Wild about reaching young people

‘Horses are good for you,’ say ministry ranch owners   JUNCTION CITY — Mike and Jeanie Langley acknowledge that their ranch ministry a few miles from this Lane...

Freedom Rally alludes often to what are seen as Biblical values

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher PORTLAND — At a rally sponsored by groups that find a large share of their support by evangelical Christians, one might...

For fifth time, legislation aims to remove statue of Oregon missionary pioneer Lee

By JOHN FORTMEYER CNNW publisher SALEM — For the past several years, state Rep. Vic Gilliam sought persistently to see a statue of Oregon missionary pioneer...

Faith groups in Portland, other cities, seen as key to solving homelessness

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Faith-based organizations are at the forefront of addressing root causes of homelessness, providing not only the majority of emergency shelter beds but innovating...

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...