When God Is In Our Midst, We Become One

1 John 1:4 We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy. (New Living Translation)

Herbert Bowen, Jr.  Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

We write. We talk. We laugh. We cry. We congregate. We disperse. We live. We die. We learn. We forget. We discern. We sympathize. We breathe. We… A powerful collection of verbs that require others, not just ourselves, to make an impact within our respective communities. “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them” (Matt 18:20).

Hence, when God is in the midst of our endeavors we flourish. When God is in the midst of our outreach we touch one more person. When God is in the midst of our relationships the roots grow deep within the bonds of eternity, instead of chaff that blows in the wind. Ultimately, we become stronger. We become wiser, but most importantly we become one. Amen


(Listen to the Voices Against the Grain radio show where we celebrate our 1st yr anniversary)

About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.


Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well  as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C.  Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the pureHOPE advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.

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