November 28, 2014 - Air Forces revises religious liberty policy

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the latest directives issued by the U.S. Air Force on the subject of religious expression: The revisions are a major step forward for religious liberty. Air Force Instruction 1, Section 2.11 no longer says that “an individual’s free […]

November 26, 2014 - Jesus, girls & Duck football

Check out this viral video of a 6th grader, from O’Hare Catholic school in Eugene, who got ask a Duck football coach a question at a press conference. Watch the video below.

November 24, 2014 - Pastor refuses to pay $1M in taxes

Coquille couple face charges of tax evasion By Oregon Tax News, Coquille couple Ronald and Dorothea Joling are facing charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and tax evasion. The couple owes $1.1 million in back taxes, interest, and penalties dating back to 1994. The couple are on trial at […]

November 21, 2014 - Busting the Charity “Overhead” myth

By Katherine Hutt Oregon Better Business Bureau When it comes to your charity dollars, what’s more important than how much a charity spends on its fundraising and administrative costs? Well, a lot actually. Three leading charity evaluators say effectiveness is key and that the “overhead myth” that emphasizes financial ratios […]

November 19, 2014 - Finding faith in loss of children — a local story

Forest Grove community bands together to remember two children killed in fatal crash By Michal Ann McArthur, The Forest Grove community has banded together to remember two children killed in a fatal car accident one year ago. On October 20, 2013, two stepsisters, Anna Dieter-Eckerdt (6) and Abigail Robinson (11), […]

November 14, 2014 - Atheist trend: Nicer, more inspirational

By David Skeel In his new book “Waking Up,” neuroscientist and popular atheist Sam Harris recounts that “a feeling of peace came over me” as he followed in Jesus’ footsteps on a hill by the Sea of Galilee, and it “soon grew to a blissful stillness that silenced my thoughts. […]

November 12, 2014 - Faith response to Brittany’s assisted suicide

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog It was announced that on Saturday Nov 1st, 29-year-old terminally ill Brittany Maynard chose to end her life under Oregon’s physician assisted suicide law. It’s heavy on my heart that this happened only minutes from where Nanci and […]

November 10, 2014 - Climate change & pro-life connection

By Tom Krattenmaker  Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know – Article Also featured on..USA TODAY, This is not a column dedicated to bludgeoning those unmoved by liberals’ warnings about climate change. It is an invitation to people, especially Christians, to think about what’s happening to the […]

November 7, 2014 - Religious liberty worsens in 55 nations

Bill Donahue, Catholic League Aid to the Church in Need monitors religious liberty around the world. Its latest report covered the period October 2012 to June 2014. It concluded that of the world’s 196 countries, changes in the condition of religious liberty were noted in 61 of them: in only […]

November 4, 2014 - Houston’s religious liberty scare

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog You may be aware of the situation in Houston, Texas, where five pastors who have been vocal in opposing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) were subpoenaed by the mayor, demanding that they hand over materials related to […]