Jesus Gets Rock Star Treatment, Forcibly Clears the Temple Courts

(Luke chapter 19, verses 28–48)

Jesus is my Rock

Last week when we left off at verse 27 of Luke’s gospel chapter 19, Jesus had just finished telling the parable of the ten ‘minas’ as he spoke about using that which God has instilled within us since before we were born. We as followers…

Ways to Fight Back Against an Evil and Dangerous World

By Rev. Paul J. Bern

It is fundamentally unfair that ever greater numbers of US senior citizens live into their 100’s while mired in poverty. As this is happening, the horrific specter of terrorism rears its ugly head as it spreads globally, threatening everything in its path over, ironically, religious…

Seven Hard Truths That Pastors and Their Congregations 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!” But with their minds, they…

Jesus Restores a Blind Man’s Sight:

(Luke chapter 18, verses 31–42)

Last week when we concluded part 2 of Luke chapter 18, we left off where Jesus had instructed his apostles and the many others who were within earshot of our Lord and Savior, “No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents…

Why Criminalizing America’s Poor and People of Color Exacerbates the Problems of Poverty and Inequality.

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

Since the dawn of the 21st century America’s twin social diseases of poverty and racism have continually increased more than ever as time marches on. At the rate this problem is growing, somewhere between 1 in 3 to 1 in 4 people will be homeless…

Why Dispensing Justice and Promoting Healing Are the Government’s Biblical Obligations, or

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

For this week’s commentary, I want to write about why president Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan is so important, and what the Bible says about that. There is hardly a more controversial political battle in America today than that swirling around the role of government…

Pastor Paul J Bern

I am Rev. Paul J. Bern, a well-known Web pastor and regular blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium, Wordpress and others. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident.

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