December 31, 2014 - Of Ferguson, race & adoption?

By Holt International Eugene based adoption organization It has been an emotionally exhausting couple of weeks for me.  My son, who is bi-racial, was home from college when the Ferguson decision was announced.  He was upset, confused, and after a while, filled with rage.  As his mom, I tried to […]

December 29, 2014 - Thank God for the Dalai Lama

By Paul Louis Metzger Multnomah University Professor New Wine Skins Ministry For all of orthodox Christianity’s differences in belief from the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism, we share many things in common. One of the things I admire most is his profound compassionate care for all of existence, most notably, his […]

December 24, 2014 - After Noah, I’m skipping Exodus

After Noah, I’m skipping Exodus By Guest Opinion, Oregon Faith Report After I walked out of the movie Noah, I have become much more discerning in my herd mentality to rush to see the next faith film. The problems of the movie Noah seemed to repeat themselves with the new […]

December 22, 2014 - NW store aims to be ‘Willy Wonka of Weed’

Sky High Gardens is a large Seattle marijuana business with 20 employees and 13,000-square-feet building. The business hopes to turn their large operation into a place that teh publci can do tours. See video below.

December 19, 2014 - College welcomes terrorists, bans Santa

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the way secular activists are reacting to Christmas: It never ceases to amaze me how down-right scared some secularists are of Christmas. Here are a few recent examples. The University of Maine was forced to come to its […]

December 17, 2014 - Rebranding Christmas

By Tom Krattenmaker  Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know – Article Also featured on..USA TODAY, Ah, the perils and pitfalls of the Christmas … er … holiday season. Like the stockings hung over the fireplace on Christmas morning, my newsfeeds and inbox have been full of […]

December 15, 2014 - Oregon ministers speak out on Torture Report

By Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon supports the release of the Senate Torture Report, which details the CIA’s use of so-called “enhanced interrogations.” The disturbing acts of torture described in the report clearly violate the ethical and moral values we hold as a nation. Torture is also […]

December 10, 2014 - Inclusion going too far on college campuses?

By Tom Krattenmaker  Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know – Article Also featured on..USA TODAY, Nondiscrimination and student group leadership: Inclusion gone too far? Is the pope Catholic? Is the president of the Christian student club Christian? These questions might seem equal in their wry obviousness. […]

December 8, 2014 - Disney censures “God” from blog comments

During Thanksgiving one 10-year old girl went to a Disney blog where it asked kids to write a comment on what they were thankful for. The girl was surprised at the response. See video below. Watch the latest video at

December 5, 2014 - Nativity scenes in 9 State Capitols

Thomas More Society Nativity scenes will appear in nine State Capitols this Christmas – five of them due to the work of the Chicago-based Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm. As experts on public nativity displays, Thomas More Society attorneys have settled legal challenges for private groups […]