Kyle Bowman


Resurrection Power


It’s been a few weeks since we have celebrated the resurrection of our Savior Jesus. Luke’s gospel account of this event has always stood out to me. He recounts the exchange Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary had with two angels when they went to look for the body of Jesus at the tomb. They asked these women a simple but profound question, “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”   This time of...

What in Me Needs to Die?


I was brought up in a church tradition that placed an importance on Lent, and during this time, we were encouraged to “give up” something to allow us to identify with the suffering of Jesus as He made his journey to the cross.  Usually, we chose to give up things we had been over-indulging in, or things that had been distracting us from devotion to Christ. When Resurrection Sunday came, we...



As we enter the Christmas season, I’ve been thinking about how I have anticipated Christmas over the course of my life.  When I was a child, I remember going to Christmas Eve service, visiting my aunt and uncle after church, wanting to rush home to get to bed so that I could see what wonderful gifts were waiting for me under the tree.  As an adolescent, I still had some excitement about gifts but...

Intimacy and Singleness (Yes, You Can Have Both!)


The scene is familiar to many of us singles: sitting in church on a Sunday, hearing more about the wonderful gift of marriage and the intimate connection it offers. It’s easy to feel deprived or lesser than, like we’re waiting for the day God will finally give us a taste of that intimacy we see married couples experience. We long for that intimacy, we hunger for it–yet it can seem so...

Killing Desire


If you’ve struggled with any unwanted compulsive sexual behavior, you might wonder why you can’t seem to shut it down. The Bible tells you to kill that desire right? “Therefore put to death what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustful passion, evil desire, and greediness, which is idolatry” (Colossians 3:5, LEB). But you have tried over and over again to put to death the desire...



I recently had the occasion to purchase a new vehicle. There are a number of safety features I’ve not had in previous cars. I get a warning when someone or something suddenly crosses in the front of the car while driving or while backing up. The car brakes for me if I approach a vehicle in front of me at a high rate of speed to prevent a rear-end accident. I’m alerted when cars are in my blind...

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