When Is Jesus Coming Back? Does Anybody Really Know?

Clarifying the “Rapture” of the Church by Pastor Paul J. Bern Hard to read? Click here! 🙂 For as long as I have been alive, which is just over 6 decades, there has been endless talk and rampant speculation about the ‘rapture’, or literally snatching away, of all the real followers of Christ within 3-7 […]

What’s Gone Wrong With Our Churches?

Three Reasons Millennials Are Abandoning Christianity by Rev. Paul J. Bern Chances are that if you are in your 20’s or 30’s, you are not a church member. Polling is now a highly sophisticated industry, and religious organizations are being fed some irrefutable numbers about what is happening among their congregations. In a single generation, […]

Bible study this week is the 2nd half of Galatians 2

Divisions and Interpretations in the Early Church [Galatians 2, verses 11-21] Today we will be finishing up the second half of chapter two of the Book of Galatians. As we open our study, we find the apostle Paul continuing his letter to the church at Galatia. As we begin at verse 11, we find Paul […]

For this week’s Bible study we’ll conclude the Book of Colossians

Being Full of Grace and Well Seasoned [Colossians chapter four] Today we will be finishing the book of Colossians, and so today will be devoted to chapter four. As you remember, when we finished up chapter three last week we left off where the apostle Paul was writing about the rules for Christian households. In […]

Greed and Inequality Flourish While Organized Religion Ignores It

Mainstream Churches Fail to Condemn Greed While Inequality and Homelessness Mushroom by Rev. Paul J. Bern Inexcusable! Our nation is being savaged by economic hard times, but many pastors are afraid to talk about its causes, lest they offend anyone and risk losing members who pay their ‘tithes’. In light of this I would like […]

Seeking Help With Year-end Fundraiser

  It’s our year end fundraiser here at Progressive Christian Ministries. Can you please help PGM stay on the Internet? I run this website at my own expense, and I don’t draw a salary, it’s 100% volunteer work. Help me keep spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ over the Web. Help me buy more cheeseburgers […]

Exhortations and Rebukes From Our Lord

Of Blessings and Warnings [Luke chapter 6, verses 17-26] by Rev. Paul J. Bern There are a lot of afflicted, hurting and just plain exhausted people in the world today. People whose lives are filled with sadness, who are poverty-stricken, as well as the tremendous number of people who experience loneliness. The world we live […]