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All posts by Rev. Candace Chellew

Young Man With Smoke Grenade

Jesus Christ: Terrorist

A pastor friend of mine recently posted this status on Facebook: “‘Just follow my rules and behave, and nothing bad will happen to you,’ is the exact opposite of the message of Christ.” It reminded me that the version of the Christian message I was

Woman with Bubble

Ditch Your Religion, But Keep Your Faith

Despite the massive leaps and bounds the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has made as a whole on the civil rights front — as judges across the country strike down state marriage bans and the marriage equality case makes its steady march to the

Line Queue Standing Straight Waiting Crowded Round

Elizabeth and Mary: A Lesson in Joyful Waiting

Americans spend roughly 37 billion hours each year waiting in line, and more often than not, we hate every single minute of it. In our “get-it-done-now-and-move-on-to-the-next-thing” world, waiting is a drudgery none of us enjoys. Of course, supermarkets know this, so to keep us entertained,

Justice

A Jig of Justice

Preached on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 6th and 15th Sundays after Pentecost: Amos 8:1-12: Surely I will never forget any of their deeds Luke 16:1-13: You cannot serve God and wealth The Mundaka Upanishad 2:2-4: All separateness

Jason Collins, Nets at Wizards 3/15/14

They’ll Know We Are Misfits by Our Love

As he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” –Matthew 9:10-11 The

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The Law and How to Love It

I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. –Jeremiah 31:33 LAW. It’s amazing how three little letters strung together can cause such consternation, and perhaps utter