Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Five Hundred Dead Cannot Be Ignored by Rev. Paul J. Bern The United States of America, together with the city of Chicago, has passed a gruesome and heinous milestone this past week. As of this past Friday, September 9th, 2016, 500 people have been shot to death in Chicago so far this year, and we […]

This week’s Bible study will be Titus chapter one

Hold On To The Truth [Titus chapter one] Today we’ll be starting an in-depth study of the apostle Paul’s letter to Titus, who was a well-known church founder and leader of that time. This is a short book containing only three chapters, so let’s just go through one each week before moving on to other […]

This week’s Bible study will be Philippians chapter four

Don’t Worry, Be Happy [Philippians chapter four] Last week when we concluded our in-depth analysis of the third chapter of the book of Philippians, we obtained comprehension about rejoicing in the Lord, as well as comparing our walk with Christ to running in a marathon race of endurance in order to win first prize. We […]

Bible study this week will be Philippians chapter three

Attaining the Ultimate Goal [Philippians chapter three] Today we will continue our study of the apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi, which was located in what is modern Turkey today. As you recall from last week’s lesson, Paul is exhorting and encouraging the Philippian church to do whatever is required – first for […]

What Does the Bible Say About the Role of Government?

Dispensing Justice and Promoting Healing Are the Government’s Biblical Obligations by Rev. Paul J. Bern This week I want to write about why implementing single-payer national health care is so important, and what the Bible says about that. The passage of so-called “Obama-care” a couple years ago makes this issue worse, not better. All the […]

A Memo From Jesus to the USA

If Jesus Wrote A Letter To America, I Wonder What He’d Say? By Rev. Paul J. Bern If Jesus wrote a letter to America, and particularly its leadership (I’m using ‘leadership’ in the loosest possible terms), I wonder what would He say to us? Would He give America two thumbs up for being the richest […]

This week’s Bible study will begin a series on the Book of Philippians

Rejoicing With Other People of Faith [Philippians chapter 1, verses 1-18] Today, having just completed our verse-by-verse study of Galatians, we will move on to the book of Philippians. Unlike Galatians, which was a healthy dose of tough love mixed with plenty of encouragement, Philippians is a book full of exhortation, thanksgiving and lavish praise. […]

This week’s Bible study will be Galatians chapter six

Never Get Tired of Doing Good [Galatians chapter six] Today we will finish up the book of Galatians as we close another chapter on the writings of the apostle Paul, who was formerly known as Saul of Tarsus. They are all the same person except that the latter was Paul’s old name prior to his […]

It’s Time for Churches Everywhere to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Seven Hard Truths Pastors and Their Churches Need to Hear By Rev. Paul J. Bern There were once two parents with a little secret. They managed carefully to hold this secret down for several years. “Santa is coming!” their children sang. “It’s almost too good to believe!” With their mouths, the parents said, “How exciting!” […]

These rigged elections are the last straw. Should we go on strike?

Should The American People Go On Strike? By Rev. Paul J. Bern Osama bin Laden has been dead for about 4 years by now, maybe more. Meanwhile, ever greater numbers of our senior citizens are living into their 100’s. America evidently is having an obesity epidemic, while 50,000 children ages 5 and under die from […]