This week’s Bible study will be Philippians chapter two

Every Knee Will Bow and Every Tongue Confess [Philippians chapter two] Brothers and sisters, today we will continue our study of the apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians by examining chapter two. In keeping with my commitment to this ministry and to Christ, and since there is so much in here to contemplate, I’m committed […]

Our National Election and Our Faith — On the Same Page or Not?

One Web Pastor’s Biblical Argument on Why Sanders Should Have Won, and What Would Have Happened If He Did by Rev. Paul J. Bern With both of the conventions that nominated America’s next presidential candidates having concluded, I have already come to the conclusion that this year’s choice for presidential candidates is really no choice […]

The positive side of error

Human Error And What It Can Teach Us by Rev. Paul J. Bern It has been my observation that people take a great deal of pride and personal satisfaction, not to mention their professional identity, in their educations and professional training. The existence of the Internet constantly reminds us that knowledge is power, but more […]

An Email From God. Seriously.

What If God Sent an Email To Organized Religion? by Rev. Paul J. Bern Given the state of affairs of organized religion throughout the world, and particularly here in the US with Johnny-come-lately “Christian” presidential candidates such as Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, I can’t help but wonder what God must be thinking about all […]

The Real Origins of Thanksgiving

The True Origins of Thanksgiving by Rev. Paul J. Bern Each one of us was taught back when we were kids that the tradition of Thanksgiving has its origins dating back to the early 1600’s when the Pilgrims celebrated it for the first time. But did you know that the first Thanksgiving celebration was based […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Timothy chapter 4

Warnings About Organized Religion [1st Timothy chapter 4] Last week as we closed out 1st Timothy chapter 3, we found the apostle Paul giving Timothy, his former understudy and pastor-in-waiting, additional pointers about church administration as well as the fine points of choosing those who were to be serving under him. The qualifications for such […]

Jesus, the Republican presidential debates, and progressive Chrisitanity

Jesus Wasn’t A Conservative, And God Isn’t Republican by Rev. Paul J. Bern In light of this past week’s Republican debate on TV, which I didn’t bother to watch, I thought it would be timely to comment on the state of conservatism in our country today as it relates to social and economic injustice. I […]

This week’s Bible study will be 1st Timothy chapter 1

Saving Us From Our Sins is God’s Top Priority [First Timothy chapter 1] Today we will be moving on to the apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy, better known simply as First Timothy. As we begin our study of chapter one, we find Paul giving a serious warning to Timothy about false teachers and bogus […]

For this week’s Bible study we’ll finish up 2nd Thessalonians

The Works of Our Hands Are An Offering to God [2nd Thessalonians chapter 3] Last week when we finished the second chapter of 2nd Thessalonians, we left off with the apostle Paul’s warnings and exhortations about the antichrist and the End Times before His return. Of course, there were evidently a good-sized number of the […]

Instead of attracting people, churches are driving them away! What’s up with that?

Many Modern Churches Are Driving People Away From God By Rev. Paul J. Bern It has been my observation for quite some time now that the majority of modern churches (regardless of denomination) who portray themselves as “evangelical” or “seeker friendly”, are unintentionally driving people away while claiming to do the opposite! I’ve had a […]