March 29, 2017 - Protester disrupts Portland service

By Faith News Note, Nearly a half hour into a Sunday service at a Portland church last month, an angry man stormed to the altar, clapping loudly, and ordered people to “Listen up!,” according to a KATU television report. He then spewed anti-homosexual rhetoric in front of the openly gay […]

March 27, 2017 - Bill bans state isolation punishment for youth

Oregon Senate votes to end isolation punishment for youth SB 82 bans Oregon Youth Authority from placing youth in locked rooms alone By Oregon Senate Majority Office SALEM – Oregon Youth Authority would be required to stop using isolation as a punishment, under a bill passed  by the Oregon Senate. […]

March 24, 2017 - The Shack movie stirs mixed emotions

By Randy Alcorn Eternal Perspectives Ministries, Sandy Oregon Please visit his blog The movie The Shack¸ based on the novel with the same title by Paul Young, will release in March. By now you have likely seen previews of the movie. Of course, in what I share below, I’m only […]

March 22, 2017 - Fake veteran scams churches

By Oregon Veterans Association, A man posing as a combat veteran and widowed father has preyed upon the generosity of Portland area Christians by telling heartbreaking but entirely fictitious stories, according to a KGW investigation launched in December. The television station’s investigation found that Michele Bocci, 34, a slender man […]

March 21, 2017 - Evangelicals and the Travel ban

By Tom Krattenmaker Award-winning Portland-based writer When it comes to our acceptance of other people, Jesus enlarged the circle. Love everyone, he taught. It’s encouraging to see this ethic holding up to some degree in a country where a culture of welcome has been one of our proudest hallmarks — […]

March 17, 2017 - De-censoring Charlie Brown Christmas

 By Catholic League for religious and civil rights In 1965, an animated Christmas special was aired, “Charlie Brown’s Christmas.” Peanuts character Linus quoted from Luke in the New Testament, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. That’s what […]

March 15, 2017 - Muslim interfaith speakers begin Oregon tour

From Samuel Metz, MD Portland, Oregon Soraya Deen is a nationally known speaker on interfaith dialogue and empowering women. The City Club of Portland event, described below, is one of several appearances in Oregon. Please see links below to find an event close to you.

March 13, 2017 - Student: What I learned at Missions COnference

By Multnomah University, Global studies major and Marketing Assistant Meghan Krause shares her perspective on this year’s Global Missions Conference.  Dr. Karen Fancher speaks at MU’s 77th annual Global Missions Conference. This past week, Multnomah hosted the 77th annual Global Ministries Conference, or GMC. The GMC’s slogan for this year […]

March 10, 2017 - Unique story of the man who gave it all up

All In Movement, Michael Phillips was once the owner and Chief Operating Officer of one of the fastest growing IT firms in the country. But in June of 2012, in response to what he describes as a “calling from God,” he walked away from his business and gave his truck […]

March 8, 2017 - 5th time lawmakers seek to dethrone Jason Lee

By Christian News Northwest Subscribe For the past several years, state Rep. Vic Gilliam sought persistently to see a statue of Oregon missionary pioneer Jason Lee replaced in the nation’s capital with one depicting the late U.S. Sen. and Gov. Mark Hatfield. With each successive year, his goal grew closer […]