“There is no ‘other:'” Full Resonant Harmony, (Sermon 3 of 3)

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Proper 10, Year B Mark 6:14-29 July 15, 2018 There is no “other:” Full, Resonant Harmony Sermon 3 of 3   Previously on Sermons: We have explored a core quality of our existence, with the realization that, in God’s vision for life, there is no “other,” that all is held... Continue Reading →

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“There is no ‘other:'” Listening, Curiosity, and a Witnessing Presence (Sermon 2 of 3)

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Proper 9 Year B 2018 Ezekiel 2:1-5; Mark 6:1-13 July 8, 2018   There is no “other:” Listening, Curiosity, and a Witnessing Presence Sermon 2 of 3 Previously on Sermons: last week, we looked at the dynamic of encountering “the other,” and how, through the person of Jesus and his... Continue Reading →

Then there’s the Spirit: A Pentecost Sermon

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Pentecost, Year B, 2018 May 20, 2018   Then there’s the Spirit… I rearranged my office again.  I’m editing chapters for an upcoming book, and I got writer’s block—a big case of it—so I started dragging things again.  Will helped me move my desk, and I took time moving chairs... Continue Reading →

On Ecstasy: A Homily for Pentecost

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Pentecost, Year B Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21; St. John 15:26-27 & 16:4b-15 May 20, 2018   On Ecstasy     I will never forget Brother Roger’s eyes.  They were the most incredible, sparkling blue.  Deep, deep blue.  He sat there in his chair, in a simple white alb, toward the... Continue Reading →

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation, Essay #3: “Listening for Withness: Engaging Silence in a Multi-ethnic and Multi-racial Reality”

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation Essay #3: “Listening for Withness: Engaging Silence in a Multi-ethnic and Multi-racial Reality”   Stuart Higginbotham   Some two weeks ago, 40 wonderful people gathered at St. Mary’s Retreat and Conference Center in Sewanee, Tennessee for a time of deep reflection.  Over three days, we shared silence and conversation as... Continue Reading →

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