Free book excerpt # 22 from author and blogger Rev. Paul J. Bern

Excerpt from chapter 6 (“Passing the Tipping Point”) of “The Middle and Working Class Manifesto”   Heeding Eisenhower’s Warning   Though it fields the most expensive and technologically sophisticated military force on the world stage, the U.S. government has not decisively won any major military conflict since 1945. Understanding these developments is necessary if Americans […]

Free book sample from “The Middle and Working Class Manifesto” by Pastor Paul J. Bern

The following satirical quote from this book, first published in 2011 and now in its 3rd updated edition, is even more true today than ever before. An Open Letter To The American People From: The elected American government 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC  To: The American People 54321 Junction Highway, Anytown, USA Dear American population, […]

For this week’s Bible study of the Book of Romans, we’ll be moving on to chapter 12

Contributing To One Another [Romans chapter 12] Today in our continuing series of studies of the book of Romans, we move on to chapter 12. In this chapter, Paul talks about how we can initiate fundamental change for the better from within ourselves. He then explains how this renewal of self can affect our place […]

The Christian Right Is Neither, and Here Goes Your Proof

The Christian Right Would Disagree With Me If I Told Them What Was Really In the Bible by Rev. Paul J. Bern I met someone not too long ago who insisted that the King James Bible is the only legitimate version available. As far as he was concerned, all other versions currently in print, including […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Corinthians chapter 10, verses 1-17

Warnings From Israel’s History [1st Corinth. 10, 1-17] In this week’s Bible study I will begin the 10th chapter of the 1st book of Corinthians. In the closing verses of chapter 9, Paul was exhorting the early church at Corinth to “run the race in such a way as to win the prize”, which refers […]

This week’s Bible study will be the second half of 1st Corinthians chapter nine

How Paul Preached The Gospel [1st Corinthians 9, verses 15-27] In today’s study I will take up where I left off last week and finish the ninth chapter of First Corinthians. Paul was writing this particular letter to the early church regarding whether he should be allowed to take any part of the church offering […]

The consumer-driven greed-based orgy known as capitalism: Just in time for the holidays

The Holidays In America: Blind Consumerism by Rev. Paul J. Bern The psychopathology of consumerism and the subtle brain washing of mind control: We have become programmed like robots to spend more than we can afford on things we don’t really need. Like sheep headed to the trimmers, we dutifully spend our meager incomes at […]

It turns out ending poverty is a lot easier than many people think

Ending Poverty: How We Can Make God, and Each Other, Happy by Rev. Paul J. Bern With about 99% of the wealth in America in the hands of a little over 1% of the population, the US has a bigger and wider gap between the richest 5% of American money earners and big business owners […]

Should the Bible be downplayed to attract a wider audience?

Those Who Sugarcoat the Bible Dilute Its Message By Rev. Paul J. Bern The Bible is a gritty book. It’s very raw and very real. It deals with people just like us, just as needy and screwed up as we are, encountering a God who would rather die (as if He could) than spend eternity […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Corinthians chapter 6 (part one)

Of Lawsuits And Judgments [1st Corinthians 6, verses 1 through11] In today’s chronological study of the writings of the apostle Paul, we will examine the first half of First Corinthians chapter six. We’ll tackle the second half next week because there is so much in this chapter that to breeze through it in one lesson […]