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Andy CastroLang

Andy CastroLang
Andy CastroLang is senior pastor at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ. She is deeply committed to civil discourse between individuals and throughout our community; in interreligious conversation, private conversation, intergenerational conversation and yes, even in political conversation. She has been a supporter of SpokaneFaVS since its inception because she supports this creative effort at thoughtful community conversation.

Raising Men Who Reject Toxic Masculinity

In preparing to be on the panel for SpokaneFAVS conversation on Saturday regarding the Me Too movement, or Time’s Up…I am filled with trepidation. There is so much anger, even rage, and I feel it in myself. There is so much judgment, and I feel it in myself. These are not incorrect to the circumstances, but they are uncomfortable, even …

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Viewpoints: Thanksgiving Traditions

This week's question comes on the heals of Thanksgiving: What pieces of advice would you pass on to the next generation as they establish their own Thanksgiving (holiday) traditions?

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“Prayer is my communion”

You might be deemed foolish by friends or acquaintances if you say you “pray.”  But what do they know of how I “pray,” how you “pray?”  There are too many stereotypes and distortions about praying and they may not be what I mean at all when I say I “pray.”

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Showing up for our young people

We can consider “what is wrong with kids today” until we are blue in the face. That’s just not good enough.

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Generosity and compassion appear at the most unexpected moments

It matters who sits in the seats of power, yes it does. And the man in the seat of authority for the Roman Catholic communion is a man of grace and compassion. We never expected a man like Pope Francis in our house.

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