A Different Sort of Christmas Message for 2017

Does Anybody Really Know What Time This Is? Does Anybody Really Care? By Web pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ This week’s commentary is titled the same as that 1970 song by โ€œChicagoโ€. The holiday season is what time it is. Question is, does anybody really care about […]

Why Materialism and the Spirit of the Holidays Will Always Be At Odds

Institutionalized Consumerism, Black Friday Weekend, and the Bible by pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here ๐Ÿ™‚ The psychopathology of consumerism and the subtle brain washing of mind control โ€“ these are the insidious institutions that Americans find themselves subjected to on a daily basis, and all in the holy […]

Giving thanks for a fresh start in 2017

Go Ahead! Hug That Tree and Give Thanks This Holiday by Pastor Paul J. Bern It’s true. I hug people, pets, and trees. I have no children of my own, but I dote on everybody else’s. I go out of my way to treat them all well. I make no bones about it. Call me […]

This Year For the Holidays, Less Is More

Making Do With Less In A Season of Excess by Pastor Paul J. Bern Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone as the Christmas holidays approach, it is time for all of us to change our focus from the acquisition of material wealth to that of intangible enrichment, such as our health, well being, peace […]

I Want My Christmas Back!!

The True Spirit Of Christmas by Rev. Paul J. Bern This week as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, I want to pause and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, and on how Christmas has been twisted and perverted by the dying economic system known as capitalism that we’re all stuck […]

Thanksgiving wasn’t so happy for everybody

More Volunteers Needed To Serve The Homeless All Year, Not Just During the Holidays by Rev. Paul J. Bern Another Thanksgiving has gone by, and I have once again seen the usual fanfare on various media about hundreds of volunteers coming out to feed the homeless this past week. It then occurred to me that, […]

The consumer-driven greed-based orgy known as capitalism: Just in time for the holidays

The Holidays In America: Blind Consumerism by Rev. Paul J. Bern The psychopathology of consumerism and the subtle brain washing of mind control: We have become programmed like robots to spend more than we can afford on things we don’t really need. Like sheep headed to the trimmers, we dutifully spend our meager incomes at […]