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
John Bowen How would you describe C.S. Lewis? A writer of wildly successful children’s fiction, a brilliant Christian apologist, a … Continue reading Translation and Inclusion: Why They Go Together
by John Bowen In 2016, a photograph circulated on the internet of a group of young people in the Rijksmuseum … Continue reading In other words: Can Evangelism be Redeemed?
by John Bowen During my years at Wycliffe College, I listened to many students wrestling with whether they were called … Continue reading In other words: Can Three be Divided by Five? Varieties of Leadership
John Bowen Cam Harder is a well-respected, senior Lutheran Professor of Systematic Theology, now retired. I tell you that now … Continue reading In other words: Stripped-down church: what can be done?
by John Bowen Change and tradition sometimes seem like opposites. “We Anglicans have our traditions. We love them and are … Continue reading What makes a church, and why does it matter?
John Bowen Business guru Peter Drucker used to advise every organisation to ask itself, “What business are we in?” So … Continue reading Who needs the church?
by John Bowen The bishop of another diocese told me she was once preaching about discipleship in one of her … Continue reading What On Earth Is “Discipleship”?