Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

The season of Pentecost concludes with the last of three parables from Jesus, all following a common theme, namely the peril of inactivity on the part of disciples of Christ.  But what causes this inactivity?  Fr. Rob looks into the root causes of our failure to act in this podcast, which is a recording of the sermon he preached at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 23, 2014.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:47 PM

In the challenge by the Pharisees regarding the paying of taxes to Caesar, are we more interested in figure out what is Caesar's, or what is God's?  In particular, how much of that part of us that is notably made in God's image is given to God regularly?

This podcast is a sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 19, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:46 PM

How does a person who maintains a belief in a loving, forgiving God reconcile that image with the wrathful, judgmental God portrayed at times in the Old and New Testament?  Father Rob talks about the reality of damnation in the face of God's grace and love in this week's podcast/sermon.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on October 12, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:01 PM

Deacon Steve Segebrecht shares experiences from this year's Kansas to Kenya (K2K) trip and a message of hope about how some of the difficult experiences of our lives can be transformed through God's grace into gifts and strength.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by Dcn. Steve Segebrecht at Trinity Episcopal Church on September 7, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:36 PM

In any human relationship, conflict is unavoidable.  How we deal with conflict, particularly as a community of Christian adults, not only affects the parties involved, but the community and the world.  

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 7, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church by visiting www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:17 PM

How do we understand Jesus' statement to Peter about "binding" and "loosing" things in heaven and on earth?  And how does a fairly elaborate allegory about DC and Marvel comic books have to do with it?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 24, 2014.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:44 PM

So often the focus of the story of Jesus' walking on the water was Peter's failure and Jesus' rebuke of having "little faith."  Fr. Rob takes a different tack (no pun intended) and instead wonders if Jesus might just have been referencing not Peter's failed miracle, but his reaction to it.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached on August 10, 2014 by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:19 PM

How does Jacob, a middle-aged man, manage to wrestle God for an entire day and win?  More importantly, why?  Fr. Rob explains how he things they whole thing was as rigged as a professional wrestling match, and what that means for us.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on August 3, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:30 PM

Passing judgement on other people is something that Christians have been doing for centuries with great zeal.  How did we miss this critical message from the Gospels to avoid doing just that, and what are the consequences?

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 6:53 PM

The question of the consequences of discipleship is one that is touched on in many places in the New Testament, and in this sermon Fr. Rob talks particularly about Jesus' references to the potention for conflict within ones own family.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church on June 15, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:34 PM