Warm event on cold day focuses on ever-hot topic of preborn life

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND – The organizers of a Jan. 15 rally here hadn’t initially intended to hold their annual event indoors for the...

15th run of Mission ConneXion emphasizes role all can play

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND — The theme for the 15th annual run of Mission ConneXion Northwest last month was a clear and simple three-word question...

Proposed Oregon bill seen as forcing churches to pay for abortions

SALEM — Although pro-life activiists defeated a similar bill two years ago at the State Capitol, new legislation is described as forcing Oregon churches...

Portland Seminary is the third name for school in its history

TIGARD — Two decades after a merger that resulted in the creation of George Fox Evangelical Seminary, that same entity has undergone a name...

Regional Friends church group will officially split over sexuality issues

NEWBERG — A regional group of evangelical Friends (Quaker) churches has been together more than a century, but will officially split during the next...

Again facing protests, Satan club for kids adds a Tacoma school site

  TACOMA, Wash. — Despite the protests of concerned Christians, the After School Satan Club movement officially expanded from one Northwest city to another last...

Fired teacher to appeal loss of his lawsuit

  PORTLAND — An attorney for Bill Diss, the Portland schoolteacher who claimed he was fired in 2014 for his religious views and pro-life activity,...

Big annual pro-life rally to move indoors for first time Jan. 15

  PORTLAND — For decades, pro-life Christians have faced everything winter in the Northwest has to offer — occasional sun, light drizzle, torrential rain, high...

Conveying hope to a very needy world

Former ambassador shares life of faith at annual business luncheon By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND — A just-ended snowstorm made things outside look very seasonal Dec....

Millennials given focus in Alpha film series effort

    By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW pubilsher WEST LINN — The worldwide Alpha program is known for bringing tens of millions of people to faith in Christ, but a...