Spiritual Matters

Amesty & Deliverance Fest seeking volunteers, donations, ministries for Aug. 23

Amesty & Deliverance Fest seeking volunteers, donations, ministries for Aug. 23

| July 2, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Organizers of the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Fest, scheduled for  Aug. 23 in McMillen Park, are looking for volunteers and vendors to participate. According to founder Joe Ayers, the annual event is designed to give people the spiritual lift and tools necessary to help them overcome afflictions that are holding them back from […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

THE RELIGION CORNER: Think on These Things

| June 29, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just… things are of good report;… and if there be any praise, think on these things.”— Philippians 4:8 Sunday, June 8 marked the second anniversary of my new radio talk show, […]

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Power up, power on

| June 29, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in Bible study. In doing so, I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handiwork. Now you need to know that I think Paul is an awesome person when it […]

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Lord, help me with my church issues

| June 27, 2014

By E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “Whether a person is straight or gay, Republican, Democrat, good person, not a good person, they’re all welcome, because to me, church is a place you’re supposed to get healed and whole and loved.” —Pastor Joel Osteen Forward Thinkers, today is Pentecost Sunday, 50 […]

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Obituaries: June 25-July 1 Edition

Obituaries: June 25-July 1 Edition

| June 25, 2014

Olivia Fowlkes, 83, departed this life Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Summit City Nursing & Rehabilitation. Born July 9, 1930, in Gadsden, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie Sr. and Madie Smoots. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Derrick (Sonya) Fowlkes of Gadsden, Ala., Moses Jr. (Kate), Kenneth and Ronnie […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

| June 25, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min., ABD Artist the Rev. Milton Brunson sang a song that started off like this: “I am free. Praise the Lord, I’m free. No longer bound, No more chains holding me….” In the spirit of that song, I challenge you to shout from the rooftop, “I am free!” […]

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The complex religious issues of Iraq

The complex religious issues of Iraq

| June 24, 2014

  By Brenda Robinson The Iraq civil war, between the two main sects in the country, the Sunnis and Shiites, has resurfaced, just as predicted by the Obama administration critics. Some politicians and American citizens said President Barack Obama should have left American security forces in Iraq. Troops were withdrawn in increments, with final brigades […]

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Long time south side business man ‘Sarge’ Edwards crosses over

Long time south side business man ‘Sarge’ Edwards crosses over

| June 21, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A page of city business history turned recently with the passing of of a long time entrepreneur who made his mark on the south side of Fort Wayne. For years, the name “Sarge” Edwards graced the south Calhoun Street business district not only with the sign that hung outside the local State Farm Insurance […]

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Fort Wayne loses jazz radio legend Leah Turkow

| June 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost a legendary broadcast figure and one of the area’s biggest supporters of jazz on the radio. Widely acclaimed radio show host Leah S. Tourkow crossed over June 16 at her residence. She was 91. Born in Fort Wayne, Turkow was the daughter of Jacob Schwartz and Esther Kretzman Schwartz. A […]

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South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

South Side Fest a ‘showcase for what is right about the south side’

| June 18, 2014

Local pastor lauds positive attributes of much-maligned side of town FORT WAYNE—For many, it’s an opportunity for fun, perhaps even fellowship with old and new friends. But, for one local minister, the upcoming South Side Fest, scheduled for June 27 and June 28, is much more. According to the Rev. Donovan Coley Sr., CEO and […]

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