Hebrews 13:1- Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. (New Living Translation)
Herbert Bowen, Jr.
Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer
Sometimes it takes the words of 1 person to change your perspective. Sometimes it takes the same person to display tolerance, in order to illustrate a concept that you may have forgotten. Sometimes that person can provide a new vantage point from an angle that was previously unseen. Maybe that person reset your clock back to a time where you were stumbling through the world in order to locate solid footing. Your mind has now been altered to see the reflection of your former self. Whether destitute, lascivious, or pious you have seen yourself grow from experiences of hardships, judgments and/or failures. Therefore, that 1 person has illuminated a life once trapped behind the shutters. For we’re not called to live within our hypocritical glass houses to peer out and condemn from afar. No, we’re called to shatter the facade that held us captive, in order to reach others who can now benefit from our God ordained tutelage. Amen
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.