This is Paul Bowman's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Paul Bowman's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Paul Bowman
I'm a Youth Director. My greatest achievements are marrying Val and becoming a Dad!
Interests: music, travel, good coffee, movies, photography, playing guitar.
Recent Activity
Image
These are strange and unsettling times we find ourselves in, and we are all adjusting to a new reality. I’ve been concerned about our young people and the impact all of this is having on them, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
Some of you may remember that for the past few years I've been studying for a Masters in Transformational Leadership with the Irish Bible Institute. When I started this course I never could have envisaged the journey taking quite as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
I didn't get to see many movies this year, but I did catch a few and here are the ten that I enjoyed the most: Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker The saga comes to an end with The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
A decade has come to an end and I've been looking back over my year end lists and revisiting my favourite albums of the Twenty10s. I've already posted the Twenty19 albums so for this post I've gone into the archives... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
These are my favourite records from the year that was Twenty19. I always find it hard to make the final cut so here are a few worthy contenders that merit mention: Over The Rhine - Love & Revelation Their latest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
At the end of each year I have a tradition of posting my favourite movies, TV shows, books and music from that year. I’m late getting to it on this occasion as I’ve been focused on completing a dissertation. And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
It is exam results day; many of you have been waiting for this day all summer. We've been waiting and anticipating this day in our family too. Your results matter! They matter to you and you matter to us. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
My daughter Erin and our Fitzroy Mission Team left for Uganda today. I dearly wish I could be there with them, and I’m disappointed that I won’t get to share in the experiences and learning they are going to encounter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
It is Resurrection Sunday! The best of all days, and we proclaim: Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again! Here is one more Frederick Buechner quote... "For Paul the Resurrection was no metaphor; it was the power... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
To explore the events surrounding Passion Week, let me encourage you to pick up and read The Final Days of Jesus by Andreas Köstenberger and Justin Taylor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
It is Holy Saturday. The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday… the day in-between what had happened and what was yet to be. The day in-between the agony of Friday and the ecstasy of Sunday. Of course we look... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
I played/sang a few songs at our Good Friday gathering last night. It was an intimate and meaningful cafe communion service, with Steve taking us through the events of Good Friday from the perspective of Peter. I loved the weaving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
In his book With Jesus In Jerusalem, Bargil Pixner writes: “The air was oppressive. Jesus’ dimmed glance scanned the opposite city wall, searching for the Temple lying behind it. The God of his people, whose name dwelt there, his father,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
"GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD," John writes, "that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." That is to say that God so loved the world that he gave his only... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
Jesus Turns Things Upside Down So what would you be doing if you knew that you had less than twenty-four hours to live? Jesus’ mind is set on preparing His disciples for His imminent departure. It is a long night... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
If the world is sane, then Jesus is mad as a hatter and the Last Supper is the Mad Tea Party. The world says, Mind your own business, and Jesus says, there is no such thing as your own business.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
We recently had our annual Youth Weekend Away and it is unquestionably one of the highlights of our Youth Ministry year. The value of retreats and weekends away like this cannot be ignored. They are memory makers and unique opportunities... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
Only By Dying by Frederick Buechner IF DEATH WAS TO be truly defeated, it was only by dying himself that Jesus believed he could defeat it. If he was to reach the hearts of men, it was only by suffering... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
My Top Thirty albums from the year that was Twenty18. 01) Gregory Alan Isakov - Evening Machines This album was made mostly at night, the title: Evening Machines refers to the light emanating from the VU meters & the tape... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
Chris Cornell - Chris Cornell One of my favourite voices in rock music. This collection celebrates his eclectic career & incredible versatility as a singer & performer. The power, majesty & range of that voice blows me away every time.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
My Playlist for Twenty18 – a good 2+ hours of my favourite tracks from the past year. Next up my Top Thirty albums from the year that was Twenty18. 01) Bullet Holes – Gregory Alan Isakov (from the album: Evening... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
My twenty favourite movies from the year that was Twenty18. These are the movies I found most entertaining, fun, inspiring and thought provoking. 1) Hostiles This movie is set in 1892 and tells the story of an Army Captain who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
Image
As 2018 draws to a close I’m continuing the tradition of sharing my year-end lists. We’ll get started with my twenty favourite shows (TV/Streaming) from the year that was Twenty18. 1) Lost In Space "Danger, Will Robinson!" A thrilling reimagining... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog