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.

Dads, We Are Needed!!

June 3, 2017
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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…

The Ongoing Battle

May 16, 2017
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By Paul Bawden As we watch the happenings in our world, we can only ask, “Will evil ever end?” Even for ourselves, we can ask, “Will we ever be able to stop making choices between good and evil?” To make those statements for some means that one is out of touch with reality. What do…

The Power of Words

April 21, 2017
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By Paul Bawden Trent and Smalley in their book, “The Blessing,” tell of Mean Mike. His name was really Mike, but his parents started calling him mean Mike as a toddler because he had a terrific grip. If anyone would try to take something away from him, he would snarl and hold on for dear…

The Eternal Spring

April 12, 2017
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By Paul Bawden As I look out the window in our great room, our flowers in our rock garden are beginning to push up through the sod. The other day I noticed a couple of robins looking for food, while our lawn begins to turn green. There is no doubt that spring is in the…

The Greatest Week in History

April 6, 2017
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By Paul Bawden There is one week in time, which is 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 accompanying Him went wild…

What Is Truth?

March 15, 2017
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By Paul Bawden Famous words of Pilate to Jesus, after Jesus had said to Pilate, “Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37-38). What does the word, truth, aletheia, mean? It is the state of not being hidden; the state of being evident. It also means factuality or reality. Pilate, then, was…


March 3, 2017
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By Paul Bawden On January 8, 2017, was the 61th 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,…

The Greatest Love

February 6, 2017
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By Paul Bawden February is the month of love. As we observe all the hatred in our world and the divisiveness brought about through political rhetoric and uprisings, love seems to have lost its meaning. But what is love? Is it some fuzzy feeling? Is it showing some kind of affection to or care of…

Life, No Value?

January 19, 2017
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By Paul Bawden Sanctity of Human Life Sunday was, January 15, 2017 commemorating 44 years since the January 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in our country. Since 1973, however, more than 58 million unborn children have died in legalized abortions — a tragedy of incredible dimensions that stands…

Time or Eternity?

December 31, 2016
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By Paul Bawden How do we value ONE YEAR? Ask a student who failed a grade. How do we value ONE MONTH? Ask a Mother whose baby arrived prematurely. How do we value ONE WEEK? Editor’s of weekly newspapers know. How do we value ONE HOUR? Ask someone who lies terminally ill waiting for a…

Celebrate The Grand Miracle!!

December 13, 2016
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By Paul Bawden Christmas is always an exciting time, especially for the children, yes, it’s a time of great anticipation. I remember that my sister and I could hardly wait for Christmas morning to come to find out the presents we received for Christmas. Even if one doesn’t celebrate Christmas, or believe in the reality…

One Day A Week God??

November 27, 2016
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By Paul Bawden I’m sure you have noticed that there are those who like to keep the biblical God out of the public arena, out of our schools, out of the work place, and out of our government. It is well to keep in mind that since the biblical God (Psalm 139) is able to…

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