June 29, 2015 - The last words said by my dad before he died

by Rick Johnson Better Dads Ministry, Gresham, Oregon “I love you, too” were the final words my dad would say to me before he passed away. Can greater words ever be spoken amidst the knowledge that a final hour was drawing near? I am one of the blessed ones. Not […]

June 26, 2015 - Congressman starts Faith-it-Forward campaign

By Congressman Randy Forbes Congressman Randy Forbes, Founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, announced a new initiative on Tuesday, June 23rd. The purpose of the initiative, called #FaithitForward, is to unite the country around celebrating the positive impact of faith in local communities. Members of Congress across the […]

June 24, 2015 - Church shooting exposes ugly truths

By Tom Krattenmaker  Award-winning Portland-based writer Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know Tom’s article also featured on USA Today Charleston slaughter demands we heal our sick society Let this awful moment open our eyes and galvanize our action. After the hideous murders of nine black worshipers in a Christian […]

June 19, 2015 - Hollywood mogul vows to fight anti-semitism

By Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights Bill Donohue comments on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s remarks condemning anti-Semitism at a Simon Wiesenthal Center awards dinner on March 24: “We’re gonna have to get as organized as the Mafia,” Weinstein said. “We just can’t take it anymore. We just can’t […]

June 17, 2015 - Oregon ruling forces taxes on priest homes

Ominous Oregon Tax Court Decision Seeks Property Taxes on Church Property By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, Oregon is somewhat unique for adding unique layers of government not often replicated in other states. In addition to Metro Regional government in the Portland area, Oregon also sports a Tax Court that […]

June 15, 2015 - Father’s Day national campaign — Don’t Buy the Tie!

Celebrate Father’s Day in a new way this year – “Don’t Buy the Tie”! The Mentoring Project, Mentoring ministry based out of Beaverton, Oregon On June 1st, The Mentoring Project launched its fourth annual “Don’t Buy the Tie” campaign for Father’s Day. Instead of buying another tie or meaningless gift […]

June 12, 2015 - Faith film on Amazing Grace creator & slave biopic

The ground-breaking Christian film, ‘Freedom,’ from Writer/Producer Tim Chey, which hit select theaters this Friday, June 6 and Video on Demand through Time Warner. The film looks at two stories, one of them on the early life of John Newton, the former slave trader who wrote ‘Amazing Grace.’   “I’m […]

June 10, 2015 - Rep. Weidner: Little known newborn killer needs attention

Weidner bill would start pilot program to screen for fatal Krabbe disease By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, Rep. Jim Weidner is working on a bill to start a pilot program to screen newborns for Krabbe disease. Unless the disease is caught very early, it is fatal. The parents of […]

June 8, 2015 - Race, Faith & Justice in the Ferguson Age

By John Lussier New WineSkins, Oregon Blog Warner Pacific College and The Portland NAACP with The Portland YWCA, Impact NW, and A Common Table present RACE, FAITH, AND JUSTICE IN THE AGE OF FERGUSON AND BALTIMORE Race, Faith, and Justice will take place at Warner Pacific College 2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland, […]