Mary Magdalene’s Body: A Dream

August 12, 2021 Last night, I had a powerful dream.  In the dream, I had been sent to Eastern Turkey to visit an archeological site.  When I arrived, I was told that Mary Magdalene’s body had been discovered deep within a cave.  A group of people had worked to construct a shrine around the site,... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Potlucks: A Sermon

This photo comes from a cookbook my grandmother gave Lisa and me as a wedding present...from a family potluck. The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Proper 12, Year B July 25, 2021 The Magic of Potlucks I couldn’t read today’s texts without being filled with childhood memories of the fantastic potluck Sunday lunches we had at... Continue Reading →

Church in the Bardo

Church in the Bardo Stuart Higginbotham If you have read George Saunders fantastic book Lincoln in the Bardo, you will have been introduced to the phenomenally imaginative description of Abraham Lincoln’s life after the death of his son Willie.  Lincoln the father struggled to understand what could possibly come next in his life; indeed, he... Continue Reading →

Gathering Stones Together: An Easter Sermon

Gathering Stones Together Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your disciples to stop.’  He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.’  (Luke 19:39-40) This year’s Easter sermon may be the strangest I have ever written, but given the times we are in, that... Continue Reading →

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