Paul Bawden

Paul Bawden

Paul Bawden is married and served in the pastoral ministry for 45 years, retiring in 2011. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Speech and attended Dallas Theological Seminary, receiving a Master of Theology. He has taken counseling courses at Trinity Evangelical Seminary in Deerfield, Illinois. Paul is a lifetime member of the Evangelical Free Church of America, as well as being a member of Interim Pastor Ministries (IPM), which serves churches during their time of transition in searching for a new pastor. He writes for Union Gospel Press, as well as being a volunteer writer for Paul likes to write, read, bike, and work in the yard. The Bawdens have had the privilege to travel to Mexico and Romania on mission trips and visited various countries in Europe.

Christmas – Did He Come

December 4, 2018

By Paul Bawden Did Jesus Christ really come into the world? The way to answer that question is to look at where Christ is talked about. There is only one place to go and that is to the Bible. When we do that, we find in the Old Testament many prophecies that talk about Christ’s…

Have An Attitude Of Gratitude!

November 19, 2018

By  Paul Bawden Betsie and Corrie Ten Boom discovered while in Ravensbruck, one of the worst concentration camps in Germany, the guards wouldn’t come into the bunkroom because of the fleas, allowing them to have a Bible study without fear of execution. Betsie exclaimed, “Thank God for the fleas!” What an amazing response in the…

After The Election, Now What?

November 13, 2018

By Paul Bawden Yes, the elections in the United States are now history. One of the most exciting things that has happened is that the many ads have ceased. And regardless of who was elected, the sun is still coming up and going down. People are still getting up and going to work. Life is…

Which Political Party?

October 24, 2018

By Paul Bawden In the United States, we are fast moving toward election day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Congressional and Governor ads are bombarding our lives through various means. Certainly, this is one of the most important elections in the history of the United States. The question I ask is this, “Who is the…

Too Much Stuff?

September 24, 2018

By Paul Bawden I understand that Alana Semuels wrote a recent article in the Atlantic (8/21/18) entitled, “We Are All Accumulating Mountains Of Things.” The article pointed out that in 2017, Americans spent $240 billion—twice as much as they’d spent in 2002—on goods like jewelry, watches, books, luggage, and telephones and related communication equipment, according…

Your Moment In Time

September 3, 2018

By Paul Bawden There is never a dull day in the U. S. news. From the daily political back and forth in Washington D. C. to the fall elections heating up, one is never sure what will happen from one day to the next. In the midst of all the positive and negative activity, U.S.…

Whatever Happened To Civility?

July 18, 2018

By Paul Bawden This question must be asked as we see name calling, putting down people, even threats in our world, especially when there is a difference of political persuasion. I understand that the word civility comes from the Latin word civilis, meaning “relating to public life, befitting a citizen.” In other words, civility is…

Is Freedom Free?

June 23, 2018

By Paul Bawden July 4th is always a day of great celebration in the United States of America. It’s a time of celebrating the freedoms we have in this great county, freedoms, which were set forth in the publication of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Declaration of Independence encapsulated those freedoms when it…

Dads, Are We Needed?

June 2, 2018

By Paul Bawden A son at college wrote his dad, “No mon, no fun, your son.” The dad wrote back, “Too bad, so sad, your dad.” Being a dad is not always easy, but it is one of the highest privileges that a man can have. In fact, the title that dad has, father, means…

70th Anniversary

May 8, 2018

By Paul Bawden May 14, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the modern nation of Israel. The existence of the nation of Israel today is truly the biblical God’s doing. Israel, through Abram, whose name was changed to Abraham, was promised to have a land, a seed, and be a blessing. Those…

National Day Of Prayer

April 22, 2018

By Paul Bawden The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 3, 2018. Although created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman in 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on…

Death Conquered?!

March 26, 2018

By Paul Bawden “Impossible!” “How can you know?” “It can only be a spiritual happening, if it occurred.” “Yes!” Are some of the responses. In spite of the responses, credible eyewitnesses tell us that the God-man, who was crucified and buried, has come forth from the grave bodily. What does that mean for you and…

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