Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

Why do we celebrate the day before Christmas, in addition to the day itself.  Fr. Rob thinks that it is because so much of what makes Christmas important came before the birth of Christ.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 24, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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For two Sundays in a row, Trinity celebrated the baptism of new members.  Fr. Rob talks about why he (and at least one other priest in Joplin, Missouri) thinks we should be doing more in Advent.

This is podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 23, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

We are doing four baptisms in Advent this Advent season for a variety of reasons, few of which accord with traditional Episcopal piety.  But what a gift to see our baptismal covenant this Sunday, after the week we had.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 17, 2012.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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The crazy coot of the New Testament is an inevitable part of Advent.  But how do you reconcile wreaths, a stable, and all the other traditional iconography of the season with a vitriolic prophet straight out of the Old Testament?  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 9, 2012.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:54am EST

Westboro was back at Trinity Church, and what does this have to do with Advent anyways?  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church at the 6:00 PM service on December 2, 2012.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

Trinity celebrates All Saints Day by learning about the lives of different saints throughout history.  What will your story be?  This is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at the 6:00 PM service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 4, 2012.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

The book of Job is one that provokes a strong response for many readers.  The story of a person who is afflicted with hardship raises strong existential questions about our faith and our experiences of life.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 28, 2012.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:43am EST

There is a pervasive anxiety in the Church about the future, an anxiety based in declining membership and cultural relevance.  It is anxiety manifested in magazine articles predicting the demise of the Church as an institution, in themes of conventions like "Walking by Faith," and in the sermon preached at Grace Cathedral the Friday of our Diocesan Convention where the preacher conveyed a question posed to him "Is there a place for me in the Church?"

It is to that question, and the anxiety beneath it, that Fr. Rob conveys a challenging but hopeful response from God.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 21, 2012.  

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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Scott Gunn was right, Jesus' prohibition against divorce tempts us into extremes of universal acceptance and rejection of the dissolution of the marital relationship, but we are called instead into a dialogical examination of individual situations before making a decision.  That having been said, certain things deserve to be said up front and from the pulpit.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at the 6:00 PM service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence Kansas on October 7, 2012.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at our website www.trinitylawrence.org or by visiting us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Like a Child: sermon by guest preacher Scott Gunn

The Rev. Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, talks to Trinity about the qualities of a child that might help bring into reality the Kingdom of God.  This sermon was preached at the 10:30 AM service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 7, 2012.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org and more about Forward Movement at forwardmovement.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:24pm EST