Sermons by The Rev. Sean Lanigan


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Grace, in Unexpected Packaging

Grace, in Unexpected Packaging

Speaker: | July 14, 2019

Asking for and receiving help just isn’t something many of us like to do. We prefer to be the helper, rather than the one who is being helped. We relish the power of offering help,...


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The Prayer of the Children

The Prayer of the Children

Speaker: | June 30, 2019

Imagine with me. Imagine that you are looking at preschools for your child, visiting a few places to see which might be a good fit. These days, it seems as if every school has a...


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The Persistent Work of the Spirit

The Persistent Work of the Spirit

Speaker: | June 09, 2019

We try to build towers into the heavens, having no sense of boundaries or limits, no sense that Creation is a delicate and intricate balance of forces, no sense that the Creator has been trying...


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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...