Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: March 8-14, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 8-14, 2017 Edition

| March 8, 2017

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City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

City loses Minister David Richard Whitfield at 67

| March 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city will be missing a familiar and congenial face and passionate defender of the gospel when Minister David Richard Whitfield recently crossed over to receive his heavenly reward on Feb. 24. Minister David Richard Whitfield was born on January 8, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the matrimony of David and Lillie Mae […]

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Obituaries: March 1-7, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: March 1-7, 2017 Edition

| March 1, 2017

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Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

Clergy, Civil Rights legend the Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams crosses over at 102

| February 27, 2017

Biographical and obituary information courtesy of Union Baptist Church FORT WAYNE—A local giant of the clergy and Civil Rights Movement made his transition last week. The Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams, pastor emeritus of Union Baptist Church, passed on into the glorious Kingdom of God in the early morning hours of Feb. 21 at the blessed […]

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You gotta see the devil coming

You gotta see the devil coming

| February 26, 2017

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly/NNPA Member) Invariably as a Christian, the notion of Satan will come up and that conversation can range from soup to nuts, as we all know. I am often encouraged in these, sometimes crazy, discussions that God’s plan is very precise and obvious to those looking for His Word. My […]

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In God’s time

In God’s time

| February 26, 2017

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy Since 1,000 years are equated to one of God’s days, 40 percent of one of his days he would not communicate with the prophets on the earth by visions or dreams.  Yet, he worked through a narrow corridor of believers through a strait gate by which he delivered his only begotten […]

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Studying Racism as an act of repentance, resistance in the Trump era

Studying Racism as an act of repentance, resistance in the Trump era

| February 25, 2017

By Jim Wallis, Feb. 16, 2017 Courtesy of the Sojourners Last week, a black professor told me he always asks his white students if they have ever heard racism called a sin in the pulpits of their churches growing up. The answer is almost always no. That will be absolutely key to a revival for […]

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Jesus versus the cross

Jesus versus the cross

| February 23, 2017

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy  Though many cherish the “old rugged cross,” it has no more significance than the guillotine, electric chair, firing squad, or lethal injection.  These are only a few means of capital punishment used to execute criminals.  These persons are cursed for committing crimes worthy of death.  The cross has been depicted as […]

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‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

| February 22, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city’s arts community was shocked with the recent and unexpected passing of one of the Summit City’s brightest young musical stars. Jamont T. Simmons, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Born on April 8, 1987, Simmons accepted Christ at Faith Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his grandfather, […]

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Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

| February 22, 2017

Willie Mae “Willa” Hooks, transitioned from this earth on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Fort Wayne after a short illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Akron, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Richard Hooks of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shannon Hooks of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, […]

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