Hi there! We have a few new readers added this week. I wanted to reach out to everyone and see if anyone had any spiritual questions they would like me/us to chew on. Just a quick word about the blog and our blog community.
My readers cover a HUGE theological spectrum. We have readers who identify as Catholic and Evangelical; Atheist and Agnostic. As the motto of The United Church of Christ (UCC) says, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”
As I respond to questions that are submitted, please note one thing that I try to model. I never try to position myself as an expert since I am a clergy person. Instead, I simply share my faith perspective. That’s how most spiritual leaders in non-creedal religious traditions such as the UCC conduct ourselves.
I typically end every one of my postings with an invitation to readers to join in the conversation by asking what they think. It is my hope that my readers will adopt the same approach. That instead of trying to position themselves as the singular expert – or as the official spokesperson for God – they will simply speak from their heart and their experience and receive what others readers might share in response.
In this way, we here at pastorcraigsmusings can offer the world a taste of what it so desperately needs: a model of how people from radically different places can be in conversation and authentic dialogue with each other while they extend and receive respect.
With that said, “What’s on your mind today?”