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The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director and author.

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The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is an Episcopal priest, spiritual director and author. She is honorary associate rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Metuchen, NJ. She was rector of St. Clement's Church in Manhattan's Theatre district. She was also a chaplain on the waterfront of New York, and served both historic Trinity Church, Wall Street and St. John's Church in Greenwich Village. She was a chaplain at Ground Zero during the recovery effort after the WTC bombing.

An actress, director and producer, she has worked for many years in combining the lively arts and the life of faith. Her books, articles, and radio scripts have won many awards, including numerous Polly Bond Awards from Episcopal Communicators and the coveted Gabriel Award for religious broadcasting. She is seen frequently on television both as a preacher and as a commentator on Hallmark's "New Morning" and "American at Worship," and has been profiled extensively in electronic and print media throughout the world.

Barbara Crafton is married to Richard Quaintance, sometimes better known simply as "Q", a professor of English literature. She has two children and two grandchildren.


Latest Content by The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

A Little Refreshment! A Little Comfort!

Matthew 11:28-30

July 07, 1996

The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton (TEC)

Comfort. Refreshment. Rest. Things we all need. This is the time of year when people hope to get some refreshment. We hope to slow down a little, play a little more, have more time, here in the midsummer, to refresh ourselves and the people we love. Take a trip, if we can afford one. Relax a little at home, if we cannot. We are tired. We need a break. A little refreshment. A little comfort.

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The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Can You Believe It?

Genesis 1

June 02, 1996

The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton (TEC)

Ever so often, someone will tell me he doesn't believe in God any more because there's no way Noah could have lived to be eight hundred years old and besides, how come they never found the ark? Or because the virgin birth couldn't have happened. Never mind somebody rising from the dead. And how about this: If Adam and Eve were the first people, where did their son find women to marry?

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May 05, 1996

The Way We Wish We Were

The Rev. Barbara Cawthorne Crafton (TEC)