Those who try to marry religion and politics are setting themselves up for failure

Christian Hypocrisy In Washington DC by Rev. Paul J. Bern Remember when we were kids in school? We used to recite the pledge of allegiance to the flag every day. Among other things, the pledge calls us “one nation under God”. Judging from how things are going in Washington these days we have become anything […]

For this week’s Bible study, we’ll go over the first half of Romans 15

The God of Hope And Endurance [Romans 15, verses 1-13]   For this week’s Bible study I will begin with the first 13 verses of Romans chapter 15. In these verses, the apostle Paul is talking about how Christians should be building each other up, and of being supportive of one another in the face […]

Labor Day doesn’t seem to be much cause for celebration for many US workers

America’s Damaged Workforce excerpt from , “Occupying America: We Shall Overcome“ by Rev. Paul J. Bern   For my Labor Day message today, I would like to make some observations about the plight of America’s work force and the strongly negative effect that long-term unemployment is having on our fellow citizens. If we could find […]

For this week’s Bible study, we will tackle the second half of Romans 14.

On Conflicting Faith Between Religions [Rom. 14; 13-23]   In today’s Bible study we will finish Romans chapter 14. In this study we will conclude Paul’s train of thought from the first 12 verses that we studied last week concerning judgment that we may pass on one another, consciously or subconsciously, regarding matters of faith. […]

What if Jesus came to Ferguson Mo.? What would he say and do?

What Would Jesus Protest? By Rev. Paul J. Bern It started in the fall of 2011 as most age-defining movements do, with some unrest and some recognition of what is right and wrong. It started with some people willing to take a stand against rampant injustice. And then some more people join. And then some […]

This week’s Bible study will be the first half of Romans chapter 14.

Accepting One Another Without Being Judgmental [Romans 14; 1-12] Today in our ongoing study of the book of Romans, I will move on to chapter 14. Since there is a lot of subject matter to discuss, I am going to divide this portion of the study into 2 halves out of respect and thoughtfulness towards […]

What do God, Ferguson, Mo., and the Arab Spring have in common?

God, Ferguson, Mo., ‘Occupy’, ‘the 99%’, and the Arab Spring I have been watching the evening news on wireless TV and on the Internet from the alternative media (with just a measured amount of CNN Internet; I don’t waste my time or money with cable TV) with much admiration lately as the political turmoil unfolds […]