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Americans are hooked – on drugs both legal and illegal. We are so desperate to self-medicate we celebrate drinking as a social necessity and legalize marijuana as a means to raise tax revenue.

Explaining Portland

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The greater Portland, Oregon area is our adopted hometown. We moved there in 1989 with three preschoolers to plant a new church. We lived there for 15 years, raising our children and growing a healthy church. We embraced many aspects of Stumptown – cheering for the Blazers (not the...

A question for preachers

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On the occasion of his second inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln said, “If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives...

Pornographers Unite!

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In northern California, next to a major freeway is an oversized billboard that reads, “PORNOGRAPHERS – Vote NO on Proposition 60.” Intriguing – what would be so important the porn industry would unite in such public opposition?


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Tomorrow starts the big party! We will formally celebrate the launch of Gateway Seminary and the dedication of our new campus in Ontario, California on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

Debating the Debate


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The first presidential debate is over and now pundits and pollsters are trying to determine who won, or gained polling points, or at least did not lose any ground. It wasn’t much of a debate – more like an argument in a middle school cafeteria or on a reality television program.