This blog is moving to Blogspot

Effective immediately, the Progressive Christian Blog with Author Rev. Paul J. Bern will no longer be on WordPress — it will be only on Blogspot at https://progressive-christian-blog.blogspot.com Cross posted across the Web!!  Or, if you prefer, why not get postings and other extras delivered free to your in-box biweekly! Just go to the landing page […]

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 🙂 The “American Dream” 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 […]

Free book excerpt #25 from Progressive Author and blogger Rev. Paul J. Bern

Coming this fall from Author Rev. Paul J. Bern: the 4th updated edition of his popular 2011 nonfiction work, “The Middle and Working Class Manifesto”   The second part of the Manifesto is what I will devote this chapter to. It summarizes the 11 Demands of the People and then organizes them into 7 basic […]

This week’s Progressive Bible study will be part 1 of Acts chapter 8

The Apostles and Simon the Sorcerer [Acts chapter 8, verses 4-17] For viewing on small screens, or on my website, click here 🙂 Last week when we left off at verse 3 of Acts chapter 8, we all became better acquainted with the story of Stephen, the first martyr of Christendom after Jesus Christ. As […]

Proven Innocent Yet Still Locked Up: Our Broken Criminal Justice System

God Wants Justice and Mercy, Not Religion, and We’re Falling Short by Pastor Paul J. Bern (Isaiah 58) For better website or small screen viewing, click here 🙂 For this week’s message I have been inspired to write about the true meaning of the twin brothers of the Spirit of the Lord known as justice […]

This week’s Bible study will be part 3 of Acts chapter 7, plus the first 3 verses of chapter 8

The Martyrdom of St. Stephen [Acts chapter 7, verses 51-60; chapter 8, verses 1-3] For viewing on smaller screens, or on my website, click here 🙂 Last week when we left off at verse 50 of Acts chapter 7, Stephen was continuing to give his testimony regarding the phony charges against him. Stephen had just […]

Memorial Day and the National Anthem: Some Observations About Patriotism

The ‘National Anthem’ and This Past Week’s Football Owners Meeting: Why I’ll Be Taking a Knee With “Kap” This Coming Football Season by Pastor Paul J. Bern For better small screen viewing, or for a website view, click here 🙂 The United States of America hasn’t been winning very many popularity contests overseas as of […]