Author Archives: Pastor Craig

About Pastor Craig

I'm a 51-year-old single, gay man who lives in Los Angeles, CA. My passion and vocation involve spirituality. I live with my Italian Greyhound Tupper and my passion for Houston sports. I'm looking to start wonderful conversations that spark spiritual growth in all of us!

Social Media? Friend or Foe?

Yesterday, I was blessed to have two folks respond to my request for topics. Here is the second that was submitted by Andrea. She wrote: “I am thinking a lot about social media influence and folks who claim to be … Continue reading

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Valuing & Supporting Those Over 60

I’ve already received a couple of great comments regarding things that were on people’s minds. The first that came in was from Kathy. She wrote: “Obviously because of my job being eliminated, here’s what’s on my mind: people in our … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Mind?

I made a decision early in my ministry that the most important contributions I could make would be through actions, not words.  My early years showed me that it’s easy for leaders to talk the talk.  Walking the walk, however, … Continue reading

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Balancing the Inner and Outer

One of the magnificent aspects of being on sabbatical is that a clergyperson has the chance to sit back and reflect on her or his practice of ministry. Unfortunuately, this is an all too rare occurrence since our busy schedules … Continue reading

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Reaching Beyond “the Choir”

I’ve had a great opportunity this weekend to talk with long-time friends about the issue of immigration and the detention centers that are currently being used by the United States. The issue has been at the forefront of our minds … Continue reading

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Acceptance – Part 2

I had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with a friend (and blog reader) from Denver this weekend. In our time together, she asked me to say a little more about the concept of acceptance that I wrote about last … Continue reading

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Practicing Subversive Self-Care

When it comes to self-care, there are a lot of things that people do that are considered relatively standard. Things like taking a bubble bath, getting a massage, praying/meditating, exercising, and reading or listening to music. There are other methods … Continue reading

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