Religion

Again, Let it Go. Please

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I am trying again to internalize that today is the day the Lord has made. Don’t complicate it. The more complicated the world seems, the simpler it is to understand God’s Word. I’m Read More

Religion

Do I Live?

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I once believed that finding one’s way to salvation was a lifelong struggle filled with pitfalls and potholes strategically placed to trip you up in an effort to deny you your rightful place in Read More

Religion

The Favor of the Lord

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your Read More

Religion

How Will You Be Remembered?

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “With quiet courage and nonnegotiable dignity, Rosa Parks was an activist and a freedom fighter that transformed a nation and confirmed a notion that ordinary people can have an extraordinary effect on Read More

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No Limits

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times You know, it has been several years since I started writing this column and it has evolved into being a great source of humility and spiritual guidance for me. The blessing of this Read More

Religion

Cash and Carry Please

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times I have recently been getting an education about prayer. Be it my bible study class or Sunday sermon, or simply a saint trying to answer my questions about the power of prayer. I’m finding Read More

Religion

How Strange Are You?

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times When you take a hard look at the Bible, you see some things that really register. For instance, in scripture it’s understood that God uses people in the strangest ways. I guess what I’m Read More

Religion

Fall Forward

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “A lot of emotional stress that people go through, some people figure out a way to handle it. They have a strong enough support system to keep going and keep moving forward. Read More

Religion

‘Sudden Shift’

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, Read More

Religion

Real Walk, Real Talk

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times I once took a bible study class called, “Taking the Word into the World.” The premise was that those of us with a Christian belief system should be doing something, acting in some way Read More

Religion

Why Take a Stance on God?

Gary Gutting, THE NEW YORK TIMES   (The New York Times)—This is the 10th in a series of interviews about religion that I am conducting for The Stone. The interviewee for this installment is Keith DeRose, a professor of philosophy at Yale University and the Read More

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One Army Under God?

  (Economist) – The path from leaving Bibles in naval hotel rooms to placing weapons of mass destruction in the hands of religious zealots might seem rather a long one. But Mikey Weinstein, a former US Air Force captain who set up the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), argues with passion that both things are undesirable for the Read More

Religion

Doing A New Thing

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no Read More

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No Pain. No Gain.

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times There is a perspective in our faith that many subscribe to and it is that our challenges are an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good Read More