the Rev. Joe Bowden

Even a puppy can awaken us all to the grace of God


I don’t need an alarm clock! Every morning at 5:30, young Alexis Valentine brings me out of my... Read more

Thanks be to God for His Word, chance to share it


The Word of the Lord! Thanks be to God! Those phrases are repeated throughout churches all over the... Read more

Bowden: Holy Trinity is love beyond understanding


Will you explain to me the Holy Trinity in words I can understand?” That question was... Read more

My Amen Corner put fun, spirit into worship


Iwas recently asked to describe my first church mem­ory. The response was immediate – fun!... Read more

Bowden: Baptism ushers us into the household of God


On Sunday, I will baptize my new great-granddaughter, Alta Grace Baker. This will be a very special... Read more

Stop and consider depth of God's love...


Are you feeling a little sluggish this first day after Christmas? Are you close to exhaustion after... Read more

Remembering is central to faith, worship, Communion

Lately I’ve been busy, starting the initial preparations for my... Read more

New puppy makes world seem new


We have a new puppy! She was born on Valentine’s Day. She has a white heart on her forehead. We named her Alexis Valentine. She likes... Read more