Craig’s Blog

Invisible

Invisible

As a child growing up in the 1960s, I loved movies from the 1940s and 1950s. On The Town, Laura, and Singing in the Rain were among my favorites!...

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A Lifetime of Vocation

A Lifetime of Vocation

This past weekend I participated in a surprise retirement party for my sister! Ginger retired at the end of May after working for 50 years. During...

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The Cicada Theory

The Cicada Theory

I find the invasion of the cicadas fascinating! The sheer volume of their mating songs makes their presence unavoidable. While home in St. Louis, I...

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Encountering the Living God

Encountering the Living God

Last week’s Assembly had business, motions, and votes. We had great storytelling about acts of justice in the diverse communities in the presbytery....

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A New Office Strategy

A New Office Strategy

The Presbytery of Chicago is one of a few urban presbyteries in the PC(USA) with congregations only in the city and suburbs. There are no...

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Board of Pension Changes

Board of Pension Changes

The reaction to the Board of Pension changes is sweeping through social media and other communications like a mighty wind! Anxiety is high, worry...

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Small Efforts

Small Efforts

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview author Jim Wallis at Fourth Presbyterian Church. At the end of the interview, the audience...

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Preaching Peacemaking

Preaching Peacemaking

This is a national election year. In November we will choose the next president of the United States. I remember when talking about elections was...

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Lessons from My Father

Lessons from My Father

Happy Easter! Easter is the time to build upon the momentum from Lent through the end of Holy Week. Easter leads to Pentecost. In the gap between...

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Learning to Pause

Learning to Pause

This has been an enjoyable Lenten season! Okay, I’m not sure we are supposed to enjoy Lent! After all, it is the season of fasting, giving up, and...

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Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

  There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ...

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