Sometimes Poverty and Homelessness Have to be Tackled One Person at a Time

Bottles of Water and Eternal Rewards by Minister Paul J. Bern Those of you who from here in Atlanta who know me personally are well aware that every time I’m out and about, I keep my eyes wide open for anyone in significant need. I’m not talking about the usual cadre of panhandlers posing as […]

Has the American Dream Died, or Did It Just Fall Asleep?

The American Dream Has Become a Nightmare by Pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, or for small screen viewing, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ The โ€œAmerican Dreamโ€ has at its core an escape from the real world to build a personalized utopia, a custom-made fantasy island of sorts. When we were taught to […]

There are lots of phony ‘gods’ in the modern world, but only One is authentic

The Only God That’s Real by Pastor Paul J. Bern For better small screen viewing, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ Like nearly everyone else, with the exception of the ‘war hawks’ in the Pentagon who obey without questioning, I too am appalled by the fighting in the Middle East and northeastern Africa over natural resources, politics and […]

This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 3 of Acts chapter 4

The First Believers Unity in Prayer and Purpose [Acts chapter 4, verses 23-37] For better small-screen browser viewing, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ Last week as we continued our in-depth studies of the writings of the apostle Luke, we left off at Acts 4 and verse 22. Peter, John, plus a fair amount of their compatriots, had […]

My Reasons for Declining Church Attendance, and Why They Differ from Main Stream Christianity

Why Are the World’s Young Adults Leaving Churches? By Pastor Paul J. Bern For better phone and tablet viewing, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ Someone asked my opinion earlier this week about why so many millennial’s are leaving church, and what can be done about it. After doing some reflection, prayer and meditating, and based on some […]

Who, then, do you say you are?

Some Very Hard Questions for ‘Christian America’ By pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in any browser, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ The United States has always had a time-honored tradition of being a Christian nation founded by Christians for Christians. This tradition was only recently brought into question by none other than former president Obama, […]

Your Television Is Your Enemy

Reasons to Stop Watching T.V. For Secular and Christian Alike by pastor Paul J. Bern For viewing in any browser, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ I was asked by a reader this past week if I had ever considered posting a piece on the evils of watching television. Actually, in the past I had considered doing exactly […]

Free book excerpt #17 from blogger and author Rev. Paul J. Bern

What If We Didn’t Need Money? (excerpt from “Occupying America: We Shall Overcome” by Rev. Paul J. Bern) Watch the video at http://youtu.be/Z20l9ohORN4 What are these law enforcement folks protecting to begin with? The assets, infrastructure and personal privacy and security of the top 1%, that’s what! The problem with that is the top 1% […]

Some additional warnings about the future of America and the world

Warnings About America’s Future: a Supplemental to Last Week’s Message by Web pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ I have decided to write this week’s commentary as a kind of addendum to my message from last week after getting an even stronger than usual response from my readers, […]

A Different Sort of Christmas Message for 2017

Does Anybody Really Know What Time This Is? Does Anybody Really Care? By Web pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ This week’s commentary is titled the same as that 1970 song by โ€œChicagoโ€. The holiday season is what time it is. Question is, does anybody really care about […]