Religion

Celebrate the Hindu “Festival of Colors” Phagwah with Bronx Arts and Entertainment on March 27

Celebrate the Hindu “Festival of Colors” Phagwah with Bronx Arts and Entertainment on March 27

Lotus Flame Restaurant is working with sponsors to celebrate Phagwah in the Bronx with fun arts and entertainment! Phagwah, also known as Holi “The Festival of Colors” is the Hindu tradition’s energetic and fun way of celebrating the start of […]

Matters of Faith: FROM THE NATURAL TO THE SPIRITUAL

Matters of Faith: FROM THE NATURAL TO THE SPIRITUAL

FROM THE NATURAL TO THE SPIRITUAL By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Scripture (John 4:3 – 14 CEV): “Jesus left Judea and started for Galilee again. 4 This time he had to go through Samaria, 5 and on his way he […]

by · March 6, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Discontentment Is The Beginning of Change

Matters of Faith: Discontentment Is The Beginning of Change

DISCONTENTMENT: THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Scripture (Joshua 7:7, 13 NLT): Then Joshua cried out, “Oh, Sovereign LORD, why did you bring us across the Jordan River if you are going to let […]

Matters of Faith: A Giant, Faith And a Few Stones

Matters of Faith: A Giant, Faith And a Few Stones

WITH FAITH AND A FEW STONES by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   1 Samuel 17:4, 50 ‬ (‭NLT)‬ “Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He […]

Matters of Faith: MY STRENGTH AND MY DELIVERER!

Matters of Faith: MY STRENGTH AND MY DELIVERER!

MY STRENGTH AND MY DELIVERER!”   By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Psalm 18:1-2 (NKJV) 1 I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, […]

by · February 7, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Religion
SBHS Festival Youth Choir at The Vatican
(courtesy of Saint Barnabas High School)

Saint Barnabas High School Students Return from Vatican – Mass with Pope Francis

Saint Barnabas High School students are back from their performance at the Vatican in Rome. Bronx, NY — After a seven day whirlwind adventure, Saint Barnabas High School students have returned from their invitation to sing at a special Vatican […]

Matters of Faith: A Time for New Beginnings

Matters of Faith: A Time for New Beginnings

“TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS” by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. John‬ 1:1-5‬ NKJV‬‬ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things […]

by · January 10, 2016 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Bronx legislators and others in Israel with With Jeff Leb, Latrice Monique Walker, Latoya Joyner, Victor M. Pichardo, Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Isa Puello, Lanessa Nes Owens, Michael Blake and Rabbi Michael Miller

Bronx Assembly Delegation Ends Trip to Israel

This past Monday Bronx Assemblymembers Speaker Carl Heastie, Victor Pichardo, Latoya Joyner and Micheal Blake ended their journey to the Holy Land. Their visit was hosted by Rabbi Michael Miller who is the CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council […]

by · December 23, 2015 · Op Ed, Religion
Matters of Faith: Is Your Mind Made Up to do the Right Thing

Matters of Faith: Is Your Mind Made Up to do the Right Thing

  “IS YOUR MIND MADE UP TO DO THE RIGHT THING?” by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Romans 7:18-19, 24-25 (NKJV) 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will […]

by · December 22, 2015 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
BP DIAZ TO HOST ANNUAL HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

BP DIAZ TO HOST ANNUAL HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

On Tuesday, December 8, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host the borough’s annual Hanukkah celebration and Menorah lighting ceremony in observance of the Jewish festival of lights. The lighting ceremony will take place at The Bronx County Building, 851 […]

Matters of Faith: An Attitude of Gratitude

“AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE” by Rev. J. Loren Russell 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (NKJV) 13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if […]

Matters of Faith: WHEN YOUR ENEMY IS YOUR FRIEND

Matters of Faith: WHEN YOUR ENEMY IS YOUR FRIEND

WHEN YOUR ENEMY IS YOUR FRIEND By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Psalms‬ ‭55:12-14‬ (‭GNB)‬‬ “If it were an enemy that mocked me, I could endure it; if it were an opponent boasting over me, I could hide […]

Moujan Vahdat and his family hosting community dinner at Pelham Grand

An Example of Bahá’í Teachings Through a Community Dinner

The purpose of the community dinner was so that Mr. Vahdat could introduce himself to those living at the Pelham Grand and residents of Pelham Bay. Along with a very good turnout from the Pelham Grand and from the community, […]

Matters of Faith: Recognized, Reassured and Rewarded!

Matters of Faith: Recognized, Reassured and Rewarded!

Recognized, Reassured and Rewarded! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. “Then Jesus asked them, ‘But who do you say I am?’” (Matthew 16:13-20 [v. 15])   This is a very intriguing text to say the least. In fact, the […]

Matters of Faith: What Kind of Stuff Are You Made Of?

Matters of Faith: What Kind of Stuff Are You Made Of?

“WHAT KIND OF STUFF ARE YOU MADE OF?” By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Psalms 139:13-14 (NKJV) “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully […]