Sermons by The Rev. Sean Lanigan


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The Anti-Mountaintop Experience

The Anti-Mountaintop Experience

Speaker: | March 03, 2019

Whether or not they could hear the utterances of the glorified Moses and Elijah, the disciples surely did know that something was off, that Jesus’ was a bit troubled, that there was already a slight...


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The Counter-Culture of Living as Equals

The Counter-Culture of Living as Equals

Speaker: | January 27, 2019

The idea that church is a nice add-on to one’s personal, individual relationship with the Divine is quite endemic to American Christianity. And perhaps, it’s because the church hasn’t often been very good at explaining...


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The Art of Giving Our Gift

The Art of Giving Our Gift

Speaker: | January 06, 2019

As we start this new year, this season rife with resolutions with all manner of self-improvement plans, and with the self-flagellation that comes with inevitably still being a flawed human being, I wonder if we...


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All Things New, Beginning With You

All Things New, Beginning With You

Speaker: | December 30, 2018

From the very beginning, we are told, God has had something to say. And God’s speech, echoing through the cosmos brought entire worlds into being. And as John tells it: eventually God’s Word, when those...


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What Can We Expect?

What Can We Expect?

Speaker: | December 24, 2018

We have so very many expectations about Christmas. We expect Christmas to make us feel a certain way. All the good feelings; none of the bad. We expect Christmas to make everything right, to guarantee...


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Give Us A King!

Give Us A King!

Speaker: | November 25, 2018

From time immemorial, we humans have been swayed to-and-fro by worldly powers. These days, we have become beholden to the technocracy that both shapes our desires and sells us infinite promises of fulfilling them. We...


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Sainthood for the Rest of Us

Sainthood for the Rest of Us

Speaker: | November 04, 2018

Like many Episcopalians, I tend to look for sainthood among more ordinary folks. I never really identified with the heroic saints of yore. Too dangerous, too difficult, too dramatic. And yet, I've always yearned for a...


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Singing the New Song

Singing the New Song

Speaker: | October 14, 2018

How in the world can and should we live our lives, with such specific and devastating threats looming over us? Threats that demand not just change in our personal habits of consumption, but swift and...


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The Way of the Child

The Way of the Child

Speaker: | September 23, 2018

Welcoming children means welcoming powerlessness, dependency, need. None of which is very appealing to most of us. Childhood can be a far more terrifying thing than many of us give it credit for.