Thoughts on Memorial Day

The Last Memorial Day by Rev. Paul J. Bern This weekend we are all celebrating the 2016 Memorial Day holiday. Unlike Veterans Day in November, which celebrates the end of World War One, Memorial Day celebrates those who gave their all during World War Two. This got me to thinking about what the name would […]

This week’s Bible study will be the 1st half of Galatians 2

Eagerly Helping The Poor [Galatians 2, verses 1-10] Taking up where we left off in last week’s lesson, we find the apostle Paul continuing his recounting of his journey to Jerusalem to meet Peter as documented in the book of Galatians, and before that as documented by the apostle Luke in Acts chapters 17-21. As […]

The positive side of error

Human Error And What It Can Teach Us by Rev. Paul J. Bern It has been my observation that people take a great deal of pride and personal satisfaction, not to mention their professional identity, in their educations and professional training. The existence of the Internet constantly reminds us that knowledge is power, but more […]

This week’s Bible study will be the 2nd half of Galatians chapter 1

Being the Best Possible Witness For Christ [Ephesians 1, verses 13-24] This week we’ll be finishing up the first chapter of Galatians. There is some very weighty stuff in here, which is why I divided this chapter into two parts. The apostle Paul is continuing his train of thought regarding preaching the true Gospel, and […]

An Email From God. Seriously.

What If God Sent an Email To Organized Religion? by Rev. Paul J. Bern Given the state of affairs of organized religion throughout the world, and particularly here in the US with Johnny-come-lately “Christian” presidential candidates such as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, I can’t help but wonder what God must be thinking about all […]

Bible study this week is the first half of Galatians chapter 1

Paul Speaks Out Against False Teachers [Galatians 1, verses 1-12] Let’s now continue on to the book of Galatians in our studies of the apostle Paul. Not many letters have had such a great impact on the western world as the letter of Paul to the church at Galatia. Indeed, this letter became the cornerstone […]