The Reasons for My Absence

By now at least a few of you out there have begun to wonder what’s become of me lately. I posted no commentary last weekend, no midweek Bible study either, and to be honest, I won’t be able to post again Sunday either. The reason? My laptop’s main logic board bit the dust this past […]

Sometimes Poverty and Homelessness Have to be Tackled One Person at a Time

Bottles of Water and Eternal Rewards by Minister Paul J. Bern Those of you who from here in Atlanta who know me personally are well aware that every time I’m out and about, I keep my eyes wide open for anyone in significant need. I’m not talking about the usual cadre of panhandlers posing 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 […]

Weekly commentary will return next week. Please enjoy this guest post.

Today’s guest column is from David Allan of CNN. Weekly commentary will return next week. Which side of ourselves will prevail? By © David G. Allan, CNN; November 16, 2016 Story highlights Every day, we have the opportunity to embrace a darker path or to act in a helpful and hopeful way Anger is often […]

Bible study for this week will be Acts chapter 6

The Delegation of Duties and the Arrest of St. Steven [Acts chapter 6] For better small screen viewing, click here 🙂 Last week when we concluded our study and analysis of part 3 of Acts chapter 5, we closed out with the apostles as they left the Sanhedrin after being released from custody for preaching […]

This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 1 of Acts chapter 5

The Double Edged Sword of the Holy Spirit Can Either Heal or Condemn [Acts chapter 5, verses 1-16] For better small screen viewing, click here 🙂 At the conclusion of last week’s study when we finished the last of Acts chapter 4, we found out that the organization, purpose and propagation of Christianity was markedly […]

This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 3 of Acts chapter 4

The First Believers Unity in Prayer and Purpose [Acts chapter 4, verses 23-37] For better small-screen browser viewing, click here 🙂 Last week as we continued our in-depth studies of the writings of the apostle Luke, we left off at Acts 4 and verse 22. Peter, John, plus a fair amount of their compatriots, had […]