Breaking down the gay marriage controversy

Sorting Out the Gay Marriage Controversy by Rev. Paul J. Bern This past week’s Supreme Court decision in favor of legalizing gay marriage has by no means settled this controversy. Growing up in the Catholic church and recalling my years in Catholic school, I learned the Bible’s stance on homosexuality is clear-cut. God condemns it, […]

This week’s Bible study will move on to 2nd Corinthians chapter 7

Being Comforted By God (2 Corinthians chapter 7) When we finished chapter 6 last week, I closed by recounting how God had always promised us, even in ancient times, that He would gladly receive us as his children. Paul quoted from the book of Leviticus, and then from Isaiah, as he closed out what would […]

America, we have a race problem

America, We Have A Problem by Rev. Paul J. Bern People of good conscience everywhere are still processing what happened in Charleston, South Carolina this past Wednesday. Much has been said and written about this already, so I will be careful to not be too redundant. What is not being emphasized anywhere nearly enough is […]

This week’s Bible study will be 2nd Corinthians chapter six

Come Out From Them And Be Separate (2nd Corinthians chapter 6) Last week when we left off at the end of chapter 5, we found that to be a believer in Christ means we become completely new persons, that this is a result of God’s ministry of reconciliation, and that we in turn can enable […]

If you want to know what real truth looks like, I dare you to read this

A Warning From God (Ezekiel chapter 7) by Rev. Paul J. Bern For this week’s commentary I have an urgent message to any and all persons who read this. It’s been quite a while since I have prophesied like what I am about to do, but that’s because I never do this unless I’m sure […]

This week’s Progressive Christian Bible study will be the second half of 2nd Corinthians chapter 5

There Is Such a Thing As a Spiritual Makeover [2 Cor. 5; 11-21] This week we will finish up Second Corinthians chapter 5. When we left off at verse 10 last week, I elaborated on the fact that “we walk by faith and not by sight”, ending with the warning that we will all someday […]

Letting our little light shine for all the world to see

Being the Light of the World by Rev. Paul J. Bern We’ve all heard or seen the expression “let your little light shine”. This is a truism that dates all the way back to the time of Christ, and it is documented in all the Gospels in one way or another. The apostle Paul also […]

This week’s Bible study wil be 2nd Corinthians chapter 5, verses 1-10

Home Is Where The Heart Is This week we will move on to 2nd Corinthians chapter 5. We’ll be breaking this chapter into two parts since this is one of the deepest books in Second Corinthians. So let’s go directly to the Word as we continue our study of the apostle Paul’s letters to the […]