America’s doomed drug war: a Progressive Christian perspective

Just this past week in my hometown of Atlanta, Ga., the Georgia State Legislature just passed a bill legalizing the medical use of cannabis oil for the treatment of seizures of various kinds, plus about 7 other illnesses which respond only to cannabis oil treatment to alleviate the symptoms. In other words, illnesses for which […]

This week’s Bible study will be the first half of 1st Corinthians chapter fourteen

Settling the Issue of Speaking in Tongues [1st Corinthians chapter 14, verses 1-17] In this week’s lesson we will begin the 14th chapter of First Corinthians which I will break up into parts for the sake of brevity. There is considerable confusion within the Christian church as a whole regarding the issue of speaking and […]

Does God Hate Inequality? Oh Yes He Does!

Why God Hates Inequality by Rev. Paul J. Bern In a continuation of my ongoing efforts to bring Christianity, current events and a relationship with Jesus Christ into the 21st century, I wish to bring to your attention a newspaper headline posted earlier this week on Linked-In by a colleague of mine. The headine, which […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Corinthians chapter 13

The Love Chapter [1st Corinthians chapter 13] Today in our continuing study of 1st Corinthians we will cover chapter 13, which is sometimes called “the love chapter” by ministers, Bible scholars, and independent pastors like myself. This 13th chapter is not only a deeply meaningful and eloquent piece of Scripture, it has literary beauty as […]

Police Violence and Christianity: What’s the Next Step?

Police Brutality: How Should Christians Respond? By Rev. Paul J. Bern An unarmed black man was shot to death by police in an Atlanta suburb this past week. I live a 30-minute drive away from the location of the shooting, and I sometimes buy groceries at a discount grocery chain not far from there, so […]

This week’s Bible study will be the second half of First Corinthians chapter 12

The Various Parts of Christ’s Church [1st Corinthians 12, verses 14-31] Today I will conclude chapter 12 of 1st Corinthians. Last week you will recall how Paul was explaining to the church at Corinth the many different functions of church membership and how they are interrelated to one another. He described the gifts of the […]

America’s Trojan Horse

America Is Being Conquered One Person At a Time by Rev. Paul J. Bern Based on a good bit of observation conducted for a long period of time, it has come to my attention that the US is in large part an utterly clueless nation. The Bible says, “The people perish for a lack of […]

This week’s BIble study will be the first half of 1st Coprinthians chapter 12

Spiritual Gifts Part One [1st Corinthians chapter 12, verses 1-13] Continuing onward today in our first-to-last-chapter study of St. Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthian church, let’s move on to chapter 12. I’ll be going over the first half of chapter 12 today, and we’ll get into detail on the second half next week due […]

Christianity, the Drug War, and Legalization

I have had my first complaint this week about my new website. On the Welcome Page there are a number of photos that are descriptive of this ministry and what it’s trying to accomplish. One of them was a picture of a marijuana plant, and the caption read, “legalize, regulate and tax marijuana”. Since I’ve […]