September 28, 2018 - Faith moments during Kavanaugh hearing

By Jim Miller, It is always interesting to see how God and spirituality find themselves into the language of important historic moments. It must be said that invoking God, faith or prayer does not equate to someone’s innocence or righteousness, but interesting nonetheless.  After watching three hours of the hearing […]

September 26, 2018 - 26,000 Oregonians turnout for Rev. Graham

By Christian News NW, Subscribe Three of Graham seven evening events in the Decision America Pacific Northwest tour took place in Oregon, and the remainder in Washington. The first Oregon gathering was Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds and Exposition Park in Medford, with an estimated 8,700 attending […]

September 25, 2018 - Youth pastor arrested over minor he met at church, online corruption

By Faith News Note, Beaverton police arrested 30-year-old Lake Oswego Youth Pastor Ryan Mutchler this week. The suspect drew suspicion from parents fo a minor who were alarmed over texts to their daughter. The police set a sting operation over the phone and then apprehended Ryan Mutchler.  Ryan Mutchler was […]

September 24, 2018 - ‘Aid, Advise, Encourage’ suicide bill passes

Life Legal Defense Foundation, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law  a bill (SB 282) that allows any person to “aid, advise, and encourage” suicide under the state’s assisted suicide law. Until now, these actions were felonies, as the state had a longstanding policy to protect people from self-harm. The […]

September 22, 2018 - Innocent man freed after 27 years, praises God

Faith News Note, Valentino Dixon just spent 27 years behind bars and is now free thanks to a man who confessed. His artwork and a Gold magazine helped play a key role in his unlikely release. Watch the interview on Today show and be encouraged by his praise and thanks […]

September 21, 2018 - China closes church for refusing surveillance demands

China Aid, Photo: People gather outside Zion Church on Sept. 9 after it was banned by authorities. Photo courtesy of Zion Church When one of Beijing’s largest underground churches first refused to install surveillance cameras that would allow authorities to spy on their activities, they didn’t know it would end […]

September 19, 2018 - Poll: How Americans view organized religion

Pew Research, The highly religious typology groups – Sunday Stalwarts, God-and-Country Believers and the Diversely Devout – tend to have positive views of churches and other religious institutions. Majorities in each of these groups say that religious organizations strengthen morality, bring people together and do more good than harm. By […]

September 16, 2018 - Oregon Ad Battle: Atheist vs. Hobby Lobby

By M. Martin, Oregon writer, The nature and narrative of America’s religious history is being battled out with full page ads in the state’s largest newspaper.  First it was Hobby Lobby placing a full page in The Oregonian on Independence Day (Independence Day ad here). Now this weekend, the Freedom […]

September 14, 2018 - Christian ad barred from Football field

Press Release by 4 Winds USA, Before a Louisiana high school football game, two Benton High School students were told they had to remove Christian logos from the end zones. The two students left the field and did not help those who removed the logos. The “Christ Fit Gym” logos […]

September 12, 2018 - Child pornographers holding each other hostage

Oregon US Attorney General, Press Release, Andre Eugene Shaw, 34, of Portland, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for extorting child pornographers for money and services. Shaw previously pleaded guilty to extortion, transmitting extortionate communications in interstate commerce, money laundering and […]