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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The long overdue Part Two of my look back at the music and legacy of Larry Norman. Larry Norman - Only Visiting This Planet / this is the first in a trilogy of albums that are undoubtedly the creative high... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Last weekend we had our Youth ministry residential; a weekend packed with life, community and memory makers. We call it Elevation and it is our hope that through experiences like this that friendships, faith and personal development are taken to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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It is ten years since we lost Larry Norman. He was a pioneer of what became known as Jesus Rock, combining rock'n'roll with the message of Christianity. In Larry's hands it was hopeful, spiritual and social. The gospel hadn't changed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Resurrection Letters Vol. 1 is the new record from Andrew Peterson. It is the soundtrack for Resurrection Day, and what a splendid soundtrack it is. Andrew Peterson writes: "We don’t know exactly how it all went down, but we do... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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It is Holy Saturday... black Saturday... silent Saturday... The truth is we can never fully comprehend or begin to imagine what that first silent Saturday felt like... you see we know the end of the story. We know the good... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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I have to be honest I hate this photo! A year ago this week... this was me in the ICU of the Military Hospital in Prague. If you’ve been following my story (and I sincerely appreciate it if you have)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Today is Transfiguration Sunday, and I was speaking to the kids in our morning service about this amazing event. Jesus took Peter, James and John up to a mountain. Luke tells us in his gospel that they went up the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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2017... what a year that was! I won't be sad to put it in the rearview, but we made it through and all is grace. So here's to 2018, all will be well. Happy new year from all of us!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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A poem/prayer from Wendell Berry as we set forth on our journey through the new year. Leavings (2012) Wendell Berry Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Wendell Berry wrote: “The music, while it lasted, brought a new world into being.” It really is a gift to be treasured; one of the very finest things to enjoy in this life. Here are my Top Thirty albums of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Bob Dylan – Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol.13 / 1979-1981 At the end of the 70s Dylan went to the famous Muscle Shoals studio, hired a hot band; which included Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits, and brought in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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In the time between Christmas Day and the new year I always enjoy looking back and listening again to the music that was the soundtrack to my year. As I do this I compile my Playlist of around 35 tracks;... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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2017 has been an alright year for cinema. I've not been able to go as often as I used to, but I did still manage to catch some terrific movies this year. I know I also missed quite a few,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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As the year draws to a close it is time to look back at the best of Twenty17. First up... TV shows/series that I’ve enjoyed this year. With all the health stuff I’ve been dealing with in the past nine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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From all of us, to all of you... a very Merry Christmas! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Music is such an important part of the Christmas season. But for me not just any Christmas album will do; it has to have the right balance of darkness and light, melancholy and celebration. I’ve blogged before about my favourite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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With the Festive Season well and truly here it is time to share some of my favourite festive themed games. I love Christmas! I really love Christmas! It is the most wonderful time of the year and it also happens... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Age: 8+ Group size: 10+ Resources: None. If there is one game that is sure to get everyone in your group laughing then this is the one. The Chicken Game is utterly ridiculous and that is what makes it so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog