When the pressure of life seems to boil over—and it does for everyone—Pastor and multiple Grammy-winning musician Smokie Norful has one piece of advice: take the lid off. Smokie Norful is the founder and senior pastor of Victory Cathedral Worship...
The Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana is hosting its annual celebration of Red Mass on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 8303 Taft in Merrillville with Bishop Donald J. Hying as celebrant...
On August 12, 2017 First Baptist Church and Senior Pastor Timothy F. Brown celebrated its annual Love Sharers' Birthday for members who were 90 years and up. The 18 honorees recognized at a dinner held in the church were:...
Chicago has lost one of it’s best volunteers for social justice and human equality, Mrs. Barbara Cox. Mrs. Cox made her transition on Friday, March 2. She was known across Chicago for her warm spirit toward making others have a...
Jonathan Portis will sponsor and host “An Evening of Gospel” at the Glen Theater, 20 West Ridge Road, on Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. The concert will feature four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, musician, and songwriter, Karen Clark Sheard....
The New Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church and Rev. Paul Jakes, Jr. will present to the greater Chicagoland area a conference on the “Power of Prayer” on June 1-2, 2018. The venue for this event will be the chapel...
Whites in multiracial congregations have more diverse friendship networks and are more comfortable with minorities — but that is more because of the impact of neighbors and friends of other races than due to congregations’ influence, a Baylor University...
By Effie Rolfe, Chicago Crusader You still have value—regardless of your life’s journey and the challenges you’ve faced.  I believe that we encounter obstacles to bend us toward the direction that leads to our best self. Regardless of the numerous mistakes, God can fix your mess...
Guidelines for a Master, the first of Chicago-native the Rev. Dr. Derrick B. Wells’s written series focusing on extreme happiness through practical spirituality, is a book that’s difficult to categorize. Some are tempted to label Guidelines a self-help book, but it’s so...
The Interfaith Clergy Council of Gary and Vicinity will host its 58th Emancipation Proclamation Service of Freedom. Clergy from Northwest Indiana will be joined by educational and political leaders, business leaders, and the community. The mission of the organization...