April 29, 2015 - Controversial state sex-ed event cancelled

By Christian News Northwest Subscribe A state-funded, teen-oriented conference on sexuality that drew a large and vocal outcry from concerned Christians a year ago suddenly won’t return this month to this coastal city, and its opponents are giving credit to God. But they also are quick to credit a Portland […]

April 27, 2015 - Portland charity quick on Nepal aid

By Mercy Corps Portland based relief organization, Our team in Nepal today is quickly prepping emergency supply kits for survivors of yesterday’s deadly earthquake. Each kit will supply a family with items like clean water, clothing, cooking utensils, towels and hygiene supplies to meet their daily needs. We are also […]

April 24, 2015 - Only 1% of priest abuse accusations found credible

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on the results of the latest annual survey of clergy sexual abuse conducted by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate: Never before has there been better news about clergy sexual abuse, and never have the media […]

April 22, 2015 - Should we expect to be persecuted?

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog Jesus said, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first” (John 15:18). Peter said, “Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something […]

April 20, 2015 - A plan to fight NW church decline

By Cameron Crabtree NW Baptist Convention Photo Caption: John March Clifton spoke at a series of Legacy Church presentations held around the Northwest Baptist Convention to discuss revitalization efforts for declining churches. Churches in the Northwest facing serious decline and possible closure may have renewed opportunities for ministry impact through […]

April 17, 2015 - Ex-Disney director producing new drama series

From, Bob Garner, a well-known former Disney producer and director who has worked with Star Wars creator George Lucas and actress Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music), is producing a “behind the scenes” mini-documentary for With Lee In Virginia, a family-friendly Christian audio drama CD that is set […]

April 15, 2015 - Christian pioneer statue could be removed

By Christian News Northwest Subscribe Those concerned Christians who still hope an Oregon pioneer missionary can remain a symbol of the state in the nation’s capital now have only one option left — persuade the state’s legislators. And time is running out. Anticipating recommendations from a special study commission appointed […]

April 13, 2015 - The pope turns up heat on climate change

By Tom Krattenmaker  Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know Tom’s article also featured on USA Today It comes as bad news to many that Pope Francis’ tenure at the Vatican might be short. But there are probably some Catholics in this country who gave a silent […]

April 10, 2015 - Media bias in religious liberty poll

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights In January, an AP-GfK poll found that 57 percent agreed that “wedding-related businesses with religious objections should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples.” Today, a Reuters/Ipsos poll was released that tapped the following questions: “Businesses should not be allowed to […]

April 8, 2015 - Police reformer pastor wins Oregon award

By Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon EMO honors Rev. T. Allen Bethel as “Ecumenist of the Year” The Rev. T. Allen Bethel, senior pastor of Maranatha Church, will be named “Ecumenist of the Year” on May 7, 2015, at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner. […]