Author Archives: Pastor Craig

About Pastor Craig

I'm a 53-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!

HOW We Tell the Story Matters

For the past few weeks, I’ve watched a power struggle play out between those on the Right who are opposed to the inclusion of the 1619 Project in public materials (a project that tells the story of systemically racist pieces … Continue reading

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Feeling Okay – About Ourselves (and Others)

While some thought the work of pastors would decline during the COVID pandemic, most of my ministerial colleagues have found the opposite.  For not only did we have to carry out most of the duties we had prior to the … Continue reading

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Spotting Injustice In the Moment

One of the most insidious dimensions of having power and privilege is that you often can’t see one’s power and privilege in the moment.  This is particularly true when we are in a moment of crisis.  In the moment of … Continue reading

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Individual Rights and Community Well Being

After a long break, I’m excited to return to writing.  Today’s question comes from Yvette.  Yvette actually submitted the question a month ago, but I was too tired to respond.  I’ve caught my second wind and am now ready to … Continue reading

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An Important Message for Our Times

My friend Stevie sent me this link to a 2017 Ted Talk by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. The title is “How We Can Face the future without Fear”. In these days following the election, Rabbi Sacks offers words that can … Continue reading

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