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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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When I was a public school teacher, I loved every opportunity I had to pray with my students. One great one is tomorrow, Wednesday, for See You at the Pole day. http://syatp.com/ For nealy 3 decades students have been gathering on this day at their flagpole to pray for their schools. Teachers are allowed to......

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“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell So how can we remain close to the “anchor of our soul?” The answers are relatively simple in print, yet only possible when we continually ask the Holy Spirit to empower us. The Bible urges us......

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Are You Ready? How are you doing at answering God’s call to be ready to give a logical defense for the Christian faith? First Peter 3:15 says this: “Always be ready to give a logical defense for the hope that is within you. But do it courteously and respectfully.” The Greek word for “logical defense” is apologia, which......

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The anchor is crucial to navigation, preventing a ship from drifting off course in stormy seas, dangerous currents, or strong winds. Either by hooking into the bed of the sea or just by sheer mass, the anchor has holding power. Raising children, especially in our increasingly secular culture, can also get stormy at times. But......

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