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This Sunday, churches around the country will celebrate the value of human life. In honor of Sanctity of Life Sunday, we’re reminding our readers about the importance of this issue. We often hear the term “social justice,” yet abortion frequently is not considered a “justice” issue. God calls us to value life throughout the Bible.......

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Empowering Prepare The Way Ministries: We are excited by what God has done through Prepare the Way Ministries in 2017 — our 10th Christian Youth Summit and 4th Apologetics Conference, inspiring testimonies from our published book, opportunities to speak nationally, and the privilege of watching lives changed. We need your help to continue this momentum......

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Encore Theatre Company presents “The Gift of the Magi,” a wonderfully written story by O. Henry, carefully adapted by Jon Jory, and masterfully directed by Allyson Swales, and performing at the historic Boys & Girls Club of Downtown Bend. Tickets are on sale now! $10 for adults, and $7.50 for children and seniors. Jim and......

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“Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness.” – Psalm 107:8-9 As you celebrate this Thanksgiving, please revisit the Christian roots of this uniquely American [Holy]day. Consider this 1789 quote......

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeff Myers, President of Summit Ministries, will be the keynote speaker for Prepare the Way’s 11th annual Christian Youth Summit in Bend, OR.  Dr. Jeff Myers is a sought-after speaker across the nation, tackling difficult topics in a way that appeals to students. Every year, Prepare the Way......

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The Worldview and Apologetics Conference sold out this past weekend with roughly 330 attendees from over 60 churches in Oregon, Washington and California. Prepare the Way Ministries and Biola University co-sponsored the conference and Southwest Hills (Beaverton, OR) generously served as the host church. Keynote speakers included Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason, Craig Hazen and Clay......

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by Sarah Williams, Ph.D. The state may not establish a “religion of secularism” in the sense of affirmatively opposing or showing hostility to religion, thus “preferring those who believe in no religion over those who do believe.” Refusal to permit religious exercises thus is seen, not as the realization of state neutrality, but rather as......

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by Sarah Williams, Ph.D. It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.   —U.S. Supreme Court, Tinker v. Des Moines School District (1969) On Sept 16, 2017, the Bend Bulletin (Bend, OR) reported exciting news about an upcoming plan......

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Save the date for an important seminar coming up in Bend on Saturday November 18 from 9am to Noon! The recent news and social media frenzy surrounding Christians in public schools in Bend has highlighted the need to be educated about how to navigate public schools as a believer. The news has been littered with......

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Today is “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” an annual day that is set aside to raise awareness of religious freedom in schools across America. Now many in our culture would call this day either illegal or offensive. First, let’s address the legality. Students actually do have the legal right to bring Bibles to school......

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