• Stuart Higginbotham

    • Stuart is the rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville, GA. He writes the blog Mindful Church, exploring contemplative practice of parish ministry. Stuart is a graduate of Shalem's Going Deeper: Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership.

Guard Your Heart

Since my grandmother died over a decade ago, she comes to me from time to time in my dreams. In moments of pain or struggle, confusion or doubt, she will suddenly come visit me while I sleep. As we neared the three-month date in this time of physical distancing and social upheaval, everything felt very […]

Thoughts on Contemplative Conversations in Congregations

Article by Stuart Higginbotham (November 2018 eNews) Is it possible to be contemplative in our conversations with others? It seems a challenge today in any context—at work, in the home, even at church. When it comes to the experience of contemplative conversations within a parish church, which is where I serve, I think it is […]

A Harmonic of Love

Today’s post is by Stuart Higginbotham Some two years ago, I guided my parish through the search process to find a new Director of Music and Organist. We gathered one night in the choir room to share time with the remarkable human being who is now our Director of Music. During the choir rehearsal time, […]

March 03, 2018 by Stuart Higginbotham 1 Comment
Categories: Contemplative Spirituality. Formats: Article and Friday Blog. Interest Areas: Friday Blog.