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!

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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Accountability

Two days ago, I asked my readers what was on their minds.  I received two responses right away.  I wrote about the first response yesterday.  Today, I want to share my thoughts about the second response from Beverly.  She wrote: … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed …

Yesterday I asked readers what was on their minds.  Here is the first of two responses I received.  I will reply to the second response from Beverly tomorrow. The first response came from Cheri.  She wrote: “So much! COVID – … Continue reading

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