Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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Spiritually Speaking: In the world’s prison, you are free

Spiritually Speaking: In the world’s prison, you are free

| May 1, 2016

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I remember awhile back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that still resonates with me to this day. The gist of it was that a good portion of the Bible was written from a jail cell. I’m pretty sure his overall […]

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NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

| April 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 Religious Affairs Committee is scheduled to presents the Second Annual Women of Wisdom gathering at 12 noon, May 14, at Renaissance Baptist Church, 5515 S. Hanna St. Co-Pastor Glenda Griffin of Changing Life Outreach  Ministries  is the scheduled speaker. The event is designed to honor area “first ladies” who […]

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Traditional values popular in black community

Traditional values popular in black community

| April 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

| April 28, 2016

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I have two words for you today: confidence and discipline. When viewed spiritually, both exude Godly principles. Put this on the Holy Spirit, but discipline is an amazing thing. When applied to faith, be it natural or supernatural, the result is spiritual confidence. Spiritual confidence and discipline, […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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Spotlight on Pastor Luther Whitfield of New Covenant Worship Center

Spotlight on Pastor Luther Whitfield of New Covenant Worship Center

| April 27, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As we travel on our journey of love, to get to know one another better, I’d like for you to remember when you were a youth. When I was a youth, all of these wonderful programs and ministries for children didn’t exist except for the CETA program that provided […]

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Kingdom of Heaven University opens Bible College

Kingdom of Heaven University opens Bible College

| April 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Kingdom of Heaven University Diplomat Training Center, 5800 Fairfield Ave., Suite 110, recently announced the opening of its Bible College. Among the programs offered are: • Bachelor of Theology • Bachelor of Prophetic Ministry • Bachelor of Kingdom Studies • Biblical Counseling Certificate Program • Spiritual Warfare Certificate Program Classes meet once a week […]

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A paralyzed priest’s heroic virtue

A paralyzed priest’s heroic virtue

| April 21, 2016

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers Can a quadriplegic man be ordained a priest in the Catholic Church? Further, can the Church consider his cause for canonization? The answer—somewhat surprisingly, perhaps—is “yes” on both counts. And, you need look no further than an Augustinian named Father Bill Atkinson—now known formally as Father William E. Atkinson, […]

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Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

| April 20, 2016

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