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!

Prayer: Public? Private? Or What?

Lots of people make assumptions about what I – as a Christian pastor – think about a variety of issues.  Take, for instance, the Supreme Court’s decision on June 27, 2022, allowing a public high school football coach to pray … Continue reading

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Reflecting God’s Freedom and Grace …

I’ve spent a good chunk of today trying to pull my thoughts together as to how I feel about the Supreme Court’s decision regarding Roe vs. Wade. So what am I struggling with the most? I guess the thing that … Continue reading

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#212 and #30

Today, on the 144th day of the year, we as a country are facing the 212th mass shooting and the 30th shooting in a K-12 school in 2022.  There is no way to adequately describe the pain and despair that … Continue reading

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Making the Deeper Connections

For the last couple of months, I have had a REALLY hard time finding the brand of dog food I feed my dog Max.  He has special dietary needs so I can’t just grab anything off the shelf.  And the … Continue reading

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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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