Tag Archives: William Ellery Channing

Heresy: A Spiritual Value

Rev. Clay Nelson

Listen

or download the MP3

Read below, or download the PDF

Rev. clay Nelson © 25 June 2017

I have had many highlights in my ministry, the greatest being our giving sanctuary to the Indian students, but that is closely followed by two instances of delegations approaching the Anglican bishop to demand that I be tried for heresy. Continue reading Heresy: A Spiritual Value

Roots and Wings of a Unitarian Lent

Rev. Clay Nelson

Watch

Listen

or download the MP3

or download the PDF

Rev. clay Nelson © 2 Apil 2017

Each week we sing “Roots hold me close; wings set me free.” It is the Spirit of Life residing within each of us. The image resonates with a truth so deeply entrenched in us it could be part of our DNA. The metaphor is universal. I wonder if it might go back to our earliest ancestor, one that we all share. Carl Jung might consider it an archetype: A concept that resides in our collective unconscious the world over. Continue reading Roots and Wings of a Unitarian Lent

The Spirituality Gap

What is Spirituality? And do I want some of that?

By Rev. Clay Nelson.

Listen

or download the MP3
or download the PDF of this page.

Clay Nelson © 14 June 2015

Some of you who only see me on Sunday may think I wear this collar all the time. No, it is not tattooed on me. While on occasion I wear it on a hospital visit or when participating in some public event like the gay pride parade, the only time I regularly wear it during the week is on Sunday mornings. The rest of the time you will find me more informally attired. My reason for wearing it is to remind myself of my role, like an actor putting on make-up and her costume. It is a spiritual discipline. Continue reading The Spirituality Gap

Do the American Transcendentalists have Anything to say to Kiwi Unitarians?

By Rev. Clay Nelson.

Listen

https://aucklandunitarian.org.nz/podcast/20150531RevClayNelson_AmericanTranscendantalists.mp3″]

or download the MP3
or download the PDF of this page.

Clay Nelson © 31 May 2015

Have you ever had a eureka moment, perhaps on a tramp in some remote part of the South Island, watching the gannets feed their newly hatched chicks on the cliffs above Muriwai beach or looking into the face of your child or grandchild for the first time? Continue reading Do the American Transcendentalists have Anything to say to Kiwi Unitarians?