John Bowen

Professor Emeritus of Evangelism

MA (Oxford 1972), Dip. Th. (Trinity Bristol, 1977), D. Min. (McMaster 1999)BA (Oxford 1969)

John Bowen taught evangelism at Wycliffe College in Toronto from 1997 till 2013. He retired at the end of 2016, and is now spending more time on the things he loves best—teaching, preaching, mentoring and writing. John came to Wycliffe College after 25 years serving with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in universities and camps. He has been married to Deborah, an English professor at Redeemer University College, for nearly fifty years. They have two adult children and four grandchildren, of whom they are ridiculously proud.

Evangelism and Discipleship, Congregational health, Gospel and culture, Church planting and fresh expressions of church, C. S. Lewis
  • Evangelism for ‘Normal’ People (2002)
  • The Spirituality of Narnia (2007)
  • Growing up Christian (2010)
  • The Missionary Letters of Vincent Donovan (editor) (2011)
  • Green Shoots out of Dry Ground (editor) (2013)
  • God is Always Bigger: Reflections by a Hopeful Critic (2021)
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