Craig Canfield

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May 19, 2012

“Once there was a little girl who always laughed and grinned and made fun of everyone, of all her blood and kin, and once when there was company and old folks was there, she mocked them and she shocked them, and said she didn’t care...

May 25, 2003

If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. To pluck their lives from death and to feed them in time of famine. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of...

April 6, 2003

A young man throws open the door and bounds across the church basement floor carrying a stack of books. He heads for the circle of chairs assembled for this Sunday morning's Bible study group. The books have all been well pored over...

October 13, 2002

A man flips lazily through the television channels and stops for a few minutes to look at a religious program. He then turns the set off, gets up, and walks into the hall where he encounters his wife. "Will you," he asks her, "be ready...

September 8, 2002

Some of you might have seen the film Signs this summer. Behind the scary, horror movie surface of its narrative is the very human story of a priest whose wife has recently been killed in a car accident. As a result, the priest finds he...

May 5, 2002

Once a young man mentioned to his pastor that he had a love of poetry but that he noticed poetry was never mentioned at church. "Would it be possible," he asked the pastor, "to introduce poetry sometime into the service?" The following...