Sermons by The Rev. Sean Lanigan


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Stories of Resurrection,  and the Journey Home

Stories of Resurrection, and the Journey Home

Speaker: | April 28, 2019

The aftermath of the first Easter was not at all uniformly joyous for those who had loved Jesus. Indeed, those early post-resurrection days were much more emotionally complicated than our contemporary Easter festivities ever let...


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The Scent of Salvation

The Scent of Salvation

Speaker: | April 07, 2019

Ritualized touch. Holy touch. In a world terrified of touching. In a world where touching has earned a terrible reputation. Perceived more often as a source of harm than as a source of healing. Touch...


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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...