Joshua Bowron

Bowron Episcopal

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Josh Bowron is the rector of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Charlotte, N.C.. where he lives with his wife, four chickens, three children, two cats, and one amazing dog.

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February 16, 2020

There have been many good and talented comedy troupes throughout the years: Burns and Allen, Martin and Lewis, the original cast of Saturday Night Live, for instance. Of course, there is Monty Python, so good it hurts. But of all the...

January 19, 2020

Don’t you find it remarkable that we know anything at all? If you think about it, we don’t know much of anything unless we have been taught it by another person. Engaging in a website or a film or a book privately is being taught by...

November 17, 2019

It seems almost self-evident that children’s literature contains some of the most unvarnished truths among any genre. Certainly, we all have our favorites, but two, in particular, have something to do with our life in the church hinted...

September 29, 2019

We’ve just heard the story that Jesus tells, but I’d like to highlight a couple of details. Jesus mentions that the rich man, who is not named, is feasting sumptuously every day and wearing purple. This guy is ostentatiously rich –...

July 8, 2018

Several years ago, a diocese was celebrating its one-hundredth anniversary. At the time, the diocese had produced a beautiful coffee table book that contained short histories of each of their parishes, along with a generous helping of...

July 8, 2017

There is some debate about whether or not people can change. The spiritual and psychological sages throughout the millennia basically agree that people can learn better ways to cope with who and how they are, but people don’t change all...

April 13, 2017

This is really not a day for words. When we grieve, all words are too much. It is much better for us to take in the facts about how Jesus was treated: the injustice, the spiritual blindness, the narrow thinking, the positioning for...

February 4, 2017

Youth ministers are a vicious lot. They are wonderful human being, but they are vicious. Youth ministers are wonderful because they work with a population that many people are either afraid to work with or simply don’t know how to...

November 26, 2016

The hippopotamus is an awfully deadly animal. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica hippos are the sixth most deadly mammal to humans on the planet. Hippos follow elephants, horses, deer, tigers, and of course, other humans as the...

September 3, 2016

It’s not every day that we read an entire book of the Bible in church. Well, today is no different, but we do come awfully close to reading an entire book from the New Testament. The book we read, almost in entirety, is Philemon. You...

April 5, 2014

Friends, we are almost there. We have been on this Lenten road since Ash Wednesday: about 28 of our 40 days. We are in the home stretch. As Tom Petty so wisely put it, “the waiting is the hardest part.” Throughout this Lenten season...

May 16, 2012

They say that the sequel is never the equal. The movie that comes after the original to expand the story never lives up to the first one. And it is even worse in movies that come in threes; trilogies are the worst. Take the “Star Wars...

October 30, 2011

I wonder if anyone of us knows the kind of people that Jesus is talking about today. Clarence Jordan, in his Cotton Patch Gospel series, presents today’s reading from Matthew like this: “Don’t let yourselves be called ‘Reverend,’...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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