The Reverend Dr. M. Craig Barnes

The Reverend Dr. M. Craig Barnes

Barnes FamilyCraig was raised on Long Island, New York. After graduating from The King’s College and Princeton Seminary, he received a Ph.D. in The History of Christianity from The University of Chicago under the supervision of Martin E. Marty.

As an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he has served four parishes, including The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., and The Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also served for a decade as the Robert Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Craig is the author of several books and articles that center on the struggle of contemporary people making sense of God's grace. He has published seven books include Yearning, When God Interrupts, Hustling God, Sacred Thirst, Extravagant Mercy, Searching For Home, The Pastor as Minor Poet, and most recently, Body + Soul.  He also serves as an Editor at Large and frequent contributor to The Christian Century.

He is married to Dawne Hess Barnes who is an interior decorator. They have three delightful children and a hairy dog named Esau.

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