the Rev. Joe Bowden

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

Bridging day celebrates Christ the King

Sunday is the feast day of Christ the King. The celebration is one of those special liturgical bridging days that connects one major season to... Read more

Like Luke, we are called to be healers

Oct. 18 is the celebration of the Feast of Saint Luke, physician and evangelist. This special time in the church year once again brings into sharp... Read more

How we live, not how long, is important

The massacre in Norway last month, and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks remind us in no uncertain terms that life is short.... Read more

God gave us amazing gift of his breath

In the second Biblical creation story of Genesis 2, the blueprint of how we are made is articulated in verse 7: "... then the Lord God formed man... Read more