Craig Daugherty

Craig Daugherty

Writer

The Rev. Craig Daugherty is a Deacon at St. George Parish at Fort Wainwright (Fairbanks), Alaska. He serves as the Director Religious Education for the U.S. Army and is also the Director of Formation for the Order of Saint Cuthbert.

The Spring Training of Lent

Posted on March 20, 2024
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Springtime brings about two of the greatest events that humanity gets to celebrate. The first, of course, is the Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. No other event, save perhaps his Incarnation, has such significance for all of humanity. This event we celebrate each Spring restores order as God has…

Sitting with the Unrepentant Heart

Posted on January 23, 2024
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Morning prayer complete. Emails checked. A cup of hot tea steeps nearby. Outside, snow falls, and the weak winter Alaska sun tries valiantly to peek over the horizon and the puffy, icy clouds—just a hint of gray, a portent that day is almost here. It’s a holiday. Nothing to do. There are no agenda items….

Waiting: A Christmas Reflection

Posted on December 30, 2023
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It never ceases to amaze me how quickly our culture can move from holiday to holiday. Of course, most of this is driven by the incessant consumerism with which Americans are obsessed. In Fairbanks, Alaska, where I live, the average first snowfall is October 2. Christmas decorations, gifts, and retail specials are already on the…

The Sacred Center of 7.5 and 70

Posted on May 25, 2023
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Incense, fragrance of frankincense and exotic smells, waft lazily into the arched ceiling of the Chapel. Vibrant colors, banners, of the Church season hang on the wall, lay across the sacramental altar of the Parish. Sacred music of an ancient hymn emanates from the grand piano, played through the modern technology of a computer. The…

Alaskan Deacon Argues with God

Posted on December 20, 2022
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As part of our True North Campaign, we are publishing articles highlighting the impact of Anglican Compass. Here, we welcome Deacon Craig Daugherty, who shares a story from his ministry in Fairbanks, Alaska. Enjoy! In an isolated place such as Fairbanks, Alaska, I am grateful for the connections, challenges, and renewal that the writings of…