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.


November 17, 2016
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By Paul Bawden In light of all the negative happenings in our world, the word, thanksgiving, seems to be out of place. For it’s easy in the midst of the negative to blame God, if there is a God, and then ask, if there is a God, “Why give thanks to Him? Look at the…

Evolution, Really?

November 8, 2016
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By Paul Bawden The Alpha Omega Institute attempted to test evolution and creation more fully in the context of their building project. First, they looked at the empty building and waited for something to appear out of nothing. Walls, ceiling, electrical service, plumbing, etc. were all needed, so they tried to wait and see if…

Which Political Party?

October 24, 2016
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By Paul Bawden On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is election day in the United States.. Advertisements for various candidates seem endless. The question I ask is this, “Who is the biblical God for?” Is He a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or Libertarian? It is interesting when we look at the Bible that there is one passage…

Back to 1517?

October 7, 2016
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By Paul Bawden How’s your theology? What do you believe about the Bible, grace, and faith? Recently, the Nashville-based LifeWay Research did a new survey of American views on Christian theology. The online survey was sponsored by Orlando-based Ligonier Ministries. Researchers asked 3000 participants 47 questions on various topics. Let’s look at three areas from…

Whose Law?

September 16, 2016
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By Paul Bawden Through Liberty Counsel, I understand that in California there is the Assembly Bill 775 that requires all licensed and unlicensed pregnancy counseling centers to post a message from the government. The message says, “California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to comprehensive family planning services (including all FDA-approved…

You Can Be A Winner!!

August 24, 2016
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By Paul Bawden The Olympics in Rio have been exciting to watch. Even though many didn’t receive a medal, they were still winners because they did their best on the international stage. How about you on the journey of life? Do you feel like a winner? Or do you feel that the word, winner, is…

Whose Image?

August 3, 2016
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By Paul Bawden The various killings in the United States and other places in the world should cause all of us to stop and think seriously about who we really are. Why do I say that? I say that for somewhere we have lost the value of human life. How can that be? Could it…

Have You Had The Ark Experience?

July 16, 2016
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By Paul Bawden On July 7 the Noah’s Ark Museum opened in Williamstown, Kentucky. The $100 million project was built by Answers in Genesis. Ken Ham is the President. Answers in Genesis believes that the Bible’s account of Noah, the Ark, and a world-wide flood actually happened a number of years ago. The Ark is…

Orlando & The Gospel

June 21, 2016
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By Paul Bawden The atrocious killings in Orlando have shocked the United States and the world. To murder people in cold blood is totally an abomination, totally evil. Certainly, our prayers are with the families and friends who lost loved ones and those still needing physical healing. Different responses have been made to this wicked…

The Nones

May 23, 2016
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By Paul Bawden Recently some research was done by the Pew Research Center regarding the moral practices of a relatively new and growing group within the religious life of America called the “nones.” Nones are people who, when asked about their religious affiliation, say that they are atheistic, agnostic, or “nothing in particular.” It was…

Morality Obsolete?

May 6, 2016
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By Paul Bawden I was reading about the Center for Disease Control’s latest report that syphilis and other sexual diseases are skyrocketing to levels not seen since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Men who have sex with men, according to experts, account for a whopping 83% of male cases. Even though…

Can Evidence Convince?

April 17, 2016
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By Paul Bawden There is a popular story about a psychologist treating a patient with a bizarre problem; the patient is convinced that he himself is, in fact, dead. The psychologist points out that all the medical evidence points to the fact that the patient is alive, and is in perfect physical health, but the…

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