Thursday, June 22, 2017

Harry Butman

I once had the privilege of meeting a "patriarch" of Congregationalism in the USA, two years before his death at 101 years of age. He lived in the desert in a mobile home. As if it were his last will and testament, he instructed me at length about Congregationalism, speaking as it were into middle distance. I took this photo before I left. OBSERVATION: Harry Butman was central in the founding of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches in the USA, which (the last I heard) includes about 440 churches and 100 000 members.

POSTSCRIPT: He told me that he lived in a mobile home in the desert so that he could maximise the money he could give away.

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