Author Archives: Pastor Craig

About Pastor Craig

I'm a 51-year-old who lives in Los Angeles, CA. 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!

Silver Lining #1

Now that we are nearly 10 days into our “Stay at Home” order from Governor Newsom, I’ve had some time to reflect on some of the positive things I’ve learned as a result of this experience. I like to call … Continue reading

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Which Wolf Will You Feed?

This morning I found a copy of an old Cherokee story whose culminating line has guided my life for a long time. The story was shared by Dean Yeong. It reads as follows: “An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson … Continue reading

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Defining “Essential”

So yesterday I asked what was on people’s minds. I thought I would take a moment and share something that’s been on my mind the past two weeks. One of the greatest things about times of crises is that we … Continue reading

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Differences – and what they might represent …

Sharon wrote: “Pastor Craig, I have been reading in Kings. I notice there are different ways in which they were spoken of in regard to the end of their lives. One time it will say, he died, or slept with … Continue reading

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Vocational Update and … What’s on Your Minds?

Hi there.  I wanted to give my readers a quick update about my vocational plans.  Originally, I announced that I was leaving as pastor of Woodland Hills Community Church on April 26.  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, however, I have … Continue reading

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Teaching Faith?

Today’s question comes from Stevie.  She writes: “Pastor Craig. I remember having faith in God at a very young age. It has built over time as life experiences have happened. I don’t know how I could live a day without … Continue reading

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New Announcement for the New Year

This past Monday I notified active participants in the congregation I serve that I will be leaving parish ministry in 2020.  My last Sunday as the pastor of a local church will be Sunday, April 26, 2020. As I told … Continue reading

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