March 31, 2014 - Virtue Awards needs your help

By Virtue First Foundation The 4th Annual Virtue First Awards are just around the corner. Please review the attachments for more information. So how can you help? 1. Dedicate the evening on your own personal calendar. Be there. 2. Make some nominations for awards. A coach, teacher, youth minister, business, […]

March 28, 2014 - Catholics rebut Jimmy Carter quote

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights “The fact that the Catholic Church, for instance, prohibits women from serving as priests or even deacons gives a kind of a permission to male people all over the world, that well, if God thinks that women are inferior, I’ll treat them […]

March 26, 2014 - Religious liberty cases

By Tom Krattenmaker  Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know – Article Also featured on..USA TODAY, Can a Christian merchant legally refuse service to gay people? Should a Christian business owner be exempt from providing employees with health insurance that includes contraceptives he deems immoral? As the […]

March 24, 2014 - Will We Recognize Each Other in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn  Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog When asked if we would recognize friends in Heaven, George MacDonald responded, “Shall we be greater fools in Paradise than we are here?” Yet many people wonder whether we’ll know each other in Heaven. What lies behind that […]

March 21, 2014 - Muslim denied prayer at Empire State building

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit brought by two Muslims from Long Island against the owners of the Empire State Building: Last July, Fahad and Amina Tirmizi and their two children went to the observation deck on the 86th floor of the […]

March 19, 2014 - Oregon conference votes on same-sex measure

By Faith News Note: Attendees at the Dorchester Conference voted 233-162 to endorse a ballot measure in favor of overturning Oregon’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. The vote came amid concerns that young voters might leave the party over the issue. The measure is expected be on the November ballot. […]

March 18, 2014 - 1st Church: Wyden on surveillance state

National Security, Civil Liberties and the Surveillance State March 18, 2014, 7 p.m. First Congregational Church, Portland, Oregon Featuring Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon. Cosponsored by the Oregon Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. Free and open to the public; registration required at How do we ensure that […]

March 17, 2014 - The debate over legalized prostitution

By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry I oppose legalizing prostitution. While I appreciate the concern of those who believe that legalizing prostitution will bring about more favorable conditions for prostitutes, I am not convinced. In fact, I believe the opposite is the case most if […]

March 15, 2014 - Learn Hinduism & Christianity over pizza

By Evergreen Presbyterian, Hinduism 101 & Christianity 101 at the Beaverton Religion Forum On Sunday, March 16, The Beaverton Religion Forum will feature Ramesh Krishnamurthy, who will present a crash course, Hinduism 101 in 20 minutes. Nathan Lewis will make a similar presentation, Christianity 101. The two presenters will then […]

March 14, 2014 - Noah movie stirs controversy

New film “Noah” has critics on many sides, but momentum is building for the film. See the Today show news clip below. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy