Stop Your Sobbing

Will Bowen takes “uncomplaining” to an extreme. Bowen doesn’t gripe about anything, ever. A reporter asks, “How are you doing?” “Great!” he answers. “Can’t complain.” Really? You can’t complain? What do you do when your car breaks down? “I call the mechanic and ask him to fix my car.” How about when something terrible and unfair happens for no reason? Everything happens for a reason, Bowen responds. “Absolutely. In my theology, that’s what I believe.” When he climbs into the pulpit of his church in Kansas City, Mo., each Sunday, he shouts, “God is good!” and the congregation shouts back, “All the time!”