After 50 Years, Things Have Gone From Bad to Worse

“After Vietnam” 50 Years Later by Pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in any browser, click here! 🙂 The fiftieth anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s much-beloved (right wing extremists excluded) speech, “After Vietnam” occurred this past week. To commemorate this famous speech I will be posting this slightly condensed version today, […]

Free excerpt #3 from my latest book release

“Cannabis Legalization and the Bible: Compatible or Not?” by Rev. Paul J. Bern Many cops favor legalization A Spring 2014 issue of Law Officer magazine provided a poll of its own showing an even more surprising finding: a majority of law enforcement officers also support marijuana policy reform. There is broad support for change among […]

Either the government starts working for us, or we will start working against the government!

Congress and the President Had Better Learn to Work Together, or They Will Face the Wrath of the People by Pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in a browser, click here! 🙂 There is a well-known quote from the Book of Romans in the New Testament that says, “Everyone must submit themselves to the […]

Free excerpt #2 from my recent book release, “Cannabis Legalization and the Bible: Compatible or Not?” by Rev. Paul J. Bern

  “OK, so now let me go deeper. Approximately 100,000 Americans die accidentally each year from legally obtained prescription drugs — that’s 270 per day or more than twice as many as there are killed in car accidents each day. This shows you how dangerous prescription medications truly are. To make matters worse, we are […]

Of Refugees, Presidents and Scriptures

Immigration Issues, Progressive Christianity And The Golden Rule by Pastor Paul J. Bern After watching or hearing about all the back-and-forth from the Oval Office about president Trump’s 90-day immigration ban and subsequent court order temporarily suspending it this past week, I would first like to say that I have had a belly full of […]

Our new president, the Bible, and race relations in America

President Trump, Racism in America, and the Bible by Pastor Paul J. Bern Lately I have received a little negative feedback from some of my Christian readers saying that I should not be trying to blend religion and politics because it causes too much controversy. Interestingly enough, I’m not hearing any of that from my […]

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 […]