Questions or Issues for Consideration?

Hi there.  Since the change in my format occurred so recently, I wanted to clue you in as to why I haven’t written in a couple of days.

When I changed the format of my blog, I made a rock-solid commit to myself.  I would write only when individuals submitted a question or comment for me to comment on.  If there are no questions or comments for me to reflect on, then I would not write.

The only regular except to that writing schedule will be on Sundays – due to my heavy church commitments that day.

I look forward to seeing what questions and concerns you raise next for OUR consideration.

About Pastor Craig

I'm a 54-year-old who lives in Los Angeles, CA with his black Labrador Retriever named Max. I'm an ordained clergy person in the United Church of Christ. My passions include spirituality, politics, and sports (Go Houston teams, go!). I use my blog to start conversations rather than merely spout my perspectives and opinions. I hope you'll post a question, comment, or observation for me to respond - so we can get the conversation started!
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4 Responses to Questions or Issues for Consideration?

  1. Olivia Brancusso says:

    Dear Pastor Craig,

    Here’s something I have pondered for years: If God, concerned about human progress, decided we needed an 11th Commandment, what would it be?

    I am guessing it would be either:

    “Thou Shalt Stop Judging: it wastes thy precious time.”
    “Thou Shalt Lighten Up: crabbiness is a waste of thy precious time.”

    I was just wondering what you think about this.
    Thank you so much for your time,

    Olivia Brancusso

  2. Stevie says:

    I often ponder the issue of separation of church and state. Seems to me, that it would be black and white…..Church….and the government. But some things, the president’s oath on the Bible, for example, just seem to be a given. Even Buddhists and atheists don’t seem to blink an eye.
    I had a discussion with a Christian loved one about this once (and only once) and she pointed out that our founding fathers wrote the Constitution with Christian principles in mind. Hmmmm. How are those principles different from Jewish or Hindu principles, I ask. My thoughts were these: There were a lot of Unitarians around then, and at that time we weren’t much of a melting pot.
    Your thoughts. Thank you.

  3. Stevie says:

    The UCC’s pledge, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here”, always chokes me up. You do a wonderful job of somehow balancing your convictions with those of others. How do you do that?

  4. Stevie says:

    Nothing can throw me like a question from a child. I want to say the right thing, because these little people so fresh from God are such sponges, and they remember…….
    Yesterday my 8 year old granddaughter said to me, “It says ‘faith’ on your arm. Tell me what that means.” Help me, please, explain to a child what it I have known for 60 years but for which I just don’t have the words. Thank you, Craig.

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