The emerging leaders session derailed a bit into of that intellectualism I mentioned before (believe me, I'm not an anti-intellectualist, I just think there's more to wisdom than the knowledge in our heads). After a well-intentioned but frustrating second session, I found myself in discussion with two other young people about why this had happened. … Continue reading Are we just a bunch of people talking about social action who simply happen to be people of faith?
My Healing Manifesto
I am on this planet to help heal the world. By “healing” I don't mean simply repairing. I mean, imagine that your arms get cut off. Instead of just sewing up the wounds to scar over, your arms are replaced with wings. This is healing that isn't just filling a hole; it's planting new earth … Continue reading My Healing Manifesto
What does it mean to be a minister?
In a matter of days, I shall be ordained as an interfaith-interspiritual minister. This grants me the title of “Reverend.” The Reverend Chelsea MacMillan. Whoa. When I began seminary, I was pretty resistant to this word. Reverend. I thought it too Christian, too laden with baggage from myself and others. I was sure I would … Continue reading What does it mean to be a minister?
What is your healing modality? What is your art form?
A few nights ago, I met a woman (an incredible activist nun, in fact!) who said that she was tired of asking people, "What do you do?" Personally, I've often experienced irritation at people constantly asking me what I do as the connotation of this seemingly innocent question perpetuates this idea that we are defined … Continue reading What is your healing modality? What is your art form?
What do you want to say?
As the homework due this weekend is an inspirational talk/sermon (homework that I still haven't written because I can't find that thread of inspiration from which to weave a 20minute talk!), a dream I had about two months ago is re-sparked in my mind's eye... I dreamed that I was some sort of conference with … Continue reading What do you want to say?