Religion

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 […]

Matters of Faith: What Would You Dare To Do Were It Impossible To Fail?

Matters of Faith: What Would You Dare To Do Were It Impossible To Fail?

WHAT WOULD YOU DARE TO DO IF IT WERE IMPOSSIBLE TO FAIL? By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Matthew 11:28-30 New Living Translation (NLT) 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry […]

Matters of Faith: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR HIM LATELY?

Matters of Faith: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR HIM LATELY?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR HIM LATELY? By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   I had a conversation with a colleague this week that went from a business conversation to a discussion about salvation and serving the Lord. What […]

Kapparos: Wanton Killing of Animals in the Name of Religion

Kapparos: Wanton Killing of Animals in the Name of Religion

(Video from Dailymotion) As the holiest period of the Simchat Torah comes to an end on Tuesday night, there are those who practice Hasidim that participate in an abusive and a blasphemous manner in which they conduct Kapparos. By many, […]

by · October 6, 2015 · Animal Issues, Religion
Matters of Faith: What Has He Done For You Lately

Matters of Faith: What Has He Done For You Lately

WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR YOU LATELY? By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Most people remember the 1986 Janet Jackson recording entitled, “What Have You Done For Me Lately?,” the song where Janet is talking to her girlfriend […]

by · October 5, 2015 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
The Kim Davis and Pope Francis Meeting: Not the Real Story

The Kim Davis and Pope Francis Meeting: Not the Real Story

Over the last few days, social media has been filled with claims by Kim Davis that she had a private meeting with Pope Francis and that he embraced her and her “courage”. Kim Davis has acted in refusing to fulfill […]

by · October 5, 2015 · Faith, Op Ed, Religion

WYSK: President Obama and Christian Persecution

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW  By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz  District 32 Bronx Senator Rev. Diaz on President Obama and Christian Persecution     Last night, I watched President Barack Obama speak on national television about the massacre at Oregon’s Umpwua […]

Anti-Muslim Sentiment from Presidential Candidates to Schools to Grass Root Citizens

Anti-Muslim Sentiment from Presidential Candidates to Schools to Grass Root Citizens

Anti-Muslim sentiment, often referred to as Islamophobia, Anti-Islam, or Anti-Muslim, is as horrible, hostile and dangerous as any other term denoting hate of one group. Personally, I dislike the term Islamophobia because it implies a severe mental illness affecting a […]

by · September 30, 2015 · Ethics, Op Ed, Religion
Matters of Faith: It Really Is A Matter of Faith

Matters of Faith: It Really Is A Matter of Faith

IT REALLY IS A MATTER OF FAITH!   By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Hebrews 11:1-2 (NKJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In my opinion, there is no […]

by · September 27, 2015 · Matters of Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Cuomo, de Blasio Offer Yom Kippur Wishes

Cuomo, de Blasio Offer Yom Kippur Wishes

Governor Andrew Cuomo Statement on Yom Kippur: “Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement, and the culmination of the High Holy Days. It’s a time to reflect on the year gone by and to prepare for the year to […]

by · September 23, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Religion
Yom Kippur Observation Culminates Jewish High Holy Days

Yom Kippur Observation Culminates Jewish High Holy Days

The Bronx Chronicle wishes a peaceful, reflective, and easy fast to everyone observing Yom Kippur. G’mar Hatima Tova and may all have health, sweetness and happiness in the new year.

by · September 23, 2015 · Faith, Religion
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
WSYK: Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Religion: You Shall Know Them By Their Fruits

WSYK: Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Religion: You Shall Know Them By Their Fruits

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Religion: You Shall Know Them By Their FruitsYou should know that the latest Donald Trump controversy is related to the United States President […]

by · September 21, 2015 · Op Ed, Religion, What You Should Know
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