Spiritual Matters

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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Restoration Center COGIC to host benefit concert for ‘Marie’ Robinson CD release

Restoration Center COGIC to host benefit concert for ‘Marie’ Robinson CD release

| April 6, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Restoration Center Church of God in Christ is scheduled to host a benefit concert to help raise funds to finance the debut CD release of Vernida “Marie” Robinson at 6 p.m., April 19 at Dupree Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1231 Hayden St. A member of Restoration Center COGIC, under the leadership of […]

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Mormon prophet: Be like Christ, love others

| April 6, 2014

One would think this would be an obvious message in a so-called “Christian” nation—to be Christ-like. Unfortunately, hypocrisy reigns supreme and we too often are too often a people who talks of love and compassion but are all to reluctant to help the poor, the sick or otherwise disadvantaged folk—as Jesus did in his earthly […]

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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory to give up mansion

| April 6, 2014

It’s good to know that sometimes, folks in powerful positions sometimes do the right thing—after they are caught being abusing their authority. A good read might prove useful for some folks and prevent a lot of problems in the first place: Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as […]

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