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Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: I Almost Quit

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Jeremiah 20:7-9 KJV “O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. For since I spake, I […]

by · September 27, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
The Peoples Liberation Army PLA soldiers participate in a flag raising ceremony during an open day at the PLA  Navy base in Hong Kong. File: mil.cnr.cn

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Naval Threat

A lion’s share of world trade moves through Indo-Pacific waters is increasingly threatened by China’s large navy. Indo-Pacific basin nations will represent two-thirds of the world’s economy in the coming decade. Clearly, if any nation establishes an armed stranglehold in […]

by · September 20, 2020 · Vernuccio's View
Rev. J. Loren Russell

THE ME I NEVER KNEW

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Matthew‬ ‭16:24-27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life […]

by · September 20, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Financial Focus: Are you ready to live comfortably in your retirement years?

Financial Focus: Are you ready to live comfortably in your retirement years?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA By the time you read this, college classes are underway with many now virtually. At CUNY this semester, I am teaching “Retirement Planning.” In our “new world,” it should be a very interesting topic […]

Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: Choices

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Joshua 24:15 NKJV And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other […]

by · September 13, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: Drunk with Wine or Filled with The Spirit

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And […]

by · September 6, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Financial Focus: The Joe Biden Economic Tax Plan

Financial Focus: The Joe Biden Economic Tax Plan

Now that the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventons are over, we can not forget what the next President, whomever he is, will face: The treasury is going to need increased revenues while trying to assist lower paying workers with […]

Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: For Your Own Good

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. […]

by · August 30, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Rev. J. Loren Russell

Come Out From Among Them

By Rev. J. Loren Russell O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open. You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections. Now in return for the same (I speak […]

by · August 23, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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Financial Focus: Congressional law vs Executive orders?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA Well, we knew that Congress has been at a stalemale — long way before this pandemic. Some would even say, even before Donald Trump became president. We have been living with “divided” government for […]

Financial Focus: So, the federal PPP program helped Trump’s pals, eh?

Financial Focus: So, the federal PPP program helped Trump’s pals, eh?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA When the pandamic first hit in March and Congress was trying to find ways to help “small business,” it created the Paycheck Protection Program, or as we know it, the PPP. It was designed […]

Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: Live Like You’re Free

By Rev. J. Loren Russell What should we say? Should we keep on sinning, so that God’s wonderful kindness will show up even better? 2 No, we should not! If we are dead to sin, how can we go on […]

by · August 16, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: Managing the Gifts!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “The end of all things is near. You must be self-controlled and alert, to be able to pray. 8 Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins. 9 Open your homes […]

by · August 9, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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Vernuccio’s View: China’s Threat

FBI Director Christopher Wray recently outlined the threat China poses to U.S. economic and national security. He delivered the review during a meeting with the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. Wray warned the greatest long-term threat to America’s information and […]

by · August 2, 2020 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
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Financial Focus: Will unionization come to home-based self-employed workers?

In the 1980s, the world was introduced to the word ” entrepreneurship.” In simple terms, it is self-employment. By the 1990s, many entered the world of entrepreneurship, believing that self employment would be better than working for corporate America. Before […]