Spiritual Matters

Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

Pope Francis emulates Jesus, washes feet of flock, others “not of the fold”

| April 17, 2014

Once again, this pope decides to emulates Jesus rather than worry about the politics of modern religion. And, rather than worry so much about liturgy and ceremony, Pope Francis has chosen to focus on the liberating message of Christianity, following the teachings of Christ to show love and mercy to all people, particularly those burdened […]

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Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

Pope Francis has it right when it comes to money

| April 16, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Atlanta Archibishop Wilton Gregory did the right thing when he sold his $2.2 million Atlanta home. He was so wrong, from the start. His first act of wrongness was building the mansion. His second act of wrongness was his initial statement that he “would consider selling the mansion.” If he was at […]

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‘Preachergate’ continued: Elders step up to bat

‘Preachergate’ continued: Elders step up to bat

| April 16, 2014

Questions again arise about Adams Center Landfill money By Eric D. Hackley Editor’s note: The following interview with George Middleton, James Redmond and Limuel Coats continues a discussion that Eric Hackley earlier had with community activist James Redmond, who was highly critical of a significant number of ministers in the community. George Middleton: I understand what […]

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Obituaries: April 16-22 Edition

Obituaries: April 16-22 Edition

| April 16, 2014

Nathaniel H. “Nate” Banks Jr., 69, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. He was the son of the late Nathaniel H. Banks Sr. and Louise Jane (Cato) Payton. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Linda K. Banks; children, Nathaniel Banks III, Nicole Ford, MaiLin Johnson, and Chandra Reichert; nine grandchildren; and […]

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Rape victim to be hanged in Iran

Rape victim to be hanged in Iran

| April 15, 2014

What is the definition of manliness? Passing laws to cover the fact that your society’s men are so weak of mind that they would physically assault someone’s mother, sister or daughter and be too cowardly to pay the consequences themselves. Blame the victim!  And for those who hide behind so-called “religious convention,” take a read […]

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White supremacist held in killings at Jewish center

White supremacist held in killings at Jewish center

| April 14, 2014

As the U.S. continues to commit itself to fighting terrorism abroad, the threat continues to raise its head within our borders. While it seems to have been only as of late that the nation has been fighting this battle overseas, domestic terrorism has existed in this nation for quite some time. Just ask the people […]

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Shooting at Jewish community centers leave three dead

Shooting at Jewish community centers leave three dead

| April 13, 2014

There were no details at the time we first saw this. Let it suffice to say that given recent history, we can only assume the worst. Pray for the folks there; prayer for this nation: Three people killed, one wounded in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas Police at the scene of the Jewish Community […]

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The power of one

The power of one

| April 13, 2014

Rev. Stewart Speaks! By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart  Over the last couple of weeks, we have discussed the biblical marital roles of husband and wives. Yes, each person has a role to play, however, the ultimate goal should be to function as one. Jesus said to the Pharisees in Matthew 19:6, “Wherefore they are no more […]

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Obituaries: April 9-15 Edition

Obituaries: April 9-15 Edition

| April 9, 2014

Donald Bert “DJ” Joyner, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014, at his home. Surviving are siblings, James (Lori) Joyner, John Joyner, Deborah Joyner, Michael (Cindy) Joyner, and Eric Joyner; and brother-in-law, David Moss. Donald will also be remembered by his nieces and nephews, Kimberly Hairston Lippe, Karla Joyner, Jason Joyner, Kristen […]

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My Devotion for April

My Devotion for April

| April 9, 2014

By Genevieve Epps What GOD has to say to us: Living this single life is not a badge of pain as many of you display it to the world. There should not be emotional distress due to your single status. Why  the deep-seated feelings that people try to avoid? Living life as a single woman […]

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