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Kate Bowler

Kate Bowler is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Kate Bowler

Rejoicing in the midst of sorrow

By Kate Bowler — April 5, 2019
(RNS) — We do not have to reduce ourselves to someone who exists only to endure hardship.

Lent is a season of stubborn hope

By Kate Bowler — March 25, 2019
(RNS) — Lent is the right time to sit with darker truths, a time to reflect on our limitations and to remind ourselves that none of us is immune to the universe.

How Lent prepares us for what is lost

By Kate Bowler — March 14, 2019
(RNS) — What happens when an accident, old age or illness robs loved ones of their memory, and we forget that they are a child of God?

Pancakes, Fat Tuesday and cheering for the losing team

By Kate Bowler — March 5, 2019
(RNS) — In a world that prizes self-affirmation, confidence and pride, Ash Wednesday comes as a slap in the face, a bracing cold shower of reality. Inescapably, we are told of our lingering weaknesses, faults and helplessness.
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