March 31, 2015 - Evangelicals, Reconciliation, Justice & the Powers that Be

By John Lussier New WineSkins, Oregon Blog Photo credit: All Nite Images “…the concept of reconciliation is empty of content unless it is built upon the firm foundation of justice.” — David P. Gushee As evangelical groups like the Southern Baptist Convention start to address issues of race and reconciliation I’d […]

March 30, 2015 - The ethics of “Right to Try” laws

Steve Buckstein Cascade Policy Institute If you or someone in your family had a terminal illness, would you want the right to try an experimental drug that might save a life? That’s what eleven-year-old Diego Morris of Phoenix wanted when he was diagnosed with a rare, deadly form of cancer. […]

March 28, 2015 - Portland Dine-Out to Fight Aids

By Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon DINE OUT, FIGHT AIDS on APRIL 30 Dining Out for Life® is a simply delicious way to support a worthy cause! On Thursday, April 30, 2015, more than 3,000 restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from this one special day of dining to […]

March 27, 2015 - 60 Minutes: ISIS persecution of Christians

The CBS News magazine 60 Minutes did a report on the state of the religious minority of Christians in the Middle East facing persecution from ISIS. Watch the video below.

March 25, 2015 - A different faith look to presidential candidates

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. And they’re off! Now that it’s 2015, we can say it: There will be a presidential election next […]

March 23, 2015 - Easter = you don’t need a Bucket List

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog The term “bucket list” was popularized by the 2007 movie of that name. It’s an inventory of things people want to do before they “kick the bucket.” The idea is, since our time on earth is limited, if […]

March 21, 2015 - Ex-Scientologist on celebrity wiretapping, prison camp

Marty Rathbun, who was a former member of the Church of Scientology before he left, is interviewed by NBC Today show on his experience as a high level staff member within Scientology. The interview relates to a new HBO documentary called Going Clear. With every controversial story there is another […]

March 20, 2015 - Free speech case over flag t-shirts

The Rutherford Institute Rejecting claims that student “hecklers” can silence patriotic speech, The Rutherford Institute has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review and reverse a lower court ruling that declared it unsafe for California public school students to wear American flag t-shirts to school. In a reply brief filed […]

March 18, 2015 - Oregon Psychic caught in $15M swindle

Oregon psychics swindle timber heir out of millions By Oregon Faith News Note; A mother-daughter team of psychics swindled Ralph Raines Jr., the heir to a Washington County logging company, out of an estimated $15.5 million. The lonely 66-year-old Raines was never married and had no children. He lived for […]

March 16, 2015 - Iraq War vet plants NW church

By NW Baptist (Photo Jeff Guillard (left) and Pastor Michael Johnson review the Sunday worship schedule before The River Church core group meeting at Moxee City Hall in Moxee, WA. Johnson arrived in Moxee and began planting The River Church in January after concluding his service).  Michael Johnson learned a […]