Craig’s Blog

Lent as a Season of Change

Lent as a Season of Change

In the book The End of Theological Education: Theological Education Between the Times Ted Smith tells the story of Broadway United Methodist Church...

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Lent as a Time for Questions

Lent as a Time for Questions

There have been many changes in the world and in theological education since 1995 when I completed my MDiv. The biggest conversation at that time...

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The Opportunity to Lead

The Opportunity to Lead

Last night was the college football national championship game. Just in case you are not a sports fan and might be turned off by an article about a...

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Living Into Our Calling

Living Into Our Calling

What is God’s calling on my life? How do I connect with, live into, and live out of that calling? When does the calling become more than a career...

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Piece-Making

Piece-Making

Thank you for all the emails, cards, text messages, and phone calls regarding the loss of my father-in-law Wayne Gamm. This reflection is dedicated...

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Leaning Into the Future

Leaning Into the Future

My brother is a professional musician, and every now and then, he turns me on to something that makes my mind go in several directions. Last week he...

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Let’s Have a Conversation

Let’s Have a Conversation

We are living in complicated times. We are learning from the wars in Ukraine, Gaza, and Sudan that we are globally connected. What happens halfway...

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A Peek into 2024

A Peek into 2024

Can you believe it’s November already? The year seems to have gone by in a flash! Each year I watch the film It’s a Wonderful Life. I can say almost...

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Moving Beyond Hate

Moving Beyond Hate

One of the many learnings from COVID that the church can apply to its life, ministry, and mission is to respond quickly to events. The presbytery is...

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