drone strikes against terrorists without offering plausible alternatives.” -IRD President Mark Tooley Washington, DC—A letter to President Obama from United Methodist, United Church of Christ, Quaker, Brethren, […]

June 26, 2013 - 1 in 5 on Oregon Food Stamps

By Elise Hilton, Cascade Policy Institute   One in five Oregonians participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government’s “food stamp” program. Despite indications that the national economy is showing signs of revival, SNAP usage is at an all-time high: Food-stamp use rose 2.7% in the U.S. in February from […]

June 25, 2013 - When Evangelicals act like predatory salesmen

By Paul Louis Metzger and John W. Morehead New Wine Skins Ministry, Oregon Most of us cringe when we hear a knock on the door and see a salesperson there. We often have a similar distaste for the prospects of visiting a car lot as we try to buy a […]

June 24, 2013 - Study: Web dating = longer marraiges

Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer By Health day News, If you’re looking for the perfect mate, a new study suggests you might be on the right track if you turn to the Internet: Married couples who met online were slightly more likely to be happy and stay […]

June 21, 2013 - Study: Faith helps in treating mental illness

Faith May Complement Treatment for Mental Illness By Health Day News A belief in God may boost the effectiveness of short-term treatment for mental illness, according to a small new study. The study included 159 psychiatric patients whose levels of depression, well-being and self-harm were assessed at the start and […]

June 20, 2013 - CA bill targets Scouts, Catholic Church

Wall Street Journal Editorial, Democrats have a supermajority in the California legislature, and one fear is that they’ll use it to punish their political enemies. Consider the bill moving fast in the legislature to suspend California’s statute of limitations on child sex abuse torts and expose nonprofits to unlimited litigation. […]

June 19, 2013 - Inside Oregon’s Teen Sexuality Conference

by ParentsRightsinEd Do you think minors teaching a group of adults about porn is “best practice” or “research-based”? Below is a link to yet another article from a non-Oregon resident who attended last month’s Adolescent Sexuality Conference. As you read this, keep in mind that many students and teachers from […]

June 18, 2013 - Tornados, God & lingering questions

By Tom Krattenmaker Tom is an award-winning Portland-based writer Recent books Onward Christian Athletes & The Evangelicals you Don’t Know – Featured also at USA Today here God is all good. God is all-powerful. Evil and tragedy happen. Pick two, as the saying goes, but all three of those postulations […]