Sermons by The Rev. Sean Lanigan


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The Land of the Free

The Land of the Free

Speaker: | October 20, 2019

As people largely at arm’s length from the vicissitudes of nature—most of us being city dwellers—how are we to think about and talk about a relationship with the land? About the value of land, the...


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God’s Guest List

God’s Guest List

Speaker: | September 01, 2019

If God was hosting a dinner party, God would be sure to invite all the people we would never have considered inviting. Not out of malice toward us, of course, but simply because God has...


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Let the Fire of your Justice Come

Let the Fire of your Justice Come

Speaker: | August 18, 2019

There’s a certain militance that is detectable in some of Jesus’ speaking and acting, and this tone can make us uncomfortable. It would be so much easier if we could just write it all off,...


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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...