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Hi I'm Craig

Grandpa, father, and husband, I teach college, love baseball, fly fish, play guitar, & devour good novels and films. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love stories. Narratives are one of the defining characteristics of being human. I teach college classes in creative writing, literature, mythology, and film -- all subjects centered on stories. Reading, telling, watching, and hearing stories are a large part of how we understand this world and our place in it. Whether fiction or fact, history or fantasy, stories are a basic human tool for exploring life -- our dreams, our fears, and our beliefs. Scriptural narratives, parables, and allegories not only teach us how life was and is but also how it can and should be. Journals and diaries relate stories that instruct, explain, define, and inspire us, enriching the soil of our family roots.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because living the gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to be a better person, challenges me to improve, and gives me opportunities to be of service to other people. The Book of Mormon is another witness for Jesus Christ. It is scripture that plainly and clearly shows us how to find happiness, how to teach our children, and how to live with one another in peace.

How I live my faith

I teach a Sunday School class in my ward (congregation) . I believe we have to consciously study, practice, pray, and prepare to improve our lives. In the Church, we teach one another the doctrines; this places a tremendous responsibility upon all of us to not only learn what we believe but to live it, so as to be able to really teach it to one another. The best teachers are diligent learners. I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains the fullness of the Savior's gospel. I believe it is my responsibility to share its truths with anyone who wants to hear it.