Rev. Joel Bowman joins Matt to chat about the recent rash of mass shootings and how they are grappling with how to understand and respond. This conversation is more personal and raw than most of our podcasts.
Rev. Joel A. Bowman, Sr. is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and has been in ministry for 28 years. He is the founder and senior pastor of the Temple of Faith Baptist Church, in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working with military veterans. Joel is a seminar facilitator, freelance writer, poet, and thought leader in the areas of racism and racial trauma. His work has been published in numerous places, including the Louisville Courier-Journal, The Front Porch, The Witness, Three-Fifths Magazine, and Baptist News Global. Joel is married to Nannette Mitchell Bowman, and they have 3 children: Kayla, Katie, and Joel, Jr.
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I love your podcast, but it seemed you had a misleading statement on your recent podcast on gun violence. It appears that the NRA convention did allow guns, but the Secret Service did not allow them at events that included former president Trump. https://www.factcheck.org/2023/04/posts-mislead-on-rules-for-guns-at-nra-convention-utah-gop-event/
Matt Tebbe says
Good catch. I was mistaken and I’m glad you caught that. WE could pivot the conversation to why the secret service restrict open/concealed carry if, indeed, more guns make spaces more safe. But as you point out: that’s a point and discussion to be had with secret service and not NRA. Thank you for correcting me. -Matt T.