Spiritual Matters

Obituaries: March 19-26 Edition

| March 19, 2014

Lawrence Underwood was born on May 28, 1960 to the proud parents of Emma (Dixie) and David Underwood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at an early age and joined Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church. In 1979 he graduated from R. Nelson Snider High School. He served three years in the United […]

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Church used to advance ‘worldly rights’ agenda

Church used to advance ‘worldly rights’ agenda

| March 17, 2014

WWJS—What would Jesus do? What would Jesus say? We searched hard a long to find Jesus advancing a political agenda in the scriptures but found only his indifference for “Caesar” at best and lack of interest in politics of the world. But, what do we know? Presiding Elder of the Indiana North District of the […]

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Anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps Sr. reportedly at death’s door

Anti-gay preacher Fred Phelps Sr. reportedly at death’s door

| March 16, 2014

We’re sure a lot of of folks will try to read God’s “motives” behind the imminent taking of Fred Phelps. Truth of it is, none of us knows why anyone is “called home”—or where that person’s spirit will end up. Rather, folks might look at a number of issues here, including the incredible polarization of […]

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Jerusalem Baptist Church celebrates 5th Pastoral Anniversary

Jerusalem Baptist Church celebrates 5th Pastoral Anniversary

| March 14, 2014

By Joyce Walker Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Jerusalem Baptist Church proudly announces the 5th Pastoral Celebration of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Aaron Griffin, March 21 through March 23, 2014. Our 5th Pastoral Celebration theme is “Pastor with A New Spirit,” taken from Ezekiel 36:26-27. Our scheduled events and program outline are listed below: • 7 […]

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There’s no place like home: New ministry coming to city thanks to Fort Wayne native

| March 12, 2014

  By Pastor Aston R. Chambers Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Fort Wayne on Oct. 27, 1956 to the late Aston Sr. and Clara B. Chambers. Being raised on Lewis Street with three older sisters was great and so was the neighborhood then. In the ’70s, we slept outside on the […]

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“Obey them that have rule over you!”

| March 12, 2014

By Rev. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div. D.Min, ABD “Obey them that have rule over you!” Most people that use this phrase are really referring to scriptures like that found in Romans 13:1-4. Verse 1 of chapter 13 says, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and […]

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Megachurch Will Pay Millions to Part Ways With Nation’s Biggest Presbyterian Denomination Amid Major Rift Over ‘Who Jesus Is’ | TheBlaze.com

| March 12, 2014

Megachurch Will Pay Millions to Part Ways With Nation’s Biggest Presbyterian Denomination Amid Major Rift Over ‘Who Jesus Is’ Billy Hallowell A California megachurch has voted to officially leave the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a Christian denomination that is the largest in the nation. Pastor John Ortberg addresses his congregation (Image source: Menlo Park Presbyterian Church/Vimeo) […]

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Obituaries: March 12-19 Edition

| March 12, 2014

  Estella Pearl Boggess passed peacefully on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Parkview Regional Medical Center at the age of 98. She was one of six children born to Joseph R. Collins Sr. and Mattie Lou (Phinzey) Collins She spent most of her life in Fort Wayne and was a graduate of Central High School. Surviving […]

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Fort Wayne native, gospel music legend Hanq Neal transitions at 57

| March 9, 2014

  HOUSTON—Mr. Henry “Hanq” Willis Neal Henry “Hanq” Willis Neal, the ultimate worship leader, soulful gospel musical artist and Grammy nominee, unexpectedly was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Hanq was born Sept. 4, 1956 to Ed and Kathyleen Neal in Fort Wayne, Ind. A statement released by his pastor, Rev. […]

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An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

An ‘open secret’: Catholic sexual abuse in black community

| March 6, 2014

Files released by the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese show decades of systematic secrecy and protection of pedophile priests.

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