Faith

Matters of Faith: PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM!

Matters of Faith: PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM!

PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Mark 4: 35-41 (NKJV) “35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Over 93K New Yorkers Entered Pope Francis Tix Lottery

Over 93K New Yorkers Entered Pope Francis Tix Lottery

On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 93,143 New Yorkers entered the lottery to see Pope Francis’ procession through Central Park on Friday, September 25.  Approximately 80,000 New Yorkers will attend the procession. Lucky New Yorkers will be notified between Thursday, September […]

by · September 13, 2015 · Faith, Government, Religion
Matters of Faith: KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!

Matters of Faith: KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!

KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Philippians 4:8-9 (KJV) “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever […]

by · September 13, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Rabbi Kleinbaum, The CBST Choir and CBST leadership community: - the CBST chorus, Joyce Rosenzweig, Re'ut Cbst, Larry Kay, Barbara Freedman, Janet Pavloff Adria Benjamin, Simon Dratfield, Rabbi Rachel Weiss Rabbi Ayelet Cohen Rabbi David Dunn Bauer Rabbi Elana Friedman Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein Yolanda Potasinski Assaf Astrinsky, Jack Greenberg and the whole staff and fabulous volunteers at CBST. In the congregagtion Randi Weingarten and Cynthia Nash.

The Days of Awe: A Personal Perspective

This coming Sunday night begins the holiest period for Jews around the world that is called the Days of Awe. These holy days last from sunset Sunday night (September 13th) until sundown the night of Yom Kippur on September 23rd. […]

by · September 8, 2015 · Faith, Holidays, Religion
Dinowitz Says Kentucky County Clerk Should Quit

Dinowitz Says Kentucky County Clerk Should Quit

This week, Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was held in contempt of federal court and jailed for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In response, Bronx assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz released a statement urging Ms. Davis to […]

by · September 6, 2015 · Faith, LGBT Issues, News
Matters of Faith: From Over There!

Matters of Faith: From Over There!

FROM OVER THERE! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Deuteronomy 4:28-29 (NLT) “There, in a foreign land, you will worship idols made from wood and stone—gods that neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there […]

by · September 6, 2015 · Faith, Op Ed
Papal Procession Lottery Opens Today

Papal Procession Lottery Opens Today

New Yorkers are invited to be part of Pope Francis’ historic procession through Central Park on Friday, September 25 by entering a ticket lottery here. The lottery is open to New York State residents only.     Space is limited at […]

by · September 3, 2015 · Faith, Government, News, Religion
Central Park Procession Planned for Pope Francis

Central Park Procession Planned for Pope Francis

POPE FRANCIS CENTRAL PARK PROCESSION   The Mayor’s Office announced that on Friday, September 25, Pope Francis will greet thousands of guests in a historic procession through Central Park along the West Drive. Residents of New York State may apply to receive […]

by · September 1, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Faith, News, Religion
Matters of Faith: Quality Matters!

Matters of Faith: Quality Matters!

QUALITY MATTERS! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Jeremiah 18:4 (NKJV) “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed […]

by · August 31, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters Of Faith: It’s Your Destiny

Matters Of Faith: It’s Your Destiny

IT’S YOUR DESTINY! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Numbers 23:19 (NLT) “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and […]

by · August 23, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: It’s Only A Test

Matters of Faith: It’s Only A Test

IT’S ONLY A TEST! By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Ever wonder why your tests seem to be so much more challenging than others? Why your tests seem so much more overwhelming? So daunting? So heavy? I woke […]

by · August 19, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: What A TIme! What A Time!

Matters of Faith: What A TIme! What A Time!

WHAT A TIME! WHAT A TIME! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Ecclesiastes 3:2-4 1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a […]

by · August 9, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: Talents, Skills, Abilities And Gifts!

Matters of Faith: Talents, Skills, Abilities And Gifts!

TALENTS, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND GIFTS! By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   How would you react if you suddenly discovered that your cognitive abilities were suddenly limitless, that your perception, memory, judgement and reasoning were suddenly and remarkably precise? […]

by · August 2, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters Of Faith: Just On Pause

Matters Of Faith: Just On Pause

JUST ON PAUSE!   By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv     Have you ever thought to pause during the course of your day just to reflect on the day? Do you ever pause and take a few minutes […]

by · July 26, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

BEING LED OR LEADING By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   I had an interesting dream the other night. I was on the steps of a building, engaged in dialog with two young men. The conversation was cordial and […]

by · July 19, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion