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
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?