By John Bowen We have a tendency to tame the Bible—indeed, to tame Jesus. As one friend says, “Jesus was … Continue reading Faith, part 3: Faith and Risk-taking
By John Bowen Until then, we had done no more than exchange pleasantries on a Sunday morning. But one day … Continue reading Faith, part 2: Faith and The Faith
By John Bowen I do not consider myself “a person of faith.” There, I said it. Are you shocked? Yes, I attend my … Continue reading Faith, part 1: Why I am not “a person of faith”
By John Bowen What holds everything together? For many of us, the Christian faith is made up of fragments. Over … Continue reading Everything is Connected: but How?
By Dr. John Bowen Just the other day, I was challenged about the idea of “mission” and being “missional.” My … Continue reading Discipleship and Mission: How do They Relate?
By Dr. John Bowen I remember once doing a debate on the rationality of faith with a philosophy professor in … Continue reading Six Ways to Believe in the Resurrection
By Dr. John Bowen The camera always lies. Yes, yes, I know it’s not what we were taught, but think … Continue reading Redeeming Atonement: Good Friday and the Prodigal Son
John Bowen I had decided to give up my favorite chocolate biscotti during Lent. The server in my favorite coffee … Continue reading The Lenten Disciplines of an Easter Disciple
John Bowen One of the joys for me in recent years has been telling Bible stories to children and families … Continue reading The Story of the Magi and the Story of the Bible
John Bowen Soon we will be hearing again those wonderful Christmas words, “In the beginning was the Word.” For many … Continue reading The Best Word for “Word”: Incarnation and Translation