The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Easter 4, Year B April 25, 2018 Paying Attention If we could, let’s just sit together and take a few deep breaths. This will help me, and I hope it will help you… My friends, I am not even going to pretend that I can stand in … Continue reading Paying Attention: A Sermon for this Easter Season We Share
Easter 2, Year B Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 April 8, 2018 Held in Common May our eyes be open to see You-- because we are seen by You. May our ears be open to hear You-- because we are heard by You. May our hearts be open to know You-- because we are known … Continue reading Held in Common: A Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter
During these final days of Holy Week, I offered this reflection on the Shalem blog, reflecting on the experience of using a mantra as a contemplative practice. Drawing on John Main and Tilden Edwards, I wonder how a mantra can indeed show us the dynamic of how prayer can be a harmonic of love. Click … Continue reading A Harmonic of Love–a Reflection for the Shalem Institute
We have a lot of incredible kids here at Grace, and Charlotte Schoening is one of them. She goes by Lottie sometimes, and every time I see her she waves at me and runs over for a quick hug. A couple weeks ago, on Wednesday night at dinner, she came up to me twice to … Continue reading Cross Man: A Palm Sunday Homily
Lent 4, Year B John 3:14-21 March 11, 2018 On Belief and Broccoli & Rice Casserole Sermon # 6 in the Praying Shapes our Lives Series When Lisa and I got married, one of our weddings gifts was this cookbook from my maternal grandmother, who just turned 80. Grandy made note of many of my … Continue reading On Belief and Broccoli & Rice Casserole: Sermon #6 in the Praying Shapes our Lives Series
This is a crucial reflection on how Fr. Thomas describes the five levels of consciousness. It is extraordinarily helpful as we continue reflecting on ways in which we are called to faithfully engage and live in the world today, given the struggles and pressures we face.
Lent II, Year B Mark 8:31-38 February 25, 2018 Cast down the mighty from their thrones (Psst, The Magnificat is talking about all of us) I have vivid memories of being in kindergarten playing with my friends at recess. Our school classrooms were a series of cottages with a playground behind them. Years later, … Continue reading Cast down the mighty from their thrones (Psst, The Magnificat is talking about all of us): Sermon #5 in the Praying Shapes our Lives Series