Author Archives: Pastor Craig

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!

What Is Old Seems New Again …

Since the earliest days of COVID, I have been struck by the parallels between the onset of the HIV/AIDS crisis as the onset of COVID.  I say that as a 54-year-old gay man who was just 12 when HIV/AIDS first … Continue reading

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The Power of the Personal Inventory

One of my favorite parts of the 12 Step movement is something called a daily inventory.  The daily inventory was born from the 10th Step which reads: “We continued to take personal inventory, and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted … Continue reading

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Closed vs. Open Sourcing

One of my favorite things to do in life is bring together two ideas that seemingly have NOTHING to do with each other – and explore expected parallels.  As a former classroom teacher, I love getting people to think in … Continue reading

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Questions Raised by the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict?

Today’s decision in the Kyle Ritttenhouse case was a tough decision to process – whether you supported the decision, opposed it, or weren’t quite sure what to make of it.  Rather than try to use my space to present my … Continue reading

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What Is It That You Are Growing?

This fall, I’ve been engaged in the process of re-defining my relationship with social media.  My effort started for very practical reasons.  By blending my personal and vocational lives online, I didn’t have a place that was just “mine” to … Continue reading

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