Speaker: Rev. Candace Chellew

RCandace Chellew is the founding spiritual director of Jubilee! Circle – an independent interfaith spiritual community in Columbia, SC, that uses secular music for spiritual people who seek to live abundantly, love wastefully, and realize their higher, Divine Self. She is a graduate of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. Her first book, Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians was published by Jossey-Bass in 2008. She also is the editor, along with Ed Madden, of Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio (Hub City Press, 2010). In 1996, she founded Whosoever, the first online magazine for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Christians. She was ordained in 2003 by Gentle Spirit Christian Church in Atlanta, Ga., and was affirmed as a Jubilee! Minister in 2014 by the Jubilee! Community in Asheville, NC.

From Pigpen to Popeye: Living in the Light of Charity

We often see ourselves as “PigPens,” covered in “original sin,” but the Holy invites us to see the world and ourselves through its lens of Original Blessing and Love. We do that by, like Popeye, eating our “spiritual spinach” by doing practices — whether it’s meditation, prayer, yoga, or helping others — that open our … Continue reading From Pigpen to Popeye: Living in the Light of Charity

The Sunshine of Trust

If you’re looking for a world you can put your trust in, 2020 is probably not your year. However, the good news is, this ego-ruled world doesn’t get to have the last say. We are called to embody trust in its purest form – Love – and become the uniters this world sorely needs.