Perched upon the Church’s Branches

I gave today’s address at the Memorial Church, Cambridge; it was good to take the service in the Church where my journey into Unitarianism began. Back while I was training for ministry at Westcott House I discovered Andrew Brown’s weekly discussion group – it proved to be a life saver for me – and set in motion this journey I am now making into Unitarian ministry.

The address was on my uneasy relationship with institutionalized Christianity, and yet my on-going claim upon the Christian label. I explored this topic through various images: a statue of Jeremiah, the Cathedral in Geneva, a mustard seed, John Calvin and the burning of Michael Servetus. (See audio below).



The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Armstrong, Karen. ‘Chapter 5: The Axial Age’, A Short History of Myth. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2005.

Rollins, Peter. ‘Fiery Preacher Parable’ The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church beyond Belief. Brewster, MA: Paraclete, 2008.