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 […]

The teacher’s strike in West Virginia, and what the Bible says about justice, fairness and mercy

Progressive Christianity, Worker’s Rights and Social Justice by pastor Paul J. Bern For better viewing on phones, tablets and other small screens, click here 🙂 The recent settlement of the West Virginia teacher’s strike, which resulted in a 5% pay raise after lasting for nearly two weeks, will soon echo across the landscape of American […]

Has The Revolution Started Yet? If So, It’s About Time!

The Coming Revolution May Not Be Televised by Pastor Paul J. Bern Thanks to the injustices against Trayvon Williams in Florida and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year, and more recently Eric Garner in New York City, it is abundantly clear to “we the people” that war has been declared on us by […]

This week’s Bible study will be the second half of 1st Corinthians chapter 6

Being One With The Lord In Spirit [1Corinth. 6, verses 12-20] In today’s Bible study we will finish up the sixth chapter of First Corinthians, beginning at verse 12. The apostle Paul had just finished writing to the Corinthian church about settling legal matters and scriptural disputes from within the congregation, out of the view […]

Occupy Wall St. third anniversary is this entire month, and OWS isn’t going anywhere

We Are the 99%: The Focus of Our Rage (part two) by Rev. Paul J. Bern At the conclusion of the first half of this essay last week, the topic was free health care. Not that I wish to demand a handout from anyone or anything, it’s just that good health through preventative medicine is […]

It’s the third anniversary of the Occupy and 99% Movements. Happy anniversary!

We Are the 99%: The Focus of Our Rage (part one) by Rev. Paul J. Bern On this third anniversary of the Occupy and 99% Movements, I have given a lot of thought and engaged in plenty of research regarding the plight of middle America, and what should and should not be done to bring […]

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 […]