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 GotQuestions.org. 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.

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

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 who blessed Abraham’s…

National Day Of Prayer

April 22, 2018

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 Thursday, May 5,…

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…

The Greatest Week In History!

March 5, 2018

By Paul Bawden It’s that time on the yearly calendar when we stop and consider the greatest week in history – Passion Week. Passion Week had its beginning on what is called Palm Sunday, with Jesus Christ fulfilling prophecy by riding into Jerusalem on a donkey presenting Himself to Israel as their King. The crowd…

Who’s Right?

February 7, 2018

By Paul Bawden Dan Brown has written a new novel, Origin, inspired by the question, “Will God survive science?” According to Brown, humanity no longer needs God, but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfills the role of religion. It is his idea that technological change…

Life Sacred?

January 19, 2018

By Paul Bawden Sunday, January 21, 2018, is designated as Sanctity of Life Sunday. This Sunday is set aside, the third Sunday of every year, to promote the sacredness of life, and to raise the public awareness of the immoral decision of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 to legalize abortion in…

Foolish?

January 3, 2018

By Paul Bawden On January 8, 2018, is the 62th anniversary of the five missionaries who were martyred in Ecuador on January 8, 1956. Jim Elliot along with Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian had committed their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ to take His gospel to the unreached Auca Indians,…

When Was Jesus Born?

December 19, 2017

By Paul Bawden A man by the name of Hyppolytus (A.D 170-236) thought that Jesus was born on December 25. In the year A.D. 336 there was mention on the Philoclian calendar, of Roman practice, of some sort of observance on December 25. Later, John Chrysostom thought the date was December 25, and Cyril of…

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