(RNS) Creed frontman Scott Stapp speaks with enthusiasm about reclaiming his life and his relationship with God. He is overjoyed to have escaped death and seeks to “pay my experience forward by helping others.”
Author Archives: David Yonke
About David Yonke
David Yonke is the editor and community manager of ToledoFAVS. A veteran reporter, editor, and author, his name is familiar name to many area readers for his many years at The Blade newspaper including the last 12 years as religion editor.
A native of New York City and a graduate of Duke University, Yonke caught the journalism bug early when he wrote for his elementary school newspaper, The Bulldog’s Bark. He has been covering the news ever since.
After graduating from Duke, he worked as a reporter and editor at The Tampa Tribune for five years before moving to Toledo in 1981. His articles have been published in newspapers and magazines across the country, and among his notable awards is the Ohio Associated Press’ Investigative Reporter of the Year in 2003 for coverage of the clerical sexual abuse scandal.
Yonke is the author of the nonfiction book, "Sin, Shame & Secrets: The Murder of a Nun, the Conviction of a Priest, and Cover-up in the Catholic Church", published by Continuum International Press in 2006.
He has taught journalism courses at the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University and makes a brief appearance in the Acadamy Award-nominated documentry film, "Twist of Faith."
“I am excited to make the move to ToledoFAVS.com and to work with people of integrity and vision,” Yonke said. “As journalism adapts to the new online era, ToledoFAVS.com will be offering readers a diverse, informative, entertaining and interactive mix of news and features in ways that were not possible with print media alone.”
(RNS) The company chose to use the Apostles’ Creed — a statement of Christian belief dating back to the 4th century — as the determining factor in whether a person is eligible to join Thrivent.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) With little more than six months on the job, Francis has named nearly a dozen bishops in the U.S., and because bishops are charged with implementing a pope’s vision for the global church, many observers are looking to see who Francis names as bishops and cardinals.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) As a state task force reviews the administration of the death penalty in Ohio, a man who spent 15 years on death row said lawmakers “should not be looking at fixing the death penalty; they should be looking to get rid of it.”
(RNS) Once one of the biggest names in Christian music, Carman had been rejected by every Christian music label in the last 12 or 13 years. It was only after he went public about his terminal illness that the 57-year-old singer-songwriter discovered he still had an audience.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) An Indiana truck driver was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay $1.4 million for setting fire to a Toledo-area mosque, a crime that the judge likened to Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings as “assaults on the American spirit.”
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) A federal judge said an Indiana man was fully competent when he pleaded guilty to federal arson charges related to a Sept. 30 fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) Randolph Linn, the Indiana truck driver who pleaded guilty last month to federal arson and related crimes committed at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, has asked to withdraw his plea.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) An Indiana man who said he gets all his information about Islam from talk radio and Fox News has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a mosque in September, but local Muslims voiced concern there may be more people like him out there. By David Yonke.