Online-only version of Mission ConneXion draws thousands

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher PORTLAND — One of the Northwest’s largest annual in-person Christian events remained very large last month in its 19th run,...

Western Seminary provost selected for president’s post

PORTLAND — A veteran Christian educator and pastor this month becomes president of Western Seminary, which is a longtime fixture in the Rose City...

States back off limiting turnouts at church events

Churches across Oregon and Washington will no longer face civil or criminal penalties for hosting gatherings that exceed numerical restrictions aimed at limiting the...

New facility designed to address a big need

George Fox building will house healthcare-oriented programs   NEWBERG — George Fox University recently secured an important approval on a new healthcare-oriented study program that starts...

Annual rally for life postponed out of security concerns

UPDATE:  After the story below was first posted, Oregon Right to Life announced that the Jan. 23 rally will be postponed to a yet-undetermined...

Pro-life agency challenges ethics of COVID vaccines

NORCROSS, Ga.  — Georgia Right to Life last month announced its policy opposing vaccines whose development exploited the intentional death of a pre-born child. “The...

In Vancouver, Will Graham promotes ‘faith, not fear’

By JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher VANCOUVER, Wash. — If evangelist Will Graham was looking for an especially appropriate moment to talk about ministering in uncertain,...

In COVID era, Mission ConneXion’s 19th run offered online only

PORTLAND — As it has grown over the past two decades, Mission ConneXion Northwest each January has become one of the region’s biggest annual...

Portland mission launches mobile service to help the needy

PORTLAND — For the first time in its 71-year history of serving neighbors in need, Portland Rescue Mission is now delivering life-sustaining meals and...

Newberg university, Salem mission grapple with recent COVID spikes

Both Union Gospel Mission of Salem and George Fox University in Newberg responded quickly to combat COVID-19 outbreaks last month. As reported Nov. 9 by...