Author Archives: Pastor Craig

About Pastor Craig

I'm a 55-year-old who currently lives in Los Angeles, CA but will soon be moving to New Jersey. 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!

The Importance of a “Both/And” Approach

I’ve gotten behind in my interactions with readers.  Here is a question that was raised 10 days ago that raises many important questions.  Let me share a reader’s question and the context she provided. “I work with the public, and … Continue reading

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Going High When Others Go Low

It has been tragic to watch the situation unfold as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent dozens of asylum-seekers – primarily from Venezuela – to Martha’s Vineyard over the past few days.  Governor DeSantis said he was simply trying to force … Continue reading

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Finding Our Voice – And Giving Others the Room They Need to Do the Same

I’m sorry I haven’t written much lately. I have been preparing for an important transition in my life that will happen this November. After serving as the pastor of local churches for twenty years (as of this past July), I … Continue reading

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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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