Religion

The Devil is a Bully

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly Right now I’m between bible study classes. In the United Methodist Church, of which I’m not a member, the rather rigid curriculum is called Disciple Class. I’ve completed Disciple I, II and III and am […read more]

Religion

Vision 4

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Don’t underestimate the power of a vision. McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, pictured his empire long before it existed, and he saw how to get there. He invented the company motto — ‘Quality, service, […read more]

Religion

Vision 3

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Forward Thinkers, before I began this week’s Forward Thinking article, I would like to pause and pray for the families of Valerie and Dwayne Jackson along with their six children Nathaniel (13), […read more]

Religion

Blessed Be You

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly The more I travel life looking towards the eternal and not the physical, the notion of blessings gives me pause to think just how miraculous they are. If we’re not careful, life will steal […read more]

Religion

Help Wanted Personals Ad

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly Let’s be real. How many people have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? How about a personal relationship with the Almighty or, perhaps a personal experience with the Holy Spirit? Many of us can […read more]

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Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “The great question of our time is, ‘Will we be motivated by materialistic philosophy or by spiritual power?’’ ~ Billy Graham Forward Thinkers, Curtis Jackson “aka” 50 Cent, the Executive Producer of […read more]

Religion

Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “From my perspective, I absolutely believe in a greater spiritual power, far greater than I am, from which I have derived strength in moments of sadness or fear. That’s what I believe, […read more]

Religion

God’s Got Your Back

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A while back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House preach a sermon that really caught my attention and resonates with me all the time. He reminded those in the audience […read more]

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Power

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” – Ayn Rand “The only way to predict the […read more]

Religion

Maturity Matters

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times As someone who has come to Christ as a hopefully mature adult, I’m challenged from time to time as ministers and bible study leaders and others of faith talk about the process of […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]

Op-Ed

Being Moral Only When it’s Convenient

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   As a result of Ohio’s Republican Senator Rob Portman’s declaration last week that he now supports homosexual marriage, I am once again compelled to ask: Why are Christians and conservatives constantly apologizing for what they believe? Portman said he […read more]