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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

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

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

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

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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