This week’s Bible study will be the second part of Luke chapter one

The Birth of Jesus Christ Foretold [Luke chapter 1, verses 26-56] Today we will take up where we left off last week in our in-depth study of the Gospel of Luke, beginning at verse 26 of chapter one. As we begin, the birth of John the Baptist, Jesus’ predecessor, has just been foretold, and the […]

The Human Catastrophe Called Aleppo

Weeping For Aleppo by Rev. Paul J. Bern The Syrian Civil War has been raging for five years now. It is, to say the least, a multifaceted conflict. Aleppo is the capitol city of Syria, with roughly the same population as Houston, Texas. One of the primary reasons it’s in the news a lot is […]

Today we start a new series on the writings of the apostle Luke

The Apostle Luke Series, Installment One [Luke chapter 1, verses 1-25] Today I will begin a new series of Bible studies, the gospel according to Luke, an apostle of Christ Jesus, who is the Son of God, hallelujah! Chapter one of Luke’s gospel is 80 verses long, so I’m breaking this first chapter up into […]

The police and the courts turn misfortune into a crime

Criminalizing America’s Poor and People of Color by Rev. Paul J. Bern The number of laws criminalizing poverty and race are increasing as police shootings and homelessness worsens in America. From 2006 to 2012 there was a 12 percent increase in laws prohibiting camping out in public places, a 14 percent increase in laws prohibiting […]