The Gun as Symbol: A Reflection on our American Conversation

The Gun as Symbol Stuart Higginbotham                 There is no doubt that this essay will infuriate some.  I can think of about ten folks immediately who will not be happy, but I want to write this to help myself process the tensions I feel as a priest in the midst of a grieving,... Continue Reading →


The Transfiguration of Blue Hydrangeas: Sermon #4 in the Praying Shapes Our Lives Series

Last Sunday after Epiphany, Year B 2 Kings 2:1-12; Mark 9:2-9 February 11, 2018 The Transfiguration of Blue Hydrangeas         “You have asked a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will be granted you; if not, it will not…Elisha kept watching and crying out…” (2 Kings)... Continue Reading →

Fiat: An Advent Reflection

Fiat I vividly remember what it felt when Lisa was pregnant with Evelyn, and as we waited for her due date to draw near.  The doctors told us that she was due on January 5, the Twelfth Day of Christmas and my sister’s birthday.  As the days passed by, we took care of all the... Continue Reading →

An Advent Fast from Sensationalism

I am an "Advent and Lent" priest, someone who appreciates the more intense focus on prayer and practice offered by the liturgical seasons.  We need invitations to step outside of our normal routines and see with fresh eyes, and our liturgical calendar gives us time and space to look at the mystery of Christ--and our... Continue Reading →

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