Connecting the Dots

One of the exhilarating – and absolutely exhausting – parts of COVID is that we pastor-types have to CONSTANTLY be thinking about new ways of being in ministry with the world. The old ways of doing things no longer works.

With that in mind, today I’m trying something new. I’m taking the message I deliver on Sunday, taking it out of the sanctuary, and presenting it in a different way that might begin to reach people who otherwise would NEVER click on a church website to listen to a message (cough, cough – sermon).

I’ll try to post my messages on most Mondays. It will be another way for me to muse – in new ways that might speak to new folks.

If you listen to my message, it won’t take you long to figure out why I called it “Connecting the Dots”.

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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2 Responses to Connecting the Dots

  1. Stevie says:

    I listened to your sermon again. I like this relaxed, casual setting. Thank you for all you do so that those near and far can hear your words. Not every pastor would deliver his sermon twice. You’re a good one, Pastor Craig.

  2. Bob Merkle says:

    Enjoyed your message, and compliment you on your new venture. I was struck with an insight that was new to me. These scriptures and examples are about transcending duality; are about turning upside down are commonly shared assumption that our human world is made up of separate human individuals. Marriage was viewed by Jesus as a powerful introduction into the reality of our oneness; a practical training ground for awakening to the reality of non-duality. To divorce is to affirm duality, and avoid the lesson in realizing the reality of “oneness.” The incident with the children was apparently his way of demonstrating and emphasizing that there is not validity in separating the young and old into inferior and superior individuals. World wide communion is a metaphor of non-duality, not a lesson in celebrating our differences (there are differences among us, yet we are all the same as children of God), but a lesson in our oneness. And finally, the historical account of our “shining example” of oneness is seen in this one woman turning upside down the assumption of the illusion of “merited haves” and “dis-inherited have-nots”

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