Contemplative Light podcast with Clint Sabom

Many thanks to Clint Sabom for the opportunity to share some of our experience at Grace Episcopal Church on the Contemplative Light podcast.  These conversations are so very important, as we recognize the challenges faced by the institutional church. Click the link HERE to explore the podcast and more resources on the Contemplative Light site.... Continue Reading →

Who’s Possessing Whom?

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Proper 23, Year B Mark 10:17-31 October 14, 2018   Who’s Possessing Whom? You should know, this is my stewardship sermon this year.  I am trying something slightly different, but let me tell you a story first. When I was a child, I was totally convinced that my younger sister... Continue Reading →

Beginning a Christian Meditation Group at Grace

A few weeks ago, we launched our Bicentennial Capital Campaign at Grace, leaning into these next few years of intentional prayer, discernment, and growth.  A vital piece of this was our shared desire to ground ourselves in a shared practice of contemplative prayer.  We recognized that any capital campaign is filled with details--financial, construction, legal,... Continue Reading →

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation Essay #5: “Full Resonant Harmony–How Christian Meditation Continues to Transform my Heart”

Elements of a Contemplative Reformation Essay #5 Full Resonant Harmony: How Christian Meditation Continues to Transform My Heart Stuart Higginbotham This essay is the fifth in a series of reflections on key Elements of a Contemplative Reformation.  We have shared a series of conversations, exploring dynamics of an egoic posture, our tendency to grasp out... Continue Reading →

Draw Near to God…

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Higginbotham Proper 20 Year B James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9:30-37 September 23, 2018     Draw Near to God   A few weeks ago, something surprised me during the Eucharistic Prayer.  At the 10:45 service, we reached the portion where we share in the Lord’s Prayer, and we all started in... Continue Reading →

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