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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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