Tag: Spirituality

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Opinion

Are African-American clergy doing enough?

The late Rev. James Bevel, an adviser to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., referred to preachers like Father Divine (pictured) as “religious entertainers.” (St. Louis American File Photo) Has the African-American Christian church lost its influence? Has it become weaker? Do some pastors spend too much time hiding in their churches? These are questions many people are asking, so it is time to examine and consider the power the Black church and Black preacher have had on our lives and history.

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Lifestyle

Obama nurtures his faith away from the spotlight

Joshua DuBois an informal spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, poses for a photo in northeast Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) by Josh LedermanAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church, and he almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith.