the Rev. Joe Bowden

Joe Bowden: Lone Ranger reminds me of Jesus


“In the early days of the western United States, a masked man and an Indian rode from the plains, searching for truth and justice.... Read more

Pets reveal to us the unconditional love of God

At 6:20 a.m. on Nov. 1, our Shih Tzu puppy, Gabbi looked back at us once, and then crossed over the Rainbow... Read more

Every day should be a National Day of Prayer

Two days ago, millions of Americans gathered together across the land to pray for our country, our leaders and each other on the 62nd annual... Read more

What about church after Easter?

I wonder what our Augusta area churches will look like tomorrow. Will the pews be packed? Will additional... Read more

Star of wonder points us to the manger

As I knelt down on my hands and knees beneath the altar in the grotto of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, I caught my reflection in the... Read more

Empty out your attic and give

My daughter called me recently and announced that my Christmas present would be arriving in a couple of weeks. Christmas in the summer? Who can... Read more

You don't know faith 'til it's gone...

“You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” For the past four months this line from Joni Mitchell’s 1970 hit song Big Yellow Taxi... Read more