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.
Sermons and Bible Studies
[RCL] 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37 Happy Christ the King Sunday! Here we are on Christ the King, on the very cusp of Advent. Part […]
RCL: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a; Psalm 89:20-37; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 This sermon, written by the Rev. Joshua Bowron, originally ran July 22, 2018. What do you suppose are the […]
[RCL] Joel 2:1-2,12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 103 or 103:8-14; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Sin. Mention of sin usually puts us on the defensive. Even worse, the discussion of […]
[RCL]: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37 There have been many good and talented comedy troupes throughout the years: Burns and Allen, Martin and […]
[RCL]: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42 Don’t you find it remarkable that we know anything at all? If you think about it, we don’t know much […]
[RCL]: Isaiah 65:17-25; Canticle 9; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 It seems almost self-evident that children’s literature contains some of the most unvarnished truths among any genre. Certainly, we all […]
[RCL]: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 We’ve just heard the story that Jesus tells, but I’d like to highlight a couple of details. Jesus […]
What do you suppose are the most prevalent metaphors that we use for God? Likely Father, King, and Shepherd are in the top three, if not the top three. There are, of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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