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!

Maintaining Our Focus

While there are certain aspects of social media I love (i.e. the ability to stay in communication with loved ones around the world with whom I would otherwise not communicate), there are aspects of it that I dislike greatly.  Today … Continue reading

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Dealing with Change in Relational Ways

Over the past several weeks, a new phrase has entered the language of our society.  The phrase is “cancel culture” – and it is used by those folks who are angry that some elements of what had been defined as … Continue reading

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Reason #7 for Wanting to Stay in Parish Ministry: My Call

Today is the last entry – Part 14 – in a series dedicated to helping readers understand the dynamics that can push a pastor out of parish ministry – and the things that ultimately keep a pastor in parish ministry. I … Continue reading

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Reason #7 for Wanting to Leave Parish Ministry: The Never Ending Struggle to Achieve Balance

Today is Part 13 in a series dedicated to helping readers understand the dynamics that can push a pastor out of parish ministry – and the things that ultimately keep a pastor in parish ministry. I alternate each entry between reasons … Continue reading

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Reason #6 for Wanting to Stay in Parish Ministry: The Love Unlike Any Other

Today is Part 12 in a series dedicated to helping readers understand the dynamics that can push a pastor out of parish ministry – and the things that ultimately keep a pastor in parish ministry. I alternate each entry between reasons … Continue reading

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